Black Poetry : Civil Rights.............

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  1. nevar

    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Civil Rights can somebody explain that to me
    Can you honestly say were free

    Do any one know the meaning
    Since we seems to tear ones' down which is demeaning

    How can you love your own when they hurt you
    Spit in your face, beat you down calling you a fool

    How can I call you my brotha
    And then get mad when a sista turn to the otha

    Hmmm please tell me what im missing
    Seems when a sista cross the line all get to pissing

    On a sista because she felt abused
    Been torn by our owned and left confused

    Civil Rights was fought before we was born
    Seems like the movement was torn

    Martin Luther King said he had a dream
    When white kids and black kids will sing

    Did any of ya'll criticize that and say he's crazy
    At least him and others stood up didnt remained lazy

    Lets say no Martin, no Malcom, no Parks
    All of us right now will still be in the dark

    Yes we would still be colored
    White babies sucking on your mama as if they was udders

    Yeah its funny but what if nobody gave a [email protected]
    Would you get mad if for one more night you ate spam

    Because people accepted being the lower class
    Our parents out here scuffling busting their @ss

    You eat or sit down when they are through
    Can you believe it dont want to hear the truth

    Some of us just seem to go on and not respect
    Some of us dont want to take the time to reflect

    The Civil Rights' fighter wanted us to have a chance of equality
    Martin, Parks, Malcom all showed some fine qualities

    Why didnt ya'll protest and say sit down Boy know your place
    I guess he got tired of the Man spitting in his face
    And all wanted to get a taste

    Of what it is to sit at the counter, be able to vote, be able to walk in as a man
    And this is why Martin said white and black will walk hand in hand

    Because he knew that in time all races will come together
    And it sickens me I cant count on my brotha to shelter me from the weather

    If he was here I wonder what he would say
    That racism, injustice, degradation, discrimination, is amongst us till this day

    It aint the otha race who throw it in a young sista/ brotha face
    It sad to say its our own race

    So I ask again can anybody enlighten me and tell me what are my

    Civil Rights..................
     
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    Nevar, I appreciate the question you've raised. As Americans our ever dwindling rights surpass those of peoples around the world, as it relates to freedom. Freedom of speech being but one example. Don't wait for anyone to define, or uphold your civil liberties. Everyone has a responsibility to be aware of their civil rights. The U.S. Constitution, which guarantees our rights as citizens is now under attack. There are those among us who would love to silence and enslave us. Peace, Baby.
     
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    1 poetsought i appreciate you showing me some love. and i appreciate your honesty towards my comments. thanks your comments are always welcome. :hearts4:
     
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    i'm feeling you here ........your rights is how you precieved them.
     
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    Yeah are we free dont know
    Yet it is always what we invision freedom as
    Much Love Sis
     
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    You sho don't shy away from the hard questions. lol
    We got enough civil rights to make it look like we got
    life liberty and the freedom to persue happiness, but
    when you get right down to it, it's mostly an illusion
    and you find out quick fast when you happen to
    cross that invisible line...
    Tyte drop Nevar.
    One love
     
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    I enjoyed reading this, very thought provoking expression
    thanks for sharing
     
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    I enjoyed reading this piece, It stimulated my mind and made me say mmmm...
     
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    to rich thanks for showing me some love

    to tant i see ya doing your thing with the g-14 but remember no matter who you try to be your still God Property!!!!!

    to skrybble thanks we got something in the works

    to arthur1210 thanks for entering my world

    to asimplepoet thanks for showing a sista some love
    :love: :jump:
     
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    skrybble my love i miss you so much!
     
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