HBO’s Def Poetry Jam brought us several provocative and inspiring poems, including this crowd pleaser by Dana Gilmore.

Check it out and share your thoughts in the comments box!


  1. This poem is funny. I like it. But why the guy always gotta be the bad one? We face police brutality everyday of our lives, racism every other second, jobless every other week, only so our women can say that we are never ready to commit? That we the wrong brothers?

  2. I don’t think she ever meant it that way. She was only referring to some brother she was smith. it’s a poem man! Someone’s experience, it mightn’t be yours.


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