Black Poetry : Human Pt. 1

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Phenomenon, May 24, 2008.

  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am man
    And my body tells a story
    It is covered in maps of bullet wounds
    Proof that death is ready when we are unprepared
    Scared of forgetting, I tattoo feelings
    Across backs, chests, and arms
    Pierced with those memories of RIP, lost love, or a rapper's image
    Stitchings of shattered-glass beginnings
    Lay in seams across my forehead
    Sores of infidelity will grow eventually
    If I ignore that birthmark of truth on my heart
    Reality and sin are like rough sex
    Leaving scratches on my flesh
    Deep lipstick on the collar bone
    And bite marks against my neck
    I sweat because God makes me nervous sometimes
    I have rough palms because
    Being a good father is hard sometimes
    And I can't keep my balance
    When there's so many distractions
    Breaking my bones on purpose
    So I can confess those same krutches to black women
    Like, I had a bad childhood, or my father was never there
    I go to work with a nice haircut and a clean shave
    Slaved to America as just another *****
    I carry scars on my back that weigh 400 years
    And when my eyes bleed tears
    I can feel my ancestors water the burns on my skin
    Sprouting me into gold when all they picked was cotton
    Black men, an indestructible specimen
    Where no matter how bad they're stabbed by negative opinions
    The blades of life, just can't murder them

    Copyright 2008
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such strength our Black men have, although they wear the scars, you just can't keep them down. Your words were piercing poet. Welcome back.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    strong write of one's who can withstand the glaze of scars & wounds
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and that is the end.
    never cease to exist, strong is the epitome
    Flow on!
    Good to see you back!
     
  5. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Graphic

    imagery and lifelike! There is essence here....
     
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