Black Poetry : No cause to smile

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  1. otuya

    otuya Member MEMBER

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    The river streams down memory lane
    it parts and beyond
    What do we stand to gain?
    the chains, the bombs that break the bond
    reclused to think- o! have we become
    and to be called 'developing', now the norm
    to conquer fear of what we've become
    to the soul we hide for a better dawn
    Wake up one! wake up all
    Let's bring the tree to stand so tall
    My love comes in words
    my heart beats for you
    Soul brother come out from that glue
    O! Africa what has become of you?
     
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    CrunchyStuff Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Otuya, Question?

    Does this poem dream of riches
    or sunshine by the huts?
    Does this poem dream of revenge
    or peace and wine filled cups?
    What says your poem?
    Does it say I am crying in shame
    or does it shame those who do not cry?
    Can we grasp your subtle lines or
    does this poem just grasp from us?

    From one poet to another. Smile.
     
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    Unravelling the mystery of us
    thanks for catching the bus
    your words question and feel
    i tell you, my words are real
    from Africa fresh i've come
    from Africa fresh i've come.
    the truth is here for you
    embrace my simple view
     
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    At last,, you have arrived
    What took you so long?
    Were you delayed by a bad man
    Who can not sing a song.
    So glad your here now
    Band with me
    and pass the bowl around.
     
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    Many thanks for the welcome
    i guess there's more work to be done
    for even in this Babylon, where be the band
    strain i my hearing, to learn learn the sounds
    of tunes that mix with illusion
    like trailing dog hounds
    of melody with little merry
    another education, another education.
     
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    The problem is
    a little tail
    that barely
    swings around
    No
    this problem
    has a big old head
    with eyes
    that are deep brown.
    Ludicrous
    this problem
    is simply
    a really firm thigh.
    Suddenly
    each realized
    they had
    everyone
    thier own eyes.
    Turned out the problem
    was all those things.
    Even in newborn
    confusion.
    An elephant can not hide!
     
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    One day I met an African
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: why no,
    that man is Black!
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: my dear,
    that man is Black!
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: How silly,
    that man is Black!
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Are you on drugs?
    that man is Black!
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Okay, the man who is Black
    does work for WHITE! How's That?
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Okay the man who is Black
    works in a system built by WHITE!
    But the WHITE is gone now!
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Okay, the man who is Black
    does stay in contact with the WHITE.
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: My dear, the man who is Black
    does take orders from the WHITE.
    I shouted: WHITE!
    He said: Do you mean Imperialist?
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said do you mean systematic and institutional racism?
    I shouted WHITE!
    he said: Do you mean structural underdevelopment?
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Do you mean Neo-Colonialism?
    I shouted WHITE!
    He said: Do you mean economic dominance by the bumbling IMF, WB and WTC?
    I shouted WHITE!
    And suddenly in an ephiphany
    he realized.
    "The white man"
    Didn't refer to a man, at all!
    He shouted WHITE!
     
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    Very nice....I enjoyed all of the poetic responses.
     
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    And so shall it be done
    the light of the Sun shall burn
    but first the word shall be
    and so it has always been
    'em words will come to be
    free and free for all to see
     
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    Ya'll should post these poems on the poetry forum. It would stimulate the topic of choice for poetry in another direction.

    From me to us...onward.
     
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