Black Poetry : i am an invisible man

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ralph Elllison penned the book
    Right out of the pages of my life
    i guess he knew
    Because he lived the same existence too
    Yes, i am an invisible man
    And i choose to stay invisible
    Rather than what i've come to know
    The alternative is to flip my script
    And change the way i grow
    No
    i can't go
    That way
    No, not at all
    Keeping my Peace being who i am
    Those who possess real vision see
    And i, yes i, i see me
    i be talking in meetings
    i'm the expert with the degree
    Dumb fools act like nothing's been said
    Like nothing can come out my nappy head
    Look around and look straight through me
    Well, i say my say and do all i've got to do
    Gather my stuff up
    And move on through
    It's going to be such a surprise
    When by necessity i materialize
    Right in the middle of reality
    Right before their eyes
    But as for now
    i am an invisible man
    Way out of their vision's range
    The way this all functions is really very strange
    In the meantime i keep gathering the light
    Moving on to victory
    Fighting the Good Fight.
     
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    poeticly_yours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like it this poem. vey nice read
     
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    wonderful scribe
    yes we are fighting
    a good fight
    much love
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    Yes, if only we can be seen for who we truly are, liked the way you posed this.
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :)

    You may be inVistable, but your writting is very clear.Lovin ya floE rasheed :wave:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was masterfully writen so clear even if u can't be seen u are heard
    tyte write poet
     
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    tru dat
    my brother
    i know where you are at...
    very well said...
    one love
    khasm
     
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    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    poeticly_yours, Thanks, glad you liked it.....

    Bluewater, Thanks, don't you know we be's fightin' for sure (and we're winning)...

    watzinaname, Thanks and you are so right; but the mos' important thing is that we see our self worth even when others try to deny our worth...

    Nita, Thank you, i be's definitely tryin'.....

    RICH, Thanks for that, when it gets light enough we will certainly be see also....

    Khasm, Thanks, Richard Wright knew along with me and us and you......

    Peace and Blessings....All
     
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    :grouphug:

    Your not invisible Bro they just choose not to see
    We burn brighter than any star so they just wish they were me

    We not invisible bro they just need glasses
    You see the fear in their eyes as we grow in masses :eek:hmy:

    There invisible Bro check their history
    We date back farther than any of them so they are just a mistery!

    :driveby:

    One love.... this was a nice scribe indeed.
     
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