Black Poetry : My debts (Inspired by Heartbeats poem)

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    living this day
    day by day
    knowing that this is a debt
    I cannot repay

    but to accept this payment
    I must
    I must

    walk as you would have walked if given the chance

    I must live as you would have lived if given the chance

    I must love as you would have loved if given the chance

    I must not
    loose any ground
    in my struggle to be free

    in all that I do
    I must remember the sacrifices that it has taken for me

    to be me

    You were beaten raped and killed
    for just an inch of progress
    in your struggle to be free

    who am I to loose any ground
    just cuz I feelz like sittin down

    you were bitten by rabbit dogs
    and mad racist

    you were clubbed by gangsters of the Arian nation
    with the sanction of greater nation of lesser values

    their white robe antics were protected by their blacked robed allies

    leaving you with no protection and no justice

    but still you struggled to be free
    not for you but for
    me knowing that death was your destiny

    so who am I to drop the baton short of equality
    claiming to believe that I am already free

    so as a mater of dignity I will take that heavy thing
    and continue in the struggle to be free

    a freedom
    of equality
    and unity

    in a world where we all
    can just be
     
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    OUTSTANDING!

    I am ever in awe of poetic inspiration! Beautiful companion piece, shaz. Giving more food for thought...more fuel to go on!

    Thank you

    a
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce
    Thank you so very much for the read and words of encouragement
     
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    Shaz.


    this piece makes me think of how far we've come...
    how far we still have to go... & how complacent we
    have become... in continuing the "struggle".

    thank You for sharing this... & stimulating my mental.

    AlwaysPeace.
    SunShyne~
     
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