Black Poetry : Being Black In The Work Place of America

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  1. dstny

    dstny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Being Black In The Work Place Of America

    1. They take my kindness for weakness.
    2. They take my silence for speechless.
    3. They consider my uniqueness strange.
    4. They call my language slang.
    5. They see my confidence as conceit.
    6. They see my mistakes as defeat.
    7. They consider my success accidental.
    8. They minimize my intelligence to "potential".
    9. My questions mean I'm unaware.
    10. My advancement is somehow unfair.
    11. Any praise is preferential treatment.
    12. To voice concern is discontentment.
    13. If I stand up for myself, I'm too defensive.
    14. If I don't trust them, I'm too apprehensive.
    15. I'm defiant if I seperate.
    16. I'm fake if I assimilate.
    17. Yet, constantly I am faced with work place hate.
    18. My character is constantly under attack.
    19. Pride for my race makes me, "TOO BLACK".
    Yet, I can only be me.
    And, who am I you might ask?
    I am that Strong Black Person who stands on the backs of my ancestor's achievements, with an erect spine pointing to the stars with pride, dignity, and respect which lets the work place in America know, that I not only possess the ability to play by the rules, but I can make them as well.
    BLACK AND PROUD !!!

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  2. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Everything that black folks have to go through stems from jealousy and fear, they'll (white folks) just never tell you that. Hell, they won't even admit it amongst themselves. We all have to go through this in America unfortunately.
     
  3. Nita

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    wow

    I am feeling everything you're saying and really like the way you presented this. Some folks try to make us believe that the world is equal and fair..lol...but we know better.

    I think you should post it in the poetry forum a well because this was one gr8 flow to me.
     
  4. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    QQ

    I could have sworn this was just in the open forum..oh well, forget about posting it in the poetry forum because it's already here..lol
     
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    Hi Sister dstny!

    I loved this post and thought it would get more attention in the poetry forum.
    I moved your other one as well, titled Mom and Dad here too. We try to keep all peotic writes at the destination where it is most appreciated, and the discussion topics all in a specific area as well.

    Thank you for sharing two wonderful pieces!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was one great poetic flow and message to da people
    they alwayz make it like we are as one when really they
    have us divided ......................flow on from A to Z every
    line
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So many can relate to this. The things that we go through day in and day out, and yet somehow we still manage to shine. I was into the depth of this write indeed.
     
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    AHhhhhhhh I agree with our sister moderator Purple this is VERY appreciated :) moreso here than it would be in the open forum. It has an artistic flava to it :)
     
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