Black Poetry : Return To Sender

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by 1poetsought, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They gave us government cheese
    Corn meal and peanut butter
    Depending on one another
    Aunt Jemima,
    Uncle Ben,
    And a raw deal

    Negro was copasetic
    Black folk genetic
    Gunsmoke ~
    A TV favorite
    Then...
    Potatoes got peeled

    Southern fried hospitality
    Cultivated hatred
    Perpetrated by fear
    Oh dear!

    Black churches were burning
    Black leaders were smoked
    Black Beauty was fiction
    Black pride was a joke

    Riots were raging
    Times were a changing
    Schools intergrated
    Negro was dated

    You honored both parents
    Respected yourself
    Wanted to learn
    Experienced wealth

    Praised Black women
    Honoring daughters
    Rose to your calling
    Drugs you avoided

    Fathered young men
    Rebuilt a great nation
    Became your own saviour
    Reclaimed what God gave you


    Darryl Abdu Omari :heart:
    aka 1poetsougfht ~ copyright 2004
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    loving this vibe..indeed claim what was given to us!!!
    speak on...Peace Angel
     
  3. Poeticsoulsista

    Poeticsoulsista Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I loved the flow. Truely powerful. Keep it flowin.... :spin:

    Much love and Respect
    Poetic Sista
     
  4. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sisters make the world go round.
     
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    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad somebody feels that way! Now, think you can convince maybe 4 of your friends and tell the to move to Michigan? :spin: Tight piece, brother.
     
  6. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Toylin, brothers in the Motor City are capable of love and self respect themselves.

    Ain't that right fellas?
     
  7. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    loved the rhyme and rhythm..and what really knocks me out
    is how the title (great choice)...opens the head to all you have creatively stated...
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with deepy, the title alone is all that. This piece also took my mind back to the sixties when so much was going on, but we seemed to have more of a respect for ourselves and from whence we came. High praise this poet.
     
  9. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was beautifully heartrending...:heart:

    and very beautifully written more props to one of the best poets in da land....

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well said piece here this a wake up call for us all
    love da vibe of dis here....
     
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