Black Poetry : Redefining the Algebra of us

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are not too proud to beg
    But you can't unfry the egg
    Nor unspill the milk cup
    So it's time to suck it up
    Get out the stinking pigsty
    And learn to again soar & fly
    Never meant to be rock bottom
    Time to disengage from Sodom
    Shake the filth from your coat
    Get their foot off your throat
    Unloosen the self-inflicted noose
    Time to give life a good goose
    Let loose and walk in liberation
    For its the season of salvation
    Harvesting more than placards
    But true freedom with hazard
    Unless you content with your seat
    At a table designed for our defeat
    I need you to get your ish together
    your decline is causing us to wither
    Your nonchalance set up as my anchor
    Nailing my feet to the floor with candor
    For your truth is also my cornerstone
    I can't break free of your ilk shown
    You marginalize our roots to twigs
    Cutting the corners from our trig
    You can't be what you can't see
    Thus I shine the light on variables
    Painting verbal canvases of odds
    So possiblities can be reimagined
    Indefinite integrals of ambition
    Glass ceilings cracked from below
    Recalibrating success's barometer
    Tilting the correlation scales
    Into a favorable sample space
    Changing the trajectory of my circumference
    By increasing the derivative of my abundance
    So there will be no extraneous solutions
    An infinite domain with a range without limits
    divergent series coming to a summation of excellence
    An inverse to all tangents that have led you astray
    Simply put I'm trying to balance your system of equations
    So the mysterious unknowns are completely defined
    Leaving the algebra of life laid out just for you
     
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    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    asimplepoet - I most enjoyed your poetic algebra. I believe we forget what algebra makes us strong. A tree is anchored to the ground by roots which draw nourishment from the depths of the earth. Typhoon winds will not topple the tree. Torrential rains will not wash it away. Even freezing snow will not crack it and the smallest leaf on the furthest branch at the outermost limb grows secure knowing that it is connected to the deepest of these unseen roots. On the evening before the dawn of mankind’s awakening, Mother Africa was there talking to man and rocking his cradle. At the twilight of civilization’s beginning, Mother Africa held class teaching him about a future to come. She created roots then which have travelled thru time. They connect today with you and me, her sons and daughters, like umbilical cords carrying nurturing history and culture as if from the deepest depths of a mother’s womb to her child. You may not have known this source of strength existed or that you've been connected to it all this time but the blood that flows in your veins today built the pyramids centuries ago. The genes that make you who you are created writing and education when the rest of the world was bathed in ignorance and the voices you hear are but the ancestors anchored within you echoing, even as you sleep, to build the next great tomorrows like were built the last magnificent yesterdays. Keep writing asimplepoet. We need our algebra and the creative poets who will tell us about it. HH
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the knowledge dropped and your support
     
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