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About Michelle Phillips

​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.
"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

"Teachers Taking Charge"

"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"

March Madness

by K on 03/02/16

March Madness

 Glad to be who you are?

Sad to see how far or not far you are?

Wondering about someone’s car?

Wanting to be a star

Wanting to be rich

Wanting to be an athlete

Anything but who you are.

Wanting to be a singer

Wanting to be a Doctor

Wanting to be a writer

Wanting to be a prized boxer






Anything goes, no values, nor morals

If it feels good do it?

If you can, why not go through it?

Pretending to be more

Hoping to be more

Wanting more

Flaunting like you have more

But deep down, you still poor.

Saying who you know

Knowing what you say is untrue

Acting like you have it all together

Deep within, you’re insecure, scared

Nowhere near together!

Are you working to pay the bills?

Are you suing everyone just so that you can live?

Using dope, drinking to cover the pain?

Living carelessly, thinking only of the instant joy it may bring

You open the wrong Pandora’s Box

It may bring out a fox

That will be too hot to trot

Can you handle it?

Only life will tell

It’s March Madness,

You only live once, so you say what the hell!