Black Poetry : Moving beyond RELIGION

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't care how many prayers you recite,
    how many times you kneel or how many candles you light,
    at the end of the day, the question remains the same
    are you an asset or just another a**?

    When was the last time you moved beyond the walls
    of your church, temple, synagogue, or mosque
    And actually did a geniunely empowering work
    something that made a real true difference

    What good is all your salvation and enligtment
    If it is never used for your brother's upliftment
    What is the point of all your supreme righteous
    Without an sense of evolving consciousness

    You can talk a good spiritual game all day
    But you're just moving your lip making chatter...
    Until the welfare of the people is your heart
    Until then nothing else really matters

    When will you move beyond mere doctrine and rhetoric?
    For just a mere moment can you get your head
    out of your quran, bible, torah, or metu neter
    Long enough to hear the cries of the people

    If you are not part of the solution
    Then you are part of the problem
    Either join in the fight to save the people
    Or stop talking to me about your religion


    What good is a RELIGION that heals none ?
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Inspiring...and timely.


     
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    ru2religious Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice!!!

    Peace

    Ru2religious
     
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    This was so on point sis , I hear ya loud and clear ....thankz
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Truth!

    Moving beyond RELIGION...For sure



    If you are not part of the solution
    Then you are part of the problem




    Yes asimplepoet,

    This piece is consistent with the current trend and mantra of Black Conscious people today, attempting in a serious way, to bring unity among us by keeping focus upon the common enemy and not upon the focus of knowledge debates.

    The trend is to stay away from in-fighting across belief systems and collectively do a work to empower ourselves. I like it and will probably seek to use this in the future, with your permission...Peace In my sister friend.

     
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    Thank you for reminding this board what we are here for and ultimately must do.¨


    It would be nice if people could agree on sharing VISION and keeping their faith in their private life. But alas, this is tough as everybody is "right" and wants to spread the good news.

    But this piece is very nice, and applies to our people that are off the board too. Thank you.

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!




    My brother friend, Ikoro,

    There is a movement going on here(as tough as it is), contrary to popular belief, that agrees with what you have proposed. Here's proof, Peace In my friend:

    http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=625477&postcount=176


     
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    Great poem, asimplepoet.

    Nothing but truth.

    Even though some, due to their religious doctrinal policy, make it
    very difficult to embrace that what you are asserting.

    Hopefully they will come around.
     
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    You are a POET

    You are simply astounding sister :)
    You're as much a POET for me as Sister Angelou or Brotha Baraka
    Teaching with every word and making your mark to call for change :)
    Good stuff sister poetess :)
    MUCH props sister.
     
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    Sho nuff, Sister ASP!

    This was well said and a pertinent message for all of us! :toast:
     
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