Black Poetry : BLACK MAN REDEMPTION

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have seen the moon set, and the sun rise
    But I yet try to understand the obligations
    Of this world, who dictates my fate, and
    under a fraud objective, he seems to
    continue to prophesize my meaning
    of a man, I have sown beside the
    coherent of my seclusions’, in this
    undetermined venture, who am I?
    LORD said I was a man, I walk, I speak,
    I bleed, I sacrifice my dignity upon the
    boundaries upon my head, I scattered
    the seed enough to plant my plantation,
    seeds of my seeds, I nurtured the plantation
    with my tears, I the share cropper have
    felt the scars of the land, sanctions my
    manhood to be as the most dislike and
    nevertheless the countless,

    I have tipped the level of pain, beside
    the waters of my tears, yet I continue
    to stand, and walk, and continue to rise
    upon the vanguard of the devil, sown
    beside all waters in my day.
    I planted deep the legacy of warrior
    under all odds, what is life if there is
    no pain, I seek gathered by the bloody sea,
    I can only see the picture, that once lived
    before me, I take my licking upon the earth,
    and the loyalty that I show, for the almighty
    in honor of his grace death or life, just to live,
    is the test, under all odds of the denatured
    rusted chains of mind,


    within my heart the fear
    that wind or fowl would take the grain away.
    I planted safe against this stark, lean year.

    I scattered seed enough to plant the land
    in rows in de' house of alabama and southern roads,
    but for my reaping only what the hand
    can hold at once is all that I can show.

    Yet what I sowed upon the bounty that lies upon
    my head, but for my reaping only what the
    hand cause, shall be what the cause shall
    challenge in the prosperity of its cause,
    I am what I am, my brothers son’s of this
    inherited dream, the illusions that I may
    wake up, and say fair well upon this gloom,
    I am what I Am, I shall not feed on the bitter
    loom, for who so ever walk the path, shall rise
    upon another level, in the paradise of the blessed robe.​
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea i'm sure waiting for the next level

    if there is one

    there are too many rules in this physical universe

    maybe there's something else out there which a being can be more self sustaining

    as opposed to having to survive if you may (i.e. having to eat and drink water)

    i liked this part

    But I yet try to understand the obligations
    Of this world, who dictates my fate, and
    under a fraud objective, he seems to
    continue to prophesize my meaning
    of a man

    you came back on fire in the summer heat poet

    peace
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Through all the Black man has been through, what lies ahead? Where is the justice, where is the other side? Thought provoking wisdom as always.
     
  4. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was beautiful, felt like I was reading something from the great Langston Hughs, powerful stuff
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well taken and felt surely somewhere in da future is a promiseland for man
    awesome scribe sis
     
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