Black Poetry : Black Woman

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Who was there
    In the Beginning
    The causation of the
    Human race
    I was
    Whose image graces
    The tombs of great kings
    In the lands before
    Your time
    Mine does
    Who worked and slept
    Laughed and wept
    Behind you
    Before you and
    At your side
    I did
    So why do you
    Treat me with disdain
    Subject me to the
    Horrors of the day
    When I gave you life
    You still shake your head
    With no recollection of me
    Little do you know
    I will rise above
    The pettiness of human ways
    I am not a girl
    But a Queen
    A Black Woman
    The mother of all
    Earthly things
    I owe to myself
    The success of my people
    As high as the success
    May be and you
    Owe it to me
    To be the kings
    And queens
    In the image of
    What we used to be
    In my image
    You have been made
    Neither a ****
    Nor a ni***
    A tramp or a tease
    You must remember
    I am not a girl
    But a Queen
    I am a Black Woman
    The mother of all
    Earthly things
    It is not the dying
    But the killing that
    Weakens our blood
    The drugs and the hatred
    That have no one to blame
    Forget the white man
    And remember your name
    If WE are all for us
    We can rise above the shame
    Your words hurt worse
    Than the heaviest fist
    But through my tears
    I still stand proudly
    A Black Woman
    Your Queen
    A daugther of
    The mother of all things
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this reminds me of my poem love a black woman..very nice write sis...
     
  3. toylin

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    Thank you! :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i hear ya on dis and take me back to da south of a black woman worth
     
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    Beautiful testament - makes me wanna stand up and yell it.
     
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    reminds ME of momma :) lovely sista Lovely :)
     
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    Stop the presses! Elevate the Black Woman! Toylin, this great work must be delivered by way of spoken word. If you've already been there and done that, then do it again.
     
  8. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you....

    $$RICH$$..you know I'm not from the South, but my family is.. maybe those roots un deeper than I though!
    Gempis..Say it loud!
    Triniti424.. mama, sister, auntie, grandma.. and yourself, girl! I'm celebrating us!
    1poetsought.. never read this one live anywhere. Whenever I get a mic hooked up, I'll call you first ;)
     
  9. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    tis always nice to read a piece that extols ones tribe...lets us look at
    ourselves in the mirror and see our root...our royal heritage...
    flow on
     
  10. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, deepy.. exactly!
     
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