Sometimes inspiration hits you in the middle of the night. As I was walking in the pitch black the other night, a poem from my days of pledging to become a Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. came to mind. The poem is by William E. Henley and is called “Invictus”. As Alpha Men we learn this poem to become mantra and live life in such a manner that we always seek the light and never give up. Such conviction and focus can be attributed to the African American Struggle and the Civil Rights Movement. Incidentally one of the most well known and referenced leaders of the CVR happens to be my Fraternity Brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Using this poem as inspiration alongside the colors of my Fraternity: black and old gold, and the phrase we always keep in mind as Alpha Men “Seek the Light”, I constructed these “Watch The Poem” AKA “Invictus” LeBron 9’s on the base BHM shoe. Of course, due to some of the similarities between this shoe and the “Watch The Throne” LBJ9, there is a little play on words in the name.
See more images and cop a pair after the jump. Less than 10 pair will be made. >>>