Black Poetry : Caribbean Queen

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PatriceCQueen, Aug 28, 2001.

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If there were no borders, would that eradicate indigenous peoples, who then would be

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Caribbean Queen

    I am the lighter sister
    Daughter of my mother and my father
    Born on Jamaican soil
    I am a blue eyed
    Yellow haired sister
    That burns easily in the sun
    I too am Africa
    Intimidated into answering white
    I am the sister that lack the light
    That shone so brightly on others
    For I am the sister that lost sight
    Saying
    It is from France I came
    The Arc De Triumph
    Thought to give me
    Its breasts for milk
    Being nurtured by thoughts of
    It is better to be white
    When no light shines your way
    And you will suffer if you stay in the gray
    Even to venture to be called black
    If you are French the job is yours
    No more staying in the kitchen
    Playing plantation roles
    You can be white
    Stand in the front office
    Have the freedom
    Of the spaces you work
    Even to walk on Jamaica's beaches
    Not hear the echo of the threat
    That soldiers may one day patrol the beaches
    Keep the natives from annoying the tourists
    That are on your island to rest

    Now......Poverty
    Is knocking at your door to say
    Can I drive you around the island
    I'm a taxi driver
    We cannot drive up to your hotel
    Except if we are dropping you off
    I will go buy whatever you want
    Bring it back right here my sistah
    Irie...Jah...Rastfari..
    Are the most frequent flyer words
    We are permitted to speak
    For that makes the tourists happy
    In Miami they remember the lessons
    And can be heard saying
    Jah ... Rastafari
    I cannot reach for my sister
    For then someone will see the resemblance
    Then my dark blue eyes will no longer
    Keep me on the other side
    With my white counterparts
    And I will suffer discrimination
    No longer accessing the privilege
    All my sisters have been denied
    She is too black to be loved
    Too black to be respected
    To avoid her own rape is her challenge
    For it is the right of men to have her
    Come back to the Caribbean
    What is old is what is new
    Come back to the Caribbean
    Your new island home
    This Caribbean Queen
    Will welcome you with open arms
    This my island
    Is yours to enjoy

    Patrice C. Queen



    12 Times New Roman sea blue :rolleyes:
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    welcome home my sister queen

    much love :heart:


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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    PCQueen ... deep and thought provoking peace
    thank you for sharing it with us
    thank you for sharing you with us
    please make yourself at home

    :heart:

    Destee

    ps ... polls are allowed everywhere except the poetry forums
    i've not removed yours because you are new and may not
    have known that ... again ... thanks for joining us
     
  4. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i figured it out
    sorry I made the mistake

    patrice
     
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    WOW... I loved this.... like a biography or sumptin...it's good...well you rock on wit ya blonde hair blueld eyed self, ok?
     
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    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't really give a fruit if you black white, or yellow cornbread. In the end Your words turned out to be beautiful. I enjoyed the journey wherein what you had to say. Great Piece PCQueen!
     
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    i am black and i look black.... i worte it in reference to my older sisters need to pass for white when she was young....three of my sisters are blue eyed black people. my father was a blue eyed black man whose family married too many white people or something and he passed for white too when i was young..... i wrote th poem to express their plight.............. something like that ......... i am glad u like the piece.......... there is so many parts of us and we must embrace the blackness and not run from it
    Patrice

    I a proud brown eyed brown hair pickney
     
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