Black Poetry : ~~~~Dis-enchanted~~~~(this piece is a little long...)

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  1. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I based this piece off of a book I read entitled "Leslie," by Omar Tyree. The book was too good and it awoken something in me. I just ran with it. I do hope you all can dig it.




    A Black Man!

    Last night I lost my
    masculinity...I gave away my sensitivity...
    Why?
    Because I didn't measure up as a
    man in the eyes of YOU triflin' n****s;
    Yet I strove to give the weak
    illusion that I was down.

    A Black Man!

    I lost my history,
    the ancestry that clings to
    every inch of my bone structure
    and DNA.
    I became ashamed of my
    'good hair,' my red to yellow skin.
    Because of 'people' I began to
    despise the body I was in.

    A Black Man!

    The sound of those three words....
    like a cacophony of burning steel
    cringing and shrieking fills my ears.
    I scream.
    'Why Lord!' 'Why am I who I am? Why
    do I exist in this form of Be?'
    The answer never seems to come.
    I further seperate myself from the
    richness and beauty of my culture;
    more concerned about the reasonings and
    approval of other races.
    The sad thing is...
    I often walk away from my rich identity
    simply because of the negative words and
    actions mirrored in MY own peoples faces.

    A Black Man!

    Grows introverted and secretive.
    No longer living in the land of opportunity or
    equality; instead I become a member of the
    'grey area,' loosing my integrity and trading in my
    sense of destiny.
    Now I settle....
    Settle far below the values and acceptances of
    my proud heritage.
    We were once Kings and Queens....Regal and
    Beautiful,
    Intelligent and Resorceful....
    Now i've settled for a lesser lot in life.
    Trapped in the 'American system' of undercover
    prejudice...
    from the color of my skin to the area where I was born
    and even the places I've been;
    judged by my background, my looks, my color and
    even by YOUR past experiences.
    It leaves a sour taste in my soul that
    dampens my resolve, and I loose my
    best strength and fail to properly evolve!

    A Black Man!

    I foolishly gave up my uniqeness,
    the special power GOD created and grafted to me.
    The ability to stand in the midst of sheep, as the ruler
    exuding mystery, spirituality and a dose of potency....
    I gave it all up...
    I ceased to be.....too ashamed of the way I was raised
    simply because of what YOU all thought and think of me.
    But wait!!!!
    Here's the funny part...the bulk of my grief...my struggles or just
    my plain affliction comes from my own people...from peeps of my own skin color!
    And I sat there and listened,
    willing to be just another number that starts out with a rich beginning and
    lives to have an obscure end...
    I took in the insults, lies and conjectures about me
    as a person; listening to MY people define who I was, who I am,
    and who I will be.
    All the foul venom that dripped from your lips.....
    I traded all of me, in an effort to fit in, my motto being...
    "Just get in where you can fit in."
    Now ain't that some Bullshyt!

    A Black Man!

    Living a life of perpetual storm clouds and
    rainy days.
    Each day the same, dry and gray;
    no reason to change, no reason to get away....
    But!
    In the midst of the storm, HE stepped in!
    Today I regained MY masculinity sweetened by
    my beautiful sensitivity!
    A man by the name of Christ,
    brought me a much needed antidote and
    put every drop of spoken negativity and hataration
    on ice.
    I got on the level,
    I embraced my ancestry, I wallowed in my history.
    I breathed my eccentricities and consumed my delicious
    integrity and gorgeous identity.

    A Black Man!

    Took the hand of Mr. Christ and began
    walking from the ashes of black on black prejudice and
    any form of sour racism.
    No more excuses! No more acceptance of diluted reasonings...
    For the first time in a life time I stared at
    my yellowed-bronze skin.
    For the first time in my existence I lapped up my
    eccentricities, intelligence, loves, hates, and even my
    long loss purity.
    I embraced me, my heritage and the God, my savior.
    I regained my sanity and for once I descended from
    the mountain-top, my face glowing with a newness.
    Today I embraced the Man that I am and will become.
    I'm livin' my life like it's golden.
    No longer ashamed of who I am, where I've been, Who I will
    become or Where I've came from.
    By the grace of God, today...
    I am a

    Black Man! No longer Dis-enchanted.

    Copyright 2004
    "PropheticNsyght"
     
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    this was very nice love how u created the moments captured the
    essence of a black man's dis enchanted .................................
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How intensely written, and I can relate to this piece. Not being accepted by your own people is such a powerful slap to the face. But in God you have embraced yourself in all your uniqueness. So ridiculous to think there is but one way to be Black. Awesome write.
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bruh,
    You know I love and respect you with a fierce devotion! You are truly a blessing to me and God bless. Thank you deeply.
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Since day one ma, you have shone me pure and undiluted love! For that I can never repay you enough! You have felt me on so many levels and all I can say is that I love you and thank you so so so much ma! Blessings!
     
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    Da devotion & respect is likewise i treasure ya pen and flow ur gifted
    and very creative thank u and glad ur here at destee's sharing a piece
    of ya art and self most humbled....
     
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    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very powerful piece...I feel the emotion in this piece. There is alot of self-hate within ourselves and community...I am glad that you posted this so that each of us will strive to find that love of self...knowledge of self...history of self....and then share the beauty with each other.

    Peace and Blessings!!
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dawg, to me you are that rare black orchid that all of us search for in our lives at one time or another. You are appreciated and loved much. Thank you for the love, coming from such a talented and deep artist like you; thats a high blessing.
    Love pa.
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace and blessings pa.
    Thank you so so so much for your love and support. I agree with you one hundred percent. I wish we would all learn how to accpet ourselves and our rich and diverse history! Much love to you poet.
     
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    Very powerful piece..emotions just flowing
    lovely write..Peace Angel