Black Poetry : A ROOM FULL OF SISTERS...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dedicated to Destee...

    A room full of sisters, like jewels
    in a crown: vanilla, cinnamon, and
    dark chocolate brown.
    Now picture yourself in the midst of
    this glory,
    as I describe the sisters
    who are part of this story...

    They were wearing purple, royal blue,
    and all shades of red;
    some had elegant hats on their heads.
    With sparkling eyes and shiny lips,
    they moved through the room swaying
    their hips...

    Speaking with smiles on their African faces;
    their joy and laughter filled all the spaces.
    They were fashionable and stylish in what
    they were wearing;
    beautiful sisters all, who were loving
    and caring...

    You see, it’s not about how these sisters appeared;
    their beauty was in the values they revered.
    They were smart, articulate and well read,
    with all kinds of Black history stored in
    their heads...

    Jugglers of professions, managers of lives -
    mothers of children, lovers and wives.
    They were good-hearted and kind, reaching
    out to others;
    giving back to the community and supporting
    our brothers...

    All these sisters had struggled in the path;
    suffered from prejudices and endured the wrath.
    But they brushed off their dresses
    and pushed on the door;
    and they came back stronger than ever before...

    Now imagine if you will,
    the essence and thrill,
    as you stand feeling proud
    in the heart of this crowd...

    The Sojourner Truths of today,
    still out in front, blazing the way...

    A room full of sisters, like jewels
    in a crown: vanilla, cinnamon, and
    dark chocolate brown.
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    such a BEAUTFUL poem ... simply beautiful !

    wow ... beauty just oozes from this

    please know that i'm honored in more ways than one

    Thank You Aqil

    :)
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful tribute.

    BE
     
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    Juicylv4u2 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aqil.......

    Simply beautiful!!!..very inspirational as well
     
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    A Room Full of Sisters

    That was powefull. A fitting tribute, not only to Destee, but to all Black women - such women of strength, beauty, fashion, passion, diversity, culture, intellect, courage, long-suffering, influence, devotion, power, sensitivity, committment, and honor to name only a few qualities. A world without you??? UNTHINKABLE!!
     
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    dis was so awesome and sweet
    the beauty it pose was outstanding
    keep flowin'
     
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    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :spinstar:I found this to be deliciously outstanding!



    :terrific: :terrific: :terrific:
     
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    Sistas

    This is very well written and even moreso personified by the women here on Destee, which makes this piece monumental in my eyes. Great write! Sistas deserve so much credit for keeping things together amazingly, even in the face of adversity, and at many times, it is "us" as brothers who are at the front of the adversity dishing it out. I say "us" as brothers are "my" brother, and the sickness that permeates them is still a responsibility of mine and all other brother as well. We can not just separate ourselves & claim that "they" are "them" & "we" are something else. That, in itself is another form of segregation/sickness. History has taught us that divided we fall, and united we stand, but still "we" fall for whatever seems to be the current trend, and the current trend seems to be "I got mine"

    Before we can Build this
    We have to correct the Illness
     
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