Black Poetry : Breaking These Whitewashed Walls.

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  1. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They seem to be closing in on me
    with every breath i take. These, cemented
    geometric shapes fit for an asylum, whiter than the
    not-so-red redneck driving his slaves to their cells.

    This freedom they speak of, have i seen it before,
    am i to be confined to this torture to eternity? as
    migratory birds fly to their summer paradise domes
    i am... stull trapped in these walls.

    still trapped in their evil stares as they stare and
    spit at the blackness of my skin: the heavens
    ran outta white body paint. they laughed at
    Sarah Baartman's africaness because they had
    none for themselves.

    our people were, in their own land suffering, praying
    in song, trying to figure out why they happened
    to be... trapped in these walls?

    i need to break free, to collapse these... evil-eyed
    monsters that close in on me with their whiteness...
    i need an empty space, a promising space with no
    barriers, the true meaning of free.

    when i go, not if, but when: i'll be going for the warriors
    of my past-time, the youths of Soweto Uprising,
    the many africans massacred by the pale-skinned
    minorities that once dominated our majorities...

    when i go, i'll be crashing these walls, defeating those
    oppressors... i'll be going: for my people.

    ***... i don't know if you know... that in South Africa, we're having a rememberance day for the students that died in the June 16th uprising (namely Hector Petersen) and a group of my friends and i are all writing pieces on it, so i thought i'd share mine with you. ***
     
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    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rhythm, I enjoyed this wonderful poem.
     
  3. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you so much!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very well done , it's surely felt scribe on !!!!!!
     
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    Words, putting us into these heinous moments. Keep the flows coming.
     
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    i enjoyed this flow...thanks for sharing
     
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    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all!! i'm glad you enjoyed it! love to you all!

    plain.
     
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