Black Poetry : Now What Shall We Be?

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  1. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sleepy eyes
    Don’t you cry…
    Dry those tears away.

    Wipe the rain from your face…
    For the sun will bring a better day.
    Hidden words and discovered poems…
    As we walk the life of an Omen…

    Time shared, time past…
    We are the ever last…ing
    As we continue basking…in the rays…
    Of our sunlight…
    Much to our delight…we shall find
    A rhyme that speaks of the wonders
    Of our own world within us…

    Finding peace through the retrograde…
    Death will soon fade….away…
    As we pray for the souls that were lost…
    Given at a cost…
    But remembered…with the memory…
    That carries a name.. on…
    Shall we sing the same song?

    Domineering…pain inflicted…
    Lives depicted…
    People evicted…
    Children restricted…
    By the rules of the world today…

    Let us pray..
    For our souls
    We sin
    Drink gin…
    Always want to win…
    Eat fish fin…
    Our souls blown in the wind….

    Running out of time…
    Measured. On a clock…
    Tick tock…
    Wondering when will yours stop.
    Hanging on by a piece of thread…
    Babies that don’t get fed..
    End up dead…
    And we pay to go to pre-med.
    Make college loans…
    Quit school
    Just to go back home…
    Now in debt to the G-O-V

    Home based out in Philly..
    Hiring us to fight for a country…
    That defies our freedom…
    By rules and regulations…
    We should feel honored for desegregation.

    We must prepare for inflation
    A new president upholds the throne.
    A world once glorified
    Soon to be gone.

    And we stand with what…
    Nothing
    For we stand alone.
    Cause if we can’t stand together…
    Matter black, white
    Sister or brother…
    Our empire shall fall…
    From the opinions…of a single division
    Like an incision
    Into the souls of many.
    Money…we shall no longer have plenty
    But dimes and cents…
    Braking in half the peppermints.
    Must we decrease in our percentage?
    Must we constantly speak while no one hears our verbiage…
    For us to stand together…
    “Birds of a feather flock together…”
    We run where there’s warmer weather…

    But who will stay and withstand the cold…
    To take care of the sick and old…
    Our country…
    Brought into poverty…
    Had sovereignty…
    Now what shall we be?
     
  2. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    we shall be.....

    I wish I knew.

    this was VERY , interesting and thoughtful.
    You bring up so many issues , so many concerns -
    but i feel the main one is to have some
    sort of plan. ANY PLAN -
    thank you, I felt this deeply.

    \where are you from ?
     
  3. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm originally from VA...but I moved to Atlanta to go college. And decided to chill here for a hot second after i was done. You said something about a plan... Yea...I hope i placed enough in there where you could understand. I guess the first plan is to work on ourselves...sometimes we think so much about ourselves we forget about everyone else. (I'm really not trying to get too deep with this.) I read this poem more than I can count. It always motivate me...allows me to see the world for what is and how i can survive in it. I guess the plan is for us to stand as one and fight for what we believe in...just that in reality no one really knows what they believe in...or shall I say, "What they are really willing to sacrifice for what they believe in." To be honest with you..I don't even know. I have a degree in CIS so right now...with the pres doing his thing up in the White House...Who knows...people are losing jobs...the economy is going down...and well our government is still focusing on what the last president is doing. And making jokes of what the present one is doing. Where is our focus? I don't know...maybe your views are different. hmmm...Everyone's are, for the most part. Once again I'm starting to ramble...I think I'll shut up now. :) Well let me know what you think....

    Shaneak
     
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    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shaneak

    I am grateful for your well placed 'ramblings'
    This scribe was so unique and conscious
    It stretched my synapses
    In directions it otherwise would not have
    Exercised in before

    I loved this free flow of thoughts :)

    *what*

    Hunter
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey hay hey!

    Thought this one was real tight ma... ya flow is nice!

    Lookin fa mo'
    Reas
     
  6. shaneak

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    Thanks

    I will definitely give you some more. I'm glad you guys like it and that i made you think a little...;)

    Shaneak
     
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    THIS PIECE TOOK ME SOMEWHERE MINDFUL
    VERY WELL SAID POET!
    I LOVE YA FLOW I NEED MO!
     
  8. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks!!!

    I'll be bringing it soon.

    Shaneak
     
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    A nice picture

    Well done--you painted expansively--Amun-Ra
     
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    Speak!!

    "Cause if we can’t stand together…
    Matter black, white
    Sister or brother…
    Our empire shall fall…"

    Wondering who's ready and willing to
    make the Call to those who want to
    pre-vent this nation from Fall-
    ing.

    Unification and dedication is key.
    Conscious flow sis!
     
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