Black Poetry : i sat there...PART 1

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I sat there
    Staring out…across
    Histories {of anguish}
    That brought me here

    I wanted to share
    {but} there was no one to hear
    My story of
    Misuse and abuse
    Tormented spirits
    Cry out at night
    The plight of my
    Forefathers
    That robbed us
    Of peace
    During the early years of
    This country ‘tis of thee

    So…
    I daydreamed an
    Audience
    And orated
    A three-part trilogy
    For all to hear and
    See what they’ve done to me
    I couldn’t let it be
    It wasn’t for glory or fame
    But whips and chains
    And thousands of miles
    Over waters of pain
    We came
    Across a barren sea
    In shipboard dungeons
    As anger
    Raged in me

    Shackled
    Beaten
    And forced below
    Those who rested lay
    Hundreds in a row

    For sho’

    When the silence of peace
    Swept gently over me
    And lasting sleep
    Gave way
    To destiny
    I was tossed aside
    Into the murky water’s
    Deep
    Shark meat
    Food for their babies to eat

    I was free
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    feeling you...now on to pt. 2....

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