Black Poetry : POET-TREE

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Be ye not with sorrow, my children in the ghetto
    Although your suffrage may not seem worthwhile
    You too shall one day rendezvous
    On the banks of the Nile”


    I dedicate this to those who are devoted to speaking up for others:

    I EAT SLEEP AND DRINK WORDS;
    But-not for the notoriety
    Or- for the scholarly accolades
    The Critical acclaim or-
    Pedestal peer praise
    Bestowed Upon me and to be frank-
    If I had my way there are million
    Other things I’d choose to be
    But- because I’m a tormented soul
    Weaned on sins centuries
    Old… the spoken word- chooses me
    Sowing within me the bitter seeds
    Of Lady Liberty’s past wrongs and
    Evil deeds. I am merely the fruit- which Blossoms from the bosom of-
    The POET-TREE

    At times-
    It seems the only constructive
    Way release this rage-is to
    Allow my thoughts
    To ride the pen across
    The page then… it’s to the stage…
    Where without quiver- I- lift my
    Profound voice and for
    The voiceless -I
    Deliver
    Verbally translating the
    The salty tracks of
    The Modern day minstrel
    Clown …In a
    Creative crescendo
    Of- upside-down smiles
    Turned frowns cloaked- in
    Sorrow –soaked shades
    Of black and brown
    I- release.





    And the word to me is
    More than soul-revealing-or
    Spiritual healing
    It’s the daily dose
    That gives me strength
    When it seems there’s no hope
    Defeating these demons
    With which I’m dealing
    God watch over me
    For I am merely the
    Fruit which blossoms
    From the bosom of the
    POET-TREE
     
  2. thatgirl74

    thatgirl74 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    POWERFUL

    This is so real.I know how it is to use my pen as a vehicle to voice something that I am so angry about.

    Good piece.
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    welcome home!!!!!!
    glad ya back so nice to read you again
    wow loving this flow
    :angel1:
     
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    We would all like for our words to speak loud enough to convey something vital, this piece speaks volumes.
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesome , correct and very strong flowing
    tyte flow on
     
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    My Dear Brother..."Afrostotle"...You are a sight for sore eyes..

    I have missed your wisdom...so..
    I had to take a double take to make sure it was your name I was actually seeing...

    Brother as always...you open my mind and my soul and take my
    consciousness to a level...upon which I rarely exist...until I read
    you...


    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown::bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:


    Welcome Home Brother...Welcome Home... :grouphug:
     
  7. Earthly Allure

    Earthly Allure Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hmmmmmmmm this is so delicious! I'm so full.
     
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    wow you are flowing
    oh goodness this is so tight
    hi welcome home :)
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  9. gempis

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    whoa!

    Welcome back!!!!!!! And thank you for blessing us with such a powerful flow. Wow, wow, wow.
     
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