Black Poetry : More than my race

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  1. POETIC RAPTURE

    POETIC RAPTURE Active Member MEMBER

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    There's more to me than my race
    But you can't see past my face
    look past the color of my skin
    so you can see the treasures within
    I'm funny and smart,
    don't make me start
    listing all my abilities
    as I hit you with this lyrical striptease
    removing my face
    and removing my face
    and removing my face
    until you finally see
    the real me
    Can you see?
    Can you see?
    Do you finally see me?
    At least ask for my name
    before you start playing the game
    of guessing my race
    looking for a trace
    in my face
    of my ethnicity
    it's such a pity
    that as far as you're concerned
    it doesn't matter how much I've learned
    my ancestors
    are all that matters
    who slept with who
    is what matters to you.
    You make me feel
    as if I'm not real
    as if somehow I'm fake.
    [email protected], whose life did I take?
    When asked what I'm mixed with
    I plead the fifth.
    Does it matter that I'm black and Cherokee?
    Does it make you see me differently
    to know that I'm creole, Puerto Rican, and cuban
    well you win
    I'm all of the above
    now can I get some love?
    Once you know me
    it'll be easier to see
    that I'm more than my race.
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    perfect....i love the vibe alot...
    and i understand this oh so well...
    tight flow
     
  3. POETIC RAPTURE

    POETIC RAPTURE Active Member MEMBER

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    Thanks. I just get tired of people forgetting that I'm a person too.
     
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    Whoa! This is so right on point! I love this, RAPTURE, just love it.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very much needed to be said
    now one can see u are real
    a person like them .....tyte scribe
     
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    POETIC RAPTURE Active Member MEMBER

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    Thanks, gempis and Rich!!! This poem has been in
    my mind for awhile, but I couldn't seem to put
    what I felt to words, until now.
     
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    Jazz4u Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i would love to hear this live
     
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    POETIC RAPTURE Active Member MEMBER

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    I wish I could say it live, but I'm so shy sometimes.
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    absolutely on point! I see you.....through your words. Good one!
     
  10. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Much respect poet

    this is a great poem.

    the message is loud and clear.

    a lot more people need to see this, especially white racists or biggots.

    thanks for this.

    peace,
    univerSoul
     
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