Black Poetry : NAKED

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  1. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NAKED
    AND SO NAKED I STAND BEFORE YOU
    BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO HIDE
    AND WITH NO CLOTHES ON
    YOU MAY HAVE THE VISION TO SEE CLEARLY
    TO THE REAL INTENT OF MY POEMS
    AND ALL THAT I FEEL INSIDE
    AND I KNOW THAT FROM DEALING
    WITH THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD
    I KNOW THAT WE WOULD ALL LIKE A SAFE PLACE TO BE
    NATURAL, NAKED, FREE
    AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS
    WE’VE BEEN FOOLED INTO THINKING
    THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GET THROUGH THESE TIMES
    IS TO DRESS FLY
    AND LIVE HIGH
    AS IF THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO HOLD OUR MINDS
    WHEN THE MEANS OF THE MONEY STOPS
    AND THE LIGHTS GO OFF
    WHEN YOUR LOVED ONES ARE DYING
    JUST FROM PAYING THAT COST
    OF A TAXATION THAT WAS INVENTED
    TO KEEP THE BEATEN BEAT
    IT’S LIKE RUNNING IN CIRCLES
    CHASING YOUR TAIL
    ALL THE WHILE ON SWOLLEN FEET
    AND I OVERSTAND THESE TIMES
    YOU SEE
    FOR I AM A PART OF THE STRUGGLE
    AND NO, I DON’T WRITE LETTERS TO THE LEGISLATION
    I , I WAS JUST BORN BLACK IN THIS JUNGLE
    AND FROM THAT TIME TIL NOW
    I’VE BEEN TRYING TO BE SEEN
    TRYING TO BE HEARD
    TRYING TO RESTART DREAMS
    TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE MY PEOPLE KNOW
    THAT AN OUTFIT CAN NEVER RAISE THE SELF ESTEEM
    OF A QUEEN OR A KING
    AND DISCOURAGED SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL
    WHEN ONCE YOU’VE COME TO THE REALITY
    THAT THIS LIFE IS ALL TOO REAL
    BUT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS
    WE MUST FIND THE WILL
    TO PUSH FORWARD STILL
    BESIDES…IF WE’VE ALL FLOWN AWAY
    WHO WILL TEACH THEM HOW TO ….LIVE
    WHO WILL HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES
    FELT AROUND THE GLOBE
    WHO WILL SHOW THAT RESPECT IS DUE
    NO MATTER THE LACK OF ELECTRICITY
    OR THE WESTERN WORLDS USE OF A STOVE
    WHO WILL TELL THEM THEY ARE BLESSED
    AND THAT NOTHING BEATS A FAILURE
    BUT A TRY
    AND TO ALWAYS LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
    BECAUSE HE LIVES IN I AND I
    AND THERE’S NO OTHER WAY FOR ME TO DO IT
    YOU SEE, I WOULD RATHER TO NOT HAVE TO FAKE IT
    SO I’VE TAKEN OFF ALL OF THE BULL ISH
    AND I STAND BEFORE YOU
    NAKED
    LATAISHA NICOLE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    NUDE

    Here , i am" before you
    upon my nudity so clear
    whereas i am not hidden
    but thy wide open vast
    for thy world to see
    I know not to be cloth
    in da garments of secrecy
    so i stand here waitlessly
    wailing in da venture
    this was so awesome i got lost for words sis ya pen is power
    I am indeed one your #1 fanz
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To be at ease with ourselves without the facade, without the veil, just natural...ah the freedom in that. I am still enjoying your poetic insights sister.
     
  4. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Sis Watz, and Thank you Bro Rich,
    In this society so much emphasis is placed on things that just are not that important. As you may can tell from my posts and threads that I am quite comfortable with myself, inside and out. I have nothing to hide, it's is yours, mines, and the worlds to see, hopefully by my being able to be so raw and real, it will encourage others too also be real, and not hide behind, the things that don't matter. Then and only then can we begin to deal with the real issues at hand, like taking back our children, our families and our communities.
    Be Blessed! and Thank you!
     
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    you are indeed right and it's food for thoughts ......
     
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    NAKED...and exposed...

    I
    accept your generous offering

    YOUR proffering
    Of self and heart
    NAKED from the start
    I find you
    Free of the hindrance of clothing
    Nothing holding (you back)
    No lack of confidence
    NO SHAME
    In this game of LIFE
    You sustain

    I SEE YOU

    Teaching the young ones their role
    Lending assistance to the old
    Restarting dreams, and
    Self esteem,
    Showing a Princess her role
    …As Queen

    This jungle in which we’re born
    Into the scorn of many
    …hoping that the plenty
    Find us one day

    I pray

    That tomorrow rids us
    Of our sorrows
    And the struggles
    Fade away

    ‘til then
    Allow me to clothe you
    In the remnants of honor
    That our mothers and forefathers wore

    Let us stand strong
    And live long
    And love from the depths of our soul
    And find peace BEFORE we’re old

    COZ WE KNOW

    What tomorrow brings
    And the songs the future sing

    WHEN WE’RE EXPOSED
     
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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Chocolate Thunder!




    Naked is the way it all started Lataisha Nicole, Bless up.

     
  8. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for your reply and hopefully you took my being naked as metaphorically as I meant it. However in this life, taking all what we know of the present and the past, I am not afraid. I am not afraid to stand in front of the crowd, bearing only my soul. I am over caring about how it may offend or how someone else may take it. I offer up knowledge and love, and may my past experiences be enough for me to walk boldly into the future, without any inhibitions, or regrets. This is me, take me at face value, but take me, or leave me where I stand. Naked.
    Bless! and Thanks again, for that beautiful reply!
     
  9. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for responding to my poem, the message before this one is for you also, I'm really just learning how to navigate through all of this.
    Bless!
     
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    Hello Clyde,
    Thank you for responding, and I agree with you totally, naked is how we came, and it is how we will go. Though when I speak of naked, I'm speaking of facing a world without fear, withoutthe mask. I don't have to hide my past pains, because I'm not afraid of being judged because I am human. I share my experiences as openly and as easily as I say my name, because chances are, whether anyone shares theirs are not, they still feel and live this thing called life.I accept those who have been troubled as I would like to be accepted. So know this, if you come from crack, cocaine, sleeping under a bridge, sexing for money, or just pain. You still my brother, you still my sister, and I love you, nakedly.
    Bless!
     
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