Black Poetry : I Too Sing America

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Too Sing America

    Oh de black Oboma from de sky
    We black folks know the blue print
    De lord sent the sparrow to save
    the black ebony stroll
    Most folks don't know the
    deep sea stroll, but oh by
    the water come de black Jesus
    he come back in de spirit
    to save de people from the 4
    horses who await there soul

    Oh de oboma the mighty stallion
    who come to deliver the people
    back to the mighty warrior
    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 cross;
    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.
     
  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I see your shout-out to Langston Hughes, sister! :bball:


    But, my favorite line was this:
    Yeah, it was sho nuff signed with OUR blood!
     
  3. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    it good to see u again sista....
    we sing america....but our song is mad different....
    i love this prose...it speaks to me....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Awareness at it's best yes we indeed sing america and with our blood the signing
    this was mentally accepted as it talks to my soul
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey ASHANTA, long time sis ...It's wonderful seeing you
    I enjoyed the great piece sis, looking for more truth, thanks
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes

    everyone has their perspective

    i can't say you're far off here sis

    we ALL feel your pain because your pain is our pain

    and your strength is our strength

    and you show strength everytime

    peace
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i sing anthems of strength
    when America tried to hide me
    I sing songs of victory
    cuz even in defeat
    They couldn't deny that I am reigning supreme
    even when they mocked my hopes and dreams
    but my hopes and dreams came to fruition
    now grandkids and their grandkids will stand strong in
    their convictions
    And they feel ashamed that they tried
    to denounced and belittled
    because my greatness make America sing loudly
    and boudly
    in the end
    i don't have to sing America to be seen
    because America resides in me

    I love this DSS!!!!!
    got me inspired.
     
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    free as the cool breeze......
     
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