Black Poetry : Black Story

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  1. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black story

    At a young age
    One night before i went to sleep
    my mother told me
    A black story

    The story was
    About how her and granny wept when Dr. King and Malcolm died
    About the revolution in black pride

    And

    How some wanted to go back to Africa
    In search of a seperation from white America
    And re-attatchment to their roots
    But how most stayed to make
    A better day in the United States

    I heard stories of segregation
    Discrimination
    The Islam nation
    Of human rights complications

    For you see, our opposition disagreed
    With the fact that we were human beings
    And deserving to be
    Endowed with our constitution given rights

    She told me of how
    The panthers said ***** idle talk- lets fight
    Then about how
    Crack devastated the black community almost overnight

    She told me a black story
    with many chapters
    And after
    She was done
    She told me that one day
    I would be the one
    To tell black two stories
    Both hers and mine
    Because keep in mind;
    there's still a black story going on
    Theres still many battles to be won
    And still more sorrow before we're done

    In this
    Never ending
    Black Story
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis was poetic flava ....deep and well felt
     
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    bigdrizzle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great poem... The struggle still continues
     
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    mama told you right
    and this black has no ending
    because the fight continues
    although must young people don't see it or old people for that matter

    because of bling-bling, braids and b-ball

    well written poet
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful poem! Hopefully the next story we tell is how we conquered it all! :rolling:
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ur right the black story never ends
    becuz our legacy cant ever end


    Loved the message this poem posed...

    surely keep the flow goin :jump:
     
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    positive message...write on poet

    one love
    khasm
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As one story builds upon another, we still bear a weight of struggle. I could almost envision a woman telling this story to her child as I read this poet. Wonderful.
     
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