Black Poetry : A Field Slave's Song

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  1. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I seen and heard
    him singing
    A DEATH SONG all alone
    as he proudfully stood
    in front of a house
    that was ova thrown,
    and burnt to the ground
    when the field slaves
    got done
    killing ole massa
    and his kinfolks
    with their own shotguns

    NO MORE WILL THEY PUT
    SCARS ON MY BACK,
    NOR TREAT ME LIKE A DOG
    BECAUSE I AM BLACK
    NO LONGER WILL THEY
    CONTROL ME OR MY MIND,
    NOR WILL THEY EVER FORCE
    ME TO EAT THEIR FILTHY SWINE!

    As he stood there watching
    the aftermath
    of this dreary sight
    of what had happened
    in the shadows
    late last night
    no one thought that they
    would really plan
    a night to stand up & rise
    until it came to everyone
    on the plantation
    in total shock& surprise.
    He agreed to himself
    that the uprise
    was well done
    and to be free
    from his suffering
    was worth to run.
    He reflected on the
    meetings in the woods
    to plan their plight
    and take their freedom
    or die for it in a fight
    his only thoughts
    at that moment
    as the clouds passed by
    was that he wished
    that ole massa
    could see his eyes
    filled with some much
    joy and some much thrill
    knowing if he had too
    again then he would
    kill, & kill, & kill & kill

    NO MORE WILL THEY PUT
    SCARS ON MY BACK,
    NOR TREAT ME LIKE A DOG
    BECAUSE I AM BLACK
    NOLONGER WILL THEY
    CONTROL ME OR MY MIND
    NOR WILL THEY EVER
    FORCE ME TO EAT
    THEIR FILTHY SWINE!

    As he turned away
    from the smoke
    so thick & grey
    he began to focus
    his mind on seeing
    much more better days
    nolonger would he work
    for any white man
    as a ole slave
    he pride himself
    on rather seeing
    his shallow grave
    as he remembered
    his mother being sold
    and his father being
    whipped and hung
    he walked off into
    the afternoon sun
    with this song on his tongue

    NO MORE WILL THEY PUT
    LASHES ON MY BACK,
    NOR TREAT ME LIKE A DOG
    BECAUSE I AM BLACK
    NOLONGER WILL THEY
    CONTROL ME OR MY MIND
    NOR EVER FORCE ME
    TO EAT THEIR FILTHY SWINE!

    NO MORE...........NO MORE
     
  2. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shango...that was so DEEEEEP! and so real...man Tyte scribe
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis rocks home so well very deep scribe ya well felt here
     
  4. NADIA*BINTA

    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AMEN!!!... brotha you took me there!... your mind inclines my heart and soul... this piece is so... so... ****!!!... the power... and to think we're facing a similar hour.... hmmm, hmmm, hmm... can't even find the words...

    i'll simply say... this flow is TYTE... and sometimes... in this day and time MIGHT IS RIGHT... in order for us to take flight...

    peace
     
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    NO MORE WILL THEY PUT
    LASHES ON MY BACK,
    NOR TREAT ME LIKE A DOG
    BECAUSE I AM BLACK
    NOLONGER WILL THEY
    CONTROL ME OR MY MIND
    NOR EVER FORCE ME
    TO EAT THEIR FILTHY SWINE!

    So resonant! I feel this on
    so many levels!
    Peace to ya Poet!
     
  6. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm probably not goin' about this in the right way
    but my intentions are good so...
    I'm hopin' that conscious minds will visit my website
    and speak their views as they see fit to
    in order to open dialouges on matters that
    affect us all. Don't mean to sound like a commercial
    but I would like to hear your views.
    Nevermind the fact that I am hoping to
    make this site(which is far from finished) my
    livelihood.(all up front and real)
    Peace to ya!
     
  7. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SwtT, $$Rich$$, my sistah Nadia and brotha Skrybe7 this is a big *** shout out to yall all!!!!!!!!!!! BANG! BANG! BANG! (gunshots)
    that was my gun salute to yall for all the mad love yall been showing the brotha up in here...........Thanks for all yall vibes and Brotha Skrybe7..........it's all good.....thanks for the 411 on ur show.......the brotha will take time to drop in.............so keep an ear out for me...
     
  8. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's all love love!
    No pressure my brotha!
    keep doin' the thang tho!
     
  9. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was sooooooooooooo smooth...I find that a lot of writers who write of subjects that pull forth such pain are not written so that they capture your attention from beginning to end....you on the other hand have done this sooooo well.

    This was so well "Crafted" on multiple levels.
     
  10. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is great....mad deep....really feelingint.....
     
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