Black Poetry : Arm-Chair Revolutionaries

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I get so tired of all these Black fists raised in the air
    As all these so-called Afrocentrics rave and blare
    Out their “The-White-man-stole-so-much-from-us”
    EMPTY, angry rhetoric
    Yes, this is true but, none-the-less,
    I am so SICK
    Of arm-chair, wanna-be Black Panthers or Black National Separatists
    Sitting on their behinds and just talkin’ bout
    How we need to come together
    And plan a collective route
    To educational, social, and economic freedom
    And if it aint them, it’s the Civil Rights Era descendants
    Who sit around whining and pining for somebody to lead ‘em
    By the hand!

    But, I just wanna tell you
    That Malcolm didn’t live nor die
    Just to supply
    You
    With his famous speeches
    So you could be all-talk/no-action LEECHES
    Just wearing his image on your chest
    Or slicing and biting his words
    Like a false peacock’s crest
    Of appropriated honor
    The man WALKED
    What he TALKED
    And his “I-love-my-people” narrative
    Was what he strove to LIVE!

    And Garvey didn’t put his money
    Where his MOUTH was
    Just so YOU could be a Bugler
    But not a FOOT-SOLDIER for the Cause
    Long before Ebony & Jet, There was the “NEGRO WORLD”
    And, then he commissioned the start of the “Black Star Line”
    And it set sail w/a red, black, and green flag
    PROUDLY unfurled
    Upon its mast
    And, although it wasn’t
    Long to last
    He left a legacy of Pride
    That’s still evident, today, worldwide!

    And Martin whose “I-am-also-worthy” theme
    Was a DREAM
    Of “Look not at my color but at my character” proclamation
    He didn’t sacrifice his life for fame but to lay a FOUNDATION
    For you and me

    So, while you oh-so piteously bemoan all the rich BLACK HISTORY
    Still lying hidden as an undiscovered, unanswered mystery
    Of all the many accomplishments and strides
    That we, as a people, have been robbed of and LIED
    To about our magnificent greatness
    Just remember to also POSSESS
    Some “Don’t just talk about it, but BE ABOUT IT” PROGRESS
    In your own world and community
    Because true BLACK UNITY
    Begins with YOU
    So stop asking WHO
    Will lead the pack
    Just pick ONE thing
    That YOU see, off-track
    And work on that
    Get off the bench
    And stand at bat
    If you’re REALLY
    So in love with all things
    BLACK!
     
  2. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    A call to action. Beyond colorful words. So on point, Cherry. Another phenomenal write. Imma keep this one.
     
  3. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ohmydayum, Cherry this is a remarkable write! The entire time I was reading I wished I could hear it spoken with an awesome background beat. So, I read it again and added some in my head. :) It incites! So glad I got to read it!

    feelin'itsouldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
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    Nice Nice Nice Sister Cherry!

    I almost wooda missed this!

    Thanks for Sharing! :toast:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  5. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Well, how about I "keep it," and you can have "visitation rights." (lol)



    To me, Sister Coco, that is, indeed, some high praise!...I, too, hear music when I'm reading some good poetry too!---Thank you again!

    Thank you!....Just "sharing" in my "sharing." lol
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very well stated and displayed to blast the so call while calling on the realism
    I salute this piece of true art work as well a written historic form to remember.

    maybe one day somebody will listen , stand up and take action beyond words and quotes
     
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