Black Poetry : Bound (To Africa/America)

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “America, America
    Will you come back to me baby?
    Please don’t run away
    Don’t let me go!”


    She dances a slow death tune to the gray souls
    Flapping beneath the tattered eyelashes
    Of her midnight skin
    Cut her and she bleeds red, green, black, white and blue
    Forever bleeding red the color of her humanity
    I am bound to her as I am to the Motherland
    AFRIKKKKAAA!!!
    Lungs wail for freedom
    Yet my name is that of an English master
    Him running through my veins
    Like jungle drums exploding
    Into intense dark rhythms inside my heart
    I slit my wrists with silver stars
    Pour down the black rage
    That ignites concrete jungles into flaming masses of rubble
    Somebody call 911
    But they never answer
    Never answer
    NEVER ANSWER
    Mind locked into encrypted messages
    Repeat on the Santana CD
    America, America
    Para mi gente, para el país, para mi vida
    PARA MI VIDA!

    For my people, for my country, for my life
    More foreign strangers running through my blood
    Like hot salsa nights
    Spaniard masters inside of me
    Racing along side my Native American Mothers and Fathers
    I offer solar incantations to my ancestors
    To bring me peace
    But I am bound, bound, bound
    Bound to the colors of these flags waving on opposite shores
    Bound to the blood coursing through these veins
    That scream a blinding rainbow of diversity
    But I got to be affirmatively Black
    Pro Black
    Sho nuff Black
    One drop or not Black
    Black as being Blackballed
    Black as being Pitch Black
    Black as Black can be
    Black as midnight skin
    I am Black, I am Black, I am Black, I am Black
    I AM BOUND!
    I AM BOUND!
    I AM BOUND!
    The victim of my own bloodline
    Singing the blues in hues of fragile humanity
    For one moment, I would wish to cease being Black
    And just be
    FREE
    Is it a sin for revolutionaries to whisper these words in the dark?
    Am I a traitor for wanting to be just HUMAN?
    Sometimes
    Just sometimes
    Can’t a conscious poet say these words without it being a sin?
    Why I always got to be so militant?
    Why everything got to be black and white?
    Wrong and right?
    Is there no gray area for a soul like mine
    For a soul like yours
    Cause if we put down the swords and peel back our skin
    Guaranteed the same blood flows within
    See we not so different
    But America I ain’t gonna forgot the wrong done me
    America I ain’t gonna forget the wrong done my people
    Ain’t gonna forget the blood debt that must be repaid
    Ain’t gonna forgot you made my ancestors slaves
    Paved your easy road on the sweat and blood of blacks
    Ain’t gonna forget how many backs were split
    Spirits torn
    Hearts broken
    Families destroyed
    Homes shattered
    The Lost Tribe of Shabazz scattered
    Psychologically brutalized
    Commercialized
    Demonized
    Genocide
    Suicide
    Yet, your crime is my crime
    Your tears are mine to shed
    The burdens of the living and the dead are ours to be shared
    Your lies, your truth, your sin, your salvation, your hideousness, your beauty
    Are all mine
    For we are one and the same
    Can’t separate my essence, my love, my blood from yours
    Africa/America
    I am the children of both your wombs
    Forever bound in your names


    “America, America
    Will you come back to me baby?
    Please don’t run away
    I need you so!”



    *Lyrics from “America” by Carlos Santana & P.O.D.
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow..
    the rhythmic blends
    in your flow
    is wonderful
    feeling this scribe
    deeply
    Peace
     
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    D@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@MN! legacy this was off the charts reverberatin wit emtion just whoa! go head sista :)
     
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    L-E-G-A-C-Y,

    You are just that, may your legacy endure. I am one of your greatest fans, but must ask that you encourage others whenever you drop one of your masterpieces. Even the gods give to mere mortals.
     
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    Strong truth. What a revelation master piece.
     
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    Lotts of truth spoken here.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    O'my sistah u out did it here
    this was the bomb u drop
    love it so much wowwwwwwwww!!
     
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    wow
    love this
     
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    Hey Sister Legacy :wave:

    A beautiful read ... but hearing you speak this peace on The ******** ... a spiritual experience for all within the sound of your voice ... thank you Sister.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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