Quiet Poetry Lounge : Remember Our Fathers

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's a funny thing about words
    they can be used to delight us or enlight us
    take the word de-light
    it means to take away from the light
    is that what we want to do?
    to de-light someone or our selves?
    I want to en-light, to bring you to the light
    so you can re-ceive, not be de-ceived.
    Funny thing about words
    they can be used to fool us or re-fuel us.
    they can de-activate us or re-activate us.
    take the word remember.
    what is a member?
    it is a part of something, like an arm or leg
    or a finger or toe.
    a member of a club or a tribe or a show.
    if we could remember, I'm sure we would know.
    We were made to be afraid to remember our race
    it was a way to make sure we stayed in our place.
    We should understand that they dis-membered our people;
    they cut off our limbs, our languages, our cultures, our families, our lands
    they cut off our members, our feet and our hands.
    now we can't re-call who we are or where we came from
    simply because we haven't learned to re-member.
    When we begin to re-member our fathers
    we'll begin to re-member our selves.
    re-member our ancestors, our people, our stories
    re-member our fathers, their struggles, our glories.
    It's a funny thing about words
    they can be used to
    re-member-re-member-remember.

    ----OldSoul
    (from 'OldSoul POETSTREE) OldSoul POETSTREE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes yes yes!!!! dis piece speaks to me in many wayz
    i feel ya flow and understand the en-lighting facts....Thankz
     
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    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You give much wisdom in this gem. Thank you for sharing.

    :heart:

    Shade
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    something to live by
     
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    One of those pieces where it gives you more than one important message to ponder, and of course, it's by Brother oldsoul. Terrific write.
     
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    I love to hear the wisdom of those who have lived life and understand what it's about.
     
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    Teach!!!
    :qqb011:
     
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    glad you brought this one back

    this deserves another shot

    such a powerful piece from powerful man

    another mind opener man

    WOOOOOOOW

    :hammer:

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    This is

    poignant, and insightful. Thank you for delivering the messages of the ancestors

    :teach::terrific:
     
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    HAPPY FATHERS DAY
     
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