Black Poetry : I, Too, Sing America

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh the rivers upon my feet
    The battleground of darkness
    That lies upon the swampy dark rivers;
    I sing American never the less my
    War begins at my feet, the blasting gun;
    The smell of death, the leaf t hat gathers in my way;
    The galloping horse, the leaves that protect me;
    The cold black river; and the smell of rotten fish;
    That I linker to eat.

    I, too, sing America
    The home of the free;
    The flag that waves for me; upon the skies; the national anthem
    Oh, God I give to thee;
    The hymns of victory the harks sings upon the night;
    I, too, sing America
    The mother Moses, the Jesus, who lye upon the cross
    The ropes that bond his hands and feet;
    The warriors of the night as they bring me cros;s
    I, too, sing America
    I cry not the battle that I wept, I as my brothers the test of faith
    Man shall never understand the battles I fought.
    I pledge allegiance upon the cross.
    I sing the allegiance of my Father, Oh glory;
    I sign the constitution in blood.

    Nevertheless the color code pleaded;
    a different allegiance to the flag
    However, the land I walk upon,
    the creations of God, the rivers that I walk,
    The air that I breathe, the codes of scripts,
    the legacies of the blue print written
    In Gods words; I shall set you free;
    the passage of freedom that I pledge,
    Oh say can you see;
    The almighty that fought for me,
    loyalties to the flag call Jesus;
    Indoctrination freedom.

    I, too, sing America.
    I am the son of t he sons
    The war is over I give grace to God.​
     
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    Amen sing the song of this journey
    very nice sis.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We may sing the song differently, but after all, we helped build this country, while singing a hymn to sustain us. Thank you for always giving us something to ponder about ourselves poet.
     
  4. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace be upon you my sister and brother and upon this house :blowkiss:
     
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    Oh ashanta


    you :bullseye: :spinn: beautifull written



    Love ya sis...:heart:


    i feel ya..Remember ...you dont walk :bye: alone on this path...









    libertylady:heart:
     
  6. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blessings my Queen Sista we are one :luvv:
     
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    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautifully written, a masterpiece in honor of a master, and a situation unfulfilled. write poet write
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blessing Nab and thank you
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Our experiences lead us to sing a different song. Bringing back this flow.
     
  10. Tha-Emissary

    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very Nice.
    Langston Hughes would be proud of you.
     
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