Black Poetry : monday evening thoughts

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My intellect cannot be defined or confined to a few meager lines


    Or captured in snapshots of the vernacular articulated in passing


    For as I matriculate between cultural dimensions and indentations


    I assimilate into the setting, plot, mood and tone of the scene


    Not as a chameleon dying to be camouflaged to the backdrop


    But one who excels and thrives no matter the environment


    Learning that every space unfortunately requires a new face


    Mask interchanged in rapid succession to escape oppression


    Knowing that my native tongue is only to be spoken intimately


    For it was lost in the waves of the ocean in the middle passage


    Or left amidst the trees refusing to be captured and mocked


    My lingo and dialect escaped without me to the jungle leaves


    Now I can only carry traces as silent remnants of a time passed


    For I’ve lost comprehension of the true depth of its discourse


    Although my soul yearns to again swing free as the chimpanzee


    Or roam as free as the zebras and gazelles upon the prairie


    However I have been marginalized to the monkey parade


    Waiting on a revolution that is televised but not actualized


    Carried and hash-tagged in catchy phrases that speak volumes


    Yet are shallow coming from the technology savvy rebels


    That rage against the machine but refuse to look within


    Even going as far as to holding the knife to its own backside


    Screaming for change but continuing to color in the lines


    Hiding in plain sight the wealth of the African mines








     
  2. UBNaturally

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    This is something rare... you paint with wordplay very well
     
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