Black Poetry : Black - Tell me about your BLACK

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by HODEE, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black: The base color of all design
    Black: The skin color of mine:10200:
    Black: How I feel. My mood sometimes
    Black: Like the room. When I don’t pay my electric bill
    Black: Like when you left me. Standing with my heart and broken love on a lonely hill
    Black: Follows the day, its called night.
    Black: Like when I close my eyes,

    I have no fear of
    Black
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black: The color that I'll always be
    Black: The color of the midnight sea
    Black: The color seen when my mind is quiet
    Black: The color after Thanksgiving when retailers
    say, "Please buy it!"
    Black: The color often seen with red and green
    Black: The color of a cold computer screen

    Black is often equated with evil, but the word actually describes so much, so well... I loved this.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well created and crafted to perfection Blackness is sweetness
     
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    Fade to Black

    HODEE, I can feel the Blackness in your outlook

    In your SOUL :10200:
     
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    I was there in the beginning.

    From the "Black Womb" of the Universe
    emerged my Sun, my Moon and my Stars.
    Or as they say:
    "In the beginning was darkness and
    from the darkness came the light"

    My diamond started it's life in the
    form of black coal under pressure in
    the darkness of my earth.

    My melanine is black with the ability to
    transform energy, light, sound, heat and life.

    To complete my essence, it is within the darkness
    of my own womb that I bring forth life to compliment and
    extend my own being as the original
    Black Mother of all that lives...
    Often imitated but never duplicated.​
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    "How Black? THIS BLACK"


    I am as Black as Afro-Puffs and cornrows
    As Cowrie Shells and multi-colored beads and hair bows.

    I am as Black as sitting in a kitchen chair
    Ducking from the sizzle of a hotcomb
    Catching the corners of my "kitchen" back there.

    I am as Black as the necks of the slaves and sharecroppers
    Darkened by the constant, hot sun
    Beating down as they stooped and bent
    From the break of dawn 'til the day was done.

    I am as Black as the dirt-streaked & caked fingers and hands
    Of those who struggled, toiled, and sacrificed
    To eke out an existence and a living
    From a hard-packed soil, far from their native homelands.

    I am as Black as the oil-streaked railroad tracks and tar-paved roads
    My people forcefully laid
    Upon which, today, millions traverse and prosper
    From the blood and sweat and very lives with which they paid.

    I am as Black as the cover of my Bible
    Which, contrary to an oppressor's tool to keep my people under his foot
    And to serve his physical and mind fettering deed
    Was also secretly, clandestinely used to educate my people
    When it was punishable by DEATH for them to learn to READ!

    I am as Black as a star-less night
    With only the moon to illumine my people's flight
    Filled with fatigue and hunger, and heart-stopping fright
    Running to freedom with all their might.

    So, THAT'S how Black I am!
     
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    I particularly love the closing! And I like how you combined the concrete and abstract.
     
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