Black Poetry : On Her Head She Wore The Crown

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  1. DigginThaShyne

    DigginThaShyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    for Cleopatra

    Her prophecy was the fulfillment of great legacy,
    her fate, to die a slave,
    by her design, she breathed her final breath,
    determined to serve no man…
    she, a born leader,
    perhaps Africa’s greatest queen,
    manipulating with the appeal of intelligence,
    she controlled the minds of kings,
    her beauty, legendary,
    around the world they carved her face in gold…
    many claimed her methods ruthless, vile,
    she did what she felt necessary
    so she’d always retain hold to…
    mighty Egypt,
    the empire that fed upon the Nile,
    no other land’s majesty
    so greatly proclaimed,
    to discredit its greatness,
    many held in denial
    the power of the mighty queen…
    female pharaoh,
    midnight’s enchantress,
    the light of stars shone in her eyes,
    men sold their homes for
    the fantasy of parting her thighs,
    and even in her own demise
    she stood her own ground,
    mighty priestess,
    deity to her people,
    worshiped, heralded, admired, proclaimed….
    mighty Cleopatra
    the African sons
    still call out her name
     
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    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a great tribute!
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and she says
    "as i stand on the shores of Blue Nile, and I bathe my feet within it's cool depths...I feel your presence surrounding me, and I acknowledge your greatness in return..."

    THANK YOU FOR THIS TRIBUTE TO A GREAT QUEEN
    1luv
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I enjoy your art
    Thanks for sharing.

    Coco :heart:
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    awesome piece
     
  6. DigginThaShyne

    DigginThaShyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all for the endearing responses....it really means alot to get feedback from all of you....much love

    keep scribin'

    MJ
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    great write
     
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    Poet A Tarheel Poet,

    This is a wonderful narrative poem. This piece is crisp. It does what its suppose to do and that's share its splendor, educate and paint a beautiful picture. It walked in majesty from the page. I enjoyed this piece.Thanks for sharing.

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