Black Poetry : Oh Black River the Waters within Me

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh Black River the Waters within Me


    I know the black rivers that rise upon my feet;
    I know the black rivers that brought me through the gates;
    I know the black rivers as the black tears form upon my face;
    I know the black rivers that sanctified my spirit to grace;
    Oh black river that lies upon my soul;
    Oh black river you wear the same face as my son;
    Oh black river you cleaned the toxins of my son’s soul;
    Never the less the carcass was dead, the soul of the repaving winds;
    Oh black rivers the cries of the marching waves;
    Oh black river you herd the songs one day I shall be free;
    Oh black river that lives within thee.

    My mama scars, my mama’s feet, my mama Moses, who brought
    me cross the rivers of Jordan, oh glory to God I cry to thee;
    I bathed in the rivers of the African streams;
    I built my hut with the rivers and the clay;
    I looked upon the Niles, I danced upon the sea;
    I marched in the Deep South’s of the black sea;
    I herd the singing of the rivers; I saw the blood, march
    Across the opening of the sea;
    Oh, black river nobody knows the trouble I have seen;
    The black rivers open and said, oh yea, oh yea;
    I am the ancestor lean your back against the sea.
    My fathers pain, my brothers screams, my chilean scars
    No justice no peace, I sing out loud, I cry with pride
    The old black rivers continue to live in side.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    beautiful write sista felt all the blackness flowing from this river u pose within u
     
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    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow..beautiful beautiful i love that ...gimme some more
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blessings thank rich and nisa :ilu:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As the blood of our ancestors course through us, we our reminded of our past and our pride. Keep spreading the message poetess.
     
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    deepy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    as langston said "my soul has grown deep like the rivers"
    very nicely done...
    very nice
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you very much deeply