Black Poetry : Grandma's looking out the window

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by asimplepoet, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,261
    Likes Received:
    206
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Somewhere between paradise and diaster
    Ratings:
    +229
    Child do you know I've been around sense before there was time
    I was hear when the master begin to set the tick tock to chime
    And though I'm old I can say I've never seen the righteous forsaken
    But peering out the window I see things that got my soul a shaken

    I see my children refusing to get back on one accord
    Instead they choose to widen the gap of discord
    I see men refusing to be the kings of yesteryear
    Instead they choose to act like boys that fear

    Fear to step out from among the crowd and lead
    Instead they choose to watch the community bleed
    They see us dying a slow painful heart wrenching death
    And instead of helping they choke out the last breath

    Killing, stealing, raping, and disrespecting any and everything
    All they care about is who's got the most dazzling bling bling
    What happen to men like Dr. King who had a awesome dream
    Believing that one day we would overcome the color scheme

    Yet today we still bemoan the mess that the white man has made
    But it is us that our refusing to step in the light & come out the shade
    We refuse to stand for something so we as people fall for anything
    Till we learn to strive for something we will achieve absolutely nothing

    And least you think I forgotten my daughters, I also see your shame
    Out doing any and everything forgetting your worth like life's a game
    Don't you know that you sell yourself short by lifting your skirt for all
    Why you want to be acting like a jezebel when you have a higher call

    Where are my Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott Kings, my women of class
    Child, you ought to be able to stand to look at yourself in the looking glass
    And please stop telling me what that man isn’t doing for you and yours
    For honey child, we have always found a way to take care of what's ours

    Children I am slowly but surely about to be standing before heaven's door
    And it saddens me to say that my heart can hardly take too much more
    For I know that us as people we could be greater then we are right now
    And I pray ya'll get it together before the curtains close on my show
     
  2. NapturallyYours

    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    AMC Fellows
    Location:
    Alabama
    Ratings:
    +4
    this reminds me of what my grandma is always trying to tell me and my cousins. So sad, but entirely true. Where are our black leaders?
     
  3. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +5
    These words of wisdom are so true and I've heard them my whole life from my grandparent and parents...tyte drop, keep spreading knowledge.
     
  4. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,177
    knowledgable drop of words that sings out awesome flow
     
  5. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10
    If we would dare to dream like Martin Luther King. We would probably be gaining far more ground in the race. But instead it seems we enjoy being left behind while other races pass us by.

    A truly sad but inspirational piece. Thanks
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Grandma's looking window
  1. 1poetsought
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    348
  2. Alarm Clock
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    376
  3. skuderjaymes
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    767
  4. asimplepoet
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    803
  5. dstny

    Black Jokes Humor : Grandma's age

    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    944