Black Poetry : My brother's keeper

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by asimplepoet, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I might be young by the standards of man
    But my reflective soul walks with a cane
    For wisdom comes by days lived, not counted.
    And I'll live it to the fullest till the trumpet is sounded
    Each day breakth with new opportunity
    To fulfill the promises of harmony and unity
    Giving my river of hope time to form more depth
    Flowing with a new kind of geniune wealth
    Not something that can be measured by society
    Or something that I entertain for notierity
    Journeying into the inner dimensions of me
    You see that I strive to be what Martin dreamed I be
    Or what Malcom said I could achieve by any means
    This character is inbreed into my DNA & genes
    I will suceed and overcome no matter the cost
    For I refuse to die burden down and utterly lost
    But I'm not selfish for I want to take you along as well
    For like Harriet i'll keep coming back to rescue you from hell
    I will not allow my people to grow weary and stagnate
    We will burst down and surmont the walls of hate
    My determination will surpass those who attempt to mislead
    No crab in the barrell will quench my desire to succeed
    For I will just pull you up by your bootstraps like Booker
    For my desire is that we all be more than a onlooker
    I wish to expand the talent tenth Dubois spoke about
    And I will even if I have to forcefully drag you out
    My brother the reponsibility of us resides heavily upon me
    And no matter what we're going to make it, you'll see
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a fabulously fitting intro, to such a wise scribe. I loved the way you threaded in the wisdom of our ancestors with your outlook on life. And your message, with untity such as this, oh how far we all would climb. This was wonderful!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed you are and this say a lot keep doing it and grow !
    awesome write
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was oh so wonderful, I just had to read it again...whew.
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey asimplepoet
    Oh yes, with knowledge comes wisdom to understand
    and your drop is a lesson plans that have me eager to
    read more. I'm amaze and daze by the thoughts
    you have transform on this canvas. Life is a journey
    every living moment is a journey even as we sleep
    I enjoy the flow of your ink, and how
    each line introduce a new depth, a new path.
    Very encouraging ..."no matter what we are going to make it" WOW!
    Very deep indeed. Wonderful read


    Peace~N~Love
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all for the read and love. just trying to do my part to keep us all afloat for I refuse to see us go under at any cost.
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dayyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm dat be flowing ..... me like your poetry


    cant talk

    i am in poetic shock

    peace
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    asimplepoet:
    It's been a while since I've read you
    and I must say this is Absolutely Fanstasitc!!!!
    Very, Very nice write.


    Much Luv
     
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