# AfroPoets Famous Writers

**Madpoet**

*Here is a short poem from the past. Imagine this piece read by a bushy headed, *

sunglass wearing (we was so cool we sometimes even wore sunglasses at night), **militant**.

the madpoet, mad, mad, mad

poet, the niggerpoet, the black

poet, mad, mad

how many black angels can dance on a watermelon seed

how many english teachers can fly

how many historians are white

how many records do J.B. sell for his white bosses

how many women wear wigs

how many women wear natural wigs

how many black folk vote for wallace

how many cadillacs parked in tenement lots

how many men do janitorial work in alligator shoes

how many men work

how many got alligator shoes

how many people think shelly pope is pretty

how many women with babies that look more like

their man than their husbands

how many gods do christians believe, any

how many space ships the man gon build

how many rivers and lakes still fresh water

how many black students know how to read and write

how many black students go to school

how many schools do we have

how many colleges in the city are schools

how many so-called hip people is frontin

how many cigarettes you smoke

how many fifths can you drink

how many us think we together

how many us together

__Written by Kalamu Ya Salaam__

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