Black Poetry : a negro speaks of rivers

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  1. WIZDOM4MILES

    WIZDOM4MILES Member MEMBER

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    The negro speaks of rivers, but i speak of seas and oceans
    they ask for 40 acers n a mule, but we were robbed of a contenent with lions
    we demand reperations, y dont we demand the revenue made off the slave trade,
    Mya Angelou knows y the cage bird sings, they cage us up in prison to steal our songs and styles of music and give whte people da credit for what we invinted ask little richard, they say money is power, but aint no black faces on no money, we say da black fist is power, but they locked all the black panthers away, where's biggie and tupac, where's martin and malcom, i bet they know about jfk murder, i love whte people im not prejiduce, i love all people im not partial, but i gotta speak about da injustice, excuse me if my poem dont rhyme, bit Nikki Giovanni said dat revolution dont lend itself to b-boppin, we gotta ova come, we gota get us free, we got B.E.T we deserve some R.E.S.P.E.C.T, dis is a call to arms, to all my people, da revolution will not be televised!!!
     
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    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Honestly it don't have to rhyme as long as its the truth being told and aint nothin wrong with wantin the best for your excuse me our people, i like this because it speaks volumes about the awareness that some people have and i think that its a wonderful piece rhyme and rhythm or not.
     
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    a negro speaks of rivers
    and how it breathes life within
    carries us to deliverance
    from life and earthly sins
    a negro speaks of rivers
    and how to free you soul
    from the degredation of overselves
    to the salvation of our futures untold
    a negro speaks of rivers
    so we that we can truly see
    the gift that keeps giving is
    the gifts given from thee to thee

    nice drop poet... flow on...
     
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    this was on point and well done
    great piece
     
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    Very nicely written poet,:)
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a powerful piece. Nice write.

    Much Luv
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your heart was in this and it spoke intensely. Sometimes rhymes can get in the way of what you really want to convey. On point.
     
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