Black Poetry : Oppression

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by jelli, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. jelli

    jelli Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm not feeling threatened.
    I'm not feeling oppressed.
    I'm feeling I can accomplish anything
    as long as I do my best.

    Am I just dreaming, am I blind
    or is the racism cleverly hidden in
    very good disguise.

    I thought the days of looking over our
    shoulders had passed.
    The days of wondering if this will be my last
    day to enjoy with family and friends
    simply because of the color of my skin.

    But alas I guess its not, I guess we
    are destined to be the people that America forgot,
    continuely serparated by labels and such.
    Constantly being bombarded by the negative stuff.
    Not given a chance to be free
    Still being underestimated about my abilities.

    So I guess I am threaten.
    I guess I am oppressed.
    Maybe I will not be allowed to accomplish anything
    even if I do my best.

    An American is what I am
    Not Black or African American
    Not a ******, Negro, Coon or Jiga-boo.
    I was born in this country just like you
    Will the color lines ever be erased?
    Or will we just continue to be separeated by labels and race.

    My glass ceiling in now broken
    My mind is now free.
    The American dream and that pie in the sky
    Is now available to me.

    I'm not feeling threatened
    I'm not feeling oppressed
    I'm feeling I can accomplish anything
    as long as I do my best.
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    continue to live your dream, poet. however, understand that our differences is what makes us unique. don't discount it...don't throw it away. being African-American is being American...it just distinquishes you from the crowd.

    loved da flow.:)

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  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lovely flow poet
     
  4. jelli

    jelli Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement.
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep ya head up !

    Things may change but they always stay the same

    Baller is right : we are all still Americans but the beautifully tint in our skims make us unique ! :)
     
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    Just being human is beautiful... divine in our own species...
    always remember dhat....

    excellent scribe my dear...
     
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