Black Poetry : I can only wonder why

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  1. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There something about this
    Martin Luther King
    this black man with a
    true gift from God, something
    I found it odd to see
    that because he dreamed
    a dream of being free
    because he had charisma
    the kind that could lead
    a people to a new reality
    vision enough to be
    something of a savior
    that he had to die
    we can speculate on reasons why
    this man of peace
    had to die violently
    There was something about this
    Malcom X
    this very same quality
    a man born of many troubles
    a black man seeking to be free
    that special quality to lead
    a people to a new reality
    charisma enough to be
    something of a savior
    a man who believed in liberty
    he sought the truth of his faith
    again, one that grew beyond race
    vision enough to chase
    the elusive tail of the wind
    why did his life end
    and what about the Panthers
    what truly was their crime
    this organization
    on a mission to
    elevate the mind
    even in our days
    I have seen such potential
    I've seen these qualities
    these things essential
    to rally souls to a cause
    nevermind the human flaws
    it's enough to make you pause
    and leave a mind in awe
    what happened to Biggie Smalls
    or Tupac Shakur
    they had this potential
    this charismatic allure
    I see way too many unanswered
    questions
    yet the results all the same
    it's a shame
    dead before they ever had a chance
    to really make a change
    and what do we do today
    do we sell each other out
    buying into hype
    or campaigns run by those with clout
    what's this about
    why do we hate on one another
    could have sworn that it was
    about loving our sisters and our brothers
    when one does good
    we all do good
    why let haters hold us back
    when we know we should
    strive to make a better day
    and leave the haters to their lies
    cause when love is what we got
    the hate just has to die
    and I recall yesterday
    and I can't deny
    comparing it to today
    I can only wonder why
    :confused:

    02/18/03/Michael
     
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    A MOUTH FULL

    skrybe7, the ancestors delight in your wisdom. Feed them that they may eat. 1poetsought
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx 1poetsought! nuf respect! And much love!
     
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    skrybe 7....
    i like this...
    and yes ....we asked ourselfs why
     
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    Because of politics. Fear of what they do not know or understand. I've often pondered these same questions.

    Very well written. Great PEACE.

    *Emma*
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx, libertylaida!
    I'd confront the haters throughout
    our history, but I doubt they'd come
    out of hiding... I guess we just
    keep on doing what we can.
    Much love!
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx, Euphoria!
    You're probably right.
    I just get so :hot:
    thinkin' 'bout it.
    Much love to ya!
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice piece, bruh....dapz.
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx, Monetary! Tryin' to make sense of
    yesterday and get a glimpse of tomorrow.
    Much love!
     
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    The spirit never dies it transforms to another level of spirit, let it be the lyrics are let it be the word of the almighty pen. The message shall be delivered until God brings us home. This is excellent.
     
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