Quiet Poetry Lounge : Liberty Miss Liberty

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by 7thPoet, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Liberty Miss Liberty"

    Rising in the harbor of America so great
    Built on a platform of apartheid and hate

    Standing for justice so straight, so tall
    Justice for some, not justice for all

    Using the wretched refuse of your teaming shore
    Prospering from the labor of your tired and poor

    Balancing on the shoulders of so many slaves
    Sending human cargo to painful early graves

    Huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    Tasting the bitter bark of the lynching tree

    The chains of oppression you promised to break
    You slipped around the ankles of the slaves you make

    You raped my daughters, my wife you abused
    My sons you hung by the neck confused

    Stripped me of my God and changed the good book
    You altered my name, my pride you took

    Huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    Guess that line didn’t apply to me

    Yet still Miss Liberty, I believe in you
    And pray one day you’ll believe in me too…



    From: "Breath of My Ancestors"
    (Whisperings From the Conscience of Africans in America(
     
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    7thpoet ......
    this was outstanding and well felt scribe
    thankz for this flow & sharing it
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Liberty isn't truly liberty until all are free. You laid the facts out, and eloquently I might add. Keep your flows coming.
     
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    Poet...

    I am speechless with mixed feelings...

    some of pride, in the strength and boldness of your words...

    and some of pain, in the memories of crimes against my people...

    You are a remarkable creative writer, for this goes beyond poetry...truly

    Much love to you poet for this wonderful work, We are blessed to have

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Your Voice


    Sage
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    7thPoet

    This was the first piece that I read from you, and I swear, you nailed it. I felt so many things as I read each line. Just as one of the other posts said, pain, pride, a complete mixed bag. Keep them coming. :flamet:
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First let me thank all of you for your kind words and add that I'm honored that you think my words worthy of your admiration.
    As you see I'm brand new to the community but I plan to stay cause the talent level here is profound...
    thanks for having me. :luv:
     
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