Black Poetry : chosen people?

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A chosen people wandered 40 years in the wilderness
    Seeking direction, hope, protection from the desolation
    Of the slavery the suffered under the hands of Pharaoh;

    400 years ago a chosen people were stolen from their land
    crossed the threshold of the Middle Passage into the domain
    of pain and suffering at the hands of a new found Pharaoh;

    years later a man pitted the North against the South in the battle
    to maintain the rights of the chosen people whom were stolen from
    their land and now all they want is “40 acres and a mule;

    40 years ago a chosen people led by a Moses of the day wandered
    the streets of the south in the struggle to be treated equal all the
    while holding hands and singing “We shall overcome” to Pharaoh;

    today 41 bullets riddled a man who was riddled by the number of
    Pharaohs’ guards who, riddled by the object in his hand followed
    through with Pharaohs’ eternal command, “Kill the firstborn males…”

    and yet the firstborn maybe missed by the soldiers of fear whom never stop
    to see if the first born is the first they run across, the first to freeze, the first
    to reply, rather they see them as the first to reach for the mysterious weapon;

    and now we hear those who still stand on the belief that we will overcome
    when the Pharaoh of today is not the one we see in the Old Testament days
    for now we live the New Testament times when one man dies for our sins;

    but who is the incarnate redeemer who walks the earth teaching and healing
    the masses that will one day eventually turn their backs on him, turn him over
    to the politicians and heretical guards to be hanged cities away from Pharaoh;

    ever wondered how is it that Pharaoh always lived in a guarded house made white
    as snow surrounded by undercover guards and visually present guards in a city that’s
    guarded while the people right outside his guarded fence are dying from the hunger?

    Change can only come when those who believe in the overcoming power of the
    Chosen people stand in the midst of the struggle and contribute to the change for
    Those who stand outside the fence while never see with unobstructed clarity;

    The chosen people must understand that the wandering of the wilderness is
    Coming to the end of its 40 year term and until we remove the shades from
    our eyes, stop hoping for a “Disneyland reality” and see that the only Bambi
    we will ever see is under the desk of the most powerful man in the free world;

    and yet the only ones who afflict us with slavery tactics, slavery minds forcing
    us into slavery living are the ones whom walk with us in the wilderness adding
    years to the struggle while shortening life for others through drugs and murder;

    so we must understand that the only way for us to overcome Pharaoh is to first to
    overcome the slave mentaltity in our own chosen people for we are destined for
    greatness during a time when we choose to wander until someone comes and tells us stop...

    Change comes from reality
    Reality comes from understanding
    Understanding comes from vision
    Vision comes from opening your eyes
    Opening your eyes comes from enlightenment
    Enlightenment comes from seeing things as
    they are and not how you want them to be;

    full circle of life is more than existing from life until death.
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Educate... educate... educate.
    I dig this deeply,
    Yet, i find to be true that you can't change someone's beliefs...
    All you can do is speak the truth and hope and pray and have
    faith that they will listen and change.
    Thank you.
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you for the read and your words of wisdom...i am humbled today..
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    MO, MO, MO

    :D once again I bow in your presence

    you know this life has taught me one thing, in order for somebody to be on top, somebody has to be on the bottom

    liked how you looped this MO

    you never cease to amaze with your depth

    people have to earn my RESPECT

    and you have done that 40 times over
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the feelings are mutual my brother...there are few who i can vibe with in verse...you contribute quite well...thanks for the read...
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    MO

    i just read my message
    bad grammar
    my mama taught me better
    so i fixed it
    but i'm quite sure you felt the message
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YESSSSSSS!!! BIG D"

    SPEAKETH
    THE TRUTH LAY WITHIN

    I WAS BORN BY THE RIVER IN A LITTLE TENT
    THE CHANGE WILL COME!!!

    TEACH AS U PREACH SO ONE'S EAR MAY HEAR
    AND WIT FAITH OF HEART ONE SHELL LISTEN
    INTENTLY ..........FEED ME MOREEEEEEE!!!!!!
     
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    $$$RICH$$$ thanks for the words bro' thet ring deep...

    So'ja, i wasn't payin attention to da grammer for i sometimes neglect to proofread also...

    one.
     
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    nice stuff

    although i commented before
    the deserve an encore response
    thus i'm sending one

    to a true poet

    DSSNY
     
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    holding it down in da NYC...bro' i walk wit cha'

    no doubt...

    one.
     
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