Black Poetry : I Am A Voice

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  1. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am a voice
    ILLUMINATED,
    CULTIVATED,
    DEDICATED to expression:
    expression
    of reality/joy/pain
    and the inclination
    to maintain
    the spoken word tradition.

    I consider myself
    neither poet/composer/musician,
    I am what I am
    a living voice
    speaking
    t h r o u g h poetry
    from the wilderness,
    and I do
    what all committed voices do.

    I examine life,
    I dream,
    I preach,
    I scream,
    I teach & I cry
    about what America
    does to it's black people,
    and what black people
    do to themselves, and why.

    My non-prime time
    words and messages
    are a ***** to many,
    and a blessing to some
    who believe a committed voice
    should be like a talkng drum,
    taking the word sound language
    to the upper stratosphere.

    My voice is
    ancestral rooted
    blending words and notes
    with enough reality and truth
    to keep a subconscious conscious
    for dear life.

    However, the realism
    of this objective
    directive
    retrospective
    is quite dangerous,
    but
    if it's my blood
    that is shed today for revolution
    it will be a guide
    for others along the way.

    Because
    I remain innovative,
    and committed to being...........A VOICE!!!!!!!
     
  2. NADIA*BINTA

    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AMEN!!!... that was beautiful... so suitable for the time we're living in... keep lifting your voice and flowin with truth! :)... that was tyte!!! i like, i like...

    peace
     
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    I head you loud and clear preach on speak on stay strong
     
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    YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!!!

    Peace!
     
  5. SwtT

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    Through it all, may your voice stay strong!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks SwtT, 1poetsought, vanneya and Nadia*Binta for hearing my voice...and the love yall have shown me........One Love
     
  7. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    your voice of truth keeps the subconscious conscious! thats right Shango! keep me aware forever!!! your voice will keep me conscious! the truth will help us to get free!
     
  8. Laydee Chups

    Laydee Chups Active Member MEMBER

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    Gwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.

    Call it as you see it blad. Standard. We need mo' ppl like you to represent.
     
  9. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'll do my best PurpleMoons and thanks for the encouragment....Also sending a shout out to the Ladyee Chups for also believing in my purpose........One Love to yall all..........Yall are really some beauitful people.......................Peace
     
  10. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank u brotha XXPANTHAXX but in actuality it is not my voice. It's the voices of the Ancestors speaking through me......I am just a vessel........
     
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