Black Poetry : Raw

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Roxanne, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (Written for Spirit Mother Fola, who was told in the early 1970's by a woman who paid her fare to America, she was too RAW to be seen in the house around her guests)

    RAW
    Real
    African
    Woman
    Something to be said
    About a tight thick course
    Head of hair
    Makes others stare
    Wanna press and perm it
    Instead of just acknowledging it
    For what it is
    RAW
    Real African Woman
    Others say with dismay
    She is misplaced
    But her spirit is one of a Queen
    One of ancestral grace
    The standard of what it is
    Beautiful to be Black
    And know it
    Couldn't stand the face
    That your eyes showed this
    Raw
    Real African Woman
    Her indigenous tongue
    Sung words so thick
    You chose to say speak English
    Because you couldn't understand it
    Not that you chose
    To dispose or understand
    That British, Protugese and Frenchmen
    Still can't kill a language
    God devined in his image
    Turn your nose up
    When you don't know what to do
    When RAW folx don't choose
    To look like you
    To talk like you
    Don't say we don't like your ways
    Just say we love our own
    The way we praise spiritual wisdom
    Know who and where we belong
    Don't say we are disrespectful
    Because we won't go, say, do
    What you want us to
    Don't say we should gaze at your ways as perffect
    As to be amazed of how perfectly wrong we are
    For we come from far off starred Heavens
    Where anstrel sistren and brethren
    Are strong and wise
    Don't be surprise
    That I may even try to assimilate as to accomodate
    Or demonstrate my DIVERSITY
    It's only that I may recreate myself when need be
    But please
    It's not to appease you
    It's because of what you already knew
    I am RAW
    Righting America's Wrongs
    I am RAW
    Resisting American Ways
    I am RAW
    Retrieving Ancestral Wisdom
    I am RAW
    Rich Above Wealth
    I AM RAW
    Real African Woman
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed u r whom u r
    a real woman a lovin star
    some may glar
    wonder & stare
    da rawness of ya ware
    but a Queen
    raw & bling bling!!
    indeed u r whom u be
    it's all love 4 many to see
    say it loud .......................
     
  3. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your piece was definitely RAW...
    Really Appreciated Words.
    Every line has me strung.
    Hold tight to your blackness.
    Harambee!
     
  4. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is I...

    Who sees
    Through RAW eyes
    And still tries
    To see more than Blackness
    But the fact is
    Black is so beautiful
    I can't stop staring!

    Thank you :kiss:
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Roxanne ... whew Gurl ... i saw the title, saw the author ...
    had ta click ... but was kinda skurrr'd ... hehehehe ...

    RAW ... Roxanne's Ancestors Welcome ... :)

    Loving this Peace. Thanks.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  6. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *APPLAUSE*
     
  7. aqueenpassing

    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "RAW"

    This was smokin!!! yes Raw indeed very nice my strong pride sister.
    KUDOS:toast:

    Queen