Black Poetry : is valentines day important?

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  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my vision of mississippi
    hot roads
    quiet towns
    permanently stuck in the 50's
    that’s where the turmoil struck
    and everyone remains there
    in a time warp
    and then there’s love
    love that reminds me of the 50's
    when black pride was an amorphous thing
    something that was contagious and liquid
    warm with the vibrance of life
    black pride
    black history
    now it’s a month
    but it started down a dirt road
    on a hot day
    while walking barefoot
    holding a stick in your hand
    dreaming of far off and distant lands
    valentines day?
    what does it mean to you
    since that’s the focus of love too
    there’s black love
    black history and black pride
    doesn’t it pale in comparison
    to red foil and cardboard velvet
    chocolate and poked out lips
    lest you forget when a sister is acting like
    her name is meg
    blonde hair and acrylic nails
    where’s my stuff?
    she cries out and pressures a brotha
    not thinking about the road he took to get here
    do i make this clear?
    lets not get too stuck in a hallmark moment
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    surely da history will flow
     
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    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    agree!
     
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    redlady, nice piece. V-day should be everyday not just one day out the year.
     
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    "my vision of mississippi
    hot roads
    quiet towns
    permanently stuck in the 50's "

    interesting.

    st valentine's day

    hmmm

    let's examine that

    women want men to portray
    the attributes of a
    gentleman
    from long ago
    yet
    we say to them
    "be my valentine"

    does that seem strange?

    wasn't st valentine a man

    fellas...
    why are we asking
    anyone to be our
    MAN
    sounds like it's the
    ladies
    who should be
    sending flowers
    bringing chocolates
    and wine
    writing poetry entitled
    'be my valentine'

    hmmm
     
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    And the women said...

    Were you sleeping or were you creeping
    when you lay your head on my breast,
    beneath beat a heart and a place for
    you to rest...What's the parody or the
    parodox and the reason remains...
    That we participate and congratulate
    when true love invades.
    Was it my heart I gave to you for true
    not paper, but flesh and blood , heart
    and soul, I was LOVE...Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    true you were sleeping for woman was
    holding you in her womb safe from all harm
    until you are ready for the world. Should we
    still "Have" to give valentines? VALENTINE
    LOVE ...SHOULD BE HOW YOU LOVE!

    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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