Quiet Poetry Lounge : candace

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Alkebulan, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Alkebulan

    Alkebulan Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Mar 17, 2002
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    boringham, alabama
    this poem is a tru story, no poetic license was taken 2 embelish the account given. although virtually unknown, this gr8 woman actually existed.

    C A N D A C E

    Please listen close and please pay strict attention
    As I relate a tale more than worthy of mention
    But first let me inform u that this 1 true story
    Is one of many among Africa’s dynasties of glory

    One of the characters is alexander the so called great
    And the major encounter that altered his historical fate
    We will see where this would be conqueror made his biggest mistake
    U will hear how so called blew his hot African date

    Let me tell u what so called was most fond of doing
    Parading his troops before black kings & queens, and thereby them wooing
    Most black heads of state were so impressed with his might
    After viewing his soldiers, there was rarely a fight

    Independence now gone, taxes & treaties in its place
    So called could move on, “ well, I ve conquered that race”
    But one little known stop provided his biggest disgrace
    And a history lesson whites have tried to erase

    He performed his parade number, all his troops in their trim
    But when he thought he had conquered they had something for him
    Now, whether so called saw black armies before, I don t know
    He wasen t prepared for what came next, though

    For u see, black queen Candace sent one hell of a show
    A parade of black force, 40,000 or so

    Just imagine w me this great alkebu-lan scene
    W/geographical beauty like something out of a dream
    Abundant wildlife, rolling hills, snow capped mountains serene
    A pastel blue sky, a lush blanket of green
    Untamed rushing rivers, so sweet pure and clean
    Now enter black Candace, royal alkebu-lan queen

    And while so called considered whether or not he should charge ‘er
    He was handed a note, quote, “if south u d care to come farther
    I will show u another army this one even larger

    Candace told him up front that if he was, she was game
    It was a direct challenge to so called s great name
    And when the grapevine got hold, it sure tarnished his fame

    W/out firing a shot stringing bows or one spear
    Candace defeated so called, then said “now get the hell out of here”
    Candace kept alexander from crossing her Ethiopian borders
    Not by begging or treating but by dispatching her orders

    See, she wasen t impressed by this loud mouthed macho man
    w/his overrated toy soldiers or by his marching band
    & She wasen t satisfied just to get him off of her land
    She ordered him out of the continent of Alkebu-lan

    Remember this great sister who ignored so called s clout
    his departure wasen t triumphant, a black woman ordered him out

    So called couldn t believe that one of “his kind”
    Could encounter a black woman who could outthink his "great" mind
    And what’s much worse by far, she could kick his behind

    So when u read that no more worlds left to conquer line
    Seems to me al made sure he ran out right on time

    This embarrassed him so that he broke down & cried
    See, he just couldn t deal w/this blow to his pride
    By the way, not long after this, the great, so called, died
    And from all that u’ve heard u may think I m taking her side

    It s just that whites still criticize, ignore & berate ‘er
    But if he s the great and she beat him
    Then she s black queen Candace the greater

    Candace, can t u come back say for a year or two?
    & Reinspire the substance that was once Timbuktu?
    There are so few good workers & yet so much to do
    Somehow I feel we might succeed if we had input from u
    Just your presence is a reminder of a united black worldview

    If u won t come back for that won t u come back and see
    The way they have butchered your alkebu-lan family
    More than ever we’ve need of a trained bold black army
    And an experienced leader w time tested strategy
    W a combination like that we could set Zimbabwe truly free

    Have u seen our young Alkebu-lan offspring?
    Alert, beautiful, w senses so keen
    Some exist in encampments & drink water unclean
    While plunderers rape the wealthiest continent ever seen
    Their destines controlled by people they ve never seen
    Whose primary motivation is to fill their pockets w green

    Priceless black life becomes worthless in this white mans heartless scheme

    Candace, tell us our past, they have tried to conceal
    The glorious mysteries of Alkebu-lan reveal
    They omit & mislead, misconstrue w such zeal
    Then they ve got the audacity to tell me they know how I must feel

    Well if they do, why do they continue to rape plunder & steal
    The non-violent protest seems a useless appeal

    Your brothers and sisters in the states they ve abused
    They’re a long way from home, and they re lost and confused
    U can look anywhere that our people are
    Then look for mistreatment, u won t have to look far

    Come warm us w your luv in that rich Alkebu-lan way
    Candace, help us, if u can, keep the exploiters at bay
    And offset the oppression we must overcome every day
    We re so many, so lonely, in this brief earthbound stay
    One look deep in our being shows the depths of dismay
    And reveals the ravages of a people led astray

