Black Poetry : I AM

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  1. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I AM

    I am black.
    What exactly is that?
    Black is me.

    I recite and memorize
    My identity within the mind-
    In case my actions should ever contradict…
    So I could find
    And with this knowledge verify
    Exactly who I am.
    Then act accordingly as a man.
    (Not just a simple man-no! More than…)
    To my very core, I am a black man,
    This is no trained tan-
    No deceit of skin tone.
    This is felt in my very BONES.
    In my soul so abundant, I could telephone
    Fax…email it.
    Because this blackness, this- is so real.

    I feel…

    So confident.
    This confidence is common sense
    No joke and its
    Logical to cherish this blackness.
    Widely imitated,
    Never duplicated.
    Always complicated
    By what the media portrays as black
    (As if they would know)
    Well I say ***** them, and fu*k that
    Let's demolish and attack
    The generalizations they see in their ignorance as fact.
    Besides
    There are way too many dimensions of us
    For them to ever understand.

    They admire us, sometimes our biggest fans-
    But they prosecute and hate us too
    (The government and the Klu Klux Klan)
    But amidst all the hype and hate
    I keep a calm mind and face.
    Eye of the storm- no you can't erase
    This blackness- it's past, present, and FATE.

    I am black
    Black is me
    This is the basis for my identity.
    You will NEVER, EVER see
    Me in any other tint
    I wouldn't know how to wear it.
    Wouldn't want to. ​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    the shade of knowing thy soul is pure black Gold
    well expressed poem here of whom one is and the blackness within.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Often imitated for the greatness our essence captures, just because we are what we are. Prideful piece here brotha.
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loving the blackness! :eek: Great write!
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I likes that
    a lot