Black Poetry : Saturday's Child

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  1. Enki

    Enki The Evolved Amphibian STAFF

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    Some are teethed on a silver spoon,
    With the stars strung for a rattle;
    I cut my teeth as the black racoon--
    For implements of battle.

    Some are swaddled in silk and down,
    And heralded by a star;
    They swathed my limbs in a sackcloth gown
    On a night that was black as tar.

    For some, godfather and goddame
    The opulent fairies be;
    Dame Poverty gave me my name,
    And Pain godfathered me.

    For I was born on Saturday--
    "Bad time for planting a seed,"
    Was all my father had to say,
    And, "One mouth more to feed."

    Death cut the strings that gave me life,
    And handed me to Sorrow,
    The only kind of middle wife
    My folks could beg or borrow.

    ................Countee Cullen

    Peace!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    structured words, though creatively born, are worn well by you.

    the river floweth deep within the well of your creativity.

    continue your journey.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tyte joint as flow like a creation
     
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    I got turned on to this when I watched the great debaters.

    I don't have your talent for writing, but I do know some great work...:lol:

    Peace!
     
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