Black Poetry : Right along wit' 'em.......(continue the flow)

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  1. info-moetry

    info-moetry STAFF STAFF

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    I love the fact of who we are
    so please pardon the flow
    some say the mind can reach 23 million
    so let's see how far the mind can go
    everytime you blink your eyes
    you cause a cosmic reaction
    you do know u are goddesses and gods
    if the answer is yes, please pardon me for askin'
    pardon me for my questionable ways
    but it comes out my pores
    for I've seen us lied to before
    so while we conversate, I'm peepin' what comes out of yours
    the truth is only true
    to those who choose to believe it
    like our-story only is true
    to those who want to receive it
    but overstand some of us are scared
    so they always try to re-weave it
    even america's educational system
    yearly, comes up with ways to re-teach it
    so I meditate night and day
    just to find ways to re-reach it
    thought I came up with a peaceful solution
    but my reverend wouldn't re-preach it
    scratchin' my head I walked out the church
    like how was I supposed to take that
    how could I follow somebody
    who outright refused to face facts
    kinda reminded me on how emperor constantine
    set out to deface blacks
    but his knowledge was weak
    kinda like a new mase track
    did it all for the wrong reasons
    now his reasons want some pay back
    Yeah, I got off the subject for a minute
    but let me get back to what I'm talkin' 'bout
    freedom, justice & Equality
    something none of us can walk without
    even physics tells us that unless u have a deep force within
    u can't combat the force without
    we have to unite & join forces
    our love is not something we can toss a'bout
    look at those who came before us
    and went on such a heroic journey
    and gave us the power to write like this
    if not for them, they'd be ready to burn me
    so I live vicariously thru them
    everyday I bow as a student
    Inhale their struggle with every breathe
    so when I exhale, I'm just tryin' to add to their movement
    as I read of Frederick douglass
    I suffer right along wit' 'em
    had to put the book down for a couple of days
    so I picked up booker T., but he suffered right along wit' 'em
    so I chose to read the late great John hendrik clarke
    but ****, he suffered right along wit' 'em
    As a great poet on this site wrote of Assata
    she suffered right along wit' 'em
    Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey & tuisaant Le'oveture
    they suffered right along wit' 'em
    Soujerner Truth & harriet Tubman
    had the stregnth to go get 'em
    almost wish I was born back then
    tired of wondering if I would have had the stregnth to go wit' 'em
    one of the greatest poets Gil Scott heron
    would I have had the stregnth to flow wit' 'em
    It's easy for us to talk about the past now, cause we don't really know that reality
    as tears come down my face cause I love them, but I'm not sure back then if I would've been right along wit' 'em......................?
    i know I missed a lot of people in this scribe
    but that's what the pain in your heart will do
    and since you and I are 1
    I'll leave it to someone on this beautiful site called destee to write part 2...............

    By Info-Moetry © 2005
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was too sweet , tyte and to perfection
     
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    :toast: :toast:

    Word up!! I love this. Love what you're sayin and feel the sentiment. And muy muy tight flow. :wine:
     
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    The flow and concept was wonderful poet...wow. I had to really put my mind to this, but hey it needed exercising anyway. So here goes...


    The hands of our people
    reach out in so many ways
    do we clasp their weary hands
    triggering our consciousness to raise?
    Can we possibly match the strategic
    mind of Queen Nzingha and fight
    the army to defeat? Do we have the drive
    to strive to devise a way out of our plight?
    What about the heart surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale
    Williams, how many share the mental keenness,
    while ignoring the many nay sayers who didn't
    want him to put into practice his medical genius.
    Could we enter into and thrive in the political
    arena like former congresswoman Shirley Chisholm did?
    If I remember correctly, didn't she run
    once for a Presidential bid?
    Do we have the perseverance, and the love
    for our people to live a lifetime under lock and key,
    while keeping a sound mind? Nelson Mandela
    accomplished this, still spreading the message of unity.
    Now in all sincerity
    All I ask is for a slice of their fortitude
    to be able to attain that star you see
    and reach back and take my Black family
    right along with me...
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Uppin this for more luv for our poet of the week!!
     
  6. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this one deserves a standin ovation

    wonderful poem brotha info :welldone:
     
  7. Khasm13

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    like a breath of fresh air...keep spittin son...i hear u
    one love
    khasm
     
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