Black Poetry : Let Us Rise

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tis the month dedicated to us
    But in the dreams of those pioneers we still trust
    For our greatness is not bound by a month or a day
    It is achieved by the things we do & the words we say
    The shortest month they give us, well that’s quite alright
    We can do a lot in a short time, we’re used to the fight
    Let us rise & take a stand,
    Help others to understand
    Be proud of who you are,
    for you are capable of reaching the highest star
    Let us lift up one another
    Let us continue to help our sisters & brothers
    Purge the mentality of slavery from our mind
    And know that now is our time
    Lay down the drugs, lay down the guns
    For there is something more important that needs to be done
    Let’s take our rightful place
    As a proud & noble race
    Not discouraged by those who criticize
    But challenged to excel & rise
    Kings & Queens once were we
    Should motivate us to be that which we were destined to be
    And yet in our rising let’s not forget others
    Who may not look like us, those that are of a different color
    For the key to success is not in hating our fellowman
    But it’s in lifting each other up, with a colorless hand.
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bravo...

    there is much knowledge here Bishop.
    in the mist of all that was done wrong
    muddied waters...come and gone
    let us rise and take a bow
    show our love
    show them how

    they may not know.

    THANKS B. 'tis the season.
     
  3. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    This is beautiful Bishop
    you're so good at this
    simply in awe ...
     
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    and we shall rise
    as the very dust
    beneath determined feet
    marching forward
    claiming what was ours
    from the foundation of
    this world
    and we shall rise
    as the very sun
    early and faithful
    every dawn
    and work without
    ceasing
    our knowledge, increasing
    yes, Bishop
    we shall rise
    victorious
    in that 'great
    gettin up morning'
    having fought the
    good fight of faith
    redeemed by the blood
    of the Lamb
    we shall rise at the
    sound of the trump
    and share eternity
    with the Great I AM

    yes, we shall rise


    thank you so much for this, Bishop!
     
  5. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black every day of the year! I love this one from the Bishop, y'all!

    SWT
     
  6. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this here Bishop!

    Wonderful piece Brutha!!:)
     
  7. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now This Is What I'm Talkin' Bout

    Bishop,

    You penned this so well. It really speaks volumes. Alice you did a beautiful collaboration too. You and Bishop should do something together sometimes...I know it would be beautiful.

    Joyce
     
  8. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Bishop! Very powerful!
     
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