Black Poetry : Communites of Color

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  1. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    While some woman
    Part of the system of color
    Sits in a prison cell with no
    Windows: nor pretty printed paintings
    On non-textured walls

    While some women
    Is raped in the “whole”
    Where she’s supposed to
    Find inner balance she finds
    Dysfunctional control
    Where she is the functional one
    Hoping for some other norm
    Paying back her debt to society

    Whilst killing any chance of
    Becoming something this
    Bureaucratic society will ever over stand.
    Stripped by this society to sit in concrete
    Jungles

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    While some prison guard
    Is commemorated for getting
    “Off” on a piece of
    Unforgotten society
    Pinned as the man of the
    [Cell] block by the wardens all seeing “EYE”

    -JUSTICIA AHORA-
    Screams from the silent voices
    Of soulless mothers ripped from
    Daughters handcuffed with restriction
    Over crowded dollar bills $$$
    Seen by “paid” judges
    Maximum penalties for
    Minimum security

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    While homeless
    Depressed
    Bitter
    Children
    Visits their parents through
    Bullet proof windows
    Stainless steel seats
    Warm their bottoms instead
    Of mothers breast milk
    Or grannies lesson
    Of snakes weaving through grass
    Instead steel walls are
    Stealing memories
    Dead bodies are losing hearts
    And sinking thoughts
    Mother and fathers become images
    Of prison guards and police officer
    That seems to offer up no known piece of peace

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Where women’s cell walls
    Are broken in to
    Slop is the punishment
    For stolen memories of
    Bedroom walls where
    Cornbread and milk was laid
    So was there soul
    Rape was a part of the
    Daily activity for some
    Ribbons
    Handcuffs
    Restricted S and M
    Warden So and So
    Make it easy to pull
    Babies from mothers
    Judges DA Attorneys
    Lawyers Lovers liars

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Dead bodies
    Love lost
    Suicide

    Prisoner
    Mothers
    Fathers
    Bedroom Walls
    Punishment
    Sunday school
    Fellatio
    Decline to state
    Virgins
    I do. I do….I do….

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Rape, Ribbons, Handcuffs
    Protection/ Forgiveness/ Strength
    Flags with Blues Hearts
    Respect/ Passion/ Knowledge
    Names/ Faces/ Positions/
    Women, Babies, No breast milk
    Parenting Classes/ First walks/

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole


    Priest/ Deacons/ God
    Republican’s / Balance/
    Emotion/ Deceit/ Democracy
    Belly warmers, Merchandise /
    Slave Ships/ Right to Vote
    Lost causes… / Reparation
    Innocents’ waves

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Guilt drops its head

    Murals of intelligence
    Line letters sent to innocents by standers


    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Pounds of stupidity

    Sangre’

    Communities of color
    Fight over names badges
    Proving there part of the whole

    Blood

    This was written as part of the Justice now CD
    Exodus Williams
    10-25-03
    Destee family it has been a long time! you have been missed
     
  2. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm a fan Exodus, i've read some of your work and it is the BOMB! keep doin your thang.....
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  3. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Love!

    I love that you are feeling it. thanks for the feed back!
     
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    o' yes sistah lovin ya flava u always bring it colorful and sweet
     
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    Your writing and perspective....is absolutely Incredible!

    Loving your flow!
     
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    Now this here, is a tight piece.

    Never before have I seen someone approach this issue, it's like sisters goin' thru this stuff is erased out of our minds, but U have wiped the crust from my 3rd eye & I now see a lot more clear.

    Keep doin' your thang & I'll keep reading.
     
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