Black Poetry : Popa, I have somthin' to tell you.... (circa 1960)

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  1. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Im a freedom fighter
    I know you believe in the bible
    but [email protected] pops, the church is not working anymore
    It's time for us as a people to get up and fight back
    There's a war out there and we're behind enemy lines
    Im tired of us sitting around
    waiting on a mystery God....
    Truth be told, God only helps those who helps themselves

    Now I know you had plans for me
    to walk in your footsteps
    but I can't be a preacher and tell my people
    to turn the other cheek
    I can't tell my people to accept suffering
    and there would be heaven as a reward

    No pops, I just can't do it
    It's time to stand up
    like warriors and fight
    for our people.....
    Im sorry pops, but I lost faith in the bible
    Im safer with a rifle...

    I have watched them lynch our brothas
    I have watch them sick dogs on our sistas
    while they beat down our children in the street
    Just for being "Black"....
    Well I will not sit by and allow it any longer
    It's time for us to stop being submissive and rebel
    "Freedom or Death"

    We can't wait any longer
    It seems like forever we have
    been waiting on the Lord in vain
    But if God hasn't come then,
    He isn't going to come now

    We need to take that as a sign
    We must do for self
    Get up and stand up for your rights
    It's time to be men...
    We as men have a duty to protect our women and children

    It's a revolution out there
    We must bring down our oppressors
    It's time to fight the power....
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i feel your oppression
    life from the 60's
    as you drfit back in time
    and come back
    what do you see
    the same can of depression
    is there a bold line
    that is drawn between then and now
    it is battle it is struggle
    united we got to stand

    i see the depression
    the life in the 2000
    it is a battle
    yes a long fight
    it is a struggle a battle
    to gain a light
    once slave in title
    some still slave in mind
    is there a bold line
    that is drawn between then and now

    yet you need the power
    of the mind
    as well as the might
    it takes a balance
    to get us there
    united as one
    strenght and bond

    feeling you flow
    Peace Warrior
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like the flow...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!
    this was well expressed
    and i felt every lick every hardship
    da struggle the fight this war from
    years ago every rope & whip the fist
    and bites u have mastered our people
    long long struggle & hardship
    now we rise up and take back our pride
    thanks for dis here
     
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    Well renowned, like MOTOWN

    Still standing in the shadow of love, waiting on Jesus.
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is real. I don't know what else to say, but very real.
     
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    this was a flashback of "by any means necessary"

    while I didn't experience this first hand, I have many
    family members who have passed the stories of the
    struggle down to me...this was a very vivid and realistic
    depiction of a tumultuous time...that is not over...

    the means of attack has changed and our means
    of response must also change...

    thank you for this!
     
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    wow...i'm speechless...
     
  9. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all, Im truly happy you loved it.
     
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    you are wise beyond your years my brotha :)