Black Women : Love the sistah

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  1. emprezz

    emprezz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This one is for Magogany_Brown...with love:heart:

    Love the sista

    She has braids, weave, perm...what-e-vah!
    Look at how confident she wears them

    Go on girl wear it well

    Nails done or not
    It doesn't matter

    What matters is how she swirls and twirls
    her hands
    as she talks...expressing her thoughts

    Check out her gear

    This morning in a suit
    This evening in her sweats
    The weekend her club-wear
    Three personalities one spirit

    Her eyes the windows to her soul

    Man ... look into them not down at my chest
    or around at my behind-they don't talk!

    Lips that botox try to create

    Can't duplicate or imitate
    How they pucker when she disagrees
    She parts her lips and kisses
    Her man ...falls to his knees

    Baby girl walks with a strut

    Her stride her poise is a statement of its own
    It says check me out or leave me alone

    Her breathe as words

    As violent as an erupting volcano
    Sometimes as soft as a feather
    She only wants to be heard
    Her words are from the heart

    Embrace the sistah
    Respect the sistah
    Understand the sistah

    Many could not follow in her footsteps
    They would crumble and break from the pressure
    Thanks be to our ancestors
    The women who withstood the blood, sweat, and tears
    Lest we forget the years
    They toiled
    For us
    To be
    Here
     
  2. Mahogany_Brown

    Mahogany_Brown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Emprezz first I would like to say Welcome to Destee.com. Wow!!Sista this is such a beautiful and enlightening piece thats speak so truthfully. Wow..I'm humbled that you would dedicate this piece to me. That is such a sweet gesture. Girl, I'm here cheesing right now..lol..
    What you are conveying in so true, sometimes we or maybe I can say even myself unfortunately see a sista with weave, fake nails, extremely revealing clothing etc..and sometimes judgement is passed instead of looking at the sista with compassion and understanding, and seeing that she is a woman who should be respected regardless. We should all learn to be more compassionate and practice this because its so counterproductive to tear each other down. I love the entire piece however I especially like these parts

     
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    emprezz and Mahogany...a beautiful dedication to a beautiful sister and gentle spirit!

    Peace to you both! :heart: :)
     
  4. emprezz

    emprezz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you both for the acknowledgement.

    I saw an exhibit at the Martin Luther Kind center here in Atlanta called "Without Sanctuary". The visual images of brothers, sisters, and yes some whites being hung and swinging from trees changed my outlook on humanity as a whole. I have an appreciation for what we have had to endure and are still enduring. All the hatin' and frontin' we do on each other is an atrocity(sp) and abomination to those who came before us. Given our past we should be working daily to gain our King and Queendom! But the ill affects have done the opposite to us. So, I do my part, daily, to try and spread love the Queenly way. Be it through poetic verse...it's all good. Here's a big hug to ya...

    Peace
     
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    Emprezz ... This is such a BEAUTIFUL poem!!! I thought so when i first read it, soon after you posted it ... and reading it again now, it's even more beautiful. Thank you so much for joining and sharing with us. In case you don't know, we have a weekly Sister Chat every Tuesday @ 8 pm ... www.************/chat ... and we'd love to have you join us. Actually, we have chats all through the week and you are welcome to join us during them all. Hope to see you there.

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