Black Poetry : Ordinary Men

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lets see
    There's Tiger
    Alan
    Kobe
    and Shaq
    rich and famous athletes
    All of them Black
    (don't knit-pick with Tiger this is a poem)

    Then there's
    Clifton Best
    Arthur McMillen
    and Omar Chenier
    a CPA
    crane operator
    and Chemical Engineer

    Fame and fortune
    may never come their way
    but they are good black men
    hard working
    no media frenzy
    for the things they do
    the kind of men
    I wish black kids would look up to

    BE
    (c) 2002
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I musta been eating catfish dat day or sumthin'

    wOw...how did I miss this one...how did I??? The hooked sunk deep with me.

    Fame and fortune
    may never come their way
    but they are good black men
    hard working
    no media frenzy
    for the things they do
    the kind of men
    I wish black kids would look up to

    Thank you my brotha...thank you very much!
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank YOU Poet for feeling this issue which is very close to my heart.
     
  4. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    misty Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here's to the real role models.
    The strong black man taking care of business.

    Misty
     
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    BE you said something right here!!!!
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Speak the truth poet
     
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    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Can't deny the truth. This is real.

    Bert
     
  9. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This subject is close to my heart also.

    It's the brotha's unseen, who are the real heros, the positive role models. Our children have seen so much negative in what should be good examples...from President Clinton with Monica (young enuff to be his child) on down to the famous R&B singer who peed in a child's face and sexually abused her...not to mention rappers who degrade women and children and women who degrade their own selves. Yet these are the type of people many children adore and want to be like...sad.

    Still there are so many brothas who are setting good role models as leaders in their community and more importantly in their homes. I am married to such. I believe YOU are such. The world does not know them, but their family and friends do. This is what really counts. Thus, it is our responsibility to give our brothas their due, since the world will not. I invite you to read this poem also. It is alone the very same lines as your touching poem.

    THE SMEARED PORTRAIT

    Continue Heartbeat to make your poems heartfelt. We are reading you.

    Your sista in poetry...Joyce
     
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