Black Poetry : ALL that Matters...is the TORMENT.

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ALL That Matters…is the Torment
    (Story Telling)

    Twisted…
    In YESterDAYS MISerieS
    Broke
    Busted
    On our KNEES
    Begging

    “Massa, Please…”

    “NOT me,” we cried. “Not ME.”

    We’ve taken three steps backwards
    Trying to get ahead
    Didn’t answer the call of UNITy,
    Or dread

    LOOK at us NOW

    Yesterday came to visit
    We call it hell
    Uptight brothers and sisters
    Walking ‘round on egg shells

    Tormented

    Twisted up in yesterday’s miseries
    Neglecting things long held dear to me

    FREEdom? Neglected
    Respect? Neglected
    History…

    Young people on the left
    Done forgot our history
    Or, never knew it

    Twisted

    Neglected history

    Repeated

    Racist attorney general

    Repeated

    Lynch mob mentalities

    Repeated

    White power rising

    Repeated

    There will be an azzhole walking the White House halls
    Coz the alternative candidate was repugnant to y’all

    Repeated

    The Don is our president
    Coz we put him there
    Didn’t vote his *** in
    Just didn’t care
    As long as no Hillary
    We were good with the outcome
    ‘Til The Don’s open mouth
    …Left us looking dumb

    Screaming

    Strange fruit of the past…could be coming to stay
    Marshall law…to end the frey
    LIKE
    WE don’t know what BAMN really means
    LIKE
    WE gave up our HOPES
    OUR guns
    And our DREAMS

    REMEMBER your history

    Our RIGHT to VOTE
    Isn’t a “right” at all
    An amendment…to be ratified
    Lest we fall

    Azzhole in the White House
    GOP in control
    Black folks marching the streets
    Hasn’t that story been told?

    Tormented

    If you don’t know your history
    You’re bound to repeat it
    Too many of us don’t know,
    Or don’t want to remember, it

    Twisted.​
     
  2. candeesweet too

    candeesweet too New Member MEMBER

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    We need to unwind as individuals and join together as a force! You gotta know ur history to understand untwisting to become one force.
    Your words always delight my mind!
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Twisted, is a great description.

    Always good to take in your words, Baller!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    that force could be mighty...if only we, as a people, could see beyond self.
    WELCOME to the playground, candeesweet too. I look forward to reading you.:)

    coco, my souldeep friend...THANKS for dropping in.
    it's always a pleasure when you stop by.

    over the next four years, i'm sure we'll see a lot of things...twisted up.
    trump is surrounding himself with the past...a past we've tried hard to forget...that, it appears, we must face again.

    be good, my friends.