Black Poetry : My Peace

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this be my personal
    emancipation proclamation
    cuz black in the day
    my body was bound
    and shackled in a loveless
    room
    the only source of light for me
    echoed in ancestral
    memory,
    moanin’ low
    “swing down sweet chariot
    stop and let me ride”
    my skin defiled
    my worth denied
    but music in me
    quickened my stride

    and I wept many days ~
    on my face many nights,
    I cried

    and sometimes
    head-to-ground
    I’d strain
    my inner ear
    to hear a half
    forgotten
    spiritual refrain

    my new song was born
    when morning
    came

    black soul of mine
    never been so free
    my pen became
    the jailer’s key

    I shouted
    liberation
    Praised
    God & rejoiced
    Lifted holy hands
    Raised my voice

    I danced the
    dance of
    sweet release

    black verse
    black hymns
    my freedom
    my peace

    Alyce, 2001
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ALYCE

    THIS ONE GOT ME WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!
    GURL YA FLOW'IN ALL IN MY GRILL HERE
    MO! MO! MO! :D
     
  3. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BEAUTIFUL
    this personal emancipation proclamation
    beautiful black soul
    generation to generation trickling down to
    us...
    this piece speaks for us all who have
    experienced the emancipation.
    -7:spinstar:
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was soulful and deep...
    I just wish the "chains" had not been replaced with colour-blindness...

    K
     
  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce,

    Simply OUTSTANDING! :toast:

    Madd Sistahly Love:heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa.....reading you is so smooth...thoughts and words placed perfectly in time....and my mind never stumbles rhythmically...because reading you.....is.....

    *smooth*

    :heart:
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~A

    This is Peace indeed....spirtual...well done az alwayz !

    peace
    g-man
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sista, queen...so beautifully written, this piece is. yes, indeed.
     
  9. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    ooohhhh Alyce !!!!

    This is soooo nice ... yes yes yes ... this is peace.

    these words ...

    the only source of light for me
    echoed in ancestral
    memory,
    moanin’ low


    Alyce Alyce Alcye !!!

    I have just started working on a web site
    that speaks to this exactly ... oh my goodness ...
    please allow me to share it with you so you can see ...

    www.african-echoes-inc.com

    if you have trouble seeing it there, you can find it here ...

    www.destee.com/africanechoes/images/flash.swf

    the site isn't complete yet, so the above is all you'll see.
    I'm sure the site owner won't mind as it is live on his site.

    Wow ... talk about ancestral memory moanin' low ... Whew!

    :heart:

    Destee

    ps ... turn on your sound ...
     
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