Black Poetry : Behind the Mask

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Kitana, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a beautiful world
    it's just that the beauty is hidden deep
    behind war and crime and social injustice
    and hurting people

    I don't like the reality of what
    this world stands for
    where it's been
    where it's going

    I don't like knowing
    that the beautiful things
    are overshadowed by the evil
    and the hatred that seethes
    in the heart of many

    knowing that
    the holocaust and schindlers list
    roots~amistad~the ghosts of mississippi
    and the kkk
    hiroshima and gallipoli
    and vietnam
    are all part of my history
    and the blood and the hurt and the pain
    is still evident today

    I hate that
    when I turn on my tv
    I get to see babies starving in asia and africa
    living in abject poverty
    or knowing that for every second
    in my day
    some rapist is having his way with a
    woman or child ~ somewhere
    or that every 6 seconds
    someone dies
    and no-one asks why

    and my emotions
    get confused and abused
    with all the knowledge
    of what the world is really like
    so I have to take time out
    to remember that somewhere
    good things are happening

    I have to keep reminding myself
    that somewhere out there
    people love~laugh~care
    and reach out their hand
    to help their fellow man

    I have to make sure
    I recognise the beauty
    before the ugliness
    kills me

    (c) nfn 2002
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    da mask of many we fact dis daily like bread
    yet into da mirror we see self is where it all
    starts

    we all need to make a bit of change to see
    da true beauty of dis world we live in

    nice vibe of truth ...
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beauty is out there...so is the fight between good and evil...sometimes you must immerse yourself in the postive only for a time being, to once again remain balanced within' yourself.
     
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    i read this eary this morning and just didnt reply.......cause i was lazy

    good post
     
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    U don't have to be OF this world to be IN it.

    Keep your mind tight, sister.

    The positive mindsets stand out, like a diamond in the rough.
     
  6. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich..thank you..I wrote this after watching the news and feeling depressed when all I saw was talk of crime and war and all things negative..it made me think that sometimes we have to really look for the beauty....

    Redlady...amen to that..I am a firm believer in trying to see the positive side of any situation, it's just that sometimes you get bogged down with the negatives, so you have to push a little harder to let the sunshine in...

    lonelypoet...thanks for stoppin by and for liking what I have to offer...

    PositiveMindset...you are so right, but don't you find that sometimes even when you resist you get pulled in anyway....these are the days I go looking for the beauty in this world...

    K
     
  7. elayne.

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    kt.


    well said my sistah!! your peace reminds me of a
    conversation i had with a friend about the news...
    & how you hardly ever see heartwarming human
    interest stories until the holidays. it seems as a
    society we are too preoccupied with the horrors &
    ugliness of the world... & that's a **** shame...

    before i get too long winded... let me say... as
    usual... your words are felt with my whole heart!
    thank you for sharing!!

    alwayspeace,
    elayne.
     
  8. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I deeply feel this piece. I often have to look into the hearts of other human beings to find the good in this world, and be inspired to keep living and striving for change. If we all tapped into the pure pain and insanity of this world we would blow our brains out, and it is so sad that the beauty of the natural world is scarred by the evil side of our existence. Yet we have survived this far, and still have hope. Thank you for continuing to recognize the beauty of life. That is faith. Peace.
     
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    i'm really feeling this poem. i have to tell myself daily that i need to always stay positive because the scales will always tip towards negativity if you take the worlds into consideration.

    stay positive sista..
     
  10. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Elayne...you can be as longwinded as you like...and these are my thoughts exactly...we just never hear about the good stuff...it's always negative and sometimes I hate the way the good is pushed aside to make way for the bad...and it seems to be covered by all forms of media..you just never seem to get a break from it....

    Legacy21..I actually felt bad about the thoughts that caused me to write this piece...because I didn't want to feel this way..at times like this I just have to breathe and go looking for something that feels good and warms my heart....you nailed it when you talked about the insanity of this world and not tapping into it...because if we did we would all be lost...

    kOkO...that was exactly my point...it's so easy to let the negative get a hold of your emotions..it's like there is so much of it around you that you just drown in it for a while....

    K
     
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