Black Poetry : Forgotten (for Black History)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by prophet2, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. prophet2

    prophet2 Active Member MEMBER

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    Forgotten

    Yes we are the forgotten ones
    We were laid down somewhere
    I think in the depths of the hearts of our oppressors
    Forgetting where they put us
    They just went on with life as usual
    Forgetting there was a forgotten race

    Yes we are the forgotten ones
    The ones who's inheritances
    Was meshed in with the upper race
    We had no faces no lips no eyes
    Just feet and hands and legs
    That did all the tilling and the toiling
    While they enjoyed the precious fruits of our labor

    Yes we are the forgotten ones
    The dark treasures that they so skillfully found
    Yet so skillfully hid even from the creator himself
    Why he had to make several attempts to send a savior to us
    Each gun down, hung, unjustly tried and convicted only
    To see that there labor was in vain because we were never found

    Now another generation is asking the same question
    Where is my picture in the family tree?
    When do I take my place in history?
    Oh that's right
    I am the forgotten race
    The forgotten inheritance
    The forgotten fruit
    The forgotten mind
    The forgotten child

    I am the forgotten
     
  2. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "I am forgotten" not hardly/not possible/not happening
    YOU ARE TOO FORMINABLE/TOO FERVENT/TOO FABULOUS
    and this is one helluva a write
     
  3. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Prophet2,
    Tyte piece...thanx for sharing


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    prophet2...yes, thanks, for sharin' this piece with us all. i'm lovin' the flo of it, too. keep on scribin'...i'm watchin'.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man dis one is da bomb of thoughts coz
    da flow is too tyght to forget
     
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    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Timely & Timeless Piece

    as our 'story' (and month) seem to shorten each year although the duration of the 365 days remain the same..Thank you for the read.
     
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    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a brilliant scribe. i feel the words resonating through my soul...tyte piece!


    dee
     
  8. prophet2

    prophet2 Active Member MEMBER

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    distant child

    i am the distant child on this site.
    I don't read everyday and I certainly don't
    scribe as much but I feel the love from all of you
    I am the next generation of poets
    This is my mother's flow
    But since she is the forgotten
    I have to take her place.

    Which leads me to the next one.

    Peace
     
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