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K.B.W (A Tanka Compilation; The Final Encore)

This child of God
Made in his perfect image
Given a talent
To write and share poetry
He had a pen and paper

He wrote about love
About friends and family
People took notice
Loved what he represented
Others tried to destroy him

They slandered his name
Racist, homophobic slurs
He endured it all
Overcame adversity
Woke up to reality

Fighting for freedom
Every form of corruption
Is what he exposed
Humanity must be saved
Mental slavery must end!!!

Self-worth still intact
Demonic trolls are nothing
They will be ignored
From here on out starting now
His fans mean the world to him

They give him support
Some have become his good friends
Grateful he is now
Poetic community
Is what he asked and received

Poetry.com's
Most controversial poet
Diamante king
Shall now transition elsewhere
Black rose... regrow from concrete...

Note: Just because this is the end for me at poetry.com, doesn't mean that this is the last you will hear from me. I am writing my debut novel, a poetry novel officially titled; ''The Black Rose That Died... And Regrew From Concrete''. Many of my posts will be featured in the novel. The main reason why I became a member of this site is because I wanted to test my poems for reception from the public. Now I am more determined than ever to finish the book, release it, and share it with many people as humanly possible. Please my dear poets, let's start respecting one another and prove to the world that poetry is not dead... and most importantly, NEVER LET ANYONE SACRIFICE YOUR ARTISTIC INTEGRITY! IT'S NOT JUST WHAT YOU STAND FOR. IT'S WHAT YOU FALL FOR TOO.

Take care and Godspeed.

Ke Andre Bell-Washington

A Tanka is a Japenese form of short poetry similar to a haiku or a senryu in terms of construction (5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line). A Tanka, however, has 2 extra lines (7 syllables in each of the 4th and 5th lines). A Tanka can be either about nature or humanity.
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(October 24th 2012 - March 8th 2013) The time frame in which I was a member on poetry.com. A website that consisted of poets, demonic trolls, and out-and-proud prejudice bigots. I have revealed all of the good, bad, ugly, and inner beautiful in equal doses in both myself and others. Because I did that, I am now loved and loathed by the entire community in equal doses. The best way to comprehend it is some people want to hear the ugly truth. Others would rather just stay asleep inside the matrix of mental slavery. I'm not going to describe my poetry here. I'd rather have my material speak for itself. With that being said, I want to thank the following people who were there for me as friends and those who are loyal dedicated supporters: Paul Harmon (my brother in Christ), Gareth Jones (my #1 fan), Mark Porter II, Willy J. Williamson, Becca Wedge, Shama Javkar, Joey Jones, Peter J. Brown, George Nosis, William Charles Schuler, Vladimir Bass, Michelle Borel, Jordan Goodwin, Dm Rumberger, Sara Irizarry, Donka Krsteva, Ashok Babu, Helema Jones, David Abraham, Nick Adegwe-Oshomah, Divya Nishant Ranote, William Hollingsworth, Maria Shaw, Norman Wilson, Tejinder Singh, TJ Hatton, Juliet Ligon, Gracey Sanders, Ging Alburo, Christina Peskowa, Dave Ratcliffe, Tom Kennedy, Isaac Rodriguez, Ahmad Al_khatat, Abid Saleem, Farida Amin, Taylor Rose, Roland Ediare, Sarah Spohn, Andreas Evangelos Vanezis, Debbie Krieger, Michael Gonzales, T.o. Differential, Wishu Sindhu, Paul Kurland, Jeff Shafer, Oliver Sherman, Elizabeth Winters, Dale Raymond, Lynette Mack, Saroj Khan, Frances Hime, Frank Chidsey, Andy Lyle, Kimberly Ertsgaard, Aryan Choudhary, Sandra Meadows, Faye Lee, Bong Herbert Guitang, Alice Morani, Donald London, Rosalie Hobbs, Euvela Higgins, Andre Smith, Marco DaJuan, Amegha Sahni, Karl Stuber, George Collett, George Meighi (better known as Haiku Artist), Sam Mac, Colleen Ruiz, Jon Otano, Wallace LaBenne, and Gabriel Mican. They all were the reasons that I stayed on this website 3 months longer than I was initially planning to retire. They kept my name alive with both their praise and constructive criticism. I will forever remember it!Of course, I want to thank all of my haters, the demonic trolls who thought they were torturing me with their two and single star reviews, and most of all, the now ''Eight Stalkers Of The Apocalypse'' (Richard ''The Pinocchio Poet'' Acevedo, Yvonne Sensing, Elizabeth R., Calvin Carter, Lee Canham [a.k.a ''Seven And A Half Sheeep And A Chickkken''], Clifton Redmond, Dana Moon [whose real name is Lyn Pi], and the newest stalker, Kristin Ell). I am specifically naming them because they all have either trolled on several of my poems, wrote hateful rants directly about me (and even posted some of them on my pages), made up false allegations against me, pretended to be a friend of mine (but was exposed as a duplicitous, narrow-minded follower), or have made racist and/or homophobic comments against me. In the case of the The Pinocchio Poet, he is a closeted Nazi. These people are wolves who will devour anyone for their personal pleasure, with the exception of Yvonne, Clifton, and Kristin. Those three are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are the most deceitful of them all. Watch it all unfold as you look at my poems one by one.Thank you all for reading this summary. I hope you it informed you, as well as entertained you. TAKE CARE AND GODSPEED!!! more…

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