Black Poetry : I AM What I Say I am - I Am A Man

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  1. Nahshon

    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the Beginning I was known as Man
    Only to be renamed by my children
    Respect for me they showed, but that was then
    Originally they called me Night
    The absorber of light
    Accepting this name as compliments of my beauty, glory and color
    With nocturnal darkness strength is replenished by the inevitable slumber.
    Till the hour number reached beyond 7
    And luminaries shine our region from the heavens.

    Which brings forth the second day
    Great grandchildren my heart impale
    Trying to ridicule my color yet they’re the ones who are pale.
    And they say Parents just don’t understand?
    It’s your parents who knew the original man.
    I see you rename yourself European and call me African
    I though am still just a man.
    They no longer see me as the beauty of the night
    They only look to at me with dread and fright
    Still they are my kin in my heart they remain blessed
    Even though they cause persecution and stress…

    Another awakening the third day
    Long way since creations dawn
    Tribes and nations I’ve spawned
    African, Indian, Asian, European
    Different hues of skin but all akin
    Somehow they forgot how it all began
    And fail to recognize they too are just man.
    While world expansions advances faster than rifle triggers
    I am now hated and called *****
    Enslaved, whipped beaten, Tarred and feathered because of my hue
    Keep lying to yourself but the truth is you’re from me I you.
    When you kill, you’re Killing your father, and when you rape you’re raping your mother
    Need I go any further?
    I am treated as less than what I am
    What are you if I’m the one called ignorant?

    Evening rebirth starting of the fourth day
    I’m called darkie and colored
    No longer call me ***** to my face
    Some have adopted Black as a name of a race
    Black is a color not a name of a people.
    If a name I were to take for myself
    It would not be black or brown, but something which denotes my spiritual wealth.
    I am a child of the sun the melanin one but understand
    I am that which I call myself, I am a man.
    Today Dawn begins the fifth day
    The fifth day two days short of seven
    The rest day of the eternal one in heaven
    What have we seen on fifth day
    Could make men without faith pray
    Terrorism, wars, in my mind calculates
    Beyond the feeling of Hate
    Beyond the feelings of Rage
    Maybe the next day will turn the page
    On the book the chapter of ignorance, intolerance
    Till we reach the seventh day of perfection and acceptance
    But right now I see my children drinking ignorance as a shot of rum in a glass jigger
    The name hated, and given in hate now acceptable to refer to oneselves as *****
    Niggorant begets niggorance dyslexic acceptance
    If we can get beyond these days maybe we’ll all have the chance?
    To once again be called just a man
    To be called just a man.
    To be called a man.


    Nahshon-Rae 5/20/2003
     
  2. Khasm13

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    very tru ma brother
    this piece layers the stages of
    the black man sweetly

    scribe on...and drop sum more of dis science
    peace
    khasm
     
  3. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    true...deep...and powerful...very nice scribe...
     
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    This is deep..very very VERY NICE I know what your talkin about. We're here:eye2eye:
     
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    There is no validation to announce a king, his words of wisdom speaks for it self, nations upon nations shall rise. The link between the heavens and the earth. The king shall never be silence in the name of truth, he wears the scars to prove his battle of a world that is lost. Jesus never died his spirit continues to come and the king he is speaks for his brothers who carry the torch.

    His hair was wooley and his feet was black as bronze, they hanged him from a tree, but his message lives on. Many who continues to carry the torch until his work is done.
    The blackman who lived 66 trillion years ago. The alpha and the mega shall sing the glory of God.

    The seed shall not be turned over until the black man recliam his tool, many of colors who fought for the resurrection of man.
    I salute you my king your words are strong. The armored pen of God shall never be erase, what God has ordained no man shall go under.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes sir just be called a man
    this open the great doors
    tyte flow bruh!
     
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    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you for your kind words