Black Poetry : Just An Observation

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  1. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is white, what is black;
    is there such a thing as a woman’s role,
    and can u tell me how brotha’s act?
    From religious beliefs to stone cold facts,
    to hip-hop and spoken word being under attack…

    These are some of the issues
    in the community:
    Mama of the baby goin’ crazy because,
    daddy just went down for fifty pounds of crack;
    judges wanna give him 50 to life
    because it’s rock, not powder,
    and that brotha don’t know how to act.
    Now its hood livin',
    in a single mom, high rise buildin’, where the homeless are numerous, and grown *** uncles be coping' feels…
    Drug dealers do drive-by’s because all they see are 36” platinum wheels…

    What is white, what is black;
    is there such a thing as a woman’s role,
    and can u tell me how brothas act?
    From religious beliefs to stone cold facts,
    to hip-hop and spoken word being under attack…

    Been under attack since Africa’s ancient amplified intelligence—
    but since slavery times it’s been betrayal by each side and the Diaspora and her people
    suffer.
    Pan-Africanism is suppose to be the solution, however,
    Toms like Cosby is pollutin’ and dilutin’ our thoughts with…
    Proper English.
    Maybe he just missed too many Brown Hornet episodes, forgot about hard times,
    like having’ no shoes for the snow, and junk-yards that he created….
    now the old man is up in Rolexed arms tellin’ me how the white man is relatin’…
    And then there are the Africans who call american Blacks lazy—
    but I’m on my soapbox shoutin’ and yellin’
    “WHERE IN THE HELL WERE THE RESCUE SHIPS BABY!!!!”
    We went through forced slavery, legal separation, and to date,
    there’s not a single African nation—just a bunch of ****** and *******
    (because they not brothas and sistas)
    with guns believing that a genocidal system will undo the things that have been done….

    What is white, what is black;
    is there such a thing as a woman’s role,
    and can u tell me how brothas act?
    From religious beliefs to stone cold facts,
    to hip-hop and spoken word being under attack…

    And what of the spiritual thoughts
    you a christian whose been sold and bought believing in the trinity
    of the blue-eyed devil, masturbation of phallic symbols, and a god who has masculinity
    whooooooooeeeeeeeee!!!!
    then there are the mathematicians, the kemit believin’, hebrew teachin’, astrological preachin’, profits posin' this word as truth…..
    get me from this earth and to the root—cuzz the Higher Power creates millions of thoughts and blessings by the hour so our little human arguments can exist,
    I can’t even fathom how the Higher Power doesn’t get pissed reading and listening to all this nonsense.
    But I guess, that’s the key to a God allowing the creations to see and explore….
    let’s just stop blowing up the next door because of difference of opinion
    Now I know, I done stepped on some toes, probably gathered a few foes but folks that’s not my intention,
    let us take 10 seconds to think before we really discuss religion.
    I have my thoughts, I even shared them in a piece called
    “I Forgot”
    but some folks are “deeper” than that.
    So let us remember that this earth is older than the 25th of December and who here is really that old, so before you post, I am just asking the questions, and I doubt you have the complete truth u think u hold….all I’m sayin' is

    What is white, what is black;
    is there such a thing as a woman’s role,
    and can u tell me how brothas act?
    From religious belief’s to stone cold facts,
    to hip-hop and spoken word being under attack…

    hip-hop battlin’ leavin’ post for poets who lookin’ for battling,
    rhyme skills voice on two wheels like turntables spinnin’….who’s winnin’
    in a sense we all are because we are goin’ far through the art of
    cooperation….I’m already wrapped in this online world capturing the styles of debatin’,
    relatin’, neva hatin’ because rhyming is only one way of communication.
    Blind men can see the screen of suffering where souls share their deepest, and most private……penny for your thoughts???
    still a newbie who recognizes the need to support so situations can be sustained and strengthened…
    Over stand the economics of the enjoyment of everyone who encompasses the energy of this section of the cosmos……and I’m still askin'

    What is white, what is black;
    is there such a thing as a woman’s role,
    and can u tell me how brothas act?
    From religious belief’s to stone cold facts,
    to hip-hop and spoken word being under attack

    (C) 2005 Clarence Barbee
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nabraska, this is so well put together! I intended to reply with a quote but honestly, there are so many memorable quotes in your so called observation piece, that I just want to say this: Keep sharing that progressive vision of yours. PEACE.
     
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    man this was heavy , deep and correct
    see this what i'm talking bout right here
    the OBSERVATION of reality& life
    AWESOME POST
     
  4. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you fellow poets, coming from you, I know it is an honor. and a brotha know that's it's long so also allow me to thank you for taking the time to read and reflect. :toast: :lift:
     
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    Some situations bear observing, perhaps then we can fathom a solution that will work. I always like to read pieces that make the reader think, as this one did. Great to read a flow from you again poet.
     
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