Black Poetry : If... You Could See...what I See

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by GYPSYMAN, May 29, 2001.

  1. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    IF
    THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
    DRIED UP
    TODAY
    WOULD THERE BE AN UNBROKEN ROAD
    PAVED WITH THE BONES OF ANCESTORS
    FROZEN IN POSES
    OF DEFIANCE
    TO THOSE WHO
    WENT
    DUTCH
    ON A
    BLACKSOUL ?

    IF
    WE FLOODED
    THE FILES OF THE ROCK SOLID
    FINANCIALLY SECURE INSTITUTIONS
    PREVALENT IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY
    WHAT SKELETONS WOULD FLOAT
    TO THE TOP ?
    BOBBING
    ON THE
    SPITTLE RIDDLED
    SURFACE
    OF SILVER SPOONS
    PLACED IN HYPOCRITICAL MOUTHS
    CRYING
    "STOP AFFIRMATIVE ACTION"!!!

    IF
    WE COULD
    BRING BACK
    THE DEAD
    IN TWISTED POSES
    TRAILING DIRTY ROPES
    WOULD THEY
    TELL STORIES
    OF HEAVY STONES ATTACHED
    TO BLACK BABIES
    IN THE ARMS OF SHACKLED MOTHERS
    WITH VIOLATED VAGINAS
    FULL OF DEMON SEED ?

    IF
    WE COULD QUESTION
    ENGLAND AMERICA FRANCE HOLLAND SPAIN PORTUGAL AND THE ARAB NATIONS
    WOULD THEY ADMIT THE PAIN....
    DEBATE AND REVERSE THE BLAME
    OF THE THEIR
    ...JOINT
    "SLAVE SOLUTION"
    THAT FINANCED
    THE "INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION"
    GIVING
    SOILED SEED MONEY
    FOR TODAY'S
    FORTUNE FIVE HUNDRED
    DENYING
    FOUR HUNDRED YEARS PLUS...
    OF FREE LABOR

    AND DEATH ?

    IF
    WE COULD
    REVERSE
    THE COLONIAL CUTTERS
    WHO SLICED UP AFRICA
    LIKE
    STINKING MEAT PIE
    COLLECTING BLACK BODIES
    CLAIMING NATURAL RESOURCES
    BY
    UNNATURAL MEANS
    IMPOSING EMBARGOS
    TURNING BLACK KINGS
    INTO BLACK JUDASES
    FOOLED BY THE LIES
    AND HIGH IDEAS OF
    CROOKED CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES
    AND
    GREEDY ARAB EMISSARIES
    IN THE NAME OF
    JESUS
    AND ALLAH...

    WOULD WE HAVE
    STOCK...

    IN THE MARKET ?

    IF
    WE COULD

    WAKE TOMMORROW ....

    IF WE

    DONT

    WAKE TOMMORROW ....

    WE MAY

    NOT

    WAKE TOMMORROW.

    CAN WE BORROW
    OUR ANCESTORS
    SURVIVAL SKILLS
    AND
    RAGE ?
    OPEN A BOOK
    TURN A PAGE
    IN HISTORY

    UNDERSTAND
    THIS IS WAR
    WE WAGE

    IN SPIRIT
    MENTAL
    AND PHYSICAL ?

    AND
    WE
    ARE
    GOING

    D
    O
    W
    N

    FOR THE FINAL COUNT

    TO JOIN MY GRANDMOTHER'S

    GRAND

    MOTHER

    AT

    THE
    BOTTOM
    OF
    THE

    SEA....


    IF
    WE
    COULD
    ONLY


    SEE.





    ON A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  2. Destee

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    Woooaah !!!!!

    Wow GYPSYMAN !!!!

    felt each line of this
    great work

    standing and clapping !!!

    Encore !!!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    verb

    GQ, D, I thought yall were gone. Gypsy, this here like peas and budda. Educate me!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS

    PEACE DESTEE THANKS 4 THE FEEDBACK....

    PEACE UBZO...PEAS AND BUDDA' ?? NOW THATS A COMBO HAHA
    THANKS FOR THE READ !
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother,

    this is a bullet from the gun of the "new revolution." It will not be televised but written and felt. I felt this all the way back to my born day. Marvelous.

    "five raised blak fist award"

    one love,blak

    *you, gon' make a brother come out of hiatus. This was dope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Afridancr

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    Gypsy

    deep...and...thought provoking

    for me...a wake up call...as I tend to be caught up in my own stuff

    I rarely make/find time to read (as I used to) to open my mind to

    ALL of the struggles we endure as blak people

    thank you for this!:)
     
  7. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is it this is it this is it!!!!!!!!

    this is platinum plus
     
  8. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    always seeking
    always questioning
    always looking for the answers
    a continuous journey indeed !
    bravo :p
     
  9. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GYPSY~

    After re-reading thrice.... :wink:
    Let me be the one to say.... YOU GON' TEAR THE ROOF OFF WIT DIS **** HERE! :wink:

    This moved mountains for me!

    Thank you for this brotha!

    One:heart:
     
  10. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MUCH LOVE .....MUCH RESPECT !!!

    BLAKVERB...DID YOU NOT KNOW ? IT IS MY INTENTION TO BRING YOU BACK FROM YOUR RETREAT INTO THE WILDERNESS OF SELF...
    WE NEED YOU BROTHUH...DAILY...PERIOD.

    MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT AND THANKS FOR 'THE FIVE RAISED FIST AWARD' IT IS THE ULTIMATE AKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM ONE SO TALENTED.

    STAY TUNED 4 THE REVISED EXTENDED VERSION....

    ONE !!



    AFRI....THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN ...THE MORE I READ THE SMALLER MY EGO GETS WHICH HELPS ME GET OUT OF MY PETTY PROBLEMS THAT I DAILY TRY TO COMPLICATE FURTHER...ITS A STRUGGLE ..ITS A JOURNEY...I LOVE WHEN YOU SPEAK ON MY PEICES PLEASE NEVER STOP.

    MUCH LOVE AND ETERNAL RESPECT


    J'HIAH...PLATINUM PLUS ? YOU CREDIT ME WITH TOO MUCH...
    MAYBE GOLD THOUGH
    :lol:

    PEACE J THANKS 4 THE READ


    NATASHA
    I CANT STOP READING YOUR COMMENT ...YOU CONFIRMED AND INSPIRED ME...WORDS CANNOT DISPLAY MY GRATITUDE FOR YOUR
    INSIGHT...THANKS 4 THE LOVE.


    N2
    WHENEVER U LOVE MY STUFF...I LOVE MY STUFF MORE...YOU GOT A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY FAMILY OF UNSEEN POETS.
    AS ALWAYS THANKYOU 4 THE CRITIQUE.


    TO ALL... I WOULD LIKE 2 APOLOGIZE 4 NOT POSTING MY OPINION ON YOUR WORKS LATELY .I BELIEVE IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO OFFER MY LOVE AS A POET AND A CRITIQUE OF YOURS...SCHEDULE HAS BEEN KIND OF CRAZY ...I WILL MAKE UP THIS LACK OF ATTENTION...ONCE AGAIN I APOLOGIZE

    I LOVE YOU ALL ...STAY TUNED FOR THE REVISED EXTENDED VERSION..GONNA ROCK IT DOWN IN THE DEEP ELLUM OF DALLAS TX. SUNDAY NIGHT ...PRAY THAT I BRING IT FORTH WITH THE POWER, FORCE, AND DIGNITY OF OUR ANCESTORS.

    ONE!

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN