Quiet Poetry Lounge : Mr.President's Day

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Anwar Aswad Ami, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Anwar Aswad Ami

    Anwar Aswad Ami Active Member MEMBER

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    Mr. President Day
    It’s been a long. . . . long time
    Since we had a pleasant time
    Mr. president, what do you think about that?
    Sorry is all that they can say.
    However, does sorry take the pain and suffering away?
    Mr. Bush it’s a shame and a disgrace.
    That you still to this day, have no respect for the Afrikan race.
    Sorry does not erase the pain and suffering of the Afrikan people.
    Do you realize what our people could have accomplished if this thing had not happened?
    Can this though be any creeper?
    We need money, not just another forty acres and a mule business.
    Or another social program or our youths in jail.
    Again another trick just more madness.
    Money will make it a real, real treat.
    Then you can have a balanced history-sheet.
    Mr. President we built your schools and your Penitentiaries.
    We fought in your Wars.
    We planted your Corn
    But when we ask for an ear you look at us with a Scorn.
    It should be just compensation,
    Why call it a crazy thing like Reparation?
    We worked and slaved for our pay.
    A Days works a day’s Pay.
    They have paid every people but the Afrikan.
    How can you be a just man?
    Mr. president even you know just being sorrily, Is unfair.
    You’re political, Conscious won’t take you there.
    So sorry you can’t just say!
    Because you know it’s not right and it’s not O.K.
    And you’re hoping with the passing of time it will fade away.
    With equal rights and Justice bestowed upon us like any other man.
    For once in our life we will have a joyful holiday.
    Instead of these “All fool days.”
    So being unfair is not God’s way. Mr. President there’s another price you gonna pay.
    Because when you do something intentional like slavery.
    Sorry will never erase the unjust History away.
    All of the Afrikan suffers and victims are not yet dead.
    The survivors of America's defilement, brutality, hatred and brainwashing are here instead.
    I know you see in your mind, what I’ve just said.
    After you say, you are sorry. What are you gonna do?
    God and the world are waiting and watching Mr. Bush to see what you have to say.
    Mr. Bush please Return to congress and ask them to think of another way.
    If sorry . . . is all that they want you to say.
    Happy President’s Day.

    © Copyrighted 2004 Anwar Aswad Amir :mad:
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    felt ya here P-DAY for who ?
     
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    flow it for sure
    feeling this drop
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    I feel you on this, good flow...check this out though, I wrote this one a few years ago...

    I can't find fault alone with this land, America,
    We were sold out by our very own ancestors from Africa.
    The chains that were used to shackle my forefathers
    were put on by Europeans with help from our own 'brothers.'
    The disdain for these pre-Americans, it's easy to put on these traders,
    but never forget that some on the Mother Continent were also some traitors.

    This fact burns deep into my psyche, everytime I watch the T.V.,
    I see Civil wars, famines, and disease, and go about it nonchalantly.
    I often wonder if my attitude was the same as these Africans
    that let my great great grandfather be sold for liquor and ornaments.
    Is it the curse from those ghosts, the victims of the Middle Passage,
    that wreak their vengeance on the once prosperous land, left it ravaged?

    At times, sympathy wells inside as I think of its possibilities,
    A land with so much promise, torn apart by mindless hostilities.
    The large expanse, natural deep water lakes, so many tourist spots,
    disappeared, erased by infighting and the tyranny of a few despots.
    This sympathy is quickly replaced by a seering, seething hatred,
    with thoughts of my frightened, fearful family cramped in conditions so squalid.

    America, without a doubt, is a harsh, cold dangerous society
    but do you think that in Somalia, or Rwanda, you'll find serenity?
    Maybe the Continent is paying the price for letting her talent get away,
    Giving us a chance to get ahead and see, living for a better day.
    I'll never preach 'Back to Africa,' you can hate me for that,
    at least in America, I know my tribe, there is no denying I'm Black.

    peace
     
  5. Anwar Aswad Ami

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    Peace and love. Much truth and sadness. You have a right to feel the way you feel.If I was you I would feel the same way. I am me and I believe if our people could see this day. We would still be free.They stole the black rose the survivals are still here today.Afrika must unite. I love her with all my heart and soul. "Afrikan for Afrikans at home and abroad.'
     
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    this piece was profound...
    with such emotion and energy...
    your message...contained such
    raw truth...continue to speak
    your voice needs to be heard
    feeling your work!
     
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    You're speakin the truth, the sad truth indeed, during these times when folks of color did not vote bush in, the majority did not vote him in, and who knows, this crap may just happen again. Anyway, this was a serious drop.
     
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