Black Poetry : I am

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Desert Storm, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Black President
    seems like hope deferred
    Still it resonates
    I partake in every word
    Yes, he's heaven sent
    It should be
    For the people and by the people
    But what people should it be for?
    A few and the rest you ignore?
    Is there any cure?
    Or time to restore?
    Longing to reign again
    Like the kings and queens of our once beloved homeland
    Because there we were the beauty of stars
    The gold and diamonds
    Were our garments
    Created in the eyes of God.

    Believe we are
    Rather than what we can or could do.
    I am that I am
    Today, tommorrow, and future too.
    I am hope
    I am a new dawn
    I am beautiful
    I am Grace
    I am more than a
    More than a
    More than
    what my trials make me to be
    In the midst of persecution
    Adversity
    I am strength
    Perfected with zeal
    I am
    that
    I am
    So
    rise
    Up
    And
    Be Counted!

    Rise,

    Up,

    And,

    Be,

    Counted.

    I am.
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i love how you rise

    and i don't like how they like to quash peoples ideals

    don't know what i'm speaking?

    well talk to me this time next year

    when i read promise like you've written here poet

    it's a beautiful thing

    loving your power DS

    DSS
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You have a fire that cannot be contained. may we all find that zest within ourselves, for it is there. Feeling your words, poetess.
     
  4. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, I know what you mean, Street,

    It's like this::run: :cardio: :skate:
    But we going to work it out. We going to get to the promised land, like Dr. King said.

    Pressing on towards the mark ahead, not consentrating on the trials but the goal. In our hearts we are free. Hope is hard to kill.

    And yes, watzinaname we all have the zest within ourselves. We are already great! Because of who we are. We come from kingdoms and civilizations of lost nubians, of kings and queens, or elites, and belief in the divine. This is fact not fiction.
    This is fact not fiction.

    Rise my Nubians Rise!

    Desert Storm
     
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    Hi Sis
    Yes I am 2
    This is a new beat
    of the drums
    and we are living in a time
    where histroy is being made
    on a level that will be craved in the minds
    of the young and old
    until the young ones become old
    and share it further.
    Very awesome flow sis.
    So much is happening
    at a rapid pace.

    Peace~N~Love
     
  6. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks So'ja, watzinaname, and bluewater, I am glad you can see yourself as IAM'S too.

    :baby: taking baby steps,...hee.hee.hee... you know we gotta take baby steps to become IAMS every day. Taking it one day at a time. One moment at a time. One second at a time. Every little effort counts. Just don't give up. Don't give in.

    Much love.
    Heart to Heart
    Desert Storm
     
  7. Tha-Emissary

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    More than good, Indeed this piece reminds me to rise up and go vote, because we've been waiting a long time for a black man to be president and we owe it to ourselves and our ancestors to be counted because there was a time when we were counted out. Keep rising Desert Storm!
     
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    I truly dig this piece, so much strength in the words.

    Enuf 2 make a brother want 2 take up arms & demand the assassination of that damm electoral college. Hopeful;ly the peoples' words will mean something this time.

    Nice.
     
  9. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To Tha-Emissary, yea thanks, glad I could move ya in tha right way! Keep on raisin up!

    Positive Mindset- Yea, thanks, and me too, me too... and you keep raisin up too!

    Thanks for the luv.

    Much Love
    Heart to Heart

    Desert Storm