Black Poetry : Black mythology...Inspired by Amiri Baraka

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  1. ~Provakativ~

    ~Provakativ~ Active Member MEMBER

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    I heard a wise man once speak
    Of a grecian mythology
    that was burned into my ideologies
    and in turned grazed my philosophy
    He spoke of this guy Sisyphus
    Who gave Hades, the God of Grecian death a straight up fit
    Because he refused to bow down to him and go on and die
    But eventually he was there and so in his punishment lie
    He had to push this rock up and up this hill
    and when he almost reached the top
    It pushed him back where he started

    And this mythology is metophorically
    Also speaking of the African American decendency

    Because you see its we that is pushing this rock
    To explain, I'm not going to start from the bottom I'm going to start from the top

    In the histories past our ancestors before, worked and strived and died to be free from segregation forever more like that Raven Edgar Allen Poe had wrote something for

    And....
    as we got younger and they got older
    that boulder
    of equal opportunity began to crack and blunder and as we went from the top
    We transcribed to go right back where we started

    Now stay with me as I tell you how, because I know someone's thinking "my sista....how?"
    Take a look at what we stand
    We don't have blacks...or African-Americans
    We have video hoes and pimps and the only thing black is the television and the Stacy Adams that you think you stole
    But instead you stole your way to black iron prison bars where the majority of our black brothers are
    and our sons and daughters think everything is great but have no idea because they can't be taught...their inquiries fall on deaf ears

    So here's this bolder, the one that Sisyphus taught
    Has now become ethnic and we have become distraught
    Just like Sisyphus we're almost to the top
    But that boulder's starting to slip
    So....what are we going to do about it.
     
  2. BaduX

    BaduX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like this one hea!!!
    much love
    GOD BLESS :x:
     
  3. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    on point...
    good @ss concept behind this joint
    keep it comin...word
    one love
    khasm
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    indeed on point
    likes this flow...
    continue to flow....:angel1:
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you seriously follow the path on this scribe..my goodness good one...nice..thought provoking indeed
    Peace
    Blue
     
  6. ~Provakativ~

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    thanks ya'll
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very very nice scribe ya pen ink runs smooth
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a tip for the soul...wow..I love the way you put this together...I would love to hear more from you.
     
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    Very nicely imaged.

    If we were 2 help each other, those boulders would be stacked upon the other on top of that hill.

    I'm diigin' it fully.

    Bring it.
     
  10. ~Provakativ~

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    thank you...thank you for all the positive energy! :luvv:
     
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