Black Poetry : Kicking off BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Hello family as we kick off black history month
    let the poetic pens flow & scribe about STRUGGLING
    in anyway form or style in any topical way of our people
    history or self or what struggling mean too you

    POST ALL THREADS HERE <--------------<((((((

    every week a new topic will post for the month!!!

    let flow poet's to honor our month ............ :toast:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Be in Dis Field

    It's another day
    yet one day just
    fall into the next
    be in dis field, I must
    can't play like the one
    in da pretty dress
    or eat when I want
    wearin rags look a mess
    I so hungry and tired
    the sun beat my face
    fingers bleeding from pickin
    bugs flyin all over da place
    I just want to cry
    but I don't no more
    my mama hug me tight
    her back must be sore
    bendin and pickin
    with baby on her back
    baby sister don't holla
    if we stop they will attack
    they watchin us, always
    I pray when you
    get big as me
    you won't have to do
    what I have to.....
    be in dis field
    pickin dis cotton
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    The Struggle .....

    was a lable
    unto many
    at birth of
    one's soul
    in the deep
    oppression
    of slavery
    and the hope
    of making a
    new journey
    into life of
    the systemize
    where only
    destruction
    awaits the black
    setting in two communities
    of upper & lower
    the true struggle
    of lack support
    of self own kind
    and the death of
    many forfathers
    true struggles
    of many
    foodless
    homeless
    and jobless
    in today's world
    of struggling folkz
    yet within da inner
    power of da people
    we fight back now
    to rise in marchies
    in speechies
    in motion
    the lable of our life
    is a struggle at birth
    we know pain

    power to da people
    and remember the
    ancestor's before us
    who made way for us
    today remember for our
    struggle is true freedom
    of living continues
     
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    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Truth and Freedom Fight

    Some have strongly denied and continue to deny the humanity of others
    Made harsh inhumane treatment an institution
    While saying that all men in Christ are brothers
    And producing a magnificent Constitution
    Saying "We hold these truths to be self ev-id-ent
    That all men are created equal..."
    Therefore it is pro-vi-dent
    That we now are engaged in this sequel
    Men, women and children standing up everywhere
    Refusing to be citizens of an underclass
    Courageously meeting every dare
    And ready to kick a s s
    To make, if necessary
    The noble words of liberty and justice for all stand throughout the world and nation
    To silence the adversary
    Stop reproduction of inhumane treatment by castration
    Of lying, forked-tongued ideas that work against the way of right
    Bringing home the realities of Dr. King's dreams
    And the fruits of the labors of every one who has ever been, is now and will ever be in the truth and freedom fight
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Strugglin Families

    Many many years
    salty stain tears
    strugglin fears
    of families
    like inner city locks
    and heavy dem rocks
    less food
    open shoes
    others ever so crul
    yet striving for equality
    in the hoods of wanna be's
    talking taking control
    calling name
    pointing fingers for blame
    what a shame to this race
    that is facing da struggle
    from the yesteryears
    many many tears roll
    as truth unfolds in the cold
    did they know
    it was we people who paved
    da way for black folkz // colored
    afro americans so they can stand
    today high and mighty as sway
    there tails
    need to take a deeper look and
    know one's ancestors of true
    struggle & struggling
     
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    how is it that
    each step taken
    is another step back

    could it be because
    our first steps on this soil
    were force upon us

    no choice was given
    or a ticket to be purchase

    one way ride
    cause the skin color
    was the price
    of that last ride

    o this still matters now
    it should not but it does
    even if it is not really spoken out loud
    it is the laws that has been written
    in the doubts that has been placed in our mind..
    the chain unseen by the eyes..
    yet the weight is still so heavy

    sick and tire
    of being sick and tire

    yet each step i do take
    i pave the road
    because it is the one behind me
    that is the one pushing me

    not to give up...
     
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    Jus to get by
    Our modern battles
    have become lifelong travels
    where we strive to succeed
    while we strive to achieve
    as the open wounds bleed
    painting the pictures of our history
    the mystery
    of the iniquity
    we suffered
    and now
    we fight the trials
    jus to get by
    sistas tryin to buy baby's milk
    with a paupers silk
    jus to get by
    brothas battling bias
    to get a 9-5
    jus to get by
    and wonder why
    they are weary inside
    jus to get by
    and though I cry
    I would rather die
    than let the struggle subside
     
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    Back In the Struggle

    Sun on my back
    Master hollerin' at me for all I lack
    Puttin' cotton in my sack
    Ain't got a dime to my name and this is a fact
    Blacker than black
    Sweat on my body is building me closer to that
    Got a bag full now and I still haven't found my nack
    For what I can do good, for this plantation got me held back
    Back
    Back
    Back
    Back
    In the struggle

    Got my cousin and momma sold just last week
    And the heat
    Of not being with them is up to it's peak
    And the [email protected] master won't even let me stop to take a leak
    My hands are weak
    And there are thorns in my feet
    Lookin' for a life of my own and it's hard to seek
    Cause this life ain't meant for me I'm back
    Back
    Back
    Back
    Back
    In the struggle

    I wish I wasn't here today
    But what can I say
    It's the life of a slave in every way
    To work for these white folks that for me they pay
    I am not a genius but hey
    I was thinking that things ain't suppose to be this way
    But that's okay
    I will just live each day
    Back
    Back
    Back
    Back
    In the struggle
    In
    The
    Struggle
     
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    keep it flowing family da struggle is deeper then we know
    in many ways that we can feel
    pens ring da song for freedom !!
     
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    BEEN DOWN SO LONG! FINALLY ON MY WAY UP!

    Been down so long, I'm finally on my way up.
    Been on da boat,in da field and da house...
    Bowed down and made to crawl like a mouse...
    Skittering sometimes dodging the injustice in our lives.
    But I've had my eye lifted to the prize
    I know my reward ain't just in the skies!
    Been down so long, I 'm finally learning to be free.
    Got my eye on the rainbow and ain't no stopping me...
    Been down so long, I got to struggle to be free.
    Now I got my way made straight and I "m finally on my way
    Can't you see?
    BJS 2004
    Blessings on our house!
    :teach:
     
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