Black Poetry : Harlem Of My Time

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  1. Olorun1

    Olorun1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HARLEM OF MY TIME

    There's no other place I rather be, but HARLEM

    The past still echoes, whispering OURSTORIES

    Harlem of Arthur Shomburg, Carlos Cook, Malcolm,

    Dr. Clarke, Dr. Ben & Sister Camille

    Harlem with its exquisite mix of flavors

    As diverse as the different hues of our folks

    Spicy Harlem, with its jerk seasoning, rice & peas

    Ahhh, nothing but roots ---West Indian Harlem

    Sylvia's Southern Flavors w/ candied yams, greens &

    Cornbread, accentuating traditional Soul Food

    'El Barrio' with its 'Marketas' & 'Botanicas'

    Impressing upon us a cornucopia of flavors:

    Pasteles, Pernil - Asao, Mofongo & Alcapurrias,

    Accompanied by the summer's Conga beat

    'Prukutun, prukutun, pa - pa -pa'


    'Dominican Harlem', extending along upper Broadway

    With its sidewalk merchants 'pregonando' delicacies

    From the island home; enpanadas de Yuca, 'Mangu' &

    fried cheese w/ 'salchichon' on the side

    With a chilled glass of Morir So√Ďando,

    Nothing but pure early morning daily ritual

    Weekend of Merengue fury & 'Bachata down'

    All night Barcelo rum romps

    Sancocho & Mondongo 'para curar todo el mal'


    These are the rhythms pulsating from the

    HARLEM OF MY TIME.

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    J. S.
    HARLEM OF MY TIME HARLEM OF MY TIME
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow
    nice flow Olorun1 :wave: Welcome
    I can smell the food
    from the Harlems Markets
    as I read your flow
    liking your scribe
    mmmm
    Lovely
    wonderful
    Peace
     
  3. Olorun1

    Olorun1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bless you Sistah

    Thank you. I'm smiling as I read your response & making a quick dash to the kitchen to make a chill glass of the Dominican refreshment on the poem, 'morir sonando' ('dying in your sleep'). Is 95 degrees right now, here in the heart of beautiful Harlem, NYC & the refreshment is just "what the Doc, ordered [lol].

    PEACE
     
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    :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM!
     
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    Your words take me on a journey, I don't want to return from!

    Great piece!
     
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    i feel like i lived there to
    nice
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed i smell it in chi town da harlem heat of aroma
     
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    A Harlem those Dutch never imagined, supreme-

    Olorun1, WELCOME!!!
     
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