Black Poetry : Am I...? (After N. Giovanni's Ego Trippin)

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Am I as deep as the many rivers Langston speaks of?
    Singing my ageless song like chained warriors on a gang line
    Am I as deep as the baritone bass lines?
    Leaping off jazz chords
    While Billie’s blues belie
    The bellowing blares of Miles trumpet
    Like he’s blowing on Gabriel’s’ Horn
    Awaiting the great morn
    When the Earth will fade into blackness
    Curtain fall over eternity
    Leaving me with the moon dust in my eyes
    From too many nights of kissing unfaithful stars
    Who flee into the deep purple folds of the night sky
    Just cause I dared to caress them with my fingertips
    Capture them in my pen and bleed their gold hues
    Into the seams of ripped time portals
    To heal the Universe of its human disease
    Ease my way around the burning heat of the Sun
    So I can entrap solar showers in my eyes
    Wrapping the speed of light around my shoulders
    Wearing Saturn’s rings as my bracelets
    Step off Pluto and pluck a wormhole from the galaxy
    Lace the aurora borealis in my locks
    And smiles at you with gleaming teeth of numerous moonbeams
    Am I deep enough to sit on the edge of the Sphinx
    Out think the next strategic movement of Alexander the Great
    Dash off the tops of pyramids
    And sip the Nile in the land of the Morning Sun
    I speak tongues unknown to anyone
    Translate me in over 100 languages and dialects
    Only to find that you will never perfect the artistry of my motion
    Rolling words on tongue tips like water sizzling off hot frying pans
    With Black mothers bouncing baby boys on their hips
    A prayer on their lips
    Never to see their seed sprung into strange fruit
    That I pluck from the noose as they swing low
    And here I come with Apollo’s chariot to carry them home
    I stole Adam’s rib and created myself
    Who needs Eve when I can give birth to seven sons
    Become Sekhmet and teach men how to war
    I am the lioness that roars
    With the voice of Pharaohs
    I am the beauty of Nimrod’s mother that interrupted riots
    Bringing peace to the unrest of streets with my mere presence
    I am the next breathe in your chest
    Captured
    Enraptured
    For I am Bast the Black goddess of pleasures and joy
    Tantalizing you tenderly through titillating tantra
    My name is your personal mantra
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    Recite me inside your head seven times
    I defy the seasons, the elements, and define time
    I am the reason and the rhyme
    I draw irrefutable conclusions that left Confucius in a state of confusion
    I debated Darwin’s theories of evolution into non-existence
    Set Shakespeare’s sonnets to verses of shell shock
    Put it in the mouths of angry Black youth and called it hip hop
    I be the riffs of rage in rock
    I set my heart to the beat of jungle drums and called it rhythm
    Took the tears of ancestors from the midnight skies and created blues
    Place me on your tongue and I become Truth
    I am the divinity that obliterates men’s multiple divisions and religions
    I am justice with clear vision
    Not blindsided by the hypocrisy of men tipping the scales in the favor of their hidden sins
    I drank the River Jordan from the cup of deepest sorrows
    Stabbed my own self in the side with a spear and bled hope for every tomorrow
    So don't ask me if I Am!
    I think therefore I am
    I think therefore I am
    I am
    Poetry
     
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    DARLING NIKKI

    Yes, I say yes. You are poetry and more.

    1poetsought ~
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed u are with great passion
     
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    this was just too deep.
     
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    Legacy21,

    this is breathtaking...I mean ****, thank you. this is beyond definition...OUTSTANDING...10...PRICELESS...nothing can describe this MAGNIFICENT piece. and the part:

    "...draw irrefutable conclusions that left Confucius in a state of confusion....put it in the mouths of angry black youth and called it hip hop"

    that is poetic beauty personified.

    10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 x 3.14...


    blak
     
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    wow!!!! I don't know what to say....wow, indeed sum it up.

    Royal T.
     
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    legacy.


    ego-trippin' is one of my all time favorite
    peaces... by nikki g or otherwise... but you!
    you d'on turned it out with this one!!
    Bravo, poet!! ...BRA-VO!! :)

    alwayspeace,
    elayne.
     
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    my, my hun...now i had to check this out when i saw my girl's name mentioned and am soooo glad that i did! this is off the chain!
     
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    You inspire me! For real, this is golden.
     
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    Sistah, YOU SAID THAT!

    And put the :court: down!
     
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