Black Poetry : Africa

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  1. cattalina

    cattalina Active Member MEMBER

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    The tree of Africa
    was transplanted
    Brought to America
    But Africa
    is where my roots are still planted
    with split ends piercing above ground
    rings of generations taken
    to be chopped down
    and used
    as the white man's tools

    Africa left to mourn in outrage
    one of the great mothers who'd been brought to her knees
    to watch her children taken into captivity
    sold into slavery
    so many warriors killed
    clansmen's backs whipped raw
    while young women had their innocence robbed

    All Africa could do was sob
    at it all
    then how it broke her heart to see
    so many jumped in the water to die
    rather than live a slave man's life

    all she could do was cry
    they told her it was suicide
    but this mother was far too wise and screamed it was homicide
    you call us uncivilize
    but who's the one who almost caused a genocide
    my children's children will find the truth someday
    they will discover their roots one day
    and realize white man's burden was one big lie.

    The tree of Africa
    was transplanted
    brought to America
    but Africa
    is where my roots are still planted.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yessssssssssss!
    loved this one ....keep scribing
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm with RICH....:YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"
    Please keep scribing. This was great!
     
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    yessssssssssssssss
     
  5. cattalina

    cattalina Active Member MEMBER

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    Thank you guys for listening...I appreciate it!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    most welcome from aboveeeeeeeeee!!!
     
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    This is excellent continue to write your words are breath taking.
     
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    word is bond...
    you speak upon a great truth
    a truth sum would like to forget
    *daps*
    peace
    khasm
     
  9. cattalina

    cattalina Active Member MEMBER

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    I appreciate all the support...peace and blessings to y'all.
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is done so well.
    We have to remember our
    origin to best understand
    our destination.
    Peace to ya!
     
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