#BlaPoWriMo: I asked ChatGPT to write a poem for Black History Month…

black man in a fedora standing on stage in front of a microphone; image created in Canva

Despite my apprehension about ChatGPT “creating art” for us, I found this poem to be inspirational, so I decided to share it with you…

In honor of Black History Month,
Let us remember and recount
The struggles and triumphs of those who came before,
Who fought for justice and so much more.

From slavery and oppression
To freedom and expression,
The journey has been long and hard,
But still, Black excellence has shone like a star.

We celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
And the words he spoke that still stir.
We honor the bravery of Rosa Parks,
Whose simple act sparked a movement that left its marks.

From Maya Angelou to Langston Hughes,
The power of Black literature still ensues,
And music that moves our souls,
From jazz to hip hop, Black culture truly knows.

We remember the Tuskegee Airmen
And the bravery that they did stem
And the path that they paved
For all those who have come after and stayed.

Black History Month is a time to reflect
And remember the stories that intersect
With our shared human history
And celebrate the richness of diversity.


Feature image created in Canva’s text-to-image generator.

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Sunday Morning Tea: Feb. 26, 2023

Good Sunday morning and welcome to my front porch for Sunday Morning Tea!

For the uninitiated, Sunday Morning Tea is my virtual writing salon, where we talk about our writing goals and projects while sipping on a hot cuppa tea!

Today, I’m having chai because a half-gallon of milk was “buy one get one free,” and as high as groceries are, I’m never passing up on the opportunity to get free food. Unfortunately, that means I now have a whole gallon of milk in my refrigerator, and I’m not a big milk drinker, so in hindsight, was it wise? Eh, looks like my diet for the next two weeks will consist of smoothies, oatmeal, and chai. That’s not the worst diet in the world.

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