Black Poetry : I will not lose

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  1. ~Provakativ~

    ~Provakativ~ Active Member MEMBER

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    :bomb: On this journey

    I will not lose
    I refuse
    to be a statistic filed away in A-Z in the government vault up there like they file away information pertaining to national security

    Not me
    I...will...not lose

    I refuse to be a statistic
    And be looked down upon because of my ethnicity when in reality it all started with me
    A descendant
    A queen
    A princess
    A granddaughter of the original E-V-E
    You can't be me

    I...will...not...lose
    Can't afford to
    That's just how it be

    Because when I'm literate you claim me to be uppity
    I can't afford to let down those behind
    In the past
    From Nefertiri to Sojurner Truth
    Let loose
    How I can't lose
    I refuse to lose

    Because its already been bought
    My chance for opportunity
    My opportunity for chance
    Because I will not lose
    And you just aren't

    I am the desendant of grandmother's tears
    From way back when
    That disappeared unknown sizzled into the ashes of the fire of the slave quarters

    I am the descendant of the tears
    of that young mother who was refused care cause she was colored
    and now her baby's life is expired

    I am the descendant
    I am the one
    Who saw the stange fruit Billie Holiday spoke of
    How in my eyes I saw my husband
    Brother
    and Cousin
    My father
    my mother's husband and son
    became a main attraction at a pick a nig or more recently picnic

    You see...I will not lose
    Its not genetically right
    and I see my sisters around me
    Who just allow
    To lose

    What? There's no way in hell
    Get up off your assets
    and be you
    You can't afford to lose

    You make mistakes as do I
    But we don't succumb to those outcomes
    thats exactly why

    We will not lose
    We can't afford to
    We got this journey that never seems to end
    I...will...not...lose

    Your chains can only physically harm me
    But my intellectual ability
    Capability and blessing still function

    Because don't you see as a we
    We, sisters, are here and they believe
    They believe! Can you believe this?
    That we're only good for breeding
    Breeding and sexing
    What kind of **** is that?

    We can't afford to lose....because they believe we only like
    Physical Stimulation
    and materialistic prizes
    Why you going wit that?
    Is it really like that
    You can't take it with you
    So why cherish something that doesn't last

    I can't lose...because I refuse
    I'm black
    I'm a woman
    so if I scare you, there's nothing you can do
    Because I'm deadly
    and this is true

    Why is that so....because I...will...not...lose
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    :wave: welcome to destee...
    nice drop.....hope to read more...
    welcome agian
    enjoy...:wave:
     
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    welcome welcome

    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the family of peace & bond
    tyte scribe u vibe felt ya flow as u go
    welcome from above as i bless u some love
    happy u here sharing upon us :toast:
    :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
     
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    Thank you for the love I appreciate that
     
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    most welcome ya home here
     
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    your welcome.....:angel1:
     
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    Welcome my sista
    This was BEAUTIFUL and SO true
    with the spirit of a Queen...you will not lose...carry on my sista carry on :)
     
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    I liked this strong scribe about sisters somehow keeping it going.
     
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    this flow was great...
    i hope to see some more...
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Refuse 2 lose...
    Don't sing the blues...
    Put on your dancin' shoes
    and groove 2 the new tune
    that we choose 2 use
    as our nation's theme music.

    It's Nation Time!

    Very positive, empowering piece.
     
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