Black Poetry : Couple more like this in Critique ..

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  1. Spirit2All

    Spirit2All Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WHAT ARE WE LIKE…?


    WHAT ARE WE LIKE, BLACK PEOPLE?
    DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS MORE THAN EQUAL?
    LET’S EXAMINE OUR BLESSINGS IN CLOSE DETAIL


    FROM THE KINK IN OUR CURL …TO THE SHAPE OF YOUR GIRL
    FROM HIS HIGH-TOP BACKSIDE …TO THE SWAGGER OF HIS PRIDE

    WHAT ARE WE LIKE, BLACK PEOPLE?
    I WAS SET CHORES AT 5
    CLEAN THIS, TIDY THAT
    GIRRLLL, YOU BETTER LOOK ALIVE …

    COS THEY KNEW IT WOULD MAKE ME STRIVE …

    WHAT ARE WE LIKE BLACK PEOPLE?
    STRUGGLIN ON IN PAIN
    WHEN THE BLACK WOMAN FINDS HERSELF
    ACTIN TWO ROLES
    DOES SHE REALLY LIVE WITHOUT GAIN?

    WHAT ARE WE LIKE BLACK PEOPLE?
    WHO HAD SUMMER BARBEQUES….?
    JERK CHICKEN, ROAST SWEETCORN
    SOURSAP N LIME
    ROCKIN WITH UNCLE TO A HOT LUTHER BASSLINE

    WHAT ARE WE LIKE, BLACK PEOPLE?
    DID YOUR MOMMA HAVE ‘DA LOOK’?
    DID YOUR DADDY SHOUT LOUD
    SO THE ROOF ALMOST SHOOK
    DID YOU GET THIS: ’GO PICK UP A BOOK!!’

    WHAT ARE WE LIKE BLACK PEOPLE?
    BACK BOWING LOW TO THE SYSTEM
    LOCKED UP, BOXED UP, COCKED UP OR KNOCKED UP,

    HIGH OR HOE’IN
    ALL THE TIME KNOWIN
    THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR DESTINY
    … MY SISTREN


    WHAT ARE WE LIKE, BLACK PEOPLE
    BELIEVIN JAY Z .. BUSTA RHYMES
    YOU SEE, 99 PROBLEMS FOR A BLACK WOMAN
    IS JUST 99 SOLUTIONS TO FIND
    STILL, LIFE GOES ON, MIND ...


    WHAT ARE WE LIKE BLACK PEOPLE?
    US WITH ALL SHADES OF BROWN AND BLACK COVER
    SET APART, UNIQUE AND STUSH – LIKE NO OTHER


    BRANDED ONCE THE MASTER’S SLAVE
    BRANDED NOW A RACE TO SAVE
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We are like no other, that's a natural fact!!
    Great write poet...I feel ya
     
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    mizjoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I liked this..... sorta like a trip down memory lane! i especially liked the shout out to the "sistern"; that was my favorite part.
     
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    Very Nice..
    Not my woman. As a Black man. She should feel and be dealt little or no pain. Keeping her mind on things that are sweet. Makes sure I gets mine.
     
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    what are we like...black people?

    are we tied to the ground...instead of reaching for the moon
    did we speak too loud...too soon
    do we deserve that star that we wish upon
    or...have we settle for a cellular phone?

    what are we like...black people?

    EXAMINE THE BLESSINGS OF OUR CORN ROLLS AND EXTENSIONS
    AND EACH VALUABLE LESSON LIFE TEACHES US...WITHOUT GUESSING
    WHO DID WHAT WHEN...AND WHERE DID THEY GO
    WE DON'T HAVE TO ASK...COZ, NOW, WE KNOW.


    THANK YOU, POET, FOR THIS LESSON IN THE UNIQUENESS OF US.
     
  6. Spirit2All

    Spirit2All Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you to all who contributed their opinons ... Baller ... loving the added extra uniqeness ... What are we like huh ..? ;-) I still cannot find any rule on where to post after hours stuff .. can anyone help in telling me where?
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome scribing here ...indeed one is like no other above and beyond
     
  8. Spirit2All

    Spirit2All Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MissJoice .. i'm glad you liked the little trip down memory lane ... I try to replicate that warm bellied feeling for my own children, because today - there is little to pick from to compare with our own childhoods. Lots has changed ... I was HAPPY to get clothes underneath christmas wrapping paper .. ;) So, my poem reflects this, in that most of the good stuff I scribe belongs to our past .. and in contrast .. the present tense stuff is oppressive, lending support to the notion that we're in a RACE to save our RACE.

    Spirit2All
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i feel your spirit

    you power is appreciated

    you show why we are something to be preserved.................


    and cherished


    peace

    and welcome

    yes very much
     
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