Black Poetry : Just a Pissed Off Poem prt 1

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What kind of person
    (Not considerate)
    Would ask the question
    After meeting me on the street
    "What race is you?"
    Crude suggestions
    Outside refutation
    Of my truth
    I am proud of what I am
    Listen closely
    I am Black
    I am a Woman
    All Natural
    I am not Puerto Rican
    Half-White
    Jamaican and Italian
    Native American or
    Chinese
    I am Black
    A Woman
    All Natural
    Can you dig it?
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautifully wriiten
     
  3. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you! :)
     
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    MrBlak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Those "what are you?" questions are obnoxcious. This is a good piece. I can relate though the question was not about my race but rather ethnicity and place of birth. I like this Toylin!!!!
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very well posed!!!!

    thanks for sharing..Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    did that ! this was a well written scribe love'd it toylin
     
  7. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks guys. This was actually written back in 1997. I was in D.C. and went to a party at HOWARD. This guy approached me and asked what race I was. I told him "Human," and walked away.
     
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    This was on point. I get this question form time to time. But you know, now, it doesn't bother me as much. I figure, it's them who have the problem, and some are just curious enough and bold enough to ask. Shouldn't matter, but you know how some folks are. I just tell them, and go about my way, I don't lose any sleep over it.
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :luvv:
    Loved this piece
    especially when we consider that the whole
    notion of race is to keep us divided...

    Good job and good for you...
     
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    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL

    I can Dig it ..... Cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Yooooooooooooou DDDDDiiiiiigggggggggggggg iiiiiiiiiiitt.
     
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