Black Poetry : Do you know what and why you celebrate?

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Christmas
    Valentine
    Thanksgiving
    Capitalism

    people experience joy
    magnified
    on days designated by man
    maybe by history
    made into economy boostin'
    days

    ....

    let's find togetherness
    happiness
    insanity

    let's sit around the fire and
    dream of good times and think of
    how the native americans
    enjoyed "thankstaking" day
    and how they "appreciated" the
    disease infested blankets given by "pill"grims
    crack/ biological warfare / genocide it's
    all a drug

    and how many go deeply into
    debt trying to be a wiseman
    and buy material things
    to create a happiness that should
    already be there /

    what happened to the birth of Christ
    in all this? where are the
    blue light specials and 13 hour sales
    to celebrate God's son?

    let's give trinkets of love that
    should already be known celebrated
    told to loved ones on this day
    let's package it up in satin wrappers
    and tinfoil bows
    to make it look real good
    let's give thanks to Claudius
    and his execution of
    St. Valentine on February 14th
    to give us this glorious day!!!

    So forgetful ones can remember their
    love for loved ones.

    So "can you be my valentine?"

    and make the profit pushers rich
    on histories they don't even know...
    or don't care about?

    make money
    ....make money....
    make money....
    make money....make money...

    "sell"abrate

    do you know the history of the holidays
    that you celebrate?

    (c)2002 blakverb
     
  2. blackfox

    blackfox Active Member MEMBER

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    Interesting information Blakverb. Point taken!
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All I can do is smile.....:D real wide, so that the Teacher in you knows that the Student in me is always followin'!!


    N2
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    repost...
     
  5. Legacy21

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    *Legacy looks **** sober* In the midst of all my poetical merrymaking about love I had to once again reflect on the superficiality of all these holidays----you are so right meaningful times with loved ones are exploited and demeaned by commercialism. If we are to celebrate love and give thanks, we should do it everyday, not just on a designated day. Once more you bring the raw realness and truth. That POET DOPE!
     
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    danggggg Blak ... how did i (and almost everyone) miss this peace ???!!! .. WOW ...

    *putt'n chocolate back in da wrapper and close'n da box*

    fa real my Brother ... tight

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    spit that schyt blak



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  8. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You most def. put that in perspective!!
    God bless!
     
  9. elayne.

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    garrison.


    hell yeah!! ...i'll be your valentine! :D

    simply 'cuz i be lovin' the way you be
    brangin' the funk & at the same time...
    giving me thangs to think about!!
    i agree with everything you've said
    wholehearted-ly... ...now! ...where's
    my gift?! :wink: (LOL)

    (you dha man my royal BLak-ness!!)

    itsallLove,
    elayne.
     
  10. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is so on point it's scary...good questions raised..now if we're honest, we'll all know the answers....

    K
     
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