Black Poetry : Our fight is not with each other

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  1. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (I don't like too long writes, but I could not hold this one back. It is painful always being called a madman for professing and proliferating The Truth. But I know: Nuk-Ba-Rah. One. ~Ikoro)

    There are times when I want be alone.
    All alone.
    'Cause possibly,
    My philosophy,
    Scars the minds of the weak.
    In the streets they diss me
    For the way I dress
    But they are in fact impressed
    And would surely miss me
    Should I disappear.
    I fear
    For the fate of the masses
    The transnational corporations
    Trespasses
    Against our rights
    Our fights
    Are not with eachother
    But with them

    Don't hate your brother
    For living a lie
    Or your sister for dressing like one
    Don't beat your wife in ignorance
    Because father like son
    He will become.
    Like you.

    Our fights are not with eachother
    But with them
    Not with eachother...

    So I gaze upon the moon
    Seeing beautiful sunrays upon the moon.
    All alone still
    Because lack of will
    Has universal truth
    Being measured in mass appeal.

    Standing amidst the crowd
    I would find
    In the darkest corners of my mind,
    A hollow place.
    A place
    For misplaced
    Anger and frustration
    Desperation
    Grips my heart
    And tangles me up in
    Cobwebs of self-paradoxical
    Paradigms.
    Modern day escapism
    And words that are too
    Big to understand
    Take my hand
    And pretend you can't hear.
    Because clearly, we don't
    Belong here.
    Too black for your own good,
    To white for your old hood.
    I thought they understood
    What it meant to be excluded.
    Secluded now,
    and forever pissed off.
    But even if I cry alone sometimes,
    I will never get soft.

    For Our fight is not with eachother
    But with them.
     
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    karma55 Active Member MEMBER

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    OK THIS IS HOT! TO SAY I FEEL WHERE YOUR COMIN FROM IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! I'M NEW TO THIS SITE BUT I CAN DEFINITELY SAY I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE OF YOUR WORK
     
  3. Ikoro

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    Well, look'it dat! :) You done replied to my write, and I just replied to yours.

    I am truly honoured Brother, 'cause your pen is fire.

    Glad to hear you are feeling me, 'cause it had me bugging today. The struggle is universal and nearly eternal, but sometimes I get hurt and tired when my loved ones (our people) call you "crazy" "racist" and what-not. You mean well, but.. They're not feeling it.

    Welcome Home Karma and stay blessed, look forward to seeing and reading more of you.

    Bless up.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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    powerful message
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep sign !........I surely can relate
     
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    Confusion can make a person forget...many things. Thoughts to ponder, poet. Thanks for this write.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    wow

    very powerful piece

    read like a spoken word piece

    this is real
     
  8. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Give thanks, fam.

    We in it together, so we need to keep reminding each other that we are not the crazy ones, and that change will soon come.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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    Our fight has never been with each other,
    but how can I instill that in my brother?
    We rape, stomp and kill our Queens,
    knowing not...we need our kings.
    Naw, our fight is not with each other,
    the battle is much more WHITER ..my brother​
    !
     
  10. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OOoooooOoooh!

    Give thanks and praises Queentswana, for that Divine Intervention.

    You are indeed blessing the write with an utterly pleasent and heartfelt feedback. Where you go flowers grow in your path, My Queen.

    Honoured and humbled...

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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