Black Poetry : i'm scared

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  1. Sha'iyn

    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel something looming in the night sky
    people looking at me with a shiest eye
    I might sigh and say, "My... what a beautiful day."
    but, inside i'm like, "Hurry up and buy, sale, bye!"

    Quick transactions due to a lack of social prowess
    Call me a shy but, i'm scared to get to know you
    I might have to owe you or blow you to smitherines
    i'm scared of myself mostly...

    A ghostly being makes me rage against the machine
    knowing i'll be crushed like a jelly bean
    this seldom seen thing called Eloheem
    makes me sing Billy Jean
    as if the kid is not my prince and i am not a king
    my queen screams green as i try to remain clean
    not knowing she means c.r.e.a.m. 'cause cash.rules.everything.
    around me is a dream with demons and dope fiends
    ballers and bling, bling and my choices in between

    the more i think the more i thank a higher rank than nation's lead
    separate church and state God's Prayer and nation's creed...

    give me an "A" give me an "L" give me an "L"
    All's well that ends well i pray i don't fail
    i won't see you in hell, i'll watch from heaven
    from Bethlehem Baptist or Mosque no. 7

    i'm afraid these days because every front page
    begins with GAYS, MURDER or A.I.D.S.

    headed to work while my wife's upset
    the debt's make threats to collect and repossess
    feeling forsaken as I awake in a puddle of sweat
    tilling until my death until i'm out of breath

    i'm so scared of that scenario
    that i run through the barrio
    spreading ghetto gospel with a cup in hand

    only to end up on a corner
    with a mental disorder on the border
    where the poor-righteous stand

    I might just be trippin' but, something feels missing
    is it money? funny, some say i need an *** whippin'
    i'm scared of confrontation so, i got myself a gun
    only to end up in court where many black men are hung

    i feel like that cowardly lion who forgot that he's from judah
    sometimes i feel like slappin' somebody just like Luda...

    Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Alpha, Omega, Last...
    but, not least who is Jesus? i'm too scared to ask
    if i remove the mask and take up the task
    to alert the mass about a hidden past...
    will i recycle a bunch of trash
    out of poppa's brand new bag?

    i'm scared of wasting time
    on a state of mind full of hate crimes
    only to find myself blind to the facts I try to find

    a million marched and another million ended up dyin'
    i'm scared to get to Mt. Zion and not be accepted
    rejected because my past reflected
    makes me look disease-infested

    well, if Lazarus was ressurected and Magic was accepted
    why was Jesus disrespected and Afriqa neglected?
    Ye though I walk through the Valley of Death...
    I was so scared I almost wet myself

    Don't get me wrong, I fear no man
    from Hogan to Conan dadada mean, bro' ham?

    i'm only scared of something massive yet keen
    passive but, mean huge and lean
    big, bold, black, red and green
    i don't ask who, what, when,where, why, how?
    i'm glad to have this fear that allows me to bow
    AMON​
    -Sha'iyn Abdul Quduws
     
  2. Yemoja'sGoddess

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    FIYAH!

    Sha'iyn,

    You betta hush before u come up missin'...
    They scared of your power, to have it they wishin'
    That's why I smile at our Divinity, and keep my head to the sky blue...
    But deep inside, minus the pride, just like u, I'm really scared too...

    Flow on Poet, Keep On...:run:
     
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    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm not some big, bad warrior, i have respect for the spirit world. i just don't let the war between higher powers affect me and my family. i do respect your every word yemoja and i love your spirit! selah

    p.s. read this post again and see what i'm really afraid of...
     
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    I See

    Thank u Sha'iyn for your redirection.

    My response still applies. Your Power= life force,ashe/ase instilled with u by the Divine. One of the universal laws, the law of polarity. Everything is existence has an opposite. Even on a higher power, thus making the law universal. I humble myself to share with u, thank u for your appreciation. keeping our heads above the proverbial waters:swim: is a task for us all. As in any war, their are insurgents, prisoners, soldiers, etc. Which one are u? Which one am I? :qqb010: Time will tell...
     
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    What I took from this piece, is that you have such a powerful force and brilliance within you, that sometimes it's potential is scary. The potential of us as a people is phenomenal. A great write as per your usual.
     
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    in this euro apocalypse

    we live in

    the line between sanity and insanity is thin

    i feel you poet

    and think anyone who is truly spiritual

    can sense the extreme lack of the spiritualness

    over all from the system stand point

    great piece poet

    i think we've all felt this way

    at one time or another
     
  7. Sha'iyn

    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanx

    thanks to all of you warriors, goddesses, kings, queens, scribes and the likes. This is my outlet and I don't know what I would do without writing on it. Scribes had a very high position in Ancient Egipt (KMT). i.e. Imhotep (Zoser's vizier and architect)

    I am equally encouraged by you all's writings as well. Behind the great spirits and wise words, all I yearn to do is stay black and "die".

    Oh yeah, I want to open an African heritage center and trade authentic items (clothing, art, etc.) with real African designers.

    There is already one in GA doing what I want to do. It is called A'NU Cultural Center. With the right promotion and agenda, these centers can be all around beneficial.

    Thanx again for your warm remarks. Watzinaname, So'Ja, Yemoja
    Love Ya'll from down here in Alabama!
     
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