Black Poetry : Color Me Colored

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  1. PoeticManifesta

    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Color me the shade of a newborn child,
    patches of mauve, tan, and little red feet.
    Color me born,


    Color me red,
    the color my ancestors bled,
    when wombs were ripped,
    and backs were torn,
    and maggots fed..
    color me red


    color me blue..
    not for the U.. S- of A,
    but for the mothers that lost children
    to the man!
    Lost in slavery, the streets,
    from desease, the hunger,
    Bush's War on terrosim,
    that took them under,
    Stressed, :bye: depressed
    Yes! Color me blue!


    Color me white..
    Ha!.. nah sike.... smh
    I dont want to be white,
    Id rather be dead..
    cause my momma would
    knock me upside my head. :spank:


    Color me colored,
    cause you can break me down,
    but never apart,
    Black to say the least,
    cause Im all mixed up,
    the best of all worlds,
    the only way to be me,
    is go throught history,
    and face,
    torture,
    shame,
    rape
    discrace,
    segration,
    the emancipation proclimation,
    then know that your people
    built the great nation,


    and that you have the best of it all
    between the cells that make ur d.n.a walls,


    You can call me black, white red.. purple n blue,
    with the nose of your g'g'g grandma,
    and the smile of her best slave,
    the eyes of my great aunts daughter, blu as the sea
    and a body like the asian woman from the market,
    with the hips of the spanish women,
    all of you put in me..


    Color, me colored,
    cause thats what I be,
    thats the way history, time, and culture made me!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    multi colored soul
    from slavery, history
    and reality it hold

    shade of blue
    da sorrow of
    poverty in thee

    shade of red
    da blood that
    was shed

    da color black
    motherland
    a pinch of purple
    for the wisdom
    multi u be i see

    this was awesome tyte deep and felt
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All of those colors woven to make a beautiful tapestry of us. I had to laugh when I read the color me white part, lol. Such a well structured piece poet.
     
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    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tell it you are that you are and nobody can say any different cause now the truth is out and all they can color you now is you and not a single thing more or less. Nice one.;)
     
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    Very nice composition of color thoughts. :welldone:

    This flow grabs the reader.
     
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    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    rich, watz, hodee, soulful..

    thank yall all..
    Im just ceebratin black history... erry day ova herrr!
     
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    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh wow! colour me speechless!!! this is tight!! nice one Manifest! i hope it gets all the props it deserves!

    luv plain.
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wowwwwww.....this poem was deep....and the message was fiyah...

    keep the flow goin....

    :jumping:
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lovin them colors Poetic and how you Manifest them! Great Poem!
     
  10. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I could have sworn i replied to this thread already..somehow i didn't see it tho...glad i came back in for another look
    i'm sure i said...that what we called ourselves "colored"..so the title immediately brought me in..and then your canvas of colors kept me gazing..i thank you for that...
    did you ever see tim reids movie "once upon a time when we were colored"
    good movie..
    i am so sure i wrote this all before...where did it go.
    thanks for the poem
     
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