Black Poetry : HOW BLACK ARE YOU!!!!!

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  1. Ddee1

    Ddee1 Member MEMBER

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    I met three black brothers that were arguing about who is darker than who and who couldnt get a girl cause they were too dark.what do u think about societies views on the degree of blackness.this is my piece...

    how black are you

    are you BlacK, BLACK
    or simply black
    now! this is not a trick question so take your time

    before you enter our society
    let us examine how black you are
    PITCH BLACK! absolutely not
    you are too black to be Black

    in our society we prefer light brown or chocolate brown
    ofcourse we are black and proud
    just as long as u are not too BLACK
    you might cramp our style

    the different shades of blackness have created a line of division between me and my sistas
    no longer are we simply black
    but we categorize our skin colour
    discreminating agaisnt our own

    the enemy lies no longer withou but within

    yet black is neither light nor dark
    its about the spirit that refuses to be quietened until justice is done
    the everready hand that stretches to assist
    the natural rythm that lies embedded within

    it runs deeper than skin colour
    so how black are you??????????????????????????????????/
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    great question posed poet

    i appreciate your angle here

    i would say i'm black enough to know better
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Like So'ja I like how you posed this piece. Just think of how much more we could accomplish if that negativity between us could be positively charged. To answer your question, I'm Black enough to know, that all shades of Black are beautiful.
     
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    I couldn't agree more to know i am black enough as well to know that all shades of
    blackness is beautiful....
     
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    I appreciate this post. This is real truf. I remember being at the park one day at a gathering with my kinfolk. They were making fun of someone who was dark. We don't joke like that in my family, so I was pretty grieved about some of the stuff that was said and some of the things that people still say like that in the presence of another. Even though it's meant to be funny when you go home at the end of the day you really feel bad. I really felt for the other person. No fun.

    Black is definately not about color. I do believe this is true. This kind of stuff hurts so deeply and its really not funny.

    Honestly, I can say that I am slowly but surely realizing that I am black enough. I find darker guys really attractive however. I think for me what matters, is your posture. I love to see black men with a nice posture and to see how they carry themselves and hold their heads up high. It drives me crazy.

    :dance3:

    Much Love,

    Desert Storm
     
  6. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    the darker the flesh the deeper the roots.....

    :)

    I don't really ask myself this question..... just something I am

    don't make fun of anyone..

    member the movie golden child....

    i alway say to myself over and over and over...

    keep you heart and your thoughts as pure as the water......

    and please if you know the darker brother who think he can't get a woman.... tell em Miss Lady said ... there are plenty of beautiful.. deserving sistahs up on Destee.........

    real talk....

    "seek and ye shall find".. "knock and the door will be open unto you"...

    also,

    be carful what you wish for... you might just get it...... ah ha!

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  7. Ddee1

    Ddee1 Member MEMBER

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    much luv to all who replied and read,ur blackness is amazin'. u r all right, all shades of blackness is beautiful and should thus be celebrated without comparison.
     
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