Black Poetry : Say It Loud

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Roxanne, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am left dangling from your unknown participles
    Your webster/oxnard/thesauricals can not define me
    Too hard to read in between the lines
    The font size no longer hides
    I try to exist in my own soul
    But some spirit is selfish
    Serving only ego
    While my voice is finally getting loud enough
    Loud enough to be heard
    My verbs finally action packed
    In fact
    I run I dance
    I sway I talk sssshhhhhh.....
    I keep it real
    As real as talking ssshhhhhh....will allow
    I play hard
    Well hardly foreplay
    Ain't playing
    Been trying to keep it hard
    From the time nobody was listening
    My voice is finally getting loud enough