Black Poetry : Our time

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by iwannabe, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What's goin on brothers and sisters?
    This is our time.
    There is no justification for letting time pass us by.
    Seize the moment,
    If it tries to evade then hold it.

    Moms and dads, cease conflict.
    You could be raising a future convict,
    He's watching you- teach him common sense.
    Domestic violence shouldn't exist.
    When you raise your fist
    Think of your kids.
    Think of Wives who cried out for their husbands
    As they were sold to another plantation.
    Think of how much they needed them then,
    Think of this and be grateful for the chance
    That you have today, to be a real man.

    Black girls respect your bodies.
    You are more than sex things and hobbies.
    You can do more than shake your *** and lick your lips,
    You can be anything from a poet- to a scientist.

    Black boys, be strong.
    I know it's hard, but prove them wrong.
    We are not just thugs and killers,
    Illiterate high school dropouts or drug dealers.
    Show them that we can do something other than shoot a ball
    Or rap and sing in a song.
    Not that that's wrong but there is so much to be done.

    Let's expand our horizons.
    Let's re-write the statistics
    Lets make them understand this-that
    Now is when we move, we must progress.
    Not tomorrow, next year, or next decade
    Now is when black society should be re-made
    If you don't help us, then don't complain
    Don't cry or whine
    Because brothers and sisters
    This is our time. ​
     
  2. Poetrymama

    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very inspirational. This is our time. Young brothas and Sistas. Did you know there are minority money in most colleges for educational purposes for our people. Just ask them and it will become your dream. Don't stand still.
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes it is our time!!!! Feelin your positive vibe!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    truely on point and indeed our tyme is now has come
    just reach it's there .......this was very much needed
    poeticly to reality
     
  5. bigdrizzle

    bigdrizzle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Insightful & inspirational...Very good poem!
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very outspoken and thoughtprovokin.....this was a great read....


    and i loved the message...it is our time...let it be known to those who refuse to acknowledge it...

    carpe diem....seize the day...


    peace and love

    keep the flow goin

    Mz.Soull aka prizefighter
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A call for kings and queens to behave as such. Quite a positive vibe poet!