Black Poetry : My People...Precious Stones

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  1. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My People/Precious Stones

    Priceless Gems
    Marked Solely
    By The Color
    Of Their Layers

    Like Precious Stones
    Abused And Broken
    To A Rarity...

    But Despite...

    we were valuable
    even in our vastness
    even in our history
    even in our humility

    The Blind Of This Life
    Refuse To Stop Hollowing Our Beauty
    Will Not Cease To Beat
    On The Pulse
    Of Our Pride...

    As If...
    To Make Us
    The Useless Sandstones
    They Know Themselves To Be

    Too Well They See
    That Our Longevity
    Is In The Depth
    Of Our Unity...

    Too Well They Ignore
    That We Were The First
    To Be The Salt Of The Earth…

    My People…

    WE ARE A TREASURE
    INFINITE IN OUR VASTNESS
    WISE FROM OUR HISTORY
    NOBLE IN OUR HUMILITY

    © 2005

     
  2. Khasm13

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    mz. soull.... this piece is an inspiration...especially these lines

    we were valuable
    even in our vastness
    even in our history
    even in our humility


    that stanza hit home to me....
    keep flow'n....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    i agree with khasm this last stanza was it and touch me deeply
    u really did it to perfection poetess i love it .
     
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    This was really beautiful! Describing us and our situation in the way you deed, makes one proud to be black. i loved the last part too
     
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    We are precious for all that we are. Just wonderful when a poem can fill one with a sense of pride poet.
     
  6. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brutha Khasm, thanks for readin the scribe poet, i did write it to be inspirational...it was an inspiration to me..., im glad u got that from the poem

    Brutha Rich...thanks for readin the scribe, glad u got the message of the poem...

    Wisdom7...thanks for reading the poem, im happy u got something from it .

    Watzinaname...ur right., i wrote this as a way to uplift my culture...becuz im literallly in love with my ethnicity...i feel like i was blessed with who i am...cuz there's a depth in the color on my skin


    i really appreciate yall readin and respondin... i added the last stanza as a sort of revelation to the rest of the poem...cuz whats there not to be proud of? lol keep the flow goin

    Mz.Soull aka prizefighter16
     
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    most welcome my dear
     
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    Words written in stone etched in hearts.
     
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    i agree with this piece
    we are strong stronger than most give us credit for
    but it could be better,

    Too Well They Ignore -

    they do know they just choose to ignore
     
  10. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :jumping: Thanks 1poetsought and StreetSoja for :book: my poem

    Too Well they Ignore...ur right So'ja they kno and they choose to ignore it...only those that choose to ignore like that can do it so well :jumping:

    Thanks 1poet...this poem is a result of the dream that is etched in my heart :)

    keep the flow goin

    Mz.Soull aka prizefighter16
     
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