Black Poetry : Exceptional Men

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “The Negro race, like all other races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men.”
    ~ W. E. B Du Bois, 1903 ~

    Those men that are few and far between
    Men of action that are rarely seen
    Men of honor
    Men of pride
    Men with feelings not kept inside
    Men who laugh
    Men who cry

    Men with purpose and direction
    Never using as a crutch, his skin complexion
    Men standing tall
    Men of substance
    Men with minds that are strong and active
    Men with hearts that are not shallow
    Men who can lead
    Their woman and children so proud to follow

    Men who value education
    Men who seek it for themselves and the next generation
    Men seeing so clearly what needs to be done
    Men who are fathers
    Men who teach their sons

    Men unafraid to make a decision
    Exceptional men of courage and vision
    These are the men who will change our condition

    BE
    © 2002

    * Written with all due respect to exceptional woman, for without their support, there would be no exceptional men.
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    hail to the exceptional ones

    i bow in praise


    DSS
     
  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    man lets just say I hit the print button
    thank's poet
     
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    much respect for this celebration poet...definite portrait piece.
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brilliant...'beat you have done it again...ten. Now us men need to teach those that are old enough, to stop being boys and be MEN.

    10

    blak
     
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    Edify as you uplift, paying homage to the strength of our people.
    I appreciate what you bring to the conscious party.

    Thank you Poet.

    alyce
     
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    exceptional PEACE, BE. beautifully scripted. i stand with 'verb.

    10.
     
  8. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Poets. Yes Verb, NOW IS THE TIME.

    BE
     
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    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I be digging what you do.

    Bert
     
  10. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you.
     
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