Black Poetry : Ghetto Ballerina

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  1. SensualReality

    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tall,slender,poorly postured,and not graceful
    Lil' Miss thing was hate-full
    She sat looked out the window and popped her gum
    Slouched in the desk and sucked her thumb
    Her thoughts were as gloomy as the rain as it beat loudly on the window seal
    Grimacing on the thought of her being famous mama clapping proudly,this can't be real
    Dreams shot down so many times,because someone was better than her
    Or at least that's what people thought because she knew she was it,the thought hurt.
    It's not her fault she had scars on her face
    The bruises that linked on her legs were signs of hate
    She often hid in her own little spot seperated from human contact
    Even when she was quiet doing her own thing they cut her no slack
    Called her a black raggedy Ann doll because of her appearance
    Didn't want to be her friend ,couldn't go the distance
    Ignored Martin Luther when he said never judge a book by it's cover
    Even her mama was ashamed of her color and self structure
    Wouldn't let her go outside in the summer
    And put so many perms in her hair it turned auburn
    The face of a panther pitch black,and a close to red mane.
    They bashed her more
    "Now you really look like Raggedy Ann you black *** red haired whore"
    She weeped and cried for so long
    Didn't want these words to go on.
    "I'ma be somebody"
    "I'ma show everybody"
    She kept chanting to herself alone in a cold room
    Drew a picture on her desk,a full moon
    Prayed everynight before she lay her head down to sleep
    Was relieved of her stresses tossed them away in a heap.
    Bye,bye to Miss. Quiet and Shy
    "Today when they make fun of me I ain't gone cry"
    She took pride in her stride
    Stood straight up and looked all of them in the eye
    Remembered Mya Angelou say,"Still I Rise"
    Now her new confidence was extremely high
    Made it through the storm and turmoil of a young age
    Skin still black and hair a dark burgundy flame
    Took pride in herself didn't worry about the others
    Because she did it without their help
    Tall,slender,perfect postured,beautiful
    Miss thing's heart was plentiful.
     
  2. THEONE

    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa, Im feeling this, I work in a public school, if our young black ladies could reads this, This was great!
     
  3. SensualReality

    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you so much for the love and I wish they could see it too.... :peace:
     
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    the title of this is so fitting...
    great imagery and message
    in this piece...
    keep scribing...
     
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    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you and likewise :wink: :thanks:
     
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    Felt the pain in this, but I also felt the pride at the end. You can do wonders with words.
     
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    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just felt I needed to write this because so many girls hate the way they look and they need to see that sometimes people do things because of their own insecurities,and when you show them you aint scared or hurt that's when they stop
    Thanx a lot
     
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    This is Tyte!
    was feeling it
    all the way!
    Gurrrrrrl!
    You know you
    be droppin em'!
     
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    i dig your writing, story so well told
     
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    Beautiful triumph of the spirit!
     
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