Black Poetry : Look Higher Children

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I sit upon the rivers, my head covered with sweat,
    I creep through the back door,
    continuing to keep a smile.
    Lord Nobody knows the trouble
    I have seen. Oh lord I cry out loud to thee.
    Lord Nobody knows my sorrow.
    My man in the shutter house,
    waiting to be sold, slave masters,
    raping my baby, I hear the screams,
    from the shed house below,
    Lord where is the power of my man.
    I fight the battle all by my self.

    Lord the master don whip to he can’t
    Whip no more, da Chilean cry, I
    Watch tem take them away.
    Da’ shell come, I’se gone to meet
    Ms. Harriet Tubman at the railroad track.
    Got a trick for the master; I’se
    Not coming back, gone on home
    If I must. Lord the black train is
    Coming on the other side da’ track.


    Beneath these old tired bones,
    I have cried in darkness, lord doesn’t leave me alone.
    The spirituals of your words continue to allow me to go on.
    I mama of the slave masters daughter,
    I mama of the slave masters orders.
    I mama the new trails of slaves,
    Sitting Ms. Mary’s children before my own.


    Yes’s, No sum’ all day long, Lashes on my back,
    When I done something wrong.
    The house ****** all day long.
    Sunday meeting when master aint’ around.
    Cooking from sun up to sun down.

    Picking Cotton sun up to sun down,
    Working in the fields until my hands are blood and raw.
    Singing the old times blues, lord help me to make it,
    through another day. Waiting to meet Ms. Tub man
    at the underground railway.
     
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    justbnme03 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i could actually visualize, feel and hear ur work, very nice.
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you my sister blessings
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this touched me coz i been at the ROCK
    i know this so well and relate
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A message my brother you will never fall believe in God, this is why you have beaten all the odds. You are :) truly bless, nevertheless the devil throws the stone, remeber it is only a test from God to see the loyality of your soul.
     
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    ashanta, your pieces are very strong and heart felt...i love this poem from you. I love the way you use your words in all the right places to express emotions and feelings! This is absoluting one of the best poems i've read in a while! Keep it up girl.
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blessing geegee and thank you, sorry for the late comment, it is an honor coming from you, blessings be upon your house. :hearts1:
     
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    wow, i felt like i was there...I hear your cry
     
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