Quiet Poetry Lounge : My Village

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by ebonygoddess, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. ebonygoddess

    ebonygoddess Active Member MEMBER

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    I come from a land where my family toiled
    To no avail
    Where people live their lives preparing to die
    Where your own neighbor hates you because your family
    Can survive
    Where a direct family can consist of twelve children
    And these twelve children can decrease to
    Nine, seven, five within a year.
    A land of great poverty and loss
    Yet in this land family bonds are strong
    Where the courage of one can build a civilization
    Where a village does raise a child
    Where people don’t worry about the fads that we so often adore
    But about there education so that they can survive
    Find a way to prosper, live and help others survive as well.
    I come from a place where I can say
    Sak passe, map boule, nap manje deri koule
    And just carried a full conversation
    Where being who you are makes you beautiful
    Not that modern beauty
    But the beauty I see in my grandmother
    The beauty of culture
    The beauty that just is
    The beauty of HAITI.

    :sand:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    true indeed i feel ya here no place like home
     
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    Despite all the hardship your home is still, your home. Flow on.
     
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    So heart felt - great drop.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    when home feels so warm even when we have so much out of place
    this was so deep and well felt i had to revisit it as it laid on my mind
     
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    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My Great-Grandmother Nana was from Haiti, she would have loved this.

    Thanks for shaing EbonyGoddess.
     
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