Black Poetry : ERASE... REWIND

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by plainrhythm, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    all i ever had was my sanity,
    the feelin of control and secrets surrounding me.
    now i am nothing, to be surveyed by the
    scientists of a sickening babylon, can't afford
    to cry... just live.

    heavy chains bringing weights to my limbs,
    they call me "negro, ******, little whore"
    and spit in my face. all i can do, is sigh.
    cringing, i take the pains of my brothers and
    sisters and pray to heavens that my mamma
    and papi are safe.

    my sanity left me at a tender age,
    simple- minded was my new name
    and patient is what they called me...
    i don't know what that should mean,
    i never was educated.

    i came in search of oppurtunity,
    dazed by propaganda... whatever that
    means... only to find, i left my life in
    africa, to become a pet in a white man's
    kennel.

    they talked funny too, telling me
    "child, you waz never goin find youz
    a good lookin man with your whorin ***!"
    and kick me to the ground with my shackles,
    still loyally attached.

    rivers of blood would flow from my mouth
    and they would call me dirty, they wore white
    robes and stripped me, tellin me they were making me
    pure, only to leave me sore, in the dirt
    with my thighs aching.

    i became a "crazy ******" thats what they called me,
    i remember. they pushed me into a white room,
    with white walls, white, everything WHITE!
    i couldn't take this anymore! i had to get out!
    this white was driving me crazy!!!!

    then a man... a white man, gave me something.
    a book, black. empty...
    thats when my life began, my little black book,
    records of my sanity.
     
  2. naujae

    naujae Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this very interested and i like becuz that how life is for real something we do we wish we could erase it
     
  3. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you very much.
     
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    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :kick: Alright MZ RYTHM, I can dig this piece,
    show can relate!!!
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YOU POSED THIS WELL ENJOYED THE FLOW
     
  6. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the love ya'll!!!!!
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poet....

    Where have you been...

    Poetry has been searching the ends of the earth...

    for your gift to make it complete...

    *Sigh*...what can I say that this piece does not

    boldy proclaim...on it's own

    Standing in its glorius passion, pain, perfection and poignancy...

    Stirring my thoughts and emotions and then pulling them from me...

    as though they were not...my own

    *Incredible*

    Encore...Encore...Encore.... :bowdown:

    Poet...please write more...I'm in awe...
    You've got the gift... ​
     
  8. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh wow!!!! thank you, that was really beautiful! thank you all for your love...

    such a loving bunch!!!!!
    :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv: :luvv:
     
  9. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This piece needs to be brought back to the top...
    :read: :bowdown: Poet poet POET! whew :read:
    How long has it been since i have reveled in the words of a poet who touched our future with a kiss from the past and gave us a glimpse into the possibilities of the here and now...
    my goodness
    talk about a packed punch
    hehehe :)
    welcome home poet
    welcome home :toast:
     
  10. R-TRU

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    Amazing...

    Word cannot explain the depth of which this poem has. Definitely, a real portrayal of life and experience. Vivid imagery and 1st person prospective. Feeling you for the deepness you express. Great scribe.
     
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