Black Poetry : ALI and the sting of the Bee

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ALI & THE STING OF THE BEE

    By Andre Austin

    Dear Uncle Charlie

    Why all of a sudden you in love with Ali

    Because he’s voiceless and shakes that’s what you like to See

    And the sting of his indictments of you was separated from the Bee?


    In 1960 he got his Olympic Gold

    But he couldn’t eat a Hamburger in the store where it was Sold

    He had to take it out in a bag and that was Cold

    Segregation was real and Uncle Charlie was Bold

    You fell in love with a mute champion because that fits your Mold


    Now they honor him like X and King with a postal Stamp

    But when he was a talking and a walking he wasn’t your Champ

    He knocked out all the bums and swept out the ring all the Tramps

    Uncle Charlie hated Ali for not fighting in those Vietnam Swamps


    Ali was supposed to act like Joe Louis and show some sedulity

    Uncle Charlie hated that mouth that overshadowed and complimented his ability

    And all the Great White Hopes couldn’t touch his agility

    Because he floated like a Butterfly and stung like a Bee

    His jive talking and boast was cool by us; but Charlie it was his own insecurity
     
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  2. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    On point and on time tribute!!
     
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    Obajoe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    super poem, thanks for sharing

    ali was like the sea
    the angrier he became
    the more he played
     
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    AACOOLDRE - We've had so many to speak to our anguish living under a racial system of control that never wants light thrown on its weaknesses, especially if it's elusive enough to float like a butterfly and verbal enough to sting like a bee. Most enjoyed. HH
     
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