Black Poetry : Feather In The Wind (victim of slavery)

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  1. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (from my sister eyes)

    Guiding me in a direction toward the light
    I’ve become a feather in the breeze

    It was a path that we were taken to.
    Enslaved captive confined and caged.
    And the women cried out loud.
    Come save me from this domain.

    Yet our warriors feared them.
    And we feared them as well.
    Creature that we never seen before
    Came and invaded our land.

    Was it the color of them that added to our fear?
    Was it the horror of the pain inflicted?
    That helped them that scared US to tears

    Is this all a terrible dream?
    That I will never awaken from.
    My body batter, my virtue stolen.
    My children taken and gone.
    They not know a Mother love
    Or a Father teaching.
    I just want to fly away.
    Like the doves the eagles

    I cried the cry of our Fathers
    I cried the cry for our Warriors
    I cried the tears when I seen
    I was lost from my brothers.

    It was a battle
    I felt alone.
    No one came to save me.
    As they took all of me
    And left my remains
    The savages.

    They took my child from my arms
    And a price tag it adorned.
    No gentle kiss from my lips.
    He was gone
    She was gone.
    All was gone
    gone
    gone.

    Can I become a feather
    And soar up toward the sky.
    Toward the western horizon
    With my beautiful child.

    I fear we have no Warrior here.
    Because none will take up arms
    To release US from the hateful grip
    Of these foreigners.

    I’m a woman crying the tears
    Of the one before US.
    The ones who cried for our men
    To help
    To come
    And save US.
    I didn’t understand why
    You never grab your spears.
    When you heard the maiden cry
    Could you feel our tears?

    I know now you didn’t know then
    That you had nothing
    to fear.
    Now's the time feel no shame
    We have work to do still

    We have to stop the foreigners
    From taking our children again
    We are many
    They are few.
    Let's become rulers again

    We are the lost tribe
    that many
    have spoken and written of

    We are the mighty tribe

    The Warriors
    of Africa

    We was lost but not anymore
    And we witness so many horror.

    They have no more tricks up
    there sleeves.
    So stop them from
    Raping Our Nation Our Culture

    I want to be a feather
    And fly away in the wind
    But that won't stop the pain
    I feel When I think of my people again.

    I can't become a feather
    and fly up toward the sky
    Because my life is here on this plain
    With Our Father Our Warriors Our Child.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh if they could have become a feather, able to fly away at will, away from the madness and sadness, away...into the arms of their loved ones. Your words brought us into that fear, pain, and hope poetess. Thank you for this touching scribe.
     
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    no doubt

    bout that .....

    wow........ this is so amazing....

    being a feather would be nice.... i'll admit it 2...

    but i'd rather stay and fight right beside u....
     
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    Wow! You put it down with such clarity and compassion. I'm with you my sistah!
     
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    raping a culture

    ain't even the beginning

    heartfelt poet

    peace
     
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    feelin da strokes here u drop this wit flair
     
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    Blue, you've stated so well the plight of our people.

    That feather is now a quill in your able hand.
     
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    Awesome piece sis :toasts:
     
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    Sadness...

    Anger...

    Disappointment...

    U grip the heart & squeeze, making me FEEL this.

    Very nice.
     
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    Thank you so much family
    for taking the time to read, and feel
    the point I was coming from in the dro.
    I and well as many have nothing but love
    for our brothers and sisters now is the time
    and stop the madness. Our tools are sharp
    It's time to use them. The past is gone.
    We are here and now.

    Once again thank you for your love
     
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