Black Poetry : Barred from church

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  1. brotherman

    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I can't remember the exact date
    I barred myself from church
    but it was decisive as decisive can be
    oh, it had nothing to do with you
    nor things we supposedly
    could or could not do
    it simply interfered with my reality

    let's see...

    preacher tells me
    that I can't see things spiritually
    therefore when it don't make a lick of sense
    just believe
    that's the same game recognized
    on every strip where every pimp
    fluently run the same ideologies

    but that wasn't my que
    to exit stage just yet
    because for many years
    in first person
    i read and studied the text

    enabling me to distinguish history from mystery...

    then when I applied the attributes
    of the God I trust
    I magnified the small prints
    of how they lied to us

    the Word, like these same words had beginnings...

    Origins are well documented
    From the many beginnings
    Twelve bibles even before
    king james began his bidding
    being an african decendant
    from a maternalistic existence
    identified
    paternalistic superstitions

    to be specific...

    I understand orders of theology
    masonic and fraternal and sorority
    even the councils
    that your mind's eye
    could never see
    which separates you directly
    from the Godly

    Understanding light
    is knowing how to comprehend the dark
    cause from darkness came the light
    not from -what you've been taught
    For you to know the many secrets
    you need initiation
    cause this is an ancient origination
    for a grand occasion
    But my exclusion is my blackness
    unless I see myself
    outside the image of my creator
    into one of someone else's
    I have no claim to priviledges
    access to worldly gains
    nor public honor status
    to lift up my name
    poor righteous teachers
    speaking like me
    only left with pain
    to appear as unachievers
    and message spit in vain

    cause in ya' holy book I saw it
    written straight and plain
    "study principles and precepts"
    scripture was peeping game
    but when I took it to the pastor
    he tried to close my eyes
    because being uninitiated
    I was too young and wise

    or could it be I took him totally by surprise...

    feeling like Malcolm did when the truth was realized
    I had to resign from my post
    and say my good bye's
    wisdom knowledge and understanding
    became my long life search
    and to do it
    had to bar myself from church...
     
  2. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hmmmmmmmmmmm........i cant say that i agree with you but i can say that i understand. i like the poem though and will defenitally read it again. its very intersting to me and let me say again i love reading your work. wish i could express my true feelings through my work as you do
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    one understand ya emotions forth u seek ya wisdom & knowledge
    yet behold forth da father surely he knows ya venture.......
    da doors R open da path is set ........walketh within unto he .
     
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    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I got the inspiration from a couple of pieces I read tonight and I had to go there. I know popularity contests can never be won when the majority professes the opposite and since this is the realest poetry site I have had the pleasure to post, ya' know I will hold it to its name. I don't verse for the fame anyway, It is my avenue to express my thoughts and maintain a balance amongst those who build as well. We are all teaching someone something when we post whether we see that way or not. Feel me? Hey, thanks for the poetic support I get from you always and critique away, cause we all got dispositions. Holla.
     
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    open mind freedom of flow do what u do
    do as u know .........Releast ya thoughts
    of ya treasured mind scribe poet !!!
    we live to learn as we teach ......................word up!!!!"
     
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    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    every man's truth is every man's truth...we all seek God's face in our own way. continue to be true to yourself, brother.

    dee
     
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    MsPoetic Active Member MEMBER

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    As always you went deep in the depths ....I enjoyed it !
    I totally agree with you about not righting for fame ,that is why it is about reaching your own level.
    Poetic
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brotherman

    Wise wordz being chose...you dropped some crucial science here teacher...Im peepin' the cypher. well done my bro. well done !

    peace
    g-man
     
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    Brotha Man! Brothaman!

    I follow fo real!! Cause see I don't know anything about God other than He sent his son to take on flesh and to feel what we feel, to see what we see... And he died so that we may live. All of this came from the Bible I read which I've just recently learned was written in Arabic translated over thousands of years to English...Part of me Believes a lot has been misinterpreted and a lot of what Christians and many other denominations believe is totally wrong...What u have spoken is Reality for some and Blasphemy to others, but my brotha keep speaking on this thing and the truth shall be uncovered, man u got me thinking ova hea!! Whew!! Keep doin what u doin Bruh!! I still believe in God tho cause it's all I know!!
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brotherman brotherman
    the words you have spoken here I have felt and even worse but as for me my beef is with the other patiance in the hospital who think that they are surgeons knowing full well that they flunked all their test.
    ya feel me
     
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