Black Poetry : Black Man's Anchor

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Black Man's Anchor

    A tree is anchored to the ground by roots which draw nourishment
    from the depths of the Earth. Typhoon winds will not topple the tree.
    Torrential rains will not wash it away. Even freezing snow will not
    crack it. And the smallest leaf on the furthest branch at the outermost
    limb grows secure from the nourishment these unseen roots bring.

    When the Black Man was in his cradle before the dawn of his awakening, Mother Africa sat with him, talked to him, sang to him. At the twilight of civilization's beginning, she was there teaching him, guiding him and holding classes on the banks of the Nile. She created roots then. They connect to you now, like umbilical cords. They carry nurturing reminders of History and Culture, as if from the deepest depths of a mother's womb to her child or the smallest leaf on a tree's outstretched branch.

    You may not have known this source of strength existed or that you've
    been connected to it all this time. But the blood that flows in your veins
    today built the Pyramids centuries ago. The genes that make you who you are created writing and education when the rest of the world was bathed in ignorance. And the voices that whisper are but the ancestors anchored within echoing, even as you sleep, to build the next great tomorrows like they built the last magnificent yesterdays.

    HH​
     
  2. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was soo moving:toast: It was very good
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man bruh this was awesome and smooth release
    when u drop it's always correct in the community

    Hope you consider or decide on a membership here
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    Such a reassuring scribe of the ancestral blessings we have within. Proudly written, thank you for this.
     
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    you really touch me
    with this poem poet
    the flowing
    of our histroy
    much love
    flow on
    Peace~N~Love
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  6. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Magnificent Piece

    this was great piece HH
    it does my heart good to feel the strength of concious ones...
    we need concious poets and you are, absolutely...

    ps
    there's an ancient Africa proverb wich reads:

    "good timber does not
    grow with ease
    the stronger the wind
    the stronger the trees"

    your beautiful words just reminded me of that
     
  7. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thank you for your piece
    for your consciousnes
    for your being...
    it is about reminding us
    making us aware
    showing the connections

    i look forward to more
     
  8. Alpha Male

    Alpha Male Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    reply to HH

    HH, What you bring to the table is 5 star cuisine
    Water is shallow and minnows perfer the obscene
    But sharks swim the ocean looking for meat like this
    And fat whales swim away from the poetic abyss​
     
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