Black Poetry : Daughters of The Dust

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  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I
    I know the cries of Queens without Kings
    They cast down their crowns at the feet of their Creator
    Rent their royal robes and cover their beauty with ashes
    Weeping for their lost sons, brothers, and husbands
    Queens wail and turn their faces to the wall
    Dying of their grief and heartbreak
    They can no longer conceive the seeds of warriors
    Queens weeping for lost kingdoms
    Aborted destinies
    They give birth to multiplied sorrows
    Their hope has gone with the spirit of their lost warriors
    Wombs weeping for the lost legacies of great nations
    Don’t want to birth no more sons without their kings
    Don’t want to hear the cries of a newborn asking, “Why?”
    She bows her head and cries
    She cannot remember the face of her king
    To tell her sons and daughters of a Black father
    Who stood tall in battles
    A warrior of God who loved his land and people
    The blessed love of her life that cherished her
    She birthed his tribes
    He was her strength
    She was his glory
    She now no longer remembers the stories of great men
    Cause she ain’t got no King
    She has watched her princes raised from the cradle of her arms
    To the awaiting limbs of weeping willows
    Floating in the wind
    Her heart stopped with their last breathe
    She falls to her knees
    Driving a dagger through her own breast
    But God won’t let her die
    She dries the tears from her eyes and accepts the burden of living without love
    She bleeds rivers of sorrow inside
    Even as she stands tall
    Her pride is her shield
    Against the world that has stolen her joy
    She renounces the title of queen
    Transforming into a daughter of the dust
    Cause she only lives for that one day
    When she returns to the Earth from which she came
    To join the lost warriors of her womb

    II
    Dust to dust
    Ashes to ashes
    In 2001 I watch the lost sons of Queens
    Dash her dreams against street curbs
    How does the son of Kings and Queens
    Reduce himself to a Super *****?
    Swinging through the concrete jungle
    Creating a breed of royal bastards
    By every Jane hanging out on the corner
    Project Africa burning down to rubble
    With overseers on 24 hour patrol
    Daughters of the Dust watching as pales demons beat the brains out their firstborn
    Redrum soaking the glass encrusted concrete
    Even as the sirens wail ominously in the wind
    Daughter watching lost seeds marching to the beat of Hip hop-pocracy
    Spouting derisive philosophies on open mics
    Sending their souls straight to an open grave
    Cause the ancestors hear
    The lost children cursing their own mothers and sisters
    Steady swinging from a platinum noose
    Shining deceptively in the lights of a stage
    The Afro-***** AmeriKKKan Minstrel show
    Men reduced to dogs
    Who lick up their own vomit
    Now justice has become just ice
    These lost sons have deceived themselves into believing
    That being a man
    Is measured by the shine, karats, or grams
    Stuck in the rut of STATUS
    Still To Arrogant To Understand Success
    That why they ain’t truly blessed
    And find no rest
    Always under the strain
    To retain earthly riches
    Gaining nothing but a flock of fake ******* and computer glitches
    That in one moment could cause you to lose all wealth
    Including your mental health
    But how can you survive a bankrupt spirit?
    Oh my lost sons of the Daughters of the Dust
    I know you are not trying to hear it
    But the Earth cries for the return of your kingly spirit
    See I cannot arise from these ashes without you
    Push back the clinch
    That Willie Lynch’s your psyche
    And remember who you are!
    I know your scars run deep
    Cause only God hears your weeping in the darkness
    Only He has a rag big enough to wipe the tears of a Black man
    But baby I will help you stand
    When you hurt I cry
    I will give you my strength to restore your pride
    The world is not right
    When you and I are divided
    So let us join together and fight!
    Stand strong and tall
    I’ll uphold you when you fall
    Cause without you I am nothing at all
    I was made for the pleasure of your existence
    My loyalty and passion will always be persistent
    No matter what some of these ignorant sistas say
    I know I was made to serve you in every way
    Because you are my love, my warrior, my lord, my hero
    My love, my warrior, my lord, my hero
    My love, my warrior, my lord, my hero
    Let me be the curve in your smile
    The sparkle in your eyes
    The warmth in your heart
    Return to me my King
    So that we may once again exist as one
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are most certainly on a prolic roll today with these proses! Love em' endlessly!!

    N2
     
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    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Curiousity brought me here to read and concede, and when I was finished I couldn't believe. This was worthy of the title
    "Epic" and so real I wept with knowing. Beautiful my sista, simply beautiful.
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    wow!!!! u hit key points ya rolling out i see
    keep hitting da vibes
     
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    legacy...this one here is off da hook!!
     
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    legacy....I've been reading alot of your work lately, and let me say...DAYUM....you have such amazing talent....keep feeding us these wonderful buffets of poetic supremacy....cause I'm loving every one

    MJ
     
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    This is so heavy, profound, so.....classic that all I can really say to justify this is...

    ten. period.

    this piece will go down as one of the best ever.

    blak
     
  8. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks so much for all the comments!
     
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    I am lovin every minute of you girl...but I expect excellence from a D town native...REAL!

    1:heart:
    peace and joy
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    Gurl i really like this one
    props to all the ladies, daughters of the dust
    including myself
     
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