Black Poetry : Reaching Back: A solution (?)

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  1. mizjoice

    mizjoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We must reach back,
    and reaching, grab past
    ancient scars, old indignations,
    past shackles and chains,
    back to Mali, Songi, Timbuktu,
    back to civilizations upon which
    all civilizations were built:
    back to us.

    We must distill and sift our selves/lives
    until the dregs, the filth, the worst
    that can be us
    has settled to the bottom
    of us.

    We must become our ancient, cultured selves:
    must become moral, decent, learned persons.
    doesn't matter too much if you are a child of Ham,
    or an original man from the Tribe of Shabazz:
    we must become that first person;
    not the primitive, uncut self,
    but the pure self, essence self.

    Gotta pull from the ground up.
    Must enlist the Creator.
    Gotta reach back, teach back, teach black,
    learn.
    Go from the inside out.
    Must think and think continously:
    Self, family, community,
    Self, family, community,

    Until it becomes our own personal mantra.

    we must reach back and grab the first one within our grasp,
    and pull them along for the ride for two reasons:
    Because they might need the ride,
    and because we are definitely going to need the company.

    Like a circle, just reach back and grab a hand,
    and that hand grab a hand,
    and we will find by reaching back
    we've grabbed a little bit of the future.

    And Lord, I can't tell where the circle might lead,
    but might this be a solution (?)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YES...

    let us reach back to a better day
    a better way to be
    that we might see
    a better you
    a better me
    let us reach back to a time
    ...a good time
    when love was fine
    and the future was mine
    to mold into what i wanted it to be
    now...we've got the streets trying to teach me
    ME.
    let us reach back
    let us teach black
    let us be the black people proud
    that your fore parents were
    when they screamed...
    "SAY IT LOUD..."
    let us reach back
    HERE...
    take my hand.



    DO WHAT YOU DO, mizjoice. i'm listening.
     
  3. mizjoice

    mizjoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ....invitation accepted! fantastic flowback, baller!
     
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    Gurrrrl! YOU BETTA SPEAK!


    WHEW! THAT THERE WAS IT FOR ME!

    You should do this one on poetry nite. This should be done as Spoken Word!


    :bowdown: You sho nuff did IT with this one for me!
     
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