Black Poetry : Revolutionary Poet (Redo)

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Revolutionary poet
    packing powerful artillery,
    words that enlighten, energize
    and incite towards excellence,
    time to reload any empty chambers
    with important information,
    with intense involvement.

    Revolutionary poet,
    understand that you dine
    on sacred cows and sacrosanct certainty
    while others swallow without chewing;
    you tread where others fear
    and fear not to say what you must.

    Revolutionary poet,
    you will not be loved,
    because truth cuts swift
    and sure as a scalpe,
    uncaring of position or prominence.

    Revolutionary poet,
    you ask questions, make them cringe
    scraping screeching blackboard nails
    raising hackles, hair and tempers.
    You spare no icon, image or idea
    from vivid dissection.

    Revolutionary poet,
    says what others only think,
    sees what others only wish,
    signs in blood what others
    only wait for another to do.


    Revolutionary poet,
    thanks are not waiting for the chef
    who reveals insincere ingredients sprinkled
    over the status quo of steady boats
    posing as tradition and culture,
    no, you must shake foundations,
    break molds and become a mote in the eye
    of tardy thinking and lazy intellects.

    Revolutionary Poet,
    happiness is an afterthought,
    a word whose meaning is distant
    and wrapped in latent gratitude
    once the revolution is done.
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amun-Ra,

    this speaks straight to a brother's soul. Thank you. I bless this with "five raised blak fists" and the "ten points" award of excellence. thanks for the fire, it's time to burn.

    one love,blak

    a revolutionary poet
     
  3. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is my true heart speaking!

    Writing from the black community I feel that it often the job of the scribe to stir political, moral and economic unrest lest we become too comfortable. I occasionally try to do it just for a reaction just to see if anyone has fallen asleep.

    Amun-Ra
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amun-Ra,

    Brother if you are awake and I awake and we awake others then with prayer this "trickle up" theory of awareness will expand among the masses exponentially. Once again brother thank you, your words are appreciated. And to echo your sentiment I feel it "is" our job, one of our "obligations" to stir the people. Change doesn't occur through silence, so we must scream.

    one love,blak
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ra, this piece is a masterpiece, dear poet...yes, indeed.
    ~~lettheinkflo~~
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And so, we keep stirrin the pot!

    We stir until it is cooked and then we put in the new ingredients and begin strring again

    Ra
     
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    Yes!!!

    marinating in the seasoning called *knowledge*
     
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    Let the revolution begin....As always tight and strong. Thanks for sharing
     
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    "Smackin these Lips"

    To the flavor of your poetical flow...Great piece!
    Jyntl
     
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    speak Poet

    Speak to and for all members of the 'conscious party'~ no popularity pageant here...Poets (in my estimation) have the unique ability to record the messages they 'receive' which serve to edify, admonish, teach, uplift, exort, and even condemn...

    The 'people' need the voice(s); the people need a word from the revolutionary poet.

    Scribe, Ra!

    A
     
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