Black Poetry : Off the C-H-A-I-N

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by 1poetsought, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Have you ever known somebody
    Who was thought inane
    Who was a slave
    Their bloodline raped
    In the flash of an eye
    Their freedom chained
    A language maimed for keeps

    Have you ever known a people
    Who the good Lord gave
    The wherewithal,
    For problem solving

    Will there ever be another
    Martin Luther King,
    Malcolm X,
    Or me...

    Have we ever known someone
    Who off the chain
    Was still a slave
    And acts deranged
    Will we ever be a proud people
    Once again...
    Who in the end are free ~


    Darryl Abdu Omari :time:
    aka 1poetsought ~copyright 2005
     
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    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very well written. Love it, love it, love it!
     
  3. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very nice drop.

    I do know a people who are thought inane.
    They are my people in a world insane.

    Yes there will be another to take the front. Our nature of
    Surrounding one leader is well known.
    It comes from chieftains of Africa greats.
    The pattern is in us inborn.

    Since the pattern was interrupted maybe we should move on.
    To group council, sharing elements.
    Growth support of some kind.
    It may be our nature but control is in our mind.

    Among us are slaves and the ways are well known.
    When despair sets in they turn on their own.
    Yes I have seen those who act deranged.
    With no other outlet the response is still strange.
    Because focus is lost off the cause of the change.

    Our race was destined to double in a century they knew.
    By 2005 they expected over 80 million of us.
    So the plan was to introduce other means of control.
    Planned parenthood, diseases, and welfare to stunt the growth.
    Power is in numbers. More than one.
    Hopefully I will see it in my time.
    Hope is in the mothers. The women we know.
    They will listen if we gather. Let our people know how to grow.
    Cherish our women and change will sure come.
     
  4. angelicsage

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    Our biggest obstacle is between our ears...
    Our Caged Minds...

    We have millions of malcoms and martins...
    but they fail to fully realize their strength



    This was a poem, near and dear to my heart!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!
     
  5. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS

    Each one of us constitute a link in the chain of R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y ~


    :tennis:
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very well posed spoke loud and clear...preach on
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, sadly there are many, many off the chain slaves around us. And will there ever be other leaders? ...yes there is, just like you.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was so on point and i am a link in the chain
     
  9. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the freedom run wish that more were aboard. Unfortunately, historically, that appears to be asking too much of a divided people.
     
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    What we could be, if only....That "if" gets in the way of greatness. I am loving the message and the artful way it was presented.