Black Poetry : Rage, Rage, Rage

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rage lives inside of me today.
    It has been silent for months,
    but today it is born again.
    That controlling urge has penetrated
    and I am angry, even dangerous.
    I know the feeling well because of its colors.
    It is red with rage and anger and assertion,
    boiling just beneath the surface of civility,
    pulsing angry blood into my mind.
    I will not be controlled by anyone but me
    and yet I have quietly submitted to things
    foreign to my nature in the hopes of being able to compromise
    when the red in me is to have my way, to win.

    Women and men are creatures of nature
    calmed by civilization, reigned in and sterilized by cowering society,
    unaware of their potential beyond civility's influence.
    To rebel is to live above the crowd and feel the true essence of life.
    To throw off the burden of the status quo
    and don the coat true freedom is an act of courage.
    To rail against death and embrace life as a final destination
    is the way of those unafraid to ask why and bold enough to challenge the answer.

    It is living life with only the safety of knowledge, reason and reality.
    Looking over your shoulder gives a clear view of the past
    but is of no help unless you use that view to prepare
    for the immediate future of now,
    disregarding the comfort of an unseen hands
    and knowing the invisible and nonexistent are the same.
     
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    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With my mind open...

    "I will not be controlled by anyone but me
    and yet I have quietly submitted to things
    foreign to my nature in the hopes of being able to compromise"

    This line cut like a knife...hit real close to home. Your scribe is deep and your thoughts have penetrated my mind.

    Keep em comin.
    Afri
     
  3. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Thin line

    It is a thin line that we tread between compromise and selfishness. Distinbguishing the line is even more difficult. Wanting to is even moreso, because our humanity often overrides our civility.

    Ra
     
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    I concur

    touched by the very same lines as Aminata. You do provoke much thought.

    Thank you for sharing.

    A
     
  5. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Alyce

    You guys are kind! This one has been boiling for a while, I just had no words for it. By the way, I just posted a new column--**** HAPPENS! Check it out.

    Ra
     
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    Awww...

    Yezzz,Enlightened for sho. Good readin on that one. I like the part where you said " To rail against death and embrace life as a final destination is the way of those unafraid to ask why and bold enough to challenge the answer." Loved that part and the other part I liked was "Looking over your shoulder gives a clear view of the past but is of no help unless you use that view to prepare for the immediate future of now," I really liked this one. Thanks for sharing.
    Desert Storm
     
  7. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sho appreciates it!

    I have a person thing with this one and that is that the future is now! We must be prepared.

    Ra

    Come check out **** Happens at the Columnists Forums
     
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    T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I do like

    it when you get outraged! You work the English, my brotha. You provoke thought. Much thought.

    Thank you

    T
     
  9. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm steady diggin myself

    a hole that I'll eventually need to climb out of, but for right now--I'll rail on against being tied to the ground.

    Ra
     
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    We all get this way sometimes.....But I've never heard it put like this...... I feel ya on this one.
     
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