Black Poetry : Cage!!

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    like years ago
    caged and brand
    stolen from da
    peace of motherland
    to A-me-ri-can
    lashed by da whip
    backside down to
    da hip
    re-name me call me
    boy //sold me for a
    chep two bits or some
    old gold candle stick
    raped my sistah
    killed my brutha
    who is these sorry
    mutha !
    took my book
    slap me if i spoke
    hung many by the
    tree and rope
    struggling for hope
    peace in dis land
    that call A-me-ri-can
    broken home
    fractured dreams
    nightly slumber screams
    nasty things bare feet
    slaved handz raw
    sun up sun down
    for a few grains

    New birth born
    green/blue eyes
    skin golden pal
    mother black blue
    yet freedom awaits
    in the north
    of my promiseland
    they may hold my
    body but not my spirit
    thay may strip me of name
    but freedom i aim to claim
    shackled to chain
    but not my mental brain
    as i sing !
    freedom freedom
    let my people go !
    :( :( :( :( :(

    like the river of my journey
    the blood stream down the
    path of my heart as it pour
    outward in the cries of many
    who dies to see today
    and behold da sound of drums
    clashing
    twice an image of lovely sorrow
    i weep in the slumber of my
    chambers
    not knowing where to hide
    the desperation enticing
    to escape
    as if time could run away
    from the meanings to replace
    the illusionary life of a reality
    struggle
    as so many ova look da truth
    like it was a non-existence
    sadly as ancestors lying
    from the hardship we born into
    but gave way for the teaching
    conducting waves a path to read
    write and learn thy history of
    great worriors of da past
    i tell u die like christ so u may live

    and today some folks of black power
    look down on the less without a bless
    but bash and strike low blows being
    uncle tom cold calling me names that
    only slaves was made to carried
    killing dreams of great men like Dr.King
    crossing ova into a myth of destruction
    well !!!
    allow me to tell u something
    it was we people who slaved
    died, cried , striped & stolen
    beaten ,raped and killed
    and discovered birth things
    u can spell invent and created
    so today folks like u can stand
    tall and rule , rise and live
    but yet struggle are u really free?
    wit ya house and fancy car
    wit ya top paying job and mouth
    of a motor doing not his will but
    the laws of a govermental let down
    upon ya own
    so how strong are u really
    when u can fall by da waste side
    in one night after years to rise
    so i say unto u today
    LET MY PEOPLE GO ! :maddd:
    CAGE BE NOT yet i'm never free
    but i speak and write not caged
    shackled nor chain down but soon
    FREEDOM AWAITS ME so i wait
    til my savior come .....true freedom
    :teach: :spin: :deal:
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow like this
    posed well and speak loud
    on point
    lovin this flow....
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Thankz sistah Queen
    unto u peace and love
     
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    and today some folks of black power
    look down on the less without a bless
    but bash and strike low blows being
    uncle tom cold calling me names that
    only slaves was made to carried
    killing dreams of great men like Dr.King
    crossing ova into a myth of destruction


    well said my man...we got to straighten it out....
    somehow someway
    one love
    khasm
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this verse really hit home for me...
    so often do we forget...
    your work here was quite
    inspirational!
    Flow on Brother!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes Khasm somehow , someway
    this struggle of mixed lost mindz
    need to be handled so they know
    the real meaning the gift of bonding
    helping to bring another to the top
    not beat and strip them from dreams
    so many get ahead by a foot and think
    they above the rest when yet we all still
    rocking in the boat of struggling life......
    who told them they was free??
    Thankz brutha

    sistah sage yes how we forget
    get ahead and look down on folkz
    who is struggling a bit more
    do they not know our ancestors
    paved the way for us all today
    to be able to read , write, learn
    teach and their hope that we bond
    but blind eye and death ear yet not
    knoweth of the true meaning
    so i continue to cry for freedom
    of all my people our people the people
    thankz sistah Queen
     
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    ah, $$RICH$$ my brotha, it's been a minute since you laid down some of your awareness work. I LOVE it!! Keep it comin!! :heart: :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes it's been a while thankz sistah gempis
    this was someting i had to say to let those
    who feel above the rest who think that all dat
    and look down on people like me yet not know
    they not free just trap in the myth of a different slavery
    peace
     
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    Very deep. We will never forget even if they do, and they do try to make it like it never happened. That's the worst part of all. Great poem.
     
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    yes my brother..
    so sad indeed
    the wheels are moving
    forward
    in a slow speed
    yet it is moving :grouphug:
    much love
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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