Black Poetry : Externally Wounded

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  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Externally Wounded

    I was born wounded.
    We were born wounded.
    Bloody from oppression
    Lack of freedom to the womb
    Who are you that was born healthy?
    Foreign to the country
    Their country. The white country
    Field at the hands of ***** country.
    Take away kind
    Take away color
    The mentality of destruction. Country

    And I was created with ropes around my neck
    They already set aside my noose
    Renaming birth hell and hell heaven
    Because the afterlife seemed happier than here
    They must have known
    I would fight for justice

    I would fight for justice
    Believe in true knowledge
    different from education
    Their education, their country
    I was born. Behind
    Walking backward on hopes
    And looking away from faith
    Yes, they must have known our people would
    Create the strong
    Be the strong
    Despite our being
    Stripped
    Strapped
    Caged
    Beaten
    Born into misery on foreign kinds
    Now becoming foreign homes
    And culture lost in trips in boats
    Lost in trips on boats tamed by whips
    Whips that hit at the core of the soul
    Dehumanizing hope
    And rationalizing power and greed
    And destruction
    Willie lynch them
    Generational divides
    Between cultural misprints and misreads
    Power structures
    Left generations to die. Divided.

    And me. I was yet still born.
    Years later to soul cultivated
    By the blood of these people
    Our people
    My people
    And my birth was celebrated
    With another number
    In the army for freedom
    Already wounded by history
    Already slain by history
    Bloody still from oppression
    Discrimination
    I am ready to fight.
    With only my soul.
    Reading manuscripts of pass explorations on faith
    Within/against this unjust fairytale
    Of America’s dreams
    It’s creating my blueprint.
    I am attempting to regain dignity
    In our conception. Our presence.
    Our essence of being.

    There are no battle wounds on
    The battle field for these new
    Leaving behind Garvey
    Malcolm and Fannie
    For a pause
    A breathe, fresh air, cleansed
    By all our blood deaths, and past births scorn
    Fighting from wounds they have started
    But we have yet to finish. Understood/
    We need to finish
    Open books
    Pens awaiting touch
    Paper, ink, awaiting history
    To be used to document this new battle
    The change in this country
    Formulated off greed and hatred
    Yet its came to be known for its
    Ability to keep everlasting dreams
    While culture and history
    Was stolen, thus depleted.
    So I rise. I am born to create infinites
    To believe in the limitless
    Based foundations on faith
    Positive yet realistic premises
    That all karma is not good:
    And they

    These people
    Those people
    This place
    This country
    People- who act like these people
    And treat others like these (my) people
    -
    Stolen silence
    Karma is not always good and they
    Will have their share
    And the light will shine
    Reborn with my ancestors
    Rebirth of my future
    No more wounds. No more bloodshed
    No more misery. Just:
    Soul, purity, vision
    New world order-divine
    Truth, with faith in heart
    Hope in veins, knowledge in mind
    I write the future to claim
    Victory
    No more wounds.
    Change is in vision. Vision is clear. Practice is in action.
    Action is near.







     
  2. Khasm13

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    "Stolen silence
    Karma is not always good and they
    Will have their share
    And the light will shine"

    indeed....karma is not always kind....
    powerful pose poet....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    daroc u took this to another level of a third kind ...yes sis feeling all of this
     
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    Born, despite all the pain of your ancestors, born to learn, to thrive, to rise. Your pen went into overdrive with this one poetess.
     
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    WOW.. Powerful Flow


    Beautiful flow of the struggle

    Thru Oppression to today.

    daroc this flow is powerful.


    Loving IT!
     
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    yes

    time will tell though

    how much action can be got

    i appreciate your passion and depth

    i enjoyed the read

    thanx
     
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    When it becomes time to fight for justice, When we hear the almighty war call of our ancestors, I won't be hard to find down here in the dirty south. My boots are strapped, in my mind there lies ammunition, and in my soul a pen. lol, But we got those thangs too! Great write.

    Love on, Love On!
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    peace

    thanks for all the love and time taken to read my writings.
    peace be to all
     
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    likewise sis i had to bring this one back up !
     
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