Black Poetry : i suffered the dream

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I suffered the dream

    I suffered the dream to let “freedom ring”
    To a backdrop of Bling…Bling
    And the obscenities that foster such things
    But freedom wasn’t mine to ring
    Coz free isn’t a freedom trait
    A fate skin-of-my-skin can relate
    We don’t have to await the laughable
    The hysterical
    The inevitable
    The (un)pleasurable events of years past
    To know that’s not how freedom should be

    I suffered the dream of a beautiful queen
    But her beauty wasn’t long suffering
    Nor was her love as deep as the ocean
    As she had claimed
    Thought I was lame, she did
    Coz my focus was on a tomorrow she could not see
    Thought I should be the man she wanted me to be
    Not the man of RIGHT I strove to be
    …nor the man I am
    Discovered
    She was only a sham
    Pretending to be my Queen
    …A “play-pretty wannabe” thing
    A shallow existence of the thoughtfulness I tried to see
    Discovered love between us…just…wasn’t there
    And, though, I deeply cared
    This woman tried to defile my dreams
    …To tarnish my aim of a better world
    Discovered
    She wasn’t my girl
    She was hers

    I suffered the dream of equality among men
    Not us to them…but them to us
    Though, “in god we trust” swings heavily in their favor
    When right is righteous…mind, body, and every limb is able
    Before we drown in the insidiousness of blame
    We desire change
    From a society based on hatred and disgust
    Where races distrust the “hellos” of everyone of us
    Even though we claim we’re lovers (of our enemies)
    The synergy of “all for one”
    Has gotten lost in the pun of “I love you”
    Let us be true
    Let us live the lie we claim is true
    Or proclaim the truth as the reality we hate
    In the wake of continuing violence
    Creating civil unrest through disobedient protest
    Over murders society seemingly bless
    I confess
    I support the unrest
    (in and out of my dream)

    I suffered the dream
    Where my environment doesn’t determine my worth
    Where I can be me “first”
    And don’t have to explain the hue of my skin
    And whenever one looks into the depths of my soul
    They just know
    They Know.

    I suffered the dream
    Where my brothers and sisters
    Are brothers and sisters
    And not angry foes
    Who diss me for my shoes, or clothes
    Where we’re referred to as Queens and Kings
    Instead of n*ggaz and hoes
    But…
    I’m told
    Assimilation
    Into a white washed society
    Isn’t the creation of love we desire it to be
    I Suffered the Dream
     
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    CindyC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If anyone is not with you in heart, they are not worthy of such love. I have crossed worlds in my lifetime. Seen injustice from both sides. It is ignorance and ignorance is not bliss, it's just stupid.
    Enjoyed your words...ringing truth.
     
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    A dream I bath in daily the madness of cross overs and fake reality, the measures of life is deem to be
    so ignorant the foolish game played .....this speaks Volume
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    though we dream the world the way we want it to be, it's those realities we have to rein in.

    CindyC, $$RICH$$...THANKS for reading.
     
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    Eloquent treatment of a dream deferred.
     
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    Dreams, keep your heart young...and at times, break it. But, our dreams may or may not die with us. So, dream. Dream big or dream small, but dream...until your heart is content.
     
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