Black Poetry : Deferred Dreams

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Deferred Dreams”

    I dreamed of a home where the grass was green
    my neighbors were happy and pleasant
    But I woke to streets of asphalt so mean
    only fear and despair were present

    MY DREAM WAS DEFERRED

    I dreamed the schools taught children to think
    and the system encouraged our youth
    But curriculums didn’t have the missing link
    and some books taught lies not truth

    ANOTHER DEFERRED DREAM


    I dreamt that crack never entered my hood
    and the eyes of my people were clear
    stead I woke to merchants up to no good
    selling five dollar rocks right here

    ANOTHER DEFERRED DREAM

    I dreamed king heroin lost his throne
    and my folk regained their pride
    But I woke in the projects, hooked on bone
    and my pride, was set aside

    YET ANOTHER DEFERRED DREAM

    I dreamt that murder was a thing of the past
    and weapons had disappeared
    yet I woke to a generation dying fast
    and gun shots loud and clear

    STILL ANOTHER DEFERRED DREAM

    Finally I dreamed it was all a plot
    that my deferment was contrived
    But when I woke the reward I got
    was the knowledge I had survived

    IN SPITE OF MY DEFERRED DREAMS



    I grew up in a DC housing project called Langston Terrace...
    Thank you Langston Hughes for not allowing my poetic dreams to be deferred...
     
  2. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    word dun....
    you are on fiyah up in here....
    your poetic commentary's have been very refreshing to say da least....
    also, thank you my brotha for becoming a premium member
    and helping keep destee.com alive...much props
    one love
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  3. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have always adored that poem by Langston...always

    and I absolutely am in reverence to the way you broke this down...

    I'm with Khasm your perspective is absolutely refreshing...

    it has subtle but powerful affect, your writing does...

    7thPoet...you are a wonder...

    Consider me Officially Impressed...

    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:



    ooooooooo
     
  4. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok, in a hot minute, I will be starting the official 7th Poet "can I carry your bag, I'm in awe of you" fan club. Brother, your gift is so essential to this place. As you and the other brothers read last night, I was thinking, "I wish everyone could hear what is being taught right now."

    From a sista, I thank you for your gift and will never get tired of reading or hearing your pieces.
     
  5. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :luv:
    thank you Khasm
    thank you Sage
    thank you Jazzy

    you guys are the dream
    not deferred
    but realized :heart:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, you survived, despite it all, much to our delight. For now we can experience your deep pulsating truth any day or night. I hope you realize, we're diggin your vibe. Flow on as much as you like, it's your week, poet!!!
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LoL
    Watz, that was as tight a response as I'll ever get
    you guys really make me feel good over hear...
    thanks sincerely...
     
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    really i am not speechless all the time just when it comes to ur scribes....
    your pen is hot
    lovin ya talent....Angel
     
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    tyte drop here u really took it to the limit
     
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    We are surely enjoying these drops...to the max. Thanks for now and last night.
     
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