Black Poetry : ...message from a sista...

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  1. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i just "sorta edited this...hope that it reads better!

    yeah i used to rock...
    half locks,
    half twists,
    braids,
    the all natural flow
    and yeah...
    now i'm semi-processed skin turned honey-brown by Helios and hi-*** yellow when he takes a rest
    and yeah...
    i love my chocolate brothers with that smooth creamy skin
    and um...
    that dark eyelash eye highlighter
    and trust me...
    i'm not leavin out my bright brothers in their personal spotlight glory cause...
    my beautiful brother looks just like me
    and my sistas...
    oooh my sistas...
    so many different shades and sizes all gorgeous epitome of any man's wet dream

    our mothers bled the same hope and concern birthing us
    that they yield kings and queens to inherit this earth
    (as did their's)
    that we shall take hope's legacy and carry on
    to the ultimate power that's a must preserve
    a challenge that i grasped first with pudgy dimpled hands
    (the ring my mother's finger i still cling to)
    the glory of our capabilities i will never abandon

    the way that the light carries our vision to color recognition
    is truly only a natural phenom brought to us as a gift
    to find beauty in technicolor
    nubian doesn't define skin tone so much as grace
    ...or does it?
    does it in your societal-ized, post-traumatic mainframe?
    does my question prove that i'm trippin too?

    my wish the coming together like bricks and mortar
    to form a tower of...
    perfect order
    ...of strength
    ...one love..
    ****...maybe i am just trippin...
     
  2. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is different

    i was feelin the message LiLi
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ya well felt too .......work it !
     
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    You're not trippin. Loved the flow !
     
  5. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for your responses!!! they are very much appreciated!!! i altered the format...hopefully it'll read better!!:D

    by the way...if any one lives in PA near York...i have a show at a place called Ruffin's on Nov 2nd...i know...shameless plug...:D
     
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    um people are caught on skin color
    i love being black
    but people are still people
    be proud of who you are
    the problem is people get arrogant

    Black is Beautiful

    DSS
     
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    LiLi

    I like your work.
    Color is just that.....
    color it does not make you better or worse than any other
    .....it's just color

    Keep flowing.....
    Trippin....your not...believe that my sista
    Be Blessed
     
  8. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Da Street So'ja & Sunshyne~ thank you soo much for peeping this and your responses are greatly appreciated!! some people seem to be very much caught on skin color and it effects their interactions with others...i met a beautiful brother last week..6'3" of pure loveliness..as we spoke he told me later in the evening that he wouldn't approach me because he assumed that i wouldn't be interested in a dark skin brother!!..i went thru a few dif emotions and then finally laughed and told him that face value judgements have cost people their lives...anyway...enough preaching from me...

    thanks again everyone!!
     
  9. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Feel!

    This had a nice feel to it--I can't say it any better than that, but I enjoyed it, especially the free flow and the topic--the topic is not discussed enough nowadays and you did an excellent job of melding it all together--well done--Amun-Ra

    ;)
     
  10. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LiLi

    like the flow here definate good read too...





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