Black Poetry : Names

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by rasheed, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "A good name is rather to be chosen than riches."
    The wise writings say
    "A name don't mean nothing"
    I heard on the block yesterday
    Where you get a name like Shamsiddeen
    That name aint common around here
    Smith and James and Jones and Jackson
    Are the names that people wear
    We have good Christian names
    Not foreign names, I mean
    Those names don't sound Christian to me
    I said, merely European
    Can you show me these names in the Bible
    The book Christians hold dear
    Well here's James, the brother of Jesus
    I don't see the others, I fear
    Well what's with that
    Tell me, what's the real deal
    It seems some game is being played
    At least that's how I feel
    What's in a name anyway
    Do names really mean very much
    Or are they just something to call people
    To keep from calling them such and such
    An echo keeps coming to me
    From the depths of my soul
    Placing in my mind the suspicion
    That names have a greater role
    So I change my name from Frank Benjamin Parks
    Seeking to fulfill my soul's need
    Now I live more comfortably
    As Faruq Bilal Rasheed
     
  2. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was awesome!! I loved it Rasheed
     
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    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    names bring a change,
    some though still remain.
    but all is the same,
    if nothing will ever change.
    but who's too blame,
    not all is shamed.
    but i'm diggin' yo name,
    cuz it got game.
    and i'm gonna end on this note,
    and say--i loved what you wrote.................... :yo:
     
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    And you wear your name quite well, this iw a wonderful piece glad you shared it with us.
     
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    Rasheed.... :bowdown:

    My brother, you are so on to something great...

    There is so much in a name... (in words)...they have power

    and even biblically..."many names were changed"...

    I too believe, names are to be discovered...

    they are a reflection of who you "truly" are...

    Stripping away the veils... :spinstar:

    We could have a discussion thread on this one...:bowdown:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    names names names
    str8 awesome drop brutha
    this had the right core
     
  7. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    jazzymoonchild,
    thanks for your visit and comments....

    lilcherry,
    i enjoyed what you wrote.....

    queentswana,
    thanks, i wrote this one a bit back in the day it seemed alwayz appropriate so i wanted to share it.....

    angelicsage,
    thanks; took your suggestion and took it to the discussion board, i'm interested to see what others offer on NAMES.....

    RICH,
    Thanks, Names tell much, Adam named at the Creator's command.....staking claims and taking names....."New Africa......more than a philosophy"
     
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    I hear what your saying, here. Yes, my name is, watzinaname. And even though, yes, names bring certain connotations with them, inside, we are still the same. Unfortunately, some may never realize this. Hmmm, I think I like the name I chose all the more.
     
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    yes
    the name we carry
    bring fought the light
    from within
    answering the question
    who am i
    Peace~N~Love
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    watzinaname,
    i hear you too and your name can go powerfully in several directions which is awesome, can bring on deep thought and possibly be a catalyst for unification...what is in a name, anyway?......Thanks......

    Bluewater,
    Thanks, words are the food and fuel for our mental and names may have powerful potentials attached to them for good and harm.....
     
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