Quiet Poetry Lounge : BATTLE OF DESTEE.COM (TO BE READ BY ALL DESTEE POETS, MEMBERS AND VISITORS)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Keita Kenyatta, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I really don't know where to find the words,
    as they seek to fly like wandering birds.
    I read your letter and my heart started to drop,
    for we all have the power to make this illusion stop.
    This is now OUR FIGHT, AND THIS IS OUR LAND,
    WHERE THE CORE OF DESTEE
    MUST NOW MAKE A STAND.

    We've been many places from africa to rome,
    but Destees the place we've chosen as home...
    to express ourselves and to be who we are,
    as a unit of one though we live very far.
    We come here to smile, to laugh and to learn,
    so how can we sit and watch OUR OWN HOUSE BURN ?
    Is this who we are, I really don't know...
    but our failure to act means we reap what we sow.

    I know we're much stronger,
    so wipe the tears from your eyes,
    for if we must fall at least we'll say we all tried.
    But I don't believe there's a reason to fall,
    if each poet, student and teacher will only stand tall.
    Tall enough to stand behind a woman with heart,
    who provided a place where we each have a part.
    A part of ourselves that we know is for real,
    where we don't have to fake, to hide or conceal.

    So don't put your keyboard back up on the shelf,
    cause what we done for others we can do for ourself.
    The battle cry has rang but this isn't the end,
    for all our ancestors died cause they knew WE COULD WIN.
    AND JUST LIKE THEY FOUGHT TO PROVE THEY WERE STRONG,
    THIS BATTLE IS OURS TO PROVE THEY WE'REN'T WRONG !!!

    LOVE YA !!
    KEITA OTIBA KENYATTA
     
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    yahsistah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a poetic reply

    brother keita
    wow i am feeling that poetic
    reply and this is the place we call
    home and who we call fam
    we need to support one another
    fa sho
    Shalom
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Since there are three (husband, daughter, self) of us...just read this poem 3 times, because there is nothing I can add that my husband didn't say...
    WE LOVE YOU DESTEE...AND NONE OF US ARE GOING ANYWHERE...WE ARE ALL AS "1" :spinn: :look: :spinn:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Thankz for dis here yesssssssssssssssss!!
    become a supporter I am and let's keep
    every light bright and bonding to rise as one
    Please contribute to a worthy cause
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    indeed the place we call
    home...DESTEE.COM


    become a supporter I am

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a poem of determination, so worthy of destee, great flow.
     
  7. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well said

    Keita
    So true
    We gotta win the fight people
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes my brotha very well said...
    it has been offcially CLAIMED
    :grouphug:
     
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    wonderful call n your flow
    from the heart
    this is our home
    and it is time to make
    every step count
    much love to you
    sending it back to the top
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This Has OFFICIALLY Been Proclaimed A HISTORICAL Scribe!!!(By Yours Truly:))

    What Is SO WildIs This is My First time reading any if your oerty Brother Keita....anf gor this To have been it I am Amazed:)
    Your Pen Flows Both Ways And it is GREAT!!!!!
    I really hope to see you in te Poetry thread again Big Bro
    BLESS
    Catch Ya Later!:D
    :10200:
     
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