Black People : Bare The Scars

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bare The Scars

    as a Black man
    I wanted to believe
    that Black men
    could not would not
    abuse mistreat rape
    Black women
    mothers daughters sisters
    nieces aunts grandmothers
    but in my life
    I've learned that its happened to
    more Black women
    mothers daughters sisters
    nieces aunts grandmothers
    than we will ever admit to
    in many of our families
    by many of our relatives
    Black women bear the scars

    as a Black man
    I wanted to believe
    that white women
    would not could not
    lie about being raped
    by Black men
    who would then be
    beaten burned alive lynched
    have their genitals cut off
    for souvenirs
    but in my life
    I've learned that its happened to
    more Black men
    than we can count
    or put names to
    fathers sons brothers
    nephews uncles grandfathers
    to many of our relatives
    in many of our families
    Black men bear the scars

    as a Black man
    I wanted to believe
    that Black people
    would not could not
    crucify each other
    for meritorious manumission
    for shekels praise positions
    from the murderers of
    so many of our relatives
    in many of our families
    fathers mothers sisters brothers
    sons daughters
    uncles aunts nieces nephews
    cousins once removed
    but in my life
    I've learned its happened
    still happening to us
    and our children will bear the scars

    as a Black man
    I still believe
    that we can and will
    reach hold and heal
    each other
    despite the rivers floods oceans
    of hate we have to swim against
    in spite of fighting to breathe
    for food to feed our babies
    for truth to nourish the souls of
    so many of our relatives
    in all of our families
    mothers fathers daughters sons
    brothers sisters uncles aunts
    nephews nieces
    and cousins who are moved
    because in my life
    I've learned its possible
    if we will bare the scars.

    --HLR (11/20/14)--
     
  2. baller

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    Brother oldsoul.

    like you...and my people
    i bear the scars of upheaval
    heaped upon us by a selfish,
    self-centered, want-to-be-superior people
    who have it within themselves to be lethal
    to me and mine
    sacrificed my time
    to hold their attacks at bay
    cemented my throne...coz i'm here to stay
    'til that day.

    like you...i've suffered the hatred of my people
    seen their passions become lethal
    ...their aggression get out of hand
    so dogmatic in their stand
    for right
    they refuse to see the light
    of their wrong

    like you...sometimes i find ME all alone
    can't align myself with the wrongs
    even of my people
    coz evil
    no matter its disguise
    are filled with the corruption and lies
    of misguided souls,
    i'm told

    A THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECE, Brother oldsoul. AS WE WEAR THE SCARS OF OUR WARS, KEEP YOUR INK FLOWING.
     
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