Black Poetry : For my light skin sistas

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  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    Beneath your first surface
    Beats African drums and impoverish
    Slums full with hot combs and afro-picks
    Tribalistic rituals and incense sticks
    Blackness
    Ahh yo red bone!!!!!!!! Holla!!!

    Is not your name
    Neither is high yella
    Nor is it that light skin .that biitch think she cute

    ladies yawl need to stop that !

    light skin sistas
    You are the sand beneath the feet of a lioness
    Roaming the Serengeti in search of substance
    For her seeds
    Your are the descendant of strange fruit
    That hung from southern trees
    U are slaves who were freed but couldn’t read
    You are beedy bees
    A Rasta puffin good weed
    A Jamaican grandmother who rolls up her sleeves
    And makes rice and peas
    You’re a mother pulling leaves off a switch
    Because your child has done someshyit
    That’s about to get them a whooping
    That they asss will never forgit

    Your are African hair braiders
    That talk about their customers
    In there own language
    While doing their hair
    Your are a long prayer
    From people who are soo scared
    That they are barely there

    You are suga-water, syrup sandwiches
    In a timeless struggle
    Your are coco bread collar greens chicken and pizza places
    You are the stench of the under bellies of slave ships
    Beneath which black men cried and black men died
    Where the women where thrown over board
    You are door knockers and big hoops you are revolution
    You are 3/5 human according to this country constitution
    You are the asp that bit Cleopatra, beautiful bare breasted
    Wearing tight jeans and mascara you are hip hop
    Like shell tops cross colors and graffiti
    You are the crown that adorned the head of Neffitti
    Your gangsta,your fly ,your cool ,u dope,u fresh, u phat.u all that
    Yawl know why right …..Cause u black

    Yellow honeys u too are light absence, u are light without
    Stars, moons or planets
    You are the day before god created the earth,
    before nite and day were separated
    Your are the product of the continually harassed
    Your Malcolm x….naw matter of fact your El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
    Your are the dream that martin had despite fact it was his last
    You are a dark past, over worked hands, the types of chest and assss
    That got us brothas going dammmmmmmmmmmmmn…shorty got a fatty son!

    You are the manifestation of 400 years of worth of desperation
    You are music and words
    You are mind sex that properly ejaculates thoughts
    You are the concept of freedom whose reality is sought
    You are black
    Tell them when they see u
    And question your lack of melanin your grade of hair, or your facial features
    Tell them u are one of gods creatures and
    Your blackness answers to know one

    For my light skin sistas out there… be strong …I love all woman dark and light …hookup…. :luvv:
     
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    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :read: Beautiful...

    Continued Blessings,
    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesome and very well said a wonderful piece hook up !!
     
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    Thank you hookup for this. Especially given the thread "downstairs" about who the sexiest woman is, and some comments regarding light skinned Blacks not really being Black, this was timely. This used to really bother me, but now at this late stage of the game, lol, I figure it's not my problem. And it's funny when folks just talk to me a little and realize that I am just everyday folk, they are actually surprised. I've always just been me, guess I'm more "down" than people think, but you can't know a person just by looking at them. Props for this.
     
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    you are indeed a sweet brother
    this was just awesome..wow
    very thoughtful in so many ways
     
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    Love...

    I was deep sea diving in this flow...

    and yet...it was not enough

    it merely left me thirsty for more of you

    You never cease to amaze...

    Placing more kisses on your "Metaphorical Genius"

    Love the pictures of the struggle u painted here,

    particularly the southern living..., you were so on point with that...

    Loving you and your work... :hearts2: Sage ​
     
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    Love this piece! I am so glad that you had the creativity and knowledge to put into poetic thought the things that have so bothered me for years. I hate the nicknames given to light skinned sistas. I never liked them and I never will. Thanks for putting this piece down the way you did. :bowdown:
     
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    MADDRAPPER Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Feel you but lets face it some of the red bones bought that upon themselves (the red bone has always been considered the most beautiful in the black race but the brown and black sisters just with in the last twenty years have been considered beautiful) at one time the high yellow girls got jobs quicker because they could pass as white so they took advantage of this (hey kid their are some yellow chicks told brothers they were too black for them, yo they would only date a red man so man don't make this high yellow thing seem so innocent
     
  9. THA HOOKUPMAN

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    man u scare me ....how u think ...how its it they fault they yellow.....i wrote that for all of us to see that the fact we come in so many colors is a good thing ...i love black woman of all colors....why go white ..when if u like light skin u have it in your own race...i wrote this for some light skin people who feel less black cause of what they see in the mirror..they are black as u and me...my grandma was light skin ..and noone could question her blackness..cause she was the real deal....my family has the blackest black ..and the lightest light skin it it so i cant hold the color thang in my heart ...cause my grandma as light ..granddaddy was dark...and all the kids fall in the middle somewear...when we all go before any white goverment u bet your asss they dont care if we light skin balck or dark..u still black. :donttell: ..hookup
     
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    That was so beautifully put. I appreciate it as a light skinned female. There are so many misconceptions/misunderstandings about us. Some of our own sister's hate us and treat us like we havent been through the same. The media has caused us to seperate..its crazy..thanks once again brother. Lets all be sisters, my sisters :couple:
     
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