Black Poetry : Black Man's Delimma

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This here is just how many of us feel at times. It may seem negative or as if I am searching for acceptance from those who oppress me, but I assure y'all that I am proud of the blackness bestowed upon me by H.I.M.
    However.....In younger years, before maturing into the man that I am....I had these types of conversations with myself......Hope y'all enjoy :)



    A fresh game of tug-o-war
    …….Tumultuous souls… each
    Vying to gain control of my soul
    The wayward lamb……
    alone….. in the hostile wilderness
    of the land he calls home
    ……..The never ending dilemma of a Black Man

    Which shall I be today?
    …..The one whom changes the way he speaks
    trying not to offend
    those who pretend to tolerate
    despite my differences……
    instead of accepting on the basis
    of what makes me unique?

    Regardless of how hard
    it is to be me….eternally
    I’m doomed to carrying the drum
    While dancing to someone
    else’s beat

    Inside my soul
    Dwells a wayward lamb….
    Who is the Sheppard…should I
    Lead or follow?
    …….The never ending dilemma of a Black Man
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like it..nice read...
    we all do that tug a war thang....
    peace my brother :angel1:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    big ups on dis

    u hit it on the head here
    yes indeed many of us be in this tug-o-war thing
    i felt this as it hit home
    tyte scribe indeed :teach: continue on
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother you have skills. Thanks for the inspiration.

    blak
     
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    yes my brother
    my goodness
    you have hit on points
    the beat of what it is
    and define with question
    the feeling within
    as the path is walked
    how will it be.
    sometime following
    sometime lead
    till the end
    of time. keeping the wheels
    in motion
    my special and unique brother
    much love to you
    Peace
     
  6. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You may have felt this as a black man...
    but I've even felt this as a black woman
    the struggle to find oneself at that crossroad
    of youth is very similar...I was there but I
    love where I am now...full of pride and direction...

    Prolifically etched as always…
     
  7. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Strength in Numbers"

    "Respect Due"
    ............................As you bestowe blessings upon your Brothers....So shall the winds of reciprocity blow in your favor.....

    funny you should say "strong Sista beside me"...Massa, and his brethren "jimmy and bill-bob crow"..believed too that beside every man is a strong woman...Why else would he rape her in front us, then beat us in front of them.....divide and conquer is a muuuug aint it?

    thanks for the reply...........One Love
     
  8. BaduX

    BaduX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    im feelin this
    God Bless
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THIS is so good, afrostotle. mmm, mmm, mmm.
     
  10. LibertyLady

    LibertyLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :wave: there i am.....

    and yes this was a motavating good poem.!....
    makes you think about this makes you wanna :read:

    makes you wanna pass on the truth...

    I call the slaves shackles........

    the hidden juwelary of the devil...

    How do we Free Ourselves....

    Take them away from Him....



    I enjoyed reading this ....
    and afrostolte Keep writing...
    Love Liberty
     
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