Kiana's Poetic Awakenings

Poetry sits in the center of Awakenings.


August 2014



My First Poetry Reading Poem Murder of Innocence


Senseless Acts

I wrote this poem In memory of the young men of color being murdered by law enforcement. I watched Michael Brown’s news coverage today and I cried for him and his family. I have yet to watch any of the covers of the other men recently murdered by the police. It’s heart breaking to say the least. Micheal’s story just ripped my heart out.

I have students that look like the Gentle Michael, and I have a brother named Michael. I am afraid for them. Our Black men who walk the streets feeling like targets on levels I will never understand.

I pray for the end of Black on Black violence and the open season some law enforcement agents are having on Black men in this country.


Soul Searchers




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I am From

This week I asked my students to write I am From poems. I decided to write one this time.


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