Quiet Poetry Lounge : kinder? gentler? when?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nothing kinder-gentler
    bout the way they treated
    me back then
    when I was ridiculed
    cuz a my rich melanin

    blinded by "if you light, then
    you all right"
    black folks back then
    just wanted to
    live white

    the cry for desegregation
    came ...
    unGodly little children
    called me out my name...

    being better than the best
    became our goal
    to earn BACK OUR birthright
    the slavery system stole

    the memory of divisiveness
    still etched in black & white
    scenes of 'us' v. 'them'
    engraved in my hindsight

    born between two wars
    watts/king riots survivor
    afro-wearing sista
    "REVOLUTION NOW"-reviver

    at times like this I ponder
    the paradox of then and now
    folks hearts are still as hateful
    kinder-gentler?
    when & how?

    Alyce, 2001
     
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    belahni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yeah

    I hear ya sis...some of us STILL think white is right ~ and sad but true, the more things change, the more they are the same.

    I hear ya, sis.

    B
     
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    saleem Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    selah

    sistah, selah!

    saleem
     
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    all we gotta do ...
    is feel your flow
    nuth'n but kinder & gentler
    all the time!

    love it Alyce

    :heart:
     
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    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree -
    racism hasn't went anywhere -
    except undercover.
    undersheets - not even white sheets -
    could be bedsheets,
    spreadsheets,
    sheetmetal -

    I agree ,
    I'm not exactly the revolutionary
    type cuz it's so typical where
    i come from -
    but I agree w/ you 100%.
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :nono: We will never be free,until everyone
    free themselves by free'n their minds and
    stop being cruel dumb,and blind
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feelin ya sistah A.........
    as i stroll back
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ya so right cindy so true i really love dis flow
     
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