Black Poetry : ARTISTIC PURPOSE

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For all those, whose mind, body,
    and soul, were preyed upon… trapped, kidnapped
    and stacked in the hole,
    taken through the passage under the captain’s
    black-hearted control.

    For those spirits that watched cried, and
    Wailed…..with cruelty, forced to watch as
    their men women and children
    were bound, paraded around and
    sold on the block for retail……….
    So that the lessons of your struggles may be heard……….With poetic word….
    guided by your light and armed with insight…..I take to task and write

    For those who endured struggle, pain, and
    strife, in the incinerating sun,
    persuaded by the overseer’s whip and gun
    to toil the soil for the
    “fabric of Jim Crows life”

    For those who were bamboozled
    by Lincoln’s plot……..Of “so-called emancipation”
    While the next several generations, living in the “so-called”
    hospitable part of the nation were forced to
    remain and sharecrop………
    So that the lessons of your struggles may be heard………With poetic word….
    guided by your light and armed with insight….I take to task and write

    For those who watched on a nightly basis
    their hopes and dreams burned by white
    hooded racists….. billyclubs broke noses……then came
    Nazi-sheppards and hoses..... trying to stomp out our hope
    Leaving Lady-Day to sing about fruit with
    blood at the root……..attached to tree by rope

    For those who questioned the position
    of false and racist judicial decisions
    the murders of Malcolm, Martin, Medger
    Brothers, Jackson, Till and countless others…….
    Fighting and uplifting, the masses, the front-line
    Sistas and Brothas…….

    So that the lessons of your struggles may be heard…….With poetic word….
    Guided by your light and armed with insight……I take to task and…….I ……..Write!!!
     
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    Very powerful scribe! looking foward to reading more!
     
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    You threw that down in style, afrostotle. Lovin it, brutha.
     
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    whoa dis was on hit u put ya foot into this one
     
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    this was on hit flow or something
    just know i dig this ...
    cool flow
     
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    i'm so glad you took to task and wrote...cause nobody could have said it better...you words were profound and much needed. thank you for such a necessary piece.
     
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    yessssssssssssssssssssssssss....
    my brotha
    for all those caught in satan's plot
    steadily catch'n speed knots....

    word...you made my day with this piece :star:
    peace
    khasm
     
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    this is a beautiful poem Afrostotle.

    wonderful reasons to write my friend!

    i'm sure our ancestors spirits appreciate this one.

    our words are life and are felt throughtout the universe.

    peace,
    univerSoul
     
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    This tribute is worthy of our ancestors...thank you SO much for this my brotha :)
     
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    Thanks Fam.....4Reelz! I was feeling low for the last full week, ya know, dealing with family tragedy. I spoke with my baby sis long-distance, and we started talkin' bout poetry......and sis told me that she has been wanting to start writing for years.......but, she is afraid of what might come out of her. I told sis......"Let your soul guide you, that's the beauty of the gift......what comes out need not be feared, cause you've already had these conversations between mind, heart, and spiritual soul

    Tha writing.......is just a physical manifestation of those internal debates, In short; I was feeling some seriuos pain....and when I relied on my spirit to let me write as a fix from the pain......I ended up with this....it was as if the ancestors took away my pain.
    ........Peace, and definately....... ONE LOVE
     
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