Black Poetry : Just A Dream (Black History)

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  1. ebonygoddess

    ebonygoddess Active Member MEMBER

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    I had a dream and in that dream a child wasn't born
    a child did not exsist
    a child whose would have been Martin Luther King Jr.
    In this dream Rosa Parks stayed in her jail cell
    because no one wanted to fight for there rights as humans.
    Malcom X was not enlightened and
    continued urging hateful atrocites towards whites and whoever stood in their way.
    Whites saw blacks as savages
    and were undeserving to be in there presence.
    Many activist woulda-been couldn't be.
    Negros only allowed to use facilities
    marked with there universal name "COLORED"
    In this dream little white kids would call a black man of any age "boy".
    In this dream blacks would prove whites right
    when they call us barbarians by there violent protest and looting.
    In this sad, sad dream many black children grew accustomed
    to viewing all whites as the ultimate evil.
    Many black kids never recieved a good education.
    White children were chastised if caught talking to a "negro".
    Klu Klux Klan members were the common judges and police officers in the town.
    In this horrid dream the earth Screamed with the blood of negroes lost.
    This dream showed me a world of separation without comprehension.
    When people didn't look beyond the color of you skin
    instead the color of you soul.
    When a man name Martin Luther King didn't help us realize
    that we could look beyond ourselves But in the hearts of others.
    Where this man,
    this entity of peace and freedom,
    didn't live his life devoted to making his dream of peace a reality.
    I can gladly say that this is just a dream.
    That these great people did live
    and although most were killed before seeing deserved freedom,
    they were already free in mind and spirit.
    As the King had once said
    "I have made to the mountain top and I have seen freedom."

    Dedicated to:
    those who live there lives to save ours.
     
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    thespokesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this da boy
    da spoke

    im definately feeling
    we should reflect and think about this more often as a people
    i feel inspired by your mind
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    im feeling you...i am definitely feeling you....
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    feeling you indeed..the emotional depth of this flow
    Peace
    BlueWater :heart:
     
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    you painted a vivid image
    of what it could have been like
    had we not have had such
    inspirational persons to
    step forward...you also
    showed us the importance of
    continuing the fight...
    the struggle is not over
    love the flow
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We often forget, but we must remember what those before us gave up, this was on point, keep flowin as you do.
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a prolifically profound piece!

    I really enjoyed this piece, so profound and colorfully written.
    I know the content was meant to shake folks out of the sleep
    state...JOB WELL DONE!

    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
  8. ebonygoddess

    ebonygoddess Active Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed this was history making
    feeling all of this flow on yesssssssssss!!!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just smh pondering what if King did not try to make those dreams a reality. Much food for thought here, this was a potent piece.
     
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