Black Poetry : i's be free...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    free!!!
    i ain't free
    ...not free to be me
    as anger from yesterday's property trade
    rages in me

    raindrops of racism is passed down
    from generation to generation
    and i be knocked down
    by the good-ole-boy system
    and glass ceilings
    hindering me
    daily
    maybe
    one day
    but not this day

    TRUE

    the format has changed
    but hatred remains
    in the form of
    profiling a black man
    and cries of
    'go back to your mother land'

    {somebody} help me to understand

    why ain't we free

    emprisoned
    by a plantation slave's
    mentality
    haunting me
    holding onto me
    from bygone years of
    my forefather's destiny
    on ole massah's place
    way down mississippi way

    locked...
    in a way of thinking
    that pulls at me
    overwhelms me
    ...won't let me be free

    'yessuh, massah?'
    i ask ya
    coz i can't think on my own
    even tho' i's be grown
    i needs ta be told

    i's be free

    as the spark that ignites my rage
    dwindles
    and the weight of its burden
    is lifted from me
    slowly...i see
    the gates of the prison swing open
    i'm hoping
    the overseer don't see me
    coz last night, my FATHER told me

    i's be free

    so, i got up
    walked my way up outta there
    i fear no evil
    coz my heart is full
    ...my light is bright

    there be no shadows in my world
    today
    all my rage done gone away

    i be free, y'all

    i's be free.
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a wonderful-ly powerful piece...
    thank you for sharing it. by the way,

    ...i've missed your words. :)

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
  3. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Quite Refreshing Piece!!

    Very Nice Poet!! Very Nice!! That's enough to shout off!!:)
     
  4. Aminata

    Aminata Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's wonderful reading you...

    again

    you's be free...as long as the spirit of God dwells within

    :heart:
    Aminata

    tight piece too!
     
  5. brotherman

    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There appears to be more individuals than I expected feeling our sentiments as black people to feel a need to experience that true feeling of free. I love you for feeling the need, no doubt. Well put.
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great to read you again lil brother! Wonderful piece !
    Epic and powerful ...
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller

    Excellent piece
    Your powerful words
    are so easily absorbed.
    Thank you. :)




    Scribeaboutit!
    Addict :heart:
     
  8. Ashante

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    we don't wanna be

    free!

    that's why we ain't

    the truth hurts!
     
  9. patrice

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    i wanna' be free

    i'm feeling you on this one for real. sister harriett said that she could've freed a lot more people had they only know that they were slaves. unfortunately, hundreds of years later, we are still in the same predicament. brothers ans sisters don't understand that we ain't free. i'm happy to see that you do. peace.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    free and oppressed at all levels

    good piece
    dun
     
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