Black Poetry : My Mother Said

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “My Mother Said”

    My mother said she was African
    no matter where she stood
    you could take her feet off African soil
    but you couldn’t take her African good

    My mother said her mother
    was the mother of civilization
    you could take her name
    cause her shame
    but you can’t take that salutation

    My mother said I was royalty
    crowned prince of the motherland
    she said I was the one
    put the light in the son
    and back home I was truly grand

    My mother said my melanin
    was a gift and I should be proud
    she said ripeness of hue
    is God’s gift to you
    your personal protective shroud

    My mother said my hair
    like Sampson’s represented strength
    she said one shouldn’t hide
    their race pride
    the power’s in texture not length

    My mother said many things
    and most I put on a shelf
    but one thing is clear
    I can still hear
    Son, learn to love yourself

    That's what my mother said...
     
  2. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yeah..
    as i paraphrase the bible
    "train 'em when they are young so they won't depart....."
    very nice flow.....
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    to me this was very uplifting and on point
    i really love the vibe you feed me here
    thank you sharing
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    flow head brutha this was awesome
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No matter where we are, a part of us still remains, proud and African. You flow with ease, but the message still penetrates. Keep that pen moving.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And a very wise women is she, for no matter where we travel, or forced to go...the "african me"...remains
    wonderful piece, most respect for your mother as well as yourself.
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :coffee: Go'head 7th!! And we must do what mom says. Love of self is necessary and not a choice. Great flow Poet of the Week!
     
  8. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Familial Love

    thats what you all keep showin' a brotha
    familial love

    thanks:
    Deepy :luvv:
    Angel :luvv:
    Rich :luvv:
    Watz :luvv:
    Queen :luvv:
    Jazzy :luvv:

    I sincerely appreciate it...
     
  9. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Off tha hook! And your mother was/is one smart woman.
     
  10. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks Gempis,
    she was the best, rest her soul...
     
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