Quiet Poetry Lounge : Color me Black

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Each stroke paints me black
    every mold sculpture in wax
    inking my soul dark n' lovely
    night glo made me brotherly
    printed deep in my awareness
    living in da color of deed
    forth my ancestors creed
    as i was created by night
    birth unto da light
    mental mind vision i sight
    he colored me black
    higher power yeah!
    dat's right as i lift my fist
    black shades afro fro
    pick to da side as i ride
    on da galaxy of my morrow
    i am yes brother soul power
    to canvas lay da brush
    mixes to black n' blue
    as i come out blackish tone
    speaking ghetto to da bone
    fighting thy struggle goes on
    in da temptation poverty song
    i'm what i am and i know who i am
    colored me BLACK

    who are u ?
    are u true to the rule
    what can u change
    in this american game
    do u point seek to blame
    or do u recall thy fame
    was u colored as i was
    or did u come unknown shade
    from the ground i was made
    and to the ground my shell
    will be laid i am Black
    meet my shadow call me
    as i and myself revisit

    I wonder who are u ?:qqb010:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I certainly remember being considered colored, and when folks first describing themselves as Black, some found it offensive. Hopefully we will all be able to see the beauty in black. Pen on fire I see.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Black is the most powerful nutural color ever spoke upon
    black is the night where many things seen in beautiful glo
    blackout is soundless and opens the mind of thinking
    as well sleep as the light of white shade can be fatal and harmful

    I am proud to be what i am and that i am BLACKKKK!!!
    thankz watz ...
     
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    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This piece makes me want to revisit the whole Civil Rights Movement and Black Power era if I could turn back the hands of time. I can hear history in your words. My favorite line of all is, "i was created by night
    birth unto da light." It made me think about plantation owners making children with black women in the cover of darkness and trying to hide them once they were born, but no matter their attempts to these children the truth always came to the light. This is revolutionary Rich!
     
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    yes Emissary when i visit my mental of what was and what is i envision a
    story that will never be hidden yet not told in full .....Thankz a million
     
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    re; hi

    good-afternoon $$RICH$$,


    still on the board...

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    i am yes brother soul power
    to canvas lay da brush
    mixes to black n' blue
    as i come out blackish tone
    speaking ghetto to da bone
    fighting thy struggle goes on
    in da temptation poverty song
    i'm what i am and i know who i am
    colored me BLACK

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    got me smiling, yet it's still sad in a way... it's the year 2008 yet many of our people are still ashamed of thy heritage... will gladly go out their way to point out thy other bloods, but when it comes to embracing the MOTHERLAND they seem to be quiet... why is it so not cool to be proud to be NEGRO? BLACK? AFRO-AMERICAN? AFRICAN-AMERICAN? strong message here my fellow Black Man so continue to enrich this poetic community...


    sincerely,
    c.t.adams-///
     
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    so true , so true ....one must know of themselves to enrich the blood that they are
    and stand in the helms of thy motherland , fight the cause and dem the outcast
    for the shade of blackness is beauty that comes within paint me color ...
     
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