Black Poetry : A Veil Of Many Meanings

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The veil has so many meanings
    metaphorically used through the ages
    by writers of truth and fiction
    to encompass all life's stages.
    That veil can symbolize a start,
    a birth, a beginning.
    It can also be defined as death,
    the end, the final inning.
    Not just a foreshadowing, this veil
    can be a shadow of what we'll see.
    Appearing as a mere image
    of what should be, or could be.
    Often used as tinted
    rose colored glasses,
    the veil can skew that which
    appears crystal to the masses.
    It's said that those born with a veil
    are enabled to see future visions.
    I was born to one with this gift.
    I pray it helps me make wise decisions.
    The veil could disguise how
    the world sees you, distorting the face,
    so you cannot label the features,
    creating a blameless, nameless race.

    Just imagine, being seen
    for who we truly are inside.
    Not for the one who snatched
    your purse, or stole your ride.
    I don't represent the many,
    I don't represent the few,
    I just represent my da** self,
    just like you.

    You, who say that I'm less
    just because my hue is darker.
    You, who lives to bury me
    in a grave without a marker.
    You, who say I'm not dark
    enough to really tell.
    Treat me like one of you,
    til I tell you to go to he**
    You, who wear that veil
    like the cloak of the Klan.
    Can you spot a white supremacist?
    I sure as he** can.
    I can wear that veil too,
    but unlike you,
    I simply wear it you see
    to accentuate the beauty in me.

    Thank you Destee book chat poets
    for being the muse in this.
    You were the wonderful inspiration
    for this poetic creation.
     
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    "I don't represent the many,
    I don't represent the few,
    I just represent my da** self,
    just like you."

    "I can wear that veil too,
    but unlike you,
    I simply wear it you see
    to accentuate the beauty in me."

    do I need to say more, deep and thought-provoking, I enjoy you always dear sistaqueen

    2fish
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for appreciating the deep meaning in this, Twofish, I enjoy reading your work as well.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    veil can be of many
    forth the light to see
    beyond into the future
    or shadow of death

    flow on sistah
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for taking the time to read and respond Rich. The meanings behind that veil caused me to ponder, and that led me to write.
     
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    I really like where you took this...I have known a few people who were born with the veil over their face...but I never questioned it, and they never mentioned it either. But I have always been interested in knowing more about it.
    very good script...
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you queentswana. I didn't know I was going to end up where I did with this piece but, there you have it, just flowed that way.
     
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    wonderful for scribe sister
    the veil has many meaning
    you have touch base
    on this nicely
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for responding in this way Blue. Peace.
     
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    indeed sistah i see and a sweet release it was
     
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