Black Poetry : Black Face

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Roxanne, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Can I put my afro on
    Raise my fist in the air
    Run my afro pic
    Through my nappy course hair
    Do I dare hold my head up high
    Stride by
    With all my Black hip swish
    Catching a Black eye
    Ooooooooooooooh
    Guuuuuuuurl
    Got Dayyyyyum!
    Brotherman grabbing his manly pride
    My natural cherry colored lips
    Thick caramel
    Definitely chocolate
    Still frame photo
    Knows me as a masterpiece
    Please know me
    As a Bbbbbbbbbbad Mutha-
    Sista
    Lover
    Nothing less
    Or other
    Than Queen

    Can I cornrow black
    My Queen's cap
    That keeps me crowned in glory
    His story can't be called the truth
    How the uncouth
    Negate the most beautiful ways
    Some say
    The anscestors fly around the son
    Turning him into knight
    While I smile
    Holding my womb tight
    Never know
    When a brotha shows
    He's ready to be a King
    So, I prepare to bring my gifts
    Spritedness
    Naturalist
    Swiftly elocuting an ear kiss
    Got to speak to the soul
    Where I am told
    Black love will leave
    Sighs in your chest
    Nothing left to be there
    But love
    Nothing else matters...

    Can I be as strong
    As the Black bone
    That got me misconstrued
    Include me as being wise
    Wisdom more profound
    Besides, as much as I try
    I ain't never gonna be
    Strong enough to forget
    How weak I am for intimates
    My feminist can do it for her **** self
    Underneath
    It's only because she has too...
    Truth being said
    Ain't nothing dred
    About a loc'ed head
    Just a locked mind
    That hasn't learned to pic
    The key is indeed inside your soul
    My ancestors whispered in my ear
    Told me some folks
    Don't even know
    How beautiful it is to be
    Black
    In fact the undone
    Wnat to wash off the Black face
    Having no trace
    When and where we got lost
    No need finding something
    You ain't looking for
    Don't want to be found
    Not loving yourself
    As I put my afro on
    Run my afro pic
    Through my nappy course hair
    Hold my head up high
    Catching the eye
    Of Black faces by choice
    Not by circumstance
    I Raise my fist in the air
    Open my third eye
    I stare
    Into the abyss of darkness
    Black faces
    fathers
    mothers
    sistas
    brothers
    lovers
    friends
    Power to the People!
    POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
    POWER TO A PEOPLE
    Continue to be strong
    Ain't nothing wrong
    With keeping your Black face.....that's real.
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Never know
    When a brotha shows
    He's ready to be a King

    (I love these...)

    Ain't nothing wrong
    With keeping your Black face.....that's real.
     
  3. lilcherry76

    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ain't nothin wrong,
    with bein black.
    i like,
    how u put that.
    u a strong sistah,
    that knows the meaning of true POWER.
    u put your afro on,
    and pick up your face.
    the black which holds us,
    can never b replaced.
    u may wash your face,
    and scrub off dirt.
    but when your thru,
    blackness will still show its worth..........(felt it sisTAH)
     
  4. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This Black face...

    Be smiling wide

    Thanx for the love
    :kiss:
     
  5. NADIA*BINTA

    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    profound, deep.... unique.... your flow was tyte, loved the message... thanks for sharing... keep on flowing... and listening to our ancestors whisper...

    peace
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nothing wrong wit dat
    being faced black
    tyte flow
     
  7. serenti-poet

    serenti-poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautiful wonderful and unique<<<<<all I can say
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful poem..Im awestruck by it
     
  9. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As beautiful...

    as it is to be Black....so are your comments

    ;)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    likewise sista ROX.......
     
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