Black Poetry : Black Is Who I Am...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by 1poetsought, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You left me hanging like
    Strange fruit in a tree

    Had we not chose to run
    We'd never be free

    Familiar with a sun
    That beat down on me

    Black is who I am...
    Not what I've come to be

    Signed on a travelin' man
    With baggage to bring ~

    But in the promised land
    Denied everything

    While in a minstrel show
    I'd long to be king

    Black is who I am...
    Not what I've come to be



    Darryl Abdu Omari
    aka 1poetsought ~ copyright 2008
     
  2. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OH goodie first to respond :read:

    I really admire the way your writing style because its so uniquely you

    you accomplish the push of many words in a few

    I do enjoy my brotha :read:

    Black is you :)
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    1poetsought,

    And I'm second one in(triniti24); Great work man! I'll be bumping this one!

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up this piece weight in real i love how u capture the truth
     
  5. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    another POET1

    sharpshooter here man the was on point

    loving the passion

    tell them what it is poet

    peace
     
  6. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    poetsought - I believe one voice inside us says we are defined by what others think we are and another voice says we are defined by what we know we are. Our behavior will be dictated by which one we listen to. This poetic window gives a look at that dilemma. Good work and thanks for the peek. Namyh
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We are what we know we are to be, 1poet I'm still diggin your unique flair.
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW...I liked this a whole lot. It has that truth in it that needs to be spoken. It also reminds me of my African American Rant!!!!
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    Flow on Bro!
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a thought provoking piece, 1poetsought. enjoyed the read
     
  10. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Know thyself

    Thank you fellow poets :qqb011:
     
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