Black Poetry : Roots Can't Grow in Concrete Jungles

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PositiveMindset, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whay's the problem, my kindred?
    Why does the love 4 self remain hidden?
    Is it because we were uprooted from the land that
    gave us life's sustenance...
    Transported & transplanted in foreign soil
    & forced 2 toil with no pay?
    Helplessly watch as they sold away our fathers, mothers,
    sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, & grands...
    Taught that we were only 3/5 of a man...
    And death was the only reward 4 those who planned 2 withstand
    the forces that were & be?

    Then, after we were freed, we uprooted ourselves deeper
    from our families & our New World history.
    Cuz we had 2 feel free.
    So we moved 2 the Northern cities where our roots
    withered & died in the streets cuz we had 2 compete against us
    & them 2 feed our seeds & Earths.
    Our needs were worse than before, cuz here we were,
    in a strange area in this hostile land...
    Alone...
    Prone 2 those who'd take advantage as soon as
    the chance was presented.
    Demented mindsets became the way & hardened became our hearts.
    Instead of building a rapport with our kindred, we slowly drifted apart.
    Until our village became apart-ments.

    But we've come this far with very little assistance
    from any outside forces,
    Although we've faced much resistance from they who tried
    2 turn us aside from our divinely designed courses...
    We've survived.
    Yet we still have a long way 2 go & many goals 2 keep persuin'.
    We need 2 re-embrace the race & have a massive family re-union.
    Get re-aquainted with us.

    Re-new our minds which have been tainted with mistrust.

    And become our brothers' keepers.



    Chrisis~copyright 2004
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    am i my bruthas keeper ........yes i am !!!
    tyte to the point on hit and well felt indeed
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You're really dropping them, positive. Yes, so much has been taken away from the real us, that we have forgotten, and are trying to live in a plastic realm, which doesn't suit us very well. I'm feeling this, this piece was so expertly molded into something we should reread and put into action.
     
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    *Just sittin back admiring the beauty of your soul and mind...*
    *placed before me in the form of poetry*....
    *Aaaaah...it is a wonderful thing*
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bro. $$, imagine the obstacles that could be overcome if only we all believed so. Thank U.


    watz., in my time away, I've gone on a wonderful journey into my mind & spoke with ideas that have been long unheard. I just wasn't listening before. Thank U 4 the read. Peace.

    Sweet sister sage, your words make my heart, mind, and soul do somersaults together. I humbly thank U 4 the feel.
     
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    Very deep and ebedded in my heart!
    Loved the message and the way
    you sprayed it down!
    Magnificent scribe!
     
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    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    word is bond yes word is bond...
    tell dem da deal bruh...
    felt these...
    one love
    khasm
     
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