Black Poetry : Black History month week 2

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Alright family as we continue forward unto our HISTORY month
    let me feel the scribing of ya pen poeticly about some great
    Black african -American who made an impact on our lives
    it can be about ya self family member or some great legacy of our
    ancestor's
    LET'S HONOR THE MEMORIES OF OUR HISTORY poeticly
    c'mon poet flow inside the thread so i get my read on !! :toast:
    let's keep :rolling: rolling
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Four Little Girls

    Four little Black girls
    angels, there were four
    left bible class early,
    angels forever more.
    Went to the church
    basement, probably to chat
    no clue as to why their
    lives would end just like that.
    Just like that, there was
    an explosion, that erased
    four precious lives
    that can never be replaced.
    The outcry was loud,
    the disbelief was clear.
    How could anyone kill babies?
    Was all you could hear.
    Was this meant to be
    their destiny?
    Were these angels
    supposed to leave a legacy
    behind reminding all
    of the horror of hate?
    Impelling those to speak
    out of the wrong
    that was ingrained in too
    many minds for too long?
    How can these four angels
    truly rest in peace?
    The struggle continues...
    Will it ever cease?
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So special our ancestors
    and the things they have done

    A lot of there accomplishment
    was kept under in the dark

    but as time moves on
    all of this has been expose

    i am proud of who i am
    and the blood that flood my veins
    we are a great peolpe true indeed
    and we have unleash our own history

    no longer are we kept in the dark
    as it is written in black and white

    of the greatness of our race
    move forward
    in our own RACE

    Peace
    Bluewater:heart:
     
  4. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    HISTORY !
    let me tell you
    History
    from deep memories
    like the worriors of
    da days
    black panthers party
    for justice of the streets
    and for the folkz of color
    deep south stopping a
    rage from the KKK
    Deacon of Defense
    the untold stories
    of History
    the wild march of
    Dr.MLK & brother
    Malcolm - X
    great poet like Hughs
    and sistah G.Brooks
    who set the standards
    of their books
    W.E.B
    souls of History
    as we part the
    plantional slavery
    breaking waves
    in sports at least
    J. Roberson
    A . Ash
    J . Owens
    running playing
    making history
    then in the new rise
    of sites a place
    call Destee's
    remember the history
    music legacy of da
    hand many women & men
    Jimi Hendrix
    M. Jackson
    L. Armstrong
    breaking waves
    into show biz
    folkz like
    Redd fox
    D . Reese
    R . Prior
    L . Horne
    and i can go
    on and on
    our history is
    deep wake up
    my people from
    dis sleep
    Know ya History
    of our ancestor's
    what they gave
    how they prayed
    lost many tears
    skin from the backs
    so we may live
    to continue our
    Black History
    they all played a roll
    to the story as it unfold
    with deep pain
    tears & no shame
    Billie Holiday
    as she sing da blues
    and today we still
    kill at will for a cheap
    thrill on our own
    brothas & sistah's
    it all wrong learn
    da History of Roots
    don't be boot for the
    system of unjustice
    and no peace know
    ya History at least
    sons lay down ya guns
    daughter leave da streets
    this our destruction of self
    defeat not history
    see da book gets deep
    we must continue to teach
    preach da words from
    cities streets protect da
    History Rev. Slappy
    singing O' Happy Day
    coz we shall ova come
    some day ..................
    piece of reality History
     
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    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dr. King's Dreams

    He tried to love all the hate away
    Tried to conquer violence with peace
    Was successful in the way that he lived
    Before violence made his earthly life ceace

    At the news of his death Many took to the streets
    To destroy to loot and to burn
    There was no reflection by some
    To consider at all what if anything Dr. King did earn

    They merely felt all the hate not loved away
    And left peace, their violence to vent
    As if the whole world had ended that day
    With rage into the streets they went

    Unprepared to wage a real battle
    With plans to bring a needed goal into sight
    Just a spontaneous emotional eruption
    An uncoordinated hopeless fight

    Now the smoke has all settled And the tempers have cooled
    And Dr. King has been made an international hero
    Yet the questions stilll linger in society's mind
    Where was Dr. King going to go

    Had he lived to be forty and on to this day
    What direction would he have taken
    What of his many dreams for humanity
    Have they all been hopelessly forsaken

    And taken up by even his enemies
    Who now do lip praises now that he is physically absent
    And try to use his name to work against his ambitions
    And to slow down the coming judgement

    Try as they will they can't stop King/dom come
    Dr. King was surely one sent to usher in
    The justice that the Creator designed for mankind
    And this will continue on to the win
     
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    pure VICTORY in this HISTORY
    thankz brother Rasheed for this piece here .

    c'mon Family ya pen seem silent to our History month !
    Poet's wake up ...........
     
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    Charles Drew

    This is my first African American Hero

    Charles Drew
    I will be dropping another flow
    but this is a taste of my hero

    Born in Washington DC
    this man made history

    If it was not for him
    There will be no Blood tranfusion

    He created a special way
    to give blood to the Dying
    it is said

    He created the first blood bank
    making ya think

    then on April 1
    he was in a bad accident
    suffering bleeding all of the place
    he was taken to the nearest client

    the doctor said NO
    and turn his back
    because Charles Drew was Black

    and so he die he bled to Death
    and this is another history fact

    so i will get into it more
    i just want to let you know
    that this is my first hero

    Because of him many lives has been same
    American Red Cross Need to Honor his Name

    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    O'yes sistah let the reality of our history be known
    from the hero of ya heart flow head on so we all know
    the Man to honor in our history .......thankz Bluewater

    CONTINUE FAMILY TO BRING THE WORD OF HISTORY
    TO A NEW HIGH POETICLY SO WE ALL LEARN AND
    REMEMBER WIT HONOR ......let ya pen sing please.......
     
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    Madame C. J Walker

    Madame C.J Walker
    Is a very inspirational and powerful sister
    Don't think just because she only made hair products that she's a wanster
    ( Even though I ain't mad at her,
    That helped the sisters out with our hair! )
    But she is a REAL shining star
    Not only was she that first millionaire there is more to her by far
    With her millions in earning she donated to her community all over and ajar
    With her 34 room mansion
    She housed many through the expansion
    And all while rocking straight hair... later making it a fashion
    She loved her work with a passion
    With her hard work I can say she is a person to look up to in every demension
    Without her we wouldn't be able to choose if she wanted our hair stright or not
    We wouldn't be able to have a comb of hot
    Believe it or not
    Whether you liked it or not
    ALL our hair would be in knots
    It's because of her that cosmetologist as a professional later became out
    Creating new styles and what nots
    The perm she invited from a hot pot
    Later was created in factories and packed box by box
    Because of the growing demand was hot
    I salute Madame C. J Walker for she is a very influenial person.......that was never forgot
     
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    Sista Maya Angelou...

    reading soul sounds of truth
    sista warrior queen in her youth
    and still...
    telling tales of the past in the power of the present
    a mother daughter and worker neva a peasent
    as she rose above the tribulations she was delt
    the pain and burdens she had felt
    witnessing the loss of the soldeirs Brotha warrior King and Malcolm X
    she did her best
    to maintain the tales and tell the truth
    to those who would hear her melodic voice and she rang
    TRUTH
    TRUTH
    YET STILL I RISE...
    TRUTH
    of our people and our sista warrior Queens
    her wisdom rings
    in the ears of the masses
    and I applaud her poetic power
    now sheba sings the song
    of the beautiful strong blak woman for SHE is one
     
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