Black Poetry : Mind Emancipation

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So much talk about freedom
    And so many movements
    All of them failed
    So many leaders many of
    them jailed
    If they are not eliminated
    they are often just ignored
    We seem to get so easily
    bored.

    So much concern about tommorrow
    and all the hundreds of years
    of oppression and sorrow
    All of our causes have been for
    naught
    All of the revolutionaries have
    now been bought
    If they gave a **** in the first
    place they would still have that
    angry scowl on their face
    Not just for us , for the whole
    human race.

    Our Minds Need Emancipation
    Freedom song,it's been done
    Freedom walks, it's been done
    Sit in's and riots and slavery
    assassinations it's all been done.
    None of the battles have yet been
    won.

    We must free our minds to a higher
    level. Defeat our opressors who work
    for the devil. Our enemy does not dwell
    in the flesh he deals in the mental
    he dwells in the GRAPEVINE!
    Our minds need emancipation,not intellectual
    constipation, stopped up with the rhetoric
    of the day....filling up books with what we
    think we ought to say!

    Our minds need emancipation, we need to
    find ourselves, not characterize everyone
    we meet as an enemy in disguise.
    I heard Gil Scott Heron when I was a child
    when everyone thought he was just high
    and wild. "The Revolution will not be televised"
    that was not a lie. It is happening right before
    your eyes.


    My mind seeks daily emancipation when I peruse
    the pages of my ancestors history!
    To me where I came from is no mystery!
    If you free your mind, your *** will follow.
    Less than that is words that are hollow.
    Instead of ranting and raving for justice
    get your *** out on the street if it disgust us.
    Take back the night, the children , our pride
    restore what was God given and still dwells
    inside

    OUR MINDS NEED EMANCIPATION
    NOT INTELLECTUAL CONSTIPATION!

    :peace:
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
    BJS(C)2002
     
  2. eternal

    eternal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Speak out sis, tell it like it is. And yes it has been done, but WE are not done yet. The revolution has begun.
    Especially liked "If you free your mind, your *** will follow. "
    True.
    Say it!
    Eternal
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MSB,
    I've read this five times and five times I've read a different piece that meant different things. Thanks for this read. No Poet, we are not done yet...we can't be.
    BE
     
  4. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It ain't ova , til it's ova!

    Again fellow scribes thanks for reading.
    BE thanks for your thoughtful insight!
    And if you see where I need to tweak it.
    I invite not just positive feedback but
    criticisms as well. That you took time to
    read it at all , I feel honored, that you
    read it over again. I leave the meaning
    up to the reader's interpretation just
    like scripture the discerning spirit will
    get the real meaning.
    Tells me you were
    seeking for that "higher level of understanding".
    Eternal, I am eternally grateful for your presence
    for you never fail to impact the way I am feeling
    about my work. I am a die hard, and I am always
    looking for that word of encouragement and yes
    the word of advice!
    BLESSINGS ON Y'ALL'S HOUSES
    AND MAY LOVE AND PEACE ABOUND:D
     
  5. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    if you've read everything i've ever written you KNOW how i feel
    great work poet
    feeling the strength
    and i'm in total agreement
    100000000000000000000000000%

    peace poet
    MsB

    dssNYc
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    WE SHELL MOVE ON!!!
    NEVER OVA TIL WE REACH OUR GOAL
    DIS PIECE WAS A MOVEMENT OF GREAT POWER.....
    SPEAKETH DEM WORDZ POET!!!!!!!
    IN AGREEMENT...............................BLACK POWER 2 YA
     
  7. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    free at last free at last

    thank GOd almighty YOU are free at last
    "intellectual constipation"
    Girl words cannot discribe the power in this peice !
     
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