Black Poetry : All I Am

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All I am

    When you Look at me….
    .take a long look,
    Be slow bout your browsin
    take your time with this book.
    A man I am, that’s all I am..is a Man.
    I do what I can,
    When I fall I try to stand, because
    All I am ……is a Man.
    everyday I battle in society’s war
    tryin to get in where I fit in,
    maybe get my foot in the door
    I’m no different than the next man for he
    is just a man as I am.
    we both got the same uncle.
    His name is Sam,
    But I wonder who does Sam say I am,
    Does Sam treat me like a man that I am, with the
    same respect as the man standing next to the man.standing…next to the man?
    All I am is a man…..a man with a mind that contains
    the thought of restitution, stemming from our persecution,
    Who will receive the long awaited retribution,
    Be the leader of this revolution,
    Issues we have yet to solve
    The door of opportunity continues to revolve
    And we continue to evolve
    into Man.
    And I try to maintain, my focus
    But I’m being devoured by the locust
    is it me against them
    or us against us?
    We need to discuss,
    Who we are, Me…All I am ..is a man,
    Who has a permanent tan.
    Despised by the Klan,
    But I don’t know Why? Cause All I am …..is a man
    I speak of my bleak reality
    trying to fight a fight that I’m losin
    cause my clip is on E.
    So I’m goin to the gunfight
    with a butter knife
    fighting for my life,
    But the winner is always strife.
    We could win, but the excuses, we continue to use
    Wake up my brotha.
    Stop hittin the snooze!
    I heard a man say I have a dream…..from every mountain top…
    let freedom ring.
    I can do all things…..
    read it for myself in Philippians 4:13
    and if it’s said than it shall be
    so it will come to past,
    Either slow or fast.
    No doubt will be cast
    I have first hand knowledge from THE man,
    that made me what I am…..and all I am
    is a man

    Copyright © 2000 T.L. Stevens
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tbone~

    Be that as it may -- You are all the man that most women need!!

    :wave: :wave: Welcome to the poetry lounge!

    Nice flow on this piece/peace ~~ keep it comin' :wink:
     
  3. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you

    Thank you and thank you.....this is a great site I'm happy that I was invited to share ;my thoughts with the elite writers
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    ... and i am the woman
    that's so glad this man is here

    thank you for joining us TBone
    please know you are at home

    :heart:

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  5. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you

    Destee thanks for inviting me into your poetry world! Hopefully I can continue to deliver entertaining and educational material
    Peace
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You get the "five raised black fist award" for this scribe.
    well written.

    one love,blak
     
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    Mmm

    Feeling you ma brotha. All that I am is a womb~man, and I'm still only human. But Jesus IS, He said I AM, I catch your drift most certainly.
    ~quiet reflection~
    Deep
    2 Deep
    Sincerely,
    Desert Storm
     
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    Welcome to the Family.....Tight scribe...Keepit coming..

    You have just been blessed by the Bishop