Black Poetry : i have a dream...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I HAVE A DREAM

    {that's been said
    repeated
    paraphrased
    used and abused
    in so many ways
    that the true meaning is being lost
    to some}

    still...i have a dream

    but my dream ain't rooted in no
    american dream
    of riches and fame
    thick in whip cream
    and mom's apple pie

    that's not my dream
    give me a peach cobbler, anyday.

    my dream ain't 'bout no
    star spangled banner
    that drips
    with the blood of my
    ancestors
    coz they weren't fighting to keep it up

    oh, why can't they see...their hatred for me?
    i no longer care 'bout that

    YES...i have a dream

    a real dream

    one day
    my people will raise up
    ...grow up
    to become one
    in unity and great joy
    as we hold hands
    on the banks of the river life

    YES...
    i have a dream
    that we will set aside the drugs
    do away with the violence
    and dump the abuse
    for love of one another.

    that our love will help us over come
    the snares of poverty and oppression
    that weighs down on us

    i have a dream
    a today's dream

    a dream that one day
    each of you
    will own a big house on a hill
    a lexus in the garage
    and a pool in the back yard

    but is that the dream we're looking for

    i saw bruthaz
    standing on top of that hill
    one by one
    as others came
    they made ladders of themselves
    and pulled the others up

    they didn't stand as obstacles
    blocking the way of those coming behind them
    they stood as a stairway to success
    showing all the rest
    how to get to where they were

    that's my dream

    that one day
    each of us will reach the mountain top
    because each of us will share a hand in ensuring we all get there

    is it luck
    when a village raise a child
    and that child turns out to be great

    NO...that's our way.

    let us all stand for one
    and let the one support us all
    that, where the heart is large,
    none may fall.

    share in my dream
    bruthaz and sisthaz
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller ~

    Yes!! ...and what a great dream you have here... this is very well stated.... Loved it!!

    N2
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just Come On Widit my brotha!!!!!! Excellent!
    thank you

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Baller man i feel ya
    coz dis dream u speak of
    is a dream i know of
    i walk in da daydream of my sleepless nights
    dreaming unity and to united as one our
    very own had striped the true meanings
     
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    Baller..

    I have that same dream...
    because we are "really"
    one within each other
    this we need to know.....superb scribe.


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful!!!!!

    I heard this spoke to me str8 from the page poet!
    Touch me very deeply this morning!
    Thanks!
    :)
     
  7. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    now that is a dream
    a dream realized by many other nationals
    in our nation
    a workable dream of networking and support
    if we ever get over the fear of the man in the mirror
    it could be a real dream
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller!!!! I swear I could hear Martin in the background as I read this one......TIGHT!!!!!!!!
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller

    A wonderful dream. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    i'm diggin the dream you see...
    somethin that i can't realistically envision
    just because of all the negativity
    like crabs tryin to keep each other down...
    that's what i see everyday...
    i'd love for it to be completely different.
    -7:spinstar:
     
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