Black Poetry : Afrikans In America

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  1. soblessed

    soblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Afrikans In America





    Separated us
    Broke up our families
    Wanting to steal culture and our essence
    Raped the woman
    Made them bed warmers
    Castrated our men
    Giving them a childlike image
    Stole our children
    Brought us over in slave ships

    We were kings and queens
    Came from thriving communities of culture
    Our land was filled with milk and honey
    Trying to steal our Afrikan pride
    Played us against each other
    Taking away from greatness
    Treated like savages
    Kept in bondage
    Americanized us

    Not much has changed
    Made this country on free labor
    Stripped of the truth
    Whipped us
    Lynched us
    To keep us held back
    Divided because of envy
    Still jealous of us today
    America sweet land of Liberty

    Not my land
    We are not free
    The law of the nation
    Cut off their feet
    So they cannot run
    This is not what God intended
    We are the original people
    Oppressors fear our beauty
    Rise up
    This day is the same
    Just a different face
    Torn down when they called our men boy
    United we need to stand
    A revolution must begin
    This is not our land or our home
    Come out of her, My people


    Today is a new day
    We have to come together
    Love self
    Love our people
    Come out of her, my people
    Rise up
    Rise up
    Rise up
     
  2. soblessed

    soblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was inspired by Lazarus signature...
    I was also inspired by oldsoul class this past Sunday
    Thank You to PatriceCQueen for being a wonderful teacher....
     
  3. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    SoBlessed...

    Express yourself. Lay it out there. Tell it like you see it. As you develop as a poet, you will be dangerous.

    You spoke on a very serious topic that affects us all.

    :thanks: for sharing your thoughts on this issue.

    :toast:
     
  4. We

    We Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    soblessed,
    You're showing how versatile you are. I really enjoyed this piece. Excellent work!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome spray to canvas , great piece well expressed
    continue to shine and set forth sista ...........................
     
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    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    this was very deep i like the message in this one flow on poet.
     
  8. PatriceCQueen

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    I know how hard you worked on this piece
    I know you are proud that the words came from your pen
    that the very thoughts eeeeked out of your mind
    Never knowing that beauty can flow so easily from you
    speaking pain into colors blue and red and yellow and black

    Oh my goodness stepping back and wondering
    Did these words come from me
    Or have i tapped into my ancestors in ways
    That they now minister to me about the soul
    The soul of the universe
    Now I am found tapping into mindlines
    where the essence of eve flows through me

    the thoughts go many places
    you are found wanting to write in your sleep
    In your wake and in daydreams
    somone pinch me is the thought
    For you find another poem wrote down
    and another and anothe and
    some level of you want to cry
    for where did this all come from

    And now you cannot do without it
    found addicted to the pen and pc
    and mommy, daddy, yo church
    Look what i done wrote
    Just want you to know how
    beautiful it is and how in love I am with it

    Yea love
    another aspect of it
    brought out in words
    dedicated i am creative
    for i discovered I am
    now a stick no longer a stick

    I vow to write always
    now says SoBlessed
    for she has found that she has given birth
    to an invisible part of her that she can see
    making her want validation and a podium from whtich to speak

    She just wants to say she is a writer
    does anyone see it
    the pride that wells from her
    when for so long she held dark things
    thinking those were the things that held her reflection
    and now light, like the horizon bursting into day

    If noone ever says it remember
    you are worthy of expression
    that even your dumbest thought can illuminate the sky
    for there is nothing small about you
    Not even Patrice C Queen do you even need to say good job

    Remember when you see yourself for who you truly are
    Then you know how mighty God is
    That even redemption seems like a story
    For the glory of all things shine in you
    Sometimes it shine through poetry

    I thought I should say all that
    cause I want you to always look within when you write
    that sometimes your scribe is something to evolve you
    when you look without for validation
    You might miss the lesson that you first had to teach self
    then next for whomever

    So write on, write on
    know that if I never look at another of your pieces
    that they are worth something and they are worth u
    evrything that is you is priceless

    oh yea...... loved how you flowed Afrikans in America
    I get the impression you trying to say something
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    I wonder what you will say next and next and next
    As i watch u grow as a writer it makes me feel good
    to turn on the light and show you yourself
    believe u me all I am doing is turning on the light
    it is u that write the words you barely recognize
    the way you know it you can look at your journal
    see lines you wrote word for word

    Peace

    Patrice

    keep your humility honest
    let nothing take your joy away
    of how you wrote twinkle twinkle little star
    much love SoBlessed
     
  9. soblessed

    soblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Monetary ...Don't ya know I am dangerous already...LOL ... Seriously Thank you....

    Thank you Lazarus.....I try to be versatile....Thanks for responding

    Thank you Richness...
    Oldsoul Thank You I am honored that you replied and for you to say Most Amazing, I am truly honored...

    Thank you sista nevar...Luv ya

    And Patrice, My dear sweet sista
    Thank you, for your words of wisdom, Thank you for your kindness, Thank you for excepting me for me, Thank you for believing in me, Thank you for wanting more for me, Thank you for pushing me to my best and Thank you for being an excellent teacher and an Inspiration..
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart....
     
  10. bigdrizzle

    bigdrizzle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Another side of the coin of Soblessed...I'm diggin ya poetry stylings my "dangerous" & "versatile" sista...Flow on...



    Drizz
     
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