Black Poetry : love it or weave it... and its little sister!

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  1. HSF Moe

    HSF Moe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like it tall and low

    big and wide

    give it to me “extra-moosed”

    long, wavy, locked, loosed

    or classic sized:

    fried, dyed, and laid to the side

    like Grace Jones—

    bared to the boned

    slave to the ‘laxer

    or hot combed

    natural rhythms

    all froed up

    like the old Whitney Houston—

    all blowed up

    Indian-claimed straightened

    Creole-Creek-Cherokeed mixed

    or laid down tracksed,

    all sewed up

    explosive Seventies

    or Sade-pulled skin tight

    or Vanessa-fine, damned near white

    we came as only the Creator made it

    but change it up

    shave it up

    extend it

    hate it

    curl it

    straight it

    do it so much you forget who you are

    ghetto queen

    lip singer

    or movie star

    blonde hair matched to them unnatural blue eyes

    keep it real

    cause hair can tell lies

    about good grades and family lines

    and roots so deep

    they sprout from minds

    gardens we grow from seeds planted in our eyes and ears

    yielding fruit feeding off our souls for years

    will either develop or decay

    while incubating in our hearts

    and manifest into majestic crowns

    or dunce-cap shackles to the enslaving,

    oppressive weights on our heads

    drown who we be

    in oceans of who we see

    disguises to help us deny our descent

    our hair is the window into our histories

    racial pride hides inside

    natural expressions, then, retrieve it

    so I say to you, Black America:





    Love it

    Or weave it.





















    “love it or weave it”








    © 2009

    He Spit Fire

     
  2. HSF Moe

    HSF Moe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and little sister:





    with a fine-toothed comb

    she sorted out kinks

    and imperfections:

    lint, grease, and debris

    remnants of four-hundred years of ugliness

    hoping to straighten out her blackness as well as her naps

    wants nothing but the best for her baby

    painful process with the power

    to pursue a pampered life

    mother's prerogative to pass on

    a pretentious policy for a positive future

    pressing in

    beauty, success and acceptance

    all contained in what she perceives:

    presentable hair.

    as if relaxing away her pretty locks with a perm

    could also relax away the tense life of being a Black woman

    "life ain't no crystal box of crayons, honey—"

    mother's desire to elevate her daughter's beauty and status

    by eradicating her African roots...



    the ignorant notion

    of solving and sorting out Black problems

    with a damned comb.



    "Black Problems"
     
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    love the twist and turns the body curl and swrils to this piece ...tyte joint HSF
     
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    HSF Moe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey everyone!

    i just happened to look at the piece, and realized while i was editing, i somehow deleted half the first poem!

    i've restored the original piece. it was for a friend's new hair magazine... sorry!
     
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    Peace fam.

    I was so skeptical when I read the first half. But at the end of the first post I was sold, and the second post was just profound.

    From one brother to another: I love you. And I'm not even gonna say "no homo" >_<

    Thanks for sharing, I respect your craft - this is skill.

    edit note:

    But why only Black Amerikkka? What of Afrika (Azania, Madagascar, Somalia, Uganda, Nigeria, Morocco), the Carribeans (from Jamaica, to Cuba to St.Croix and Haiti) and so called "afro" latinas in Honduras, Panama. Maybe it was artistic freedom and creativity. Maybe it was US-centrism in the minds of our people?


    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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    Beautiful poetry HSF Moe! I liked it because everyone does their hair different each and every way!
     
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    I liked the whole but this was my favorite part!

    I agree w/the others....Great talent here!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!

    love it or weave it... and its little sister!



    Brother HSF Moe...you spitting fire for real, real fire, for sure. How are we doing on getting the mic so that we can you hear ya my brother friend....on a Friday Night throw down?

     
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    HSF Moe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    aw man! i've had such a big day, i havent accomplished anything! i will try to get down to walmart this weekend. trying to upload an mp3 clip right now...
     
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