Quiet Poetry Lounge : April 1986 - long gone

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by deepy, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In this society we are not Africa
    long gone
    not family tribes
    caring for children in warming sun
    sharing food when day is done
    protecting sick
    I see no palm to open eyes...liten minds...ease souls
    no huddling of women to comb hair
    I had a sense of bush
    felt its touch when mom used the brush
    tasted it from stewing pots
    smelt it in my brown grand ma
    heard it when they showed their love
    somehow time has flown and peace, love little known
    instead of seeking name and land
    money is the king
    not yam or lion
    sharing things
    In this society we shade our eyes and
    AFRICA
    long gone
    sheds tears for us
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    FEELING THIS MOVING PIECE WITHIN DA HEART
     
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    Not a melting pot really, but we have tried to blend in, and in doing so have forgotten, our rich past. Liked the way you penned this.
     
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    thanks you two..
    did this on a day that i was blue
    remember it well...
    i pray its...long gone
     
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    indeed it's far pass u now
    keep moving forward sistah
     
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    thanks rich...
    in someways it is...in others it isn't
    thank the good Lord for family tho...they keep it (the root) alive
     
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