Black Poetry : Remember, I Love You

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  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Remember I love you…
    Love every hue of you
    In fact
    From Caramel
    Cocoa
    Red Bone
    Chocolate
    Cinnamon
    Blue Black
    Even White Chocolate
    Cuz’ if Chocolate be in there
    There’s some beautiful for me to love in that
    I see the Blackened We
    Have traveled past His story
    God’s Glory
    Got us through
    Middle passage flashbacks
    Slashes
    Scars healed on our backs
    From Master Whips
    Proclamations for Emancipations
    From Juneteenth 1965
    To 2008 Freedom Cries
    Love your Civil Rights marches
    Your raised Black Power fist
    Loved you even when you pressed
    Permed
    Greased
    Watered and gel down
    Your Afro
    Dayuuuuum!
    You got some hair trips…
    Past heroin
    Cocaine
    Peddling crack
    And Smoking dank sticks…
    Still I love you…
    Loved you when you were
    ******
    Negro
    Colored
    Black
    Afro-American
    Then African American
    Even though I didn’t quite see the need
    In correcting what was already a given fact
    Loved you when you love being the American
    But can’t stand the African in you
    But I do…

    I even love you
    When you call me a *****
    Cuz’ see I figure
    Only a ***** would do that
    Sometimes, when you try my last nerve
    I even call you a ***** back
    What remains in tact is that
    I love you
    Remember…
    I love you through
    Youth mandated authorities
    Juvenile delinquencies
    Criminal minded exploratory
    Over crowed with you penitentiaries
    All the while trying to get you to see
    You can’t really stand
    If you still trying to be slick
    Get over quick
    Still trying to stay high
    But can’t you see
    You already know how to fly
    How you gonna soar
    If you ignore
    The same set traps
    You already fallen for?
    Let me give you something
    To be handcuffed to
    A blackened undercover
    Here come “One Time” definition
    To ride in the back of
    Be convicted by some Black Love
    Better yet
    Do our community service
    Volunteer
    Be the mother
    Father-brother-sister-daughter-son-lover
    That becomes the first
    Or the next one
    To love something other than yourself
    So, let me be the first
    To break the generational curse
    Remind you to remember
    I love you…
    Sistas….
    I ain’t hatin’
    Just stating
    Those clothes skin tight
    Less than mini
    Almost ain’t any shirt/skirt
    Tells me you already hurtin’
    Even if I ain’t right

    You might be attracting
    The wrong one tonight
    Creating a sty
    Distracting your own or somebody else
    Strong third eye to stay open
    Sistas, I love you
    I’m just hopin’
    You love you too…
    Brothas…
    I love you…
    All the while
    Your every style gives me a smile
    Love every look of you
    Even when you believe
    The best you can do
    Is a white tee
    Some Nike
    Oh, excuse me…
    Some newest $200
    Pair of Jordan tennis shoes
    I love your thugged out pants hanging low
    Even though I wanna pull that sssssshhhhhhh up
    I am struck
    By the respect and love I have for you
    Knowing the true and real thugs
    Wear $1000-$2000 dollar suits
    See, I love you…
    Even when you do or say
    Some sssshhhhhh that ain’t cool
    Love you through
    You loving Me
    While loving her
    While loving she
    Shacking up with the
    *****
    Broad
    Hoe
    I guess we both know
    This queen
    Those labels could never be!
    Somehow, you sometimes needed
    To shackle a sista Black
    So you chose
    *****
    Broad
    Hoe
    Made them your baby momma
    Saving me from the drama
    Like I wasn’t watching you
    Like I wasn’t right there with you going through…
    I see…and I loved you
    Still do…
    Loved you past
    Crimes of passion
    Survived
    Physical and emotional tongue lashings
    Assaults of the heart
    Sometimes looked like they played unspoken parts
    In the documentary called
    “How We Black Love”
    But Hell no..
    NO
    F%$K THAT!
    In fact
    If it’s a ***** you wanna smack
    Get a pit bull and practice on that
    But if I be the *****
    You intend to Black slap
    Prepare to see
    SPCA-Soldiers Positioned for Counter Attack
    Whether you get beat down
    Or find yourself 6ft underground
    I WILL STILL LOVE YOU!
    Brotha
    You are my morning star
    My Sun
    Sista
    You are the crescent
    Quarter
    Half
    Full Moon
    Where the light of Darkness comes from
    Love you from
    North
    West
    South
    And Far Off East
    From the Heavened Sky
    To the Ocean Deep
    We are the Alpha and Omega
    I see the God in you
    YES!
    That is the first and the lasting memory
    Of why I will always love you
    Do our community service
    Volunteer
    Be the mother
    Father-brother-sister-daughter-son-lover
    That becomes the first
    Or the next one
    To love something other than yourself
    Pay me Black in that


    Our wealth be infinite
    Already God divined
    Already Ancestor sent
    God knows
    What I know
    It ain’t no secret
    So, I’ma tell it
    If you wanna tell somebody
    Please do
    I love you
    Ain’t that enough?
    Won’t ever be enough
    Can’t ever be enough!
    I love you…
    Love every hue of you
    In fact
    From Caramel
    Cocoa
    Red Bone
    Chocolate
    Cinnamon
    Blue Black
    Even White Chocolate
    Cuz’ if Chocolate be in there
    There’s some beautiful for me to love in that
    I see the Blackened We
    Have traveled past His story
    More importantly God’s Glory God knows
    What I know
    It ain’t no secret
    So, I’ma tell it
    If you wanna tell somebody
    Please do
    Remember to tell them
    I
    LOVE
    YOU
    Remember…?
     
  2. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh my goodness, I am almost speechless! I am truly loving this anthem of black love cause I can feel where you coming from. I could hear your intensity in my mind as I read the lines through. You wrote the wheels off of this right here my sister. A job :welldone:
     
  3. queentswana

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    You had me reading from beginning to end, kinda put me in there for a moment...Great piece poet!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well now whewwwww!! heavy hittin
     
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    Daaaayum sistah! Shoot....whew! That bad boy is raw! I was reading outloud to myself, and had to go get a glass a water...mouth ran dry! Just when I thought I was wrappin up, the flo kept flowin!

    I value a sister who says what is on her mind....I bet you feel better now huh? Go ahead sistah....unload your mind! I'll be your canvas.


    Man, I really admire you sis...you speak from a place of realness.
     
  6. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes...

    I have to remind myself that I love all of who we are all the time, in spite of wanting to forget, sometimes, what we have become...I remember to love no matter what and yes ABSOLUTELY I feel better.
     
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    See that the stuff I'm talking bout ...be glad when I grow up..flow sister flow...

    Lilpea:1on1:




    SEE
     
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    Sister... you are the type of poetess that conjurs the best out of her brethren
    Eloquently Giving love is a gift and you got it sister
    Imma study up shoo :read: :)
    GOOOOOOD stuff :read:
    MUCH props sister poetess :great:
     
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    this was truely off the hook we went through a lot for real
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    very powerful piece poet

    comes off as spoken word i would love to hear you do this

    where do i start:welldone::welldone::welldone:

    you covered it all from A to Z

    thank you for your strength sista

    you are truly F.I.R.E.

    crazy right?
     
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