Black Poetry : Call Me By My Name (Self-Revelation)

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Break it down…

    1979 the 5th of November
    I burst into this world
    Conceived by the elementals of Earth, Wind, & Fire
    To the groove of September on a Valentine’s Day
    I am the love child of wild hearts
    My soul is consumed with poetry of the Universe
    Music of the oceans and stars
    The flames inside me drive me to seek release
    From my earthly shell
    I can’t be seen by mortal eyes
    I rise like supplications to the Most High
    Liberty be the only thing on my mind
    So I take my pen a dash this reality into oblivion
    My words be mightier than my enemies
    Falling like dead leaves beneath the onslaught of my knowledge
    You see me, but you don’t know me
    You see me, but you don’t know me
    I am called by many names
    Chant me to invoke my presence
    Chantay/Conflict/Legacy
    Chantay/Conflict/Legacy
    Chantay/Conflict/Legacy
    Who am I?
    Who am I?
    Chantay
    Dream child manifest with stars in her eyes
    Innocent spirit blowing in the wind
    Tender smiles and soft heart
    Naïve and unconscious of the world
    Black rose basking in the sunshine
    But when the storm clouds gather
    I become that ***** Conflict
    Deceitful and destructive
    Dark heart, wounded soul, cruel tongue
    Toughened from being ravaged, raped, abused and manipulated
    Making a lifetime out of loneliness
    Rage unleashed
    Bathed in blood
    Remembering with fury years wasted in an endless dance of
    Violence, sex, drugs & alcohol
    Ganging banging like I had no reason to live
    Ready to die
    Driven only by my internal hatred
    Until the Creator allowed the sunlight to pierce my soul
    Granted me mercy and restored my knowledge of self
    Dispersed the shadows of yesterday
    Burned my sorrows & scattered them to the wind
    Broke out the box & spread my wings
    Soared off the edge of the Universe & discovered my divine being
    I be Queen, Goddess, Righteous Soul Sista
    Hope, love and faith restored
    Consciously erected
    Battling the world for every inch of lost soul
    Demanding liberation for my people
    Invoking the power of the ancestors to fill me with their strength
    Sitting at the feet of Elders receiving wisdom
    Soul illuminated
    Fire in my eyes
    Wild for freedom
    Pumping life from the well of joy inside
    Reaching through the nexus for every star
    That belongs to me
    I have finally found my destiny
    Found the answer to my soul’s equation of self
    Now us three become a trinity of soul
    Chantay/Conflict/Legacy
    Made manifest into a whole woman
    Call me by my rightful name
    As I assume my throne upon the Universe
    Legacy…Legacy…Legacy…
    LEGACY
     
  2. lil'MizzUnique

    lil'MizzUnique Active Member MEMBER

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    That was very passionate, understandable, and very heart felt..great work
     
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    the journey to self-actualization the bursting of bonds
    the liberation. I feel you, Legacy! Spread them wings
    queen!
     
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    legacy.


    chile! :)
    if we didn't know... we sho do now!!

    i wish you could hear/see the standing ovation!!
    brilliant peace of work.

    alwayspeace,
    elayne.
     
  5. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much for the compliments everyone!
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    from the ashes of a former life a phoenix arises to claim her rightful place..this is her destiny....
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    legacy,

    you know what...you are brilliant!

    scribe on queen scribe on.


    blak
     
  8. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace Blak,

    You know the sentiments are always returned. I am honored by your praise.

    Bishop, I am forever flattered by you, and you know this!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sweet dear Legacy.....dis was very untouchable
    indeed ya journey is half way their continue to bless us
    dear Queeneth one
    I bow in your honor
     
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    we all applaud as you take your throne, may your legacy be strong!

    I'm just sayin...
     
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