Black Poetry : I Am Black

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I did not ask for your friendship
    You did not ask for mine
    But separated we are
    The very blood of my ancestors
    delineates every blocked line

    Pray tell,
    What specific gene causes my subordination?
    And in truth, I did not even ask for your aid
    For I am the Original Man fashioned upon Creation
    Yet I've been counted as only 3/5ths of what God made

    Did the Creator make a mistake
    When He engineered my lovely hue
    Literally composed from the dusky soil?
    Does my very design excuse
    Four Hundred years of death and toil?

    Truly, I cannot forget nor ignore
    The Past and Present prejudice
    Inflicted by my paler nemesis
    Now, no, I don't seek retribution
    For my People's persecution
    But neither can I offer absolution

    I strive to no man hate
    But yet I cannot wipe the slate
    Nor erase the blot of racism's stain
    Only my Lord can cleanse it
    When He comes again.
     
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    The Remix....

    I like it. You hit all the angles on this one.
    Great write.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
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    TXDiamond Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great post! You are truly talented.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Ahhh, shucks!....Thank you, Sister!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesome sis.
     
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    Thank you very much, Bro. Rich!
     
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    gogounited Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So beautifully done, and thank you for sharing your gift.

    Perhaps somewhere, and in some way our ancestors (not talking about every white person, just myself) were once not so different. Like woven fabric, blood finds a way toward justice and the pattern is revealed, just as water always seeks to flow downhill. Sometimes, the elements pool together and mix, like ideas often do.

    How does one explain this?
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Well.....be that as it may....


    Dr. King, borrowing from Theodore Parker, said, "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice."

     
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    gogounited Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, I heard Obama say that a while back. In fact, I wrote it on a piece of paper and put it on my refrigerator, because I felt it was too true.

    Guess it needs no explanation. :)
     
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