Black Poetry : OUR HISTORY

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  1. Poeticvibez

    Poeticvibez Member MEMBER

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    10 years from today who will you be
    20 years from today who will you be
    Mcgruder said we’re famed for rappers slain
    Creds for spoiled celebs and co-opted leadership representation
    Generations before us valiantly fought
    Their causes undershot
    We
    When I say we I don't mean you and I
    I mean those that defied, died, and have struggled
    Juggled past life, present pains, and future strains
    Who are you today
    Who will you be tomorrow
    When will we as a generation begin to make our history
    We have a voice
    Our choice to use our voice has only been used to put a microscope on the sharp
    edges of jewels that were raped from our place of origin
    Cheers pouring in
    We got the whole world sitting a our feet
    Their ears open like 7-11 waiting for that special customer
    waiting for us to speak
    You know
    While all we’re doing is sending in winos
    Our predecessors provided answers yesterday for today's problems
    though we dont listen
    Instead we go on creating new problems
    Pointless visions, empty missions, false positions
    We siting while some fool spitting on t.v.. doing our thinking for us
    Douglas defied the shackles of slavery which probably ended mainly
    because of his ability and philosophy
    Missionary William's Shepard traveled the dark continent
    Deloris Kendrick received compliments for her poetic accomplishments
    Who are you today
    How do you feel when I say what's real
    We’re only making historical advancements in the entertainment field
    Who are you today and what history do leave for tomorrow
    Know that our time is borrowed
    King had a dream
    Malcolm split mountains when he screamed
    For Rosa Park and what she fought for
    Today where do you sit on the bus
    The last panther through a fist in the air in the 70’s
    We have no new millennium legacies
    Black History
    Down played celebrated 21 days amidst 365
    We fight on MLK during Mr. Kings birthday
    What a way to celebrate who we our
    Who are you today
    What history will you leave for tomorrow
    :flamet: :flamet:
     
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    MADDRAPPER Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poeticvibez- I understand the dilemma but take heart. All is not lost.
    The Black man has been here for 2 million years in his present form. He started civilization 20,000 years ago. And 300 years of Slavery didn't annihilate him. He is the tree anchored to the ground by his roots which draw nourishment from the depths of the Earth. Typhoon winds haven't toppled the tree. Torrential rains haven't washed him away. Even the freeze of Death hasn't doomed him. Our History is the landmark by which we are directed into the future while travelling in the present. And if we cannot envision tomorrow's dreams because we are blind to yesterday's accomplishments, then we better hit the books making sure our kids hit them with us. We better listen to History's long distance call urging us to wake up to this great future which marches towards tomorrow in the shoes of an unforgettable past. We must never forget that the blood that flows in our veins today built the Pyramids centuries ago. The genes that make us who we are created writing and education when the rest of the world was bathed in ignorance. And the voices that whisper are but the ancestors anchored within echoing, even as we sleep, to build the next great tomorrows like they built the last magnificent yesterdays. HH
     
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    This scribe was powerfully brought, telling of past pride and accomplishments made by our ancestors, shameful that many dishonor their legacy. We do need to be reminded, and I thank you for that.
     
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    this was full of strong & powerful voicing
    like the flow here
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you have a very powerful voice enjoyed this to the fullest....thanks for sharing and welcome again to destee's poetic family...Angel
     
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    Thanx

    I appreciate all the love this is one of my babies.
     
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    Let them with ears hear & them with eyes see.

    I dig the way U dropped this.

    Like they say, the truth hurts, & this stings & burns.

    Nice.
     
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    Thanx

    I wanted to let the truth speak.
    I think if enough hear enough will change.
     
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