Black Poetry : My Revolution

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In my revolution
    The war will not be fought in the street
    But rather the court and boardrooms of this land
    That is where my soldiers will compete

    Buying power
    Voting power
    Educated Black Warriors
    Familiar with the enemy
    Toe to toe
    With a handshake and smile
    That is how my revolution will be

    Organized violence
    Archaic at best
    In my revolution
    No blood will be shed
    Using the enemy’s laws, rules and methods
    We’ll attack from every angle
    We’ll get inside his head

    I don’t want to see my brother die
    I’d rather he educate himself
    To care for his children
    He must clothe and feed
    Why fight the kind of war we cannot win
    It makes no sense
    There is no need

    The length of my revolution
    May be measured in lifetimes
    But we will win this non-violent fight
    Not as the result of military might
    But because our fight is just
    Because as a people
    We are right

    BE
    © 2002
     
  2. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    VIVA LA REVOLUTION
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well said!

    Powerful piece! Excellent symmetry...sign me up!:peace:
     
  4. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I concur!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speak Poet!!!!!!!!!!

    alyce
     
  5. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I say, forward MARCH!!!!

    excellently done!

    SWT
     
  6. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    man, i'm getting my leather jacket and beret out of storage right now...throw yo fist in the air!!!

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
  7. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i love this
    completly understand where your coming from
    like ShadeeLadee said ^ up there "forward MARCH"
    great post
     
  8. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you poets for feeling this. Nothing is more gratifying than beating your enemy at their own game.
     
  9. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    count me in this cadence.

    i definitely will march with stripes.
     
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