Black Poetry : Again and Again

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Clio_the_Muze, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Clio_the_Muze

    Clio_the_Muze Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes
    I forget
    That I am black
    Until we are drunk
    Enough to talk about
    Racism and I am too
    Absorbed in the bottle's bottom
    To care about the fact that
    All eyes are on me and
    There's nothing to say
    Except I don't
    Agree with
    Schoolbook
    Lies.

    Again
    And again
    I oft fail to
    Remember that I
    Am only a woman
    Bearer of tomorrow's voice
    And of today's dreams that act as
    Seeds in soil to bring forth our
    Purpose for being and
    When assumptions in
    Regards to strength
    Are made I
    Explain
    Birth.

    In the
    Face of hate
    I don't recall
    Humanity or
    Possibly tax units
    Or maybe I am someone's
    Statistic for flow chart campaigns
    Bodies lay slain as newer
    New Testaments to flames
    On Iranian cries
    For justice who
    Is deaf and
    Blind these
    Days.
     
  2. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa.......
    clio.....
    u.....
    are......a
    god....dess
     
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    Clio, Welcome....feeling ur flow! I look for you Again & Again!
     
  4. Clio_the_Muze

    Clio_the_Muze Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey thanks for the replies you guys, I am looking forward to making Destee my next home (I am a current addict.... I mean, MEMBER of blackplanet.com....hit up my page if you know about it, ClioPoetic).
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome welcome welcome !!!

    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome from above as i bless u this love
    welcome to the house of bond a family
    welcome within :)
    such nice flow u blessed us with looking forward
    to reading more of you , make ya self right at home
    hope u enjoy the new home u found
    as love given unto u forth love u give .....welcome !:)
    :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
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    Dream Weaver Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was extremely pleasing to my mentals...Very profound.
     
  7. Clio_the_Muze

    Clio_the_Muze Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gratitude...

    I am most gracious for your comments and praises. Thank you for the welcomes. I am looking forward to posting more of my things here, trying to come up with some experimental formats. With this particular piece, I just wanted to challenge myself and see if I could put some sort of order to my verses. So, I added anothe syllable per line, starting each stanza with two syllables, increasing each line one syllable until I reached eight syllables per line, and then decreasing it by one syllable until I reached one syllable on a line. Then I started a new stanza. It's really simple, and I enjoyed doing it, and experimenting with different rhyme schemes and enjambment. This is just one of the poems that came out of it, though.

    Well, anyway....look at how I have rambled, I hope maybe you guys can try this, and maybe like it. It is a rather structured, scientific method, but fun none-the-less!!!

    Much Love,
    Clio
     
  8. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First of all, let me say

    Welcome welcome welcome!!
    :wave: :wave: :party: :kiss: :star: :rolling: :star: :kiss: :party: :wave: :wave:

    D's is the place to be!!!
    :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

    Second of all,
    this poem was great!!! Hope to hear more from you soon!!!

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tyte flow poet!!!! :waves: Welcome to Destees!!!!
     
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    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WELCOME,WELCOME,WELCOME

    WELCOME TO THE FORUM SIS I HOPE U LIKE YOUR STAY HERE AND I HOPE THAT U BLESS US WITH MANY MANY MANY POEMS
    HAVE A NICE STAY CAUSE YO POEMS HAVE ME LIKE THIS:jawdrop:
     
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