Quiet Poetry Lounge : Discrimination(Thought you might wanna know what America really thinks...)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaneak, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am cripple…
    My left foot toes have tripled.
    If I wear sandles…
    Promise you won’t stare me down…
    Promise you won’t frown.
    I can still walk…
    And talk better than you…
    Why can’t you just help me to my destination…
    Instead of staring…looking fool.

    I am Cuban…
    And I don’t speak English…
    Must I be punished…
    Because I can’t say a sentence.
    You don’t now my background
    And you don’t know who I am…
    Just give me time…time to learn…
    Why can’t you be nice enough to teach me some of the words.

    I am black…
    Rich in my color…
    And you are afraid of me…
    Because I am darker…
    I work and live just like every human being…
    What are you looking at?
    Tell me what it is you’re really seeing?

    I am man…
    Here me roar…
    And because of my past time…
    You’re intimidated by me more…
    Just because of my stance…
    And they way I work out…
    I wouldn’t hurt you…that’s not what I’m about.

    I am woman…
    Gentle to the soul…
    You take my feminality for a weakness…
    Yet put me down when I am at my best.
    But whose to say I can’t be just like you…
    Whose say…I can’t do what you do…
    Except you.

    Yes I am!!! Homosexual…
    I’m white, black…Korean…
    I’m proud…
    But you look at me in discuss…
    And you put up a fuss….
    But what have I done to you…
    Whose to say you ain’t down wit it too.
    But then again…this isn’t about the truth.

    I am old…
    Weak and feeble…
    Once young like you…
    And you’ll be like me one day soon..
    But you fuss when in drive slow on the road…
    You run over me when I cross the street…
    I’m suppose to be your elder…
    But you don’t respect me…

    I am young…and I am free…
    I am simply what you use to be…
    But you judge me by your past decisions…
    But unlike you my life is different…
    So why can’t I have my say…
    Just like you did back in the day.


    I wrote this poem a long time ago...But a friend of mine sent me this article in my email and felt like i needed to share it. And in hopes that you may read the this article by Horowitz....
    Its called: Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is Bad

    Sorry I forgot to put the link in there....
    http://216.33.148.250/cgi-bin/linkr...emag.com/horowitzsnotepad/2001/hn01-03-01.htm
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is Bad

    i love your work but don't let nobody fool african blacks built this country

    reparations are good

    example

    look at blacks after slavery and what do we have

    now look at jews after the "holocaust", and what do they have
    if you don't know come to the Diamond district in New York
    and you tell me

    everybody else can get theirs but us what about Indians and US
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i agree...

    that we shouldn't spend our lives BEGGING for reparations...however, i have to agree with so'ja. i was in L.A. when the japanese americans got theirs. i remember the anger that spread through the hood. it seems that everyone can get THEIRS but US...and NATIVE AMERICANS.

    NO...reparations aren't bad.
    spending your life waiting on reparations...is.

    thought provoking flow.

    i likes.
     
  4. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well I hope you guys read the article....In my opinion...I have no true opinion of it right now. After reading this mans article and listening to different people, races and cultures respond back to this is very very interesting....

    Well...i just hope you guys read the article....

    By the way...Thanks baller and Soja....for the compliments that is...
    :):):):):toast: :):):):)
     
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