Black Poetry : Forgive the obvious

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (Katrina anniversary tribute)

    Cries loud and muted
    Pictures becoming documentaries
    Everyone reduced to civil behavior
    Like Negan repeatedly biting his tongue

    Gulf children and peoples want to return
    To a place with no electricity, sanitation or plan
    Non French Quarters saying how, when to do, what and where
    The enormity is beginning to sink in

    Bottom line profits reject asserting poverty rights
    Asking how much should we invest in making before again
    Writing a clean slate becomes a forgiveness of state
    Perhaps a federal mandate of ways to rectify beach front property

    Grassroots organizations make inroads
    Artistic communes erected in row spaces
    The debate of how chocolate of late
    While the levies are in full debate

    Perhaps the crisis is how soon we forget
    The color of this devastation
    Like the genocides of peoples
    Which are ignored till the quote takes what he wants

    Katrina has taught us a lot
    Without the indignities of conspiracies real
    Her people are tired of being away
    Transplants into uncomfortable spaces with new paint

    They are learning they rather go home
    For better or severe to never be the same
    They are finding they must get back and touch the soil
    So the beat of their plurality revives things that can never be planned

    Patrice C. Queen
    11/1/06
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Katrina didn't just do her thing a year ago, she's been striking for many centuries...under different names!
    Nice piece poet, it's easy to feet the pain when we're apart of it.
     
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    thanks for the push u gave to write the piece

    and yes God been talking a long time

    Peace

    Patrice

    All is God
     
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    PatriceCQueen:
    This is truely a nice write. I have family
    and friends in NO and quite a few people
    from NO now live in my city. I went there
    after the storm and never in a life time
    would I have been prepared for what I saw.
    No one know whats those people went through. Yeah,
    we see on TV but it does not come close to reality,
    one needs to think what if it was
    you and your family and love ones. I went to NO
    quite frequently b/4 Katrina because I just luv the city.
    I still go back for the same reason. Yeah, Katrina came
    and did her thing and its going to take some time for everyone
    to get it together and Im not just talking about businesses
    and homes Im talking about their lives period. Those
    people went through and were subjected to pure HE$$.
    Its always easy to judge when your outside looking in.

    Nice write sista.

    Much luv
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    YEA

    KATRINA HAS TAUGHT US A LOT

    AND THE CITY IS STILL NOT BACK

    NICE PIECE FOR THE ANNIVERSARY

    AH POET
    YOU SAY BROOKLYN

    IS THAT BROOKLYN NY

    SO WHERE YOU REST AT?
     
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    It is important to give voice to this plight by themn who have the ability to write it and those who know to tell it or draw it ....

    thanks for taking the time to share your essperience

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    yes East New York Brooklyn NY

    thanks for the love

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    How quickly some think that home can be replaced so easily. The roots run deep, and lives will never be the same. Well done tribute.
     
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