    If I knew u were in hades I would come there this night
    I d remain in ur stead, so u could come lead the fight
    Restraining all that beauty & courage just isn t right
    The so called s of today could not stand the sight
    And what displeases them most is what brings me delight

    If u can t come back Candace, well I just had to try
    In ur timeless sagacity, u would understand why
    I ve cajoled & I ve pleaded cause I had my heart set
    See, I luv u black Candace, although we ve never met

    Alkebu-lan knew greatness long before any eur-asians came
    But in the history books, they don t mention ur name
    W/this poetic tribute I will submit our claim
    For your fair share of overdue, justifiable fame

    Though they make this a practice, they exhibit no shame
    Which just supports as I ve said, that their works are inane
    Any research that s scientific is their exclusive terrain
    But w reference to Alkebu-lan they re outside their domain

    But if u seek out some black knowledge or dare to complain
    The whites & some blacks act like u must be insane
    Though they try to erase u they do so in vain
    Just cause they leave her out don t mean she didn t reign

    Your brothers & sisters, they have ignored us too
    Cause we've got a complexion they cannot see through
    But I assure u my sister while there s still breath we can get
    We will shout to the world, we won t let them forget

    The leave outers don t realize as they ignore her contribution
    They r sewing the seeds of an Alkebu-lan revolution
    For when it comes to greatness there s no absolute measure
    It s just what scale u use, and what values u treasure

    She was the gatekeeper of Ethiopia in b.c. 332
    She was posed to defend, defeat & pursue
    Determined, courageous, w/out fear, cause she knew
    That besides being beautiful black is powerful too

    So who s great and who s not just depends on the rater
    Now I ll sum up my case proving Candace was greater
    In post and prestige, she outranked alexander
    She was a world renowned military tactician and her own field commander

    So although al saw himself as some great instigator
    Try as he might he could not intimidate ‘er

    She did what no male could do, gonna have to deal w her sooner or later

    But their bigotry blinds them, so they won t circulate er
    Their beliefs leave them no framework w which to relate er
    Her skin colors too black, so they can t assimilate er

    She remained undefeated on the world s war theatre
    And in the case of so called, to whose will did whom cater?
    So u can thank Amen-ra that great black creator
    Cause he may have given al the great, but he gave black queen Candace the greater!
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well felt scribe very well done poet indeed
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aug 26, 2003
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    somewhere ova da rainbow....
    nice alke
    i enjoyed this to the fullest
    thanks for sharing
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :bowdown: <deep sigh> No matter what I say here, it won't do this justice. I have heard a similar story before, didn't remember her name as Candace, but remembering names is not my forte. Actually, I first heard it when helping my daughter to find out information regarding Queen Nzingha. But to have the talent not only to write poetic verse, but to educate, and give us just one more reason to be proud of who we are...is awesome. So here is your bowdown..... :bowdown:
  5. Khasm13

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  6. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jun 11, 2003
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    Praising The Lord
    Baltimore, MD
    Thank you brother Alkebulan for sharing this flow with us, I first heard this poem on the open mic,it warm my thoughts deeply, and to read it, brings another warmth of joy..thank you our dear brother
    much love
  7. Alkebulan

    Alkebulan Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Mar 17, 2002
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    boringham, alabama
    appreciate the luv shown

    thanks rich 4 the read. w this post, i am only 25,374 behind u & closing :laugh:

    :wave: hi mzblkangel: u make it ez 2 share, since u've shared so much here & w me. thanks

    hi watzinaname :wave: :thanks: 4 the props. u kno how 2 make some1 feel appreciated. kudos 2 u 4 helping ur daughter discover more about our heritage. u said a mouthful & i took it all 2 heart. thanks again.

    bro khasm: 4 some1 w as many scribes on the board as u hv 2 take time out 2 read my efforts warms my hrt. :thanks:

    hi sister bluewater :wave: y am i not surprised u stopped by 2 sho some :heart: :heart: ? b/c u spread warmth everywhere u b. :thanks: we missed u n book chat. appreciate the props sister.
  8. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feb 9, 2001
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    youth volunteer

    I love his piece, I have heard you read it twice and it's even better :heart:
    [email protected] and closin in on $$RICH$$
  9. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dec 27, 2003
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    working for Paradise (Jannah)
    Lawton, OK
    i am thankful that i was blessed to come here and read this. :read: Great Work......i enjoyed myself immensely.......

    Peace and Blessings.
  10. Changes_Changes

    Changes_Changes Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feb 12, 2004
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    I wanna bring this one back. Great work Brother Teacher.