Black Poetry : Human Pt. 2

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Phenomenon, May 25, 2008.

  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am woman
    And my body tells a story
    My skin may feel smooth but it's really made of armor
    Harder than what the human touch can feel
    It might encounter damange, but we were made to endure things like
    Stetchmarks left by long painful histories
    Of giving birth to a world that wants to exclude me
    Bruises and black eyes by men who abuse me and
    Hickies of weaknesses when I let him use me
    Insecurity had my face draped in make up
    So I could fit into the top category of beauty
    Where surgery could never cover these wrinkles of experience
    Or the tear lines of sacrifice
    As dirty fingerprints scrubbed my flesh
    When my innocence was his only price
    My chest surrounds the hole where my heart used to be
    Replaced and taken over and over again
    When emotion overpowers the strength of a woman
    Broken feet trying to fit into small heels
    So I can feel more important than she feels
    Because we women have the misconception
    To always be in competition with each other
    Instead of healing each others' scabs from persecuted pasts
    My children made me shed off dead skin
    Because I had to peel away the child in me at sixteen
    I crack my nails when I try to rebuild lost self esteem
    Rashes of broken dreams itch, but I can't scratch them
    A black woman just copes and has to move passed them
    Even though she's stronger than the last man
    Because when he's not able to carry the world, she'll carry it for him
    God created her because He knew man
    Could not love himself the way a woman can
    And He created an entire world to understand that
    We are human
    While our bodies tell stories
    Our souls publish them
    So if we read them, we'll see
    How we are beautifully human
    And no matter how you may view men
    We all make mistakes every day
    But I'm glad to be made in the image
    Of a Father who'll love me anyway
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    the twisted side of man is wo-man who is strong in her stance
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think so many can relate to this. Being battered and bruised in so many ways, and yet, we survive and live through another day, helping others to survive as well. Your pen is amazing.
     
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    Back to the top...
     
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    Wow, any other name than "Phenomenon" would do you un-just, I always prepare to take a :bowdown: before and after:bowdown: your work of art...awesomely written!!
     
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    OH...MY...GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nuff said poet!
     
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    Phenomenon:
    Can't believe I missed THIS...
    Gave me goose bumps.
    EXCEPTIONAL WRITE!!!!!



    Much Luv
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this still have blast to it
     
  9. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You guys always know how to revive the creativity in me with ya kindness. Highly appreciated
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am there bro...youare speaking...
    It's so unbelieveable how the women was created and today it takes somuch just to remain a girl.
    Even more a female....
    Even more a decent human being.
    I will leave that at that....Flow on Bro
     
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