Black Poetry : Hated And Despised

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Judged and condemned, abhorred, and cursed
    An abominable anathema
    Because, popular regard and thought, she dared to contest
    And so, walked the streets with her punishment emblazoned upon her chest
    No, not in Scarlet
    But in a tint no less vibrant, a vivid hue shading in her shameful letter
    As she passed,
    Some peeked from behind blinds; others jostled in, all to see her better
    Daily, denounced and debased,
    Verbally and physically, abused and ridiculed as they scorned and sneered
    And when some thrown missile of contempt hit the mark….they even cheered
    For her public disdain
    For her very existence was the bane
    Of all their lives
    Challenging things they thought they knew
    Twisting and altering each stubbornly set view
    Why, they LIVED by their delusions!
    So, how dare she draw opposing conclusions
    Revealing and shattering their comfortable illusions?!
    It took them YEARS to cultivate what she so sharply annoyed
    NO!…She MUST be beat down, undermined, and destroyed!

    And so, she still walks on through the same vicious crowds
    With no rest and no protective covering which shields or shrouds
    Her essence

    They’ve hated her all their lives
    Because she embodies the 20th letter upon her breast
    And just as any other prejudice,
    What people can’t or won’t accept.....they detest

    Some faces are new to her, perhaps, still yet impressionable children
    But some of the angry faces, she’s known since their youth
    Never changing…All their lives, they’ve bitterly ostracized TRUTH.
     
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    Sister CherryBlossom ... i'm gonna need to know how you know all my business !!! :look:

    Wow ... this is beautiful ... great write Sister !!!

    I'm sure there are many Sisters that can relate to this, not just me, and you've given us all to know ... we are not alone!

    Thanks for Sharing !!! :toast:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    hotep Sister Cherryblossom:

    this is very deep...

    very thought provoking..

    20th letter.... that's my favorite part.....

    the journey of the black woman...

    and through everything we still manage to love....

    Much Respect and Love

    I said let me read a couple of poems to make it thru today...

    this is the first one I read... happy to say

    i'm ready
     
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    sad to see

    someone @ that level maybe someone in "psychology" can help here

    i hope there were no children involved

    very graphic and heartfelt work here

    sista CB
     
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    capital T huh?
    yeah i feel u on this joint....
    some people do not like the truth...
    even when it is staring them in their face....
    this was dope....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Thank you all, ladies and gentlemen!

    Yes, poetry is open to interpretation. One person's view will differ from another's. However, this was not written with any literal sense but metaphorically. But, I am glad to see different slants from it.

    Heck, yall made me read it again and try to see what you saw! :lol:

    I was like, "Wow. Did I say that?" lol

    All of the pieces I've posted here are old. I just have them saved. Some are months old. Some are even years old. And this poem is also old. I was just speaking of "Truth" and how humans hide from it, run from it, and fight it when our long-held beliefs or comfort zones are shaken and challenged.

    Thanks again for the wonderful praise!
     
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    i knew i got it right....lol

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Two thumbs up on this one sis....Da truth can be a wall banger
     
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    lol @ did I say that :)
    I think its just the nature of poetry sister :)
    that sometimes something can seem similar to other things but no worries sister
    you were crystal clear and clever to boot! :read:
    to champion Truth is going against the grain most def
    enjoyed this piece no doubt :)
     
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