Black Poetry : Love Sick

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  1. NADIA*BINTA

    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mmm, mmm, mmm
    Mirror, mirror can't you see how Black i am?
    Not from extended time in The Sun
    though He don't help none
    working faster than Vantex
    don't know which product I can try next...

    Okay about these hips and caboose
    honey, i just don't know what to say
    you and i both know this ain't the body of no supermodel
    wasn't yesterday and it ain't today...

    And look what humidity in the air
    does for my hair!
    All that time pressing and stretching
    now all signs of progress toward that white girl style gone!
    My hair's in a bush and now i'm stressing
    Mirror, mirror
    what's the lesson?

    Words from Proverbs 3 and 31 i heard
    growing from a whisper into a roar
    "envy thou not the oppressor & choose none of his ways...
    Envy Thou Not The Oppressor & Choose None Of His Ways...
    ENVY THOU NOT THE OPPRESSOR & CHOOSE NONE OF HIS WAYS!"

    In a daze, i shake my head in disbelief and began to think
    Hmmmmm....
    striving to be like them
    they strive to be like me...
    i'm trying to get lighter
    they're trying to get darker...
    i perm to straighten
    they perm to curl...
    with the reality of my sickness growing sharper
    i wonder what in the world...

    So ignorant i've been made
    still carrying the mentality of a slave
    how we regenerate this poison is eerie
    man this thing is serious!

    Love sick for whiteness no more
    european ambitions out the door
    as African resentment dissipates
    in self-hatred i'll no longer participate
    by blocking out what's au natural...

    Today i consciously resist
    as my skin, shape and hair have resisted all along
    against any image or likness of my oppressors
    love for my natural self is blossoming
    in my true identity i'm growing strong

    NO MORE bleaching of my skin
    NO MORE perms or hot combs
    NO MORE desire to be adnormally thin
    i gladly wear this mask of Blackness
    letting essential oils surface making my skin shiney & glow...
    i let my hair do it's own thing
    loc and grow
    i understand this body will never fit into a size zero
    or even a two
    more like a two times five or six
    but that's okay
    because everytime i look into and converse with Mirror, mirror
    i'll know i'm being true to myself...

    copywritten 2002

    peace
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nice flow love how u posed dis one
     
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    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    most welcome ya pen have much to say !
    let da ink drop.....
     
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    NADIA*BINTA,

    This was hot! Welcome.
     
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    be you and keep droppin' these
    tyte flows!!!
     
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    So True, Keep Flowin', This was Wonderful

    Uniqua
     
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    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1poetsought,

    thanks... for the feedback & welcome... peace
     
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    skrybe7,

    trying to find out more of who i am and be just that... will keep it flowin' God willing... thanks so much for the encouragement....

    peace
     
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    NADIA*BINTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Uniqua,

    glad you saw the truth in that piece... thanks for the feedback...

    peace
     
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