Black Poetry : D-natural Blues

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    D-NATURAL BLUES
    (SELF DISCOVERY WITHOUT SELF DESTRUCTION)
    THE ENLIGHTENING CONVERSATION

    In the course of G.C.....general conversation …for those unenlightened few
    I had to…not wanted…but had to alter somewhat....an elder’s thought process
    Which is something one from my generation…was taught not to do
    But I couldn’t just let the opportunity pass by….to help this person stop living a lie!
    This individual whom said…defiantly…don’t refer to me as AFRICAN
    Or AFRICAN-AMERICAN….as I am an American you see
    I listened…without pretension….rather intently I must state
    And thereafter inquiring as to whether or not he was finished
    At his acknowledgement thereof…I proceeded to state my case
    So…sir am I to understand…that…even though you are a BLACK MAN
    You refuse to accept your ancestral connection to the MOTHERLAND!!?

    To legacy…past…present….a legacy yet to come
    Most of which has been stolen…erased…altered…usurped
    Done with the intention to make US appear to be DUMB!
    Because of the lack of comprehension….of our ancestors
    Contributions to the world…the dynamics….the dimensions
    With which….by which all of the shores of the EARTH ….
    Has monumentally been affected by our race!!!
    And…that in spite of their version of his story
    I am reading more and more….seeking to capture the elusive elements
    ( That would…and will give me pride in ourselves) which has been kept from we!!

    From the languages….to mathematics…to the sciences…culturally infecting
    Every aspect….ALL fabrics of anthropology!!!!!
    You mean to sit there and tell me that you’d much rather align yourself
    Singularly…associate yourself with a country
    Whose own legacy…is to deny virtually your existence…demean your identity
    Devalueing your self worth to just above beastial level…60%
    Is the numerical that comes back to haunt me!!
    Brainwashing us….and our children….and our children’s children
    Into saluting and honoring a striped and starred banner….under which
    It was deemed appropo for some of our grands….great grands….and great great grands
    To be held captive here….toiling beneath the lash…under the threat of death
    That it was constitutionally correct…it was more than merely o.k.!

    So…please if you will….help me to comprehend…..WHY
    You would want to lay claim…solely to such a place
    While denying with umbrage….outrage….and complete affirmation
    Your undeniable affiliation with the/our MOTHER COUNTRY!!!!!???
    At which point he looked at me…mouth agape….quite slackjawed
    Somewhat impressed….somewhat in awe and…said in a half hearted tone
    You know youngster….I never quite looked at it that way
    To which I replied….that’s o.k. because as long as we’re alive
    We receive the opportunity to learn something we did not know
    Gain insight…..a new directive…look at things from a different perspective
    Have an exchange of ideas….and ideals a sampling of where we may
    Be coming from…thusly....since no one's been harmed
    And unlike those who think of us as dumb…I myself
    Prefer to think of us as ill-informed….!!!
    And that….was the beginning of our ENLIGHTENING CONVERSATION!!!

    © 2003
    MENDE OMOWALE ASHANTI BLACKTHORN
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
     
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