Quiet Poetry Lounge : F-A-M-I-L-Y

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by skalion, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. skalion

    skalion Active Member MEMBER

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    When I look back,
    Remembering the Caribbean coast with
    Its sweet sugarcane and rich mahogany,
    I internalize this notion,
    The beauty of its most natural conception being
    F-A-M-I-L-Y!

    When I spiritualize in the solitude of
    My meditation,
    I hear the voices of those who
    Came before me,
    Those righteous Negroid cherubs whose
    Footsteps walked through slavery and
    Emancipation,
    They whose bodies were beaten and violated
    By the lynch man, Jim Crow and a Nation’s
    Theory of 3/5th’s representation

    When I lay my head at rest
    I listen to the sweet African sounds
    Of someone’s great, great, great, great grand
    Speaking out to me in these modern times
    Bestowing in a dreamlike manner,
    The values of life in all its highness
    Remembering in all clarity the way of Sankofa
    Which takes you back ancestrally so that you may
    Go forth eternally

    I exhale the struggles I face in life,
    Inhaling the primal spirituality
    Of my foremothers and fathers,
    Clarity overcomes me
    I remember when, where and how the slave hand
    Was passed down to me,
    I remember how it first felt when that feeling
    Quickened my inner Chi
    I remember for what reason I chose
    To write what I call “The Soul’s Poetry”

    So I ask you this question,
    Are we not all One Blood?
    Many tribes forming One Nation,
    Are we not all rooted by the same
    Essence that created us and sustains us,
    Are we not all,
    F-A-M-I-L-Y!

    © 2002 A. HANSEN
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes we are all descendants from the same motherland, we're family...this was eloquently posed.