Black Poetry : Masks of Africa

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  1. 1ascension

    1ascension Member MEMBER

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    I'm a newbie here and decided to post one of my poems. I read the rules and think I can stay within the bounderies so here goes:


    ~~Masks of Africa~~

    I am the idea of their reality
    Allusions in their imagination
    Carved from ancient hands
    From figment to visualization
    As abyss as African eyes
    Black and polished like African skin
    Dignified, and elaborate, their kin
    Stare inside the deep grooves of my face and relive the past
    I am carved, woven and sculpted from the finest gold cast
    A medium between the living and dead
    Fallen kings and tribes, are resurrected when I adorn the head
    I summons powerful spirits through meditation and trances
    Manifesting their presences through chants and dances
    Receiving secrets, answers, healings and tradition
    Possessing my wearers soul embracing cultural superstitions
    Believe, believe, believe and you shall see
    Initiations, rituals, cures, and religious ceremonies are my specialty
    I bring fertility to the women of the village
    Newly circumcised boys come face to face with their sexuality
    I turn boys to men, men to kings, and kings to Deities
    I am the centuries between the present and ancient societies
    The center of African mythologies

    A. Smith (C) 2004
     
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    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    Now!
    That was all
    so tight!
    Great first drop!
    I could faintly
    hear the beat
    of the mother
    drrrrumz in the
    back ground
    of this one!
    Hey! you got my name?
    I'm A. Smith too :D
     
  3. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome 1ascension :wave:

    Wonderful to have you!

    This piece was so masterfully sculpted...
    with such wonderful imagery and
    connection of history to present
    Great style!

    Thanks for sharing
    Make yourself at home
    will look for more of you! :wave:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!! tyte flow
    welcome to destee.com
    welcome to the family
    this was awesome scribing and well felt
    welcome
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi:wave:
    and Welcome
    you drop a wonderful first poem
    shining the pride so bright
    very nice indeed
    please do share more
    and yes feeling your flow
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  6. 1ascension

    1ascension Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys

    I see we got some crazy mad talent up in here! I have already sent a link to about 5 friends that love poetry and do spoken word. I think they will love it here.

    :)
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such a regal and proud piece you crafted here. Welcome to destee, hope to read much more from you.
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is tight. Welcome to Destee. Flow on. I like the way, you keep the readers attention as you create pictures that are easy to relate and help the focus. The way it flows it relates to us here, on the mother land, and on the ancestors that live within. This is something. Read this on friday night in poetry flow.
     
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