Black Poetry : Revolutionary 101

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  1. SDMrPoet

    SDMrPoet Member MEMBER

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    So you’re one of the real revolutionaries
    A whole lot on your mind that you feel you must say
    Are you ready to walk the picket lines today?
    Or are you one of those that demand equality, while throwing your fist up in the air
    as you sit there in you’re reclining chair.
    You can say what you want but it doesn’t mean a thing
    it's putting that thought into action that carries the swing
    Screaming and yelling talking about equal rights
    Yet to scared to fight.
    By the way what is your cause, what is your desire
    What topic sets your emotions on fire?
    Is it Racism?
    Welfare
    The way your girl wears her hair.
    Drugs in school
    Homeless teens
    Keeping the rims on your car clean
    Low test scores in urban school
    Parents saying they don’t know what to do
    Now I know pornography gets you upset
    Or haven’t you decided yet.
    Is it family violence?
    Sex crimes
    Drug dealers walking the streets not doing time
    Or better yet, your job asked you to pee in a cup
    After that same drug dealer hooked you up.
    Is that what you’re mad about?
    If so sit back in that reclining chair and raise your fist up in the air.
    So you’re one of the real revolutionaries
    And you’re going to save the planet.
    Hmmm.. let me take a long look at you
    As well as say a little something too.
    Understand these words, Real Revolutionaries move in silence
    If you are still confused as to what that statement means
    I will now try to throw a little more light on the scene
    To be real means to be real to yourself and real to your people,
    Your not Malcolm X or Harriet Tubman so don't pretend to be their equal.
    Revolution means the movement, the turning of something upside down
    Revolution means going against the crowd
    Revolutionaries perceive If you can't go through the wall go over or around
    Silence- when your are under pressure will keep you calm
    Silence- when there is danger all around will keep you from harm
    When you think before you talk you are in silence
    When you fight before you think now that's meaningless violence
    So you’re one of the real revolutionaries
    Fighting for a cause
    Or fighting because
    Which is it
    Tell me what is your plan?
    To feed the people and nourish the land.
    So tell me are you sitting or standing?
    Acting or planning
    Will you walk or run
    Act now or wait until the morning sun.
    Will you talk or scream
    Awaken or continue to dream
    Will you bark or bite
    Fight for your own rights,
    or the rights of the people
    to be look at as equal

    So you want to be a revolutionary
    Then be real to your cause
    Act in silence and be fresh like the morning dew
    or the next dead revolutionary could be you.

    MrMichael "SDMrPoet"
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How timely and right is dis heah piece. Diggin yo flow tonight or should I say dis morning.

    Joyce
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    mmmmmm ... yessss ... enjoyed this peace poet

    we can't afford to lose one

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Showin' you some love .... This poem speaks volumes!!

    Always :heart:

    N2 :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ya on point and gotta flow wit ya here coz
    dis here talks strong vibes that reside inside
    speaketh as will as often and as much!.........I'm listening
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nothing like a good mental meal. This taste like some more. Scribe On Poet!

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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