The death of Ghost (played by Omari Hardwick) certainly hit Power fans hard when he was shot by his own son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr) in the show’s final series. While a return to the Power universe looks increasingly unlikely in the upcoming Starz spin-off series, fans have still been keeping up to date with actor Harwick via his social media channels – and many were taken aback by a newly released poem the actor shared.
Hardwick took to his YouTube channel to share a near nine-minute poem he’d penned for the classes of 2020 of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
In it, the Power star powerfully addressed the issues of racism and discrimination while sharing heartfelt words of encouragement to HBCU graduates.
Titled ‘Show Me Your Walk’, Hardwick’s poem included references to his own career and those who’d helped him with it as he urged graduates to not be afraid of reaching for similar success.
The poignant and emotive poem was dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old, African-American man who was fatally shot in February while unarmed near Brunswick, Georgia.
It didn’t take long for Hardwick’s fans to flood the actor with praise for his touching words.
One fan replied: “I loved this!! As a proud HBCU alum, I congratulate the class of 2020!!
“Remember: Great things ‘grow’ from difficult circumstances!”
A second echoed the sentiment: “Absolutely amazing, True essence, love this. Omari this is Powerful motivation. #2020.”