Black Poetry : i challenge you (to love)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why have we
    Trivialized
    “I Love You”
    To such a degree
    That it’s a…Meaningless
    3-sylable phrase
    With no “intrinsic value”
    To anyone
    Beyond
    The
    Speaker

    THIS IS LIFE

    Not a sequel to
    Fannie boo blows
    Dickie who

    I challenge you

    To be true to yourself
    If
    Only
    For
    An
    “I LIKE YOU”
    Moment
    .
    .
    .
    To love someone other than
    Your woman (man)
    Like
    Maybe
    The neighbor child
    In
    A
    Fatherless home
    Where a four-year-old
    Is the only one
    Acting
    Grown

    I challenge you
    To love
    You

    To hug
    And hold
    …To roll (around)
    And act the clown
    And drown all your sorrows
    For a tomorrow that never comes

    ~ Without the love of self ~
    ~ You can never love anyone else ~

    I challenge you

    To “Love Thy Neighbor”
    In the flava
    You’d have them love U

    …To do unto others
    As you would have them do

    EveryDAY…HE wakes you
    I challenge you

    To open your home to someone in need
    To plant the seed (of) “Giving & Sharing”
    …Always caring ‘bout the rest of humanity’s needs

    I beg thee, please

    Heed the need
    Not only of your Brothers & Sisters
    But of that foreign Mister
    From ‘round da way
    Even with his funny accent
    And the crude things he’d say

    Like…I hate You

    I challenge you

    To give of yourself to a weaker kind
    Sacrificing your food…your money…your time
    Being an example to those who follow your lead
    Remember:
    We’re all sons of Adam, and
    We’re all prone to bleed

    So…I challenge thee

    To fight for a cause larger than yourself
    The only goal being…to help someone else

    ~~~~~
    Noah
    Moses
    John The Baptizer
    Jesus Christ
    Mahatma Ghandi
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Abolitionists of slavery
    Oppositionists of apartheid
    ~~~~~

    Fighters against oppression all over the world
    Laying claim to a fame of certain peril

    Their acts of kindness
    From strong…committed souls
    Gives root to bravery
    Provides the courage to be bold
    …To stand tall against the tyranny
    Of hatred and disgust
    Are you among the few
    In whom ALL people trust

    I CHALLENGE YOU

    Can you stand up for RIGHT
    In the face of your own

    When “your people” say, “My brother,
    …You need to leave that alone”

    Will you be that ROCK upon which others stand
    Whom the weaker ones say
    “You know…he’s a better man”

    I challenge you

    To love…even when “hatred” says NO
    To defend another…coz ‘right’ said so

    I challenge you

    To give from the depths of a depleted soul
    Then reach down deeper…and give some mo’

    I challenge you

    To seek, first, the goodness…in another’s heart
    No matter their origins…or the views they impart

    I challenge you

    To enlighten those less enlightened than yourself
    Shine the brilliant lamp of rightness
    On the soul of someone else

    I challenge you

    To love
    Someone smaller than your bank
    Not forgetting where you’re from
    Or the blessings
    You have to Thank
    Jehovah
    For

    Is it a challenge
    To love someone you don’t know
    Coz the mood is slow
    And your mind doesn’t know
    (If you should)

    If you could

    …Would you?

    I challenge you

    Love someone (new)
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    O'wow brutha u open it up big time here for a true challenge of love !
    say it say it say it !!!
     
  3. jus_dat_nice

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    :great::great::great:
    You've offically inspired me to love
    I love this one
    Its like a public service announcement that everyone in this day and age needs to hear

    :great::great::great:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    too many of us claim to be the christian type...

    ...but wouldn't look twice at a person in need...a child, alone...a woman struggling to make it. we need to recognize what REAL love is...and step up.

    Sir $$RICHNE$$...you're always there...always showing love, my brutha. I THANK YOU.

    jus_dat_nice...your name speaks volumes about the person within...and you shine your light everyday. THANKS FOR THE LOVE.

    peace&manyblessings
     
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    LadyBelle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BAller :qqb006:
    This work is awesome!! Amazing!! What an inspiration!! WOW!! Deep brotha, deep
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Love...

    I
    can
    use some
    and
    spare to spread
    some

    blessings
    earned by blessing
    others with good deeds
    you see…

    I
    know
    what it feels
    like to give and
    receive
    I
    believe
    we all should be
    blessed to share in the
    experience
    (to love)
    So

    I’ll
    continue to live
    up to the challenge
    you were led to compose
    for us

    A challenge we all should stand up and take part in on the regular.

    You are truly a giftedly inspiring poet
    THANK YOU:)





    MaddSistahlyLoveAlways!
    Coco:heart:
     
  7. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller:
    This is why I luv your poerty so.
    You make me melt...this piece
    really touches me because sometimes
    I'm guilty....


    "For
    Is it a challenge
    To love someone you don’t know
    Coz the mood is slow
    And your mind doesn’t know"


    WONDERFUL WRITE!!!!


    Much Luv
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    of course

    i'm always up for a challenge

    and with love in my heart i don't see a problem

    do you?
     
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    wow this is amazingly insightful and thought provoking. I loveded this right here. And I will rise to the challenge for I am all about trying to be a better me everyday in everyway. Thanks for the challange, for every once in a while I need to be reminded to step out of me and be the somebody else's lifeline. for there have been many that see fit to reach out to me. And I am firm believer in: To whom much is given much is required
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    POETS...

    THANKS for accepting the challenge...for it is the responsibility of us all to "GO...THEREFORE. TEACH ALL NATIONS" that there might be a nation of people LOVING one another...without the troubles of EVERYDAY MISERY.

    LadyBelle...thanks for your words.

    Butta...we all need that thing that we need. at the top of that list is always LOVE. THANK YOU.

    4EVERLUV...we're all guilty of not being all that we should be. the challenge is to recognize our faults and move forward...better for the experience. YOUR WORDS ALWAYS MOVE ME.

    Street...a So'ja is always prepared for a challenge, that goes without saying. I SEE NO PROBLEM AT ALL

    asimplepoet...in a response to one of your poems--not so long ago--someone wrote that you would have to consider another name...because they found nothing "simple" about you or your words. i fully agree. TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS REQUIRED, indeed. THANK YOU.
     
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