Black Poetry : Opportunities

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What's this I see
    An opportunity
    America the beautiful
    Determined to be free

    Black, White, Brown and Yellow
    Feeling pain for each other
    Crying together
    Americans
    Too much pain to hate each other

    Friendly "hello's" crossing racial lines
    A smile
    "How are you?"
    And more important
    Subtle signs
    Signs that say "We're in this together"
    We ain't giving this up
    Not now
    Not never

    All of us
    Schocked into sobering reality
    We are so small
    The world so large
    Only together will we survive
    Americans
    Sometime meaning the loss of lives

    Look around right now
    Perhaps others feel like me
    Finding hope in tradegy
    Yes an opportunity
    Now is the time for us to see
    This is the way America should be

    Our hands are held tight
    By fear
    By strength
    Strength of a nation
    Coming together
    Telling the world we are one
    Not weak
    All Americans together
    For more than one week

    Freedom must be paid for
    So deep the total cost
    Seize this opportunity
    Our way of life may soon be lost

    BE

    (c) Bruce H. Edwards, 2001
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let the truth be said..

    and you said it...
    it is so sad to think that the only way we can relate to each other as fellow human beings, with no barriers erected, is when we are faced with a terrible tragedy....
    family values, compassion and empathy have been lost in a trail of greed, hatred and intolerance..
    "Too much pain to hate each other"..how sad, but how true..

    great piece BE

    K
     
  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very insightful thank you for sharing.
     
  4. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes...

    indeed, BE...

    life forever changed~
     
  5. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    heartbeat.......

    My sentiments you share exactly......Epiphany:heart:
     
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