Black Poetry : Black Love

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Ireadastory, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There’s just something special about Black love.

    I’m not discriminating against Asian love or Native love, Hispanic love or even White love.
    I’m just saying there is something special about Black love.

    Black love is in our eyes, it’s in our hair, it’s in our lips and in the way we carry ourselves.
    Black love knows pain.
    You see, Black love carried us through 400 years of oppression,
    You might say that love alone carried us through but it wasn’t the white man sold like an animal and beaten and made to work.

    It wasn’t the white man that was hung and his life snatched away for doing what God’s intent for him to do, for what’s in his nature and in his heart and that is to be attracted to women, not because she’s white, but because but she’s a woman.

    Asian love couldn’t tell Black love, I understand but you’ve got to keep going.
    Native love couldn’t tell Black love, there’s hope just hold out until tomorrow.

    Hispanic love couldn’t tell Black love, it’s in the past forget it and move forward.
    Black love isn’t just love it’s in the way we understand one another,
    It’s our tears we’ve shared together,
    It’s our laughter we’ve laughed out loud,
    And it’s our heart that reaches out from one sister to the next brother.

    There’s just something special about Black love.
    No discrimination intended.
     
  2. nfinite

    nfinite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel you on this but other luvs have gone thru oppresion as well. I am not trying to start anything. I loved the piece, but oppresion never discriminates.
     
  3. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nfinite, I very much agree with you on this one. This piece was written years ago. And sometimes you learn more and more as you grow. Looking back on this piece, yes love is love no greater no less love is just love. It took some growing up and some willingness to learn. Thank you for your honesty. I want everyone to be truly honest with me whether you agree or disagree with any of my work. Thank you thank you thank you.
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ireadastory
    i agree with nfinite about oppression..buti was also struck by how you phrased each ethnic groupll
    Asian love = a private people, protected and guarded internally
    Native love=a people fighting and almost (but not) destroyed by the european immigrants
    Hispanic love= a people some of whom who do not speak to their african root.
    I found it fascinating...
    also when you speak of black people are your speaking of slave rooted black people or all black people?...think about it..
    yet with all my questions and thoughts...i liked the way it read..
    and it is true what we wereand thought can/does change as we grow..so keep flowwwwww ing...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was a great powerful scribe flow on keep speaking
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a very nice and posed scribe...
    but i have to say there is nothing like black love :wink:
    likes the drop!!!!
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    A proud love that has endured despite it all, great write.
     
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