Black Poetry : Her AFRICA

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Hunter, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She was conceived
    In the belly
    Of a continent
    And gave birth
    To herself
    Thousands of years ago

    Then her black skin
    Mixed with
    Foreign ingredients
    When slavery
    Stole her Africa
    From its' shores

    Now what was once
    Barefooted on Sahara
    Now walks
    Generations of miles
    Across the snow

    But in the distance
    She can still hear
    The tribal drums calling
    As she forges new pathways
    Where her black footprints
    Must go

    Still

    She knows
    That this world
    Is a circle

    And

    If she walks.....long
    Enough

    If she walks....strong
    Enough

    If she walks....proud
    Enough

    If she..............walks

    Then

    Africa
    Will live inside of her

    Forever.........

    Hunter
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  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Her Africa....

    be the original womb.....the fertile cresent....from which sprang all seed.

    Us.

    Enjoyed reading this again, Hunter. Thank you

    a
     
  3. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hunter

    I am breathtaken by this PEACE...
    I feel like you've read the emotion I hold in my soul about
    My AFRIKA

    I feast on the culture and knowledge of
    My Afrika
    attempting to keep my mind...body...soul...and spirit from
    becoming tainted within the belly of this beast


    "But in the distance
    She can still hear
    The tribal drums calling
    As she forges new pathways
    Where her black footprints
    Must go

    Still"


    I'm creating a pathway for all those who follow...back home

    The djembe calls...
     
  4. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for bringing this masterpiece back. I sit numb for a few seconds after reading it.

    *birth*
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the vision I see

    she's standing in the field, back aching from picking cotton, dirt on her hands, some white mans semen in her body, the scars from his whip criss-crossing her back, "her dress" is a worn rag and she's old before her time....but she holds her head high, maintains her dignity and style, and draws strength from her african man in the night hours....she is the essence of a "woman"

    this was beautiful Hunter

    K
     
  6. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Them that knoweth floweth!

    I see Motha Africa standing tall and proud
    Her lineage crosses many continents her
    years of servitude but a whispered memory
    For she is the Mother of the whole Human
    Race , full of beauty , strength and grace!
    BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE!
     
  7. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    **** right
     
  8. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Agree With Cindy

    You and Alyce both should be named among the greats. I enjoyed this strong, proud and beautiful poem...bowing before you.

    Much love & respect


    Joyce
     
  9. MapleXtract

    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't think...

    ...even the heaviest of
    history books, could have quite
    summed up the origin of
    the beauty, and the strength
    that is our ancestry, quite
    like this piece right here
    my sistah. Whew! I'm just
    *taken aback...*
     
  10. Reason

    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I gotta hear you recite... I know it powerful!

    Respect
    Reas
     
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