Black Poetry : Not well received!

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    At the top of your game
    and nobody can remember
    your name
    Spittin mad knowledge takin
    illiterates to college
    Just to be acknowledged?
    Not me..."Like the eye on the
    sparrow" I scribe when I am
    happy I scribe when I am blue.
    But, every time I scribe my friend.
    It is not always meant for you.

    Not well received in his village Jesus
    walked the earth for 33 years ,now
    everyone on the face of the Planet
    knows who he be.
    Not me...
    I scribe because I am free!
    Free to ***** and moan
    Or rejoice at the foot of the throne.
    Like the best of the best I don't stand
    with the rest.
    I choose to stand apart.
    So if I don't get to your mental, then
    perhaps I will move in your heart.

    Not well received Josephine Baker had
    to go to Paris to perform.
    Cause no one here could appreciate her
    art form.
    They felt her presumptious, they felt her
    of no class, because she did wear very
    little and was known to shake her ***.
    She was sass and jazz, a racial warrior
    in her own right, she never gave up the
    fight. Tho...she was...
    Not well received

    Not well received, and no one believed when
    John the Baptist did proclaim that the savior
    was coming but did not call his name.
    When the signs were in place and the shine
    was on his face, from the wilderness he came
    to proclaim without fanfair or fame...
    Not well received, but much he did achieve.

    Not well received, some of my thoughts might
    seem radical, some even fanatical... bordering
    on the magical...Not well received!
    So, I continue to labor "I scribe for myself"
    I always remember , that if for no one else.
    Be true to myself.
    When
    I
    am
    Not well received!
    BJS(C)2002
     
  2. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i receive this gladly :toast:
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Thank you J'hai, I appreciate the sentiment!
    As always!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
  4. SlaveSong

    SlaveSong New Member MEMBER

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    now that's real...this is well received...and felt...

    deeply


    SlaveSong
     
  5. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And it is good to be well received!

    My humble thanks for you taking the time to read!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
  6. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    teach prophetess!

    Shade
     
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    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I hear you msluciousb! Like fire shut up in yo' bones! Whether other folks are ready for it or not, when poetry is in your soul, it's gotta come out. Continue to give birth and give voice to your own truth, my sister. This piece was fantastic.
     
  8. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I used to say...

    I used to say I write for a living.
    Now I know I write to Live....
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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