Black Poetry : is the rainbow enuff?

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~inspired by Sista/Poet/Playwright Ntozake Shange...."For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuff"~



    this is for
    the colored
    girls
    who considered
    suicide
    back in the
    70s
    when we
    wore
    our nat’rals
    neat

    & threw up
    Black Power
    fists
    with
    Roy
    Innes
    in the
    skreets

    South
    Central
    was still
    a nice
    neighborhood
    back then….

    b-4
    the ‘62
    chevy
    represented
    the ‘set’
    you was
    in

    this is for
    the
    single
    mamas
    working
    that
    swang
    shift
    and
    all the
    “big mamas”
    bouncing
    grand chullin
    on hips

    lawd knows
    the needs
    a sista
    had
    at night
    hungry
    for
    the one
    who
    rocked
    it right…..


    this is for
    the wemmenz
    who loved
    strong
    and hung
    tuff


    hoping
    they
    babies
    babies
    will see
    the rainbow
    WUZ enuff

    Alyce (c) 2001
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    You my dear are an outstanding poet!

    Madd Love
    Reas
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    now u had to take me there!

    so i post a fat 10+
    Alyce ya pen is womanly
    like a gem on golden blanket

    u took me back so i can see
    the real deal and women
    :heart: mo/luv sistah
     
  4. James Eta

    James Eta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you reached back

    to the time when it was about a decade that we had embraced being called "black".... and I remember sista Ntozake and the bold statements she spoke in verse. Thank you for taking me there again; so grateful to all the colored girls who hung tuff.

    J
     
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    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is sooooo ruff and stuff and afro puff!!!!

    gurl this piece is truly a classic!!!!!

    I loved every rhythm!! every rhyme!!

    You walked history with this one sista gurl and you know Ntozake would be proud!!

    this is an excellent piece A..I can't say enuf about this one!!

    *coloureds*
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    Stands up and shouts,RIGHT ON SISTAH!

    Madd Sistahly Love.:heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    Mr marion Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you the one.. Always fresh and vivid like a rainbow... A story i see.. Thanks!
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Back in time....

    what a poem ..i enjoyed the tale ... still trying to see the rainbow
    but joy comes every morning...
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gee, does this take me back to a time....deep into this soulful vibe here.
     
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    still remembering vision the back in da day twist
     
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