Black Poetry : Da Black River Dance (serenade)

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I rise from the temple of da womb
    to a life dat's set on doom
    in da first sweet sleep of night
    i stand i rise wit all my might
    when da windz are breathing low
    da beat in free verse da congo roll
    river water dance in waves
    the great spirit lift me upon my feet
    tappin in a skip on every tune

    Black souls move in rythem
    beside da waters runnin down stream
    all the pain leep of faith
    dat my eyez has seen
    each womb burns like da moonz
    i rise , i rise on da notes of thou drums
    awaiting my peace for my freedom come
    great mandingo da worrior of man sung

    O' lift me from thou land
    raise ya mighty uplifting hand
    let thy love & kisses rain
    take away all my hurt & pain
    da spirits of forefathers stand
    only freedom is death to black man
    woman de child let da beat be heard for miles
    from da bankz of da river glow
    i dance , i dance , i rise , i rise to freedom
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brotha Rich... the friend, the father, the lover, the companion, the poet, the dancer too!
    ;) lol
    I think its beautiful brotha... I just hope you not dancin in dem polka dot drawz of yours lol
    and at least have both socks on if you do lol
     
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    Rich does wear a lot of hats, [email protected] I could almost see the spirit that could bring souls to their feet, feeling and appreciating this vibe.
     
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    hey Trin u know i got my dots on and 1 sock cowboy boots and a hu-la-hoop !

    yes watz i can see the many spirits and souls rising to dance in the congo beat
    as the drummer play da freedom song
     
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    I'm back on da river of hope
    as I rise , (I rise) dancin in motion
    for the love in which we stand
    O' I rise to set forth a will a voice to sing
    a note to script a verse to read
    I dance into the blood on river banks
    I rise for the greater tomorrow
    I rise for yesterday's pain today's gain
    I rise wit faith and mental freedom
    I rise wit structure and foundation
    that can't be raddled
    I rise to the cries for help
    I rise to spread my wing lift thy voice i sing
    I rise to tell of his coming
    I rise again by da black river to free myself
    Uncage minds/ lift spirits
    as i move beyond doubts/ mental struggle
    I rise to my serenade ...
    :cool:
     
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    Dear Brother Poet $$RICH$$,

    Nice! I like both pieces a lot. A whole lot. Thank you for sharing.

    (smile)
     
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    Thankz for da visit inside a place known as my free mental
     
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    I wanna hear the beatz so i can dance, too..I like it..
     
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    Thankz , yeah i gotta drop this one in open mic
     
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    that's a classic. the love of woman, music and the drums resonate thru out this piece. I love the topic, the roots and the connections, Rich....fine write.
     
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