Black Poetry : People are More Than Colors ( in 7 limerick movements)

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (movement 1)
    Make up your mind, the wise one decides
    On Peace and Unity not the thing that divides
    Over emphasis on color and nationalisms
    Will fracture and feed the schisms
    Leaving ignorant ones confused and just choosing sides

    (movement 2)
    A house divided against itself can never stand
    Enemies walk in and take the land
    While the ignorant ones fight
    Over who's philosophy is right
    The greedy one places the real wealth in his hand

    (movement 3)
    Back to basics, does black skin make us kin
    Is the blue-eyed white a foe or a friend
    You'd best better keep
    Your thoughts deeper than skin deep
    Or you'll certainly be defeated again

    (movement 4)
    Who is a part of this unity the righteous needs
    Who is really the faithful of Abraham's seeds
    Look at the thoughts, values and actions
    These are the keys to satisfactions
    Skin color is just a package for deeds

    (movement 5)
    Real Substance and not surface appearances make people
    It's the congregation that makes the Church not just the steeple
    Don't get all faked out
    Don't be left still wondering what it's all about
    When you're caught in the grasp of the Grim Reaper

    (movement 6)
    The true person is the one that's inside
    The outside body is a vehicle in which we ride
    On this you had best be schooled
    Or you'll certainly be of the ones fooled
    By foolish Black, White, Red, Yellow or Brown Pride

    (movement 7)
    If you’re sleeping you'd best come awake
    And the road to true success take
    People are what they are inside
    This our common enemy wants to hide
    And losers of all of us make
     
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    with poems like that...how can it not wake somebody up...
    and it's sad to know...just how many of us are sleeping.
    thanks for sharing such a delightful awakening piece, I felt it
     
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    Classic.

    Completely diggin' it.
     
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    Yes, Rasheed, it would be easier if we could just look on the outside and know someone's true being, but alas, it's not that easy. Wonderful flow.
     
  5. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    queentswana, Thank you for reading and seeing.....

    PositiveMindset, Hey, thanks......

    watzinaname, thanks, you are so right, it aint easy, but thankfully we can handle it.......
     
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    your stanza really made me think this morning
    thank you my brother for the light that
    you shed on this poem....keep on talking
    i dig your vantage point
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Mercy Mercy Meeeeeeeeeeeee

    Brutha rasheed,
    you be layin it down....
    really lovin your floE, keep um rollin along, lQQking forward to much more from you :wink:
    Nita :wave: :heart:
     
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    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Khasm, Thanks for taking the time to read this and holla back at me......the battle is Armeggedon now and the place is Golgotha or Calvary, literally the place of the skull......very interesting.....

    Nita, Thanks for pickin' up on this and i hope to be here a while and continue insha Allah (if G-d Wills)
     
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    This PEACE peels away layers of Ignorance...
    & Csat brilliant light upon possibilities of Love & Unity...

    A Tyte' Marvelous Write!
     
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