Black Poetry : Nappy Roots

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Inque, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Inque

    Inque Active Member MEMBER

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    My nappy roots are all kinked out
    Rebelling against the tyranny of the hot comb
    And the flat iron

    They’re curling away from the perm
    And the straigtener
    Pushing for that natural state

    Fate
    Of my hair

    Or fate
    Of a people

    It’s that silent expression
    Loud in its lurid lack of voice

    It’s that swollen oppression
    Copious in its suffocation of choice

    Peaceful aggression
    Joyful depression
    Back-stepping succession
    Forcing us into a cultural repression

    Masked by false progression
    And a secession from past transgressions
    Refusing to own up,
    Or else a dispossession
    Of those wrongs
    An ethnic digression

    The American nation
    Subtle domination
    In the form of assimilation

    But my nappy roots are kinkin out…
     
  2. T}{e Trut}{ RyL

    T}{e Trut}{ RyL Member MEMBER

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    That's a good poem. That stuff was off the chain I should say. You are a very skilled writer in my opinion. Keep it up.
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The rhymes were awesome, and I truly enjoyed the crafty way you posed the positive message, Black pride has staying power. Loved this!
     
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    tzevi1278 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like the way you put this together, keep inkin' em poet

    Lyr1c
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesome tyte poet flow on !!!!!!
     
  6. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    likked what it says...and that double ss ion...rhythm..
    could feel the heat of those hot irons & curlers...ssssiizling...
    keep flowing...
     
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