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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Confessions Of The Negro Maid
    Author Jacqueline Amos


    I sit upon the rivers, my head covered with sweat,
    I creep through the back door,
    Continuing to keep a smile.
    Lord Nobody knows the trouble
    I have seen. Oh lord I cry out loud to thee.
    Lord Nobody knows my sorrow.
    My man in the shutter house,
    waiting to be sold, slave masters,
    raping my baby I hear the screams,
    from the shed house below,
    Lord where is the power of my man.
    I fight the battle all by my self.


    Beneath these old tired bones,
    I have cried in darkness, lord don’t leave me alone.
    The spirituals of your words, continue to allow me to go on.
    I mama of the slave masters daughter,
    I mama of the slave masters orders.
    I mama the knew trails of slaves,
    Sitting Ms. Mary’s children before my own.


    Yes’s, No sum’ all day long, Lashes on my back,
    When I have done something wrong.
    The house ****** all day long.
    Sunday meeting when master ant’s around.
    Cooking from sun up to sun down.

    Picking Cotton sun up to sun down,
    Working in the fields until my hands are blood and raw.
    Singing the old times blues, lord help me to make it,
    Through another day. Waiting to meet Ms. Tub man
    At the underground railway.
    :confused:
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Oh, your writes are so reminiscent of the tone and voice of other Black poets!


    As I read this one, I could see and hear Zora and Langston and Countee!

    Bravo! And I don't mean to detract from YOUR voice in this!

    You came thru loud and clear, confident and proud!
     
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    drop it on us poetess, this was indeed a confession loved it ! sis
     
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