Black Poetry : Happy birthday Emmitt Till

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  1. redd48

    redd48 Member MEMBER

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    I know the words are stored somewhere in my soul
    Beyond thoughtless day to day musing of non-ideas
    Beyond even careful consideration of earth shaking fantasies
    Unholy priests preach of the end of time promising words that will explain
    Man’s inhumanity to man
    As it shouts from the voices buried below the graves of wicked
    Madmen
    Laughing, planning the death of us all
    Memories of
    A face battered, watered logged skin seemed colorless
    Hate screamed for me to find it to cherish its awful sound and site
    Now touched by years of images of black on black, white on white, White on black, black on white, brown and yellow atrocities, wars or Saturday nights
    Calls me to start
    The search to find something that isn’t lost only unseen
    The passages inside the soul that hides the life and death of the dreams that give meaning to mundane days
    Living in the unreality of the pain and the pleasure of the questioning of self with inquiries that have no meaning
    Perceptions with no basis provide comfort but have no substance
    Convincing us that there is no god
    Fools blindly follow themselves without hope into an obis
    Leaving them standing alone crying out for God
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very well done here
    welcome to destee.com
    welcome to the family of love & peace
     
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    Welcome aboard...and keep comming across as strong as this poem was
     
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    Some things happen that are so brutal and harsh, no sense can be made of them, such was the murder of Emmitt Till. May he rest in peace. Thank you for writing this piece, and, welcome to destee!!
     
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    Welcome to the Destee fam!!!!!! This joint was fresh. I liked it and I liked the message it brought across too.
     
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    Welcome....
    what an entrance...
    this was an awakening peace
    the reality of hate...
    is just that a reality
    that we hate...

    moving peace...
     
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    welcome to destee.com
    very well posed
    tight first drop
    looking for more
    enjoy.....
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    ~WELCOME~

    So glad to have you here.
    This drop was a wonderul tribute and a much needed reminder to the things still going on in the world today.
    Thanks for putting the truth before us once again.
     
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    Good to see somebody doing a piece on E. Till. A few weeks ago I had to school a couple of young'n about him. They seemed to be confused on why his story was a big deal and what it had to do with them now. Kinda of sad..we came so far...but we really aint went nowhere.

    Great piece

    one luv
     
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