Black Poetry : In Spite Of...

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In Spite Of...

    The fact that...
    You wouldn’t allow me to read
    Said my thought capacity was somehow inferior
    My mental ability to assimilate and discriminate faulty, you said
    Slothful you called me
    due to a genetic flaw related to Ham’s indiscretion
    But here I am in spite of….
    Being separated from my mother and taught to hate my brother
    cause he’s cursed; you say
    Systematically removed any cultural memory I might have
    Stole my customs-stole my traditions
    Said it was white when it was black
    Black when it was white; gray area?
    Yet here I am in spite of….
    Segregation, discrimination, aggravation, humiliation
    Mutilation, and even castration
    Still my determination has me here…. in spite of….
    The fact that you stole my Jesus
    Said he was something he wasn’t
    Said he wasn’t something he was
    Turned my spirituality against me
    Got me searching the sky for pie
    Yet here I am looking at you eye to eye…in spite of….
    In spite of
    You not paying me for my labor
    Never paid me for my hire
    for which I thought a servant was always worthy?
    Never paid me for my pain and suffering
    Never paid me for my tears
    Never paid for all those God d*mned years
    Never paid me for my sweat
    Yet here I am….in spite of….
    You stealing all my inventions
    you men of leisure…
    All my labor saving devices
    you men of leisure…
    My time preserving devices
    you men of leisure…
    In spite of
    you taking all the credit
    you men of leisure...
    I am still here
    flourishing
    in spite of…
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed it did tyte write 7th wow !!!
     
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    That should tell you that we are made of something indestructable. This was wonderful--we are what we are, in spite of all that has been placed in our way to trip us up, not because of it. Yes indeed.
     
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    tight 7th Poet
    very tight!!!!!
    flow head on
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Oh my goodness. This is such a beatiful tribute to strength and perseverance. I love this, and I love you for this, 7th my friend.
     
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    Thanks $$Rich$$, its always great getting your feedback my brotha...

    And I really enjoyed you in chat last night...you was off da meter :smokin:
     
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    Thank you my sister for the compliments...
    But more importantly, thank you and all the strong black sisters like you who have persevered all the obsticles placed in your way. Thank you for demonstrating our power and flourishing...in spite of :wink:

    Thank you from the depths of my soul...
     
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    Thank you Angel for being here, in spite of...
     
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    The admiration is mutual my Sister, for I realize that I could not write a single solitary syllable if it weren't for your indomitable strength and fortitude...
    and for the broadness of your shoulders upon which I have stood for more than 400 years.

    The fact that you still love...in spite of...
    is a character trait that should be replicated 'round the world...

    and I love you for IT... :love:
     
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    To the 7th degree, true dat!

    Peace out... 7th wonder
     
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