Black Poetry : Conform ?

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  1. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Conform?

    Absolutely not! Will not! Won’t! Can’t do!
    Conform to your ways too much at stake.
    Don’t want to up the ante I don’t want the cost raised.

    We have been penetrated against our will for far too long.
    So you think I am going to let you rape me to get a head or just to get along?
    Rape my mind, my intellect, my values and my beliefs,
    To run with the other Indians who are killing one another to become Chief.

    Absolutely not! Will not! Won’t! Can’t do!

    Why do I fight you? Good question indeed.
    You see you hit me once and I turned the other cheek,
    Then you hit me again and I had nothing else to turn.
    I fight you because my cheeks hurt.

    I fight you because I have inner strength; therefore I know I can.
    I fight you because my inner being is stronger than your outward ability.
    I fight you simply because my good outweighs your bad.

    Conform? Absolutely not! Will not! Won’t! Can’t do!

    I see the truth behind the lie and I won’t explain it not going to try.
    So much I see and understand; the light surely shines through,
    Still won’t conform for her, him or you.

    A title means absolutely nothing to me it’s what’s on the inside that is important you see.
    If garbage is there it will eventually flow through; maybe that’s the stench I smell on you.
    And you think I want that odor on me or in me just to be on the team?
    Despite, your understanding that is not my dream.


    Conform? Absolutely not! Will not! Won’t! Can’t do!
    There is truth on the inside that causes me to fight you.
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We got to fight the powers that be ~

    I salute you!
     
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    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :weights: very powerful piece
    keep them coming
     
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    Great read. Posted in two places. It doesn't bother me . But it causes a diluting effect. I relate to this poem because I have been asked to conform many times on the job. Faced with choosing to conform or loose. I have chosen the latter every time. Those askingme to conform needed to change more than I needed to. It was only a racist request to begin with, cloaked in a bosses desire to control. I can't do that.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such a strength and genuine feel to this piece. Stand your ground. Flow on poet.
     
  6. certainty

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    I understand

    the fierceness
    of unconforming
    of not giving in

    to not become
    as so many others
    for whatever reason

    I hope always:
    you keep to this poem
    as it is written precisely
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    so on point and strong feeling the vibe off this powerful drop
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Word! This would be hot at a poetry slam, too.
     
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    Poet...one thing

    and one thing only...


    :bowdown:
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister you sure have been coming with these hot spoken word type joints :read:

    and I LOVE IT!

    I spose I will jes confirm my soul sistas affirmation of this piece/peace :bowdown:
     
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