Black Poetry : A Colorful Chronicle

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Ralph informed us of his bestowed invisibility.
    Zora told the world, "How It Feels to be Colored Me."
    But like Paul's caged bird that would croon in captivity
    And against its bars with its wings would beat and ram,
    I want to tell the world just how colored I am.

    I am the color of RED
    To my fire in the dawning east, a worshipper will bow his head.
    The tint of the southern soil from which I sprang
    The hue of the Native American with whom my forbears danced and sang
    The crimson of my Father's blood
    Deeper and richer than even the mighty Nile's muuud.

    I am the color of GOLD
    Older than histories and mysteries untold.
    With my radiance, monuments men have built to honor
    Hoping and praying, blessings they'd garner.
    With my luster, their bodies they drape and adorn
    To possess me, they plunder and make whole nations forlorn.

    I am the color of BLUE.
    The only rhythm to a song the abused and downtrodden knew.
    The only cadence to a syncopated beat
    Made especially for tired, callused, and worn out feet.
    Through me, men have testified and recounted their stories
    Of past wounds and wrongs and...hmph!... future glories!

    I am the color of BLACK
    The sole shade of the prism no pigment falls lack
    The lovely ebony and jet of the secret night
    Through which my ancestors to freedom took fearful flight.
    Yet, cloaked in my essence, it is dictated to wail and mourn,
    But out of my awesome darkness, CREATION was born!

    Well....Margaret entitled her tale a JUBILEE.
    Alex likened his account unto the ROOTS of a tree.
    But like Claude who toured us through HIS "Promised Land,
    And for those with fragile sensibilities cared not a [email protected]!
    I want to tell the world JUST
    HOW
    COLORED
    I
    AM!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes yes yes Rainbow bright
    i love da colors of delight
    like a tropical maze so tight
    yep ya colors alright !

    work it Cherryblossom
     
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    What you painted was a colorful view, of just how vividly our history beams within you. Wonderful expression poetess, welcome to Destee.com.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you both for the warm praise and the welcome!
     
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    likewise and most welcome
     
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    welcome CB

    did you author this piece?

    it's great

    seems like you have a book or something

    :tennis:
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you, DSS. Yes, I authored it.

    As for a book, I've been to lazy to try; but thanks for the kudo!
     
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    tru indeed...u r the black gold of the sun....
    poignant prose....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you, Khasm13! All love and support is greatly and humbly appreciated!
     
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    and the river floweth...

    colorful PEACE. nicely done.
     
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