Black Poetry : Melanin Sweet Melanin

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Melanin Sweet Melanin

    Let’s talk a few minutes about melanin
    Consider some things if you would
    Let’s try to get up under our skin
    There some things if you don’t know, you should

    Melanin you see is the primary cause
    It’s the balm that makes us so smooth
    Without it some folk break spiritual laws
    It’s absence make some folk uncouth

    Without it your brain would completely shut down
    no rhythm no rhyme no dance
    Without black melanin you couldn’t hear a sound
    and your eyes would never glance

    At the base of your brain is the Locus Coeruleus
    where sweet black melanin’s contained
    And the God of our fathers put plenty in us
    but with others He refrained

    Your melanin is more than just pigment you know
    your melanin controls your psyche
    It’s a gift your Creator saw fit to bestow
    and why Mike flew so high in those Nikes

    It’s why we jump higher, it’s why we run faster
    It’s why we wrinkle less too
    It’s why our heart’s stronger
    it’s why we pray longer
    and why we forgive and bless you

    Melanin enhances
    all circumstances
    it’s why we are so spiritual
    The lack of it lances
    makes evil advances
    thinks linear, seldom spherical

    The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice
    they crave tall dark and handsome
    It’s how we survived such physical abuse
    and why we’ve been held for ransom

    So, let nobody fool you
    I’m here to school you
    your melanin the whole world craves
    Cause many are the one's
    have been burnt by the sun
    and It’s ultraviolet rays

    So cherish your blessing
    start right now confessing
    your love for your built in tan
    And thank God again
    for the skin that you’re in
    give Him all the praise that you can

    GIVE HIM ALL THE PRAISE YOU CAN!

    Copyright Breath of My Ancestors 2004
     
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    true dat indeed Amen to dis here scribe !
     
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    encore poet! encore!!!!
     
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    I loved this positive scribe. You give us some food for thought--more reasons to love the skin we're blessed to be in. Yes!!!!!
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    once again yall makin' a brotha feel taller than he actually is...much appreciation
     
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    Makin me smile all over the place, poet. :cool:
     
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    :jumping: Your Poem Has Made Me So Proud This Morning... :jumping:

    To Be A Melanated Woman! Yes, Sir!

    Every Line Touched My Pineal Gland, Honey!
     
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    Praises, Poet

    As usual, you are awesome
     
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    Nuff Thanks, and Praise!

    Nice prophecy.........Now...I'm hungry..(spiritually that is..Thankxxx for the lesson
    One Love
     
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    tight drop indeed..flow head on poet..
    great read....Angel
     
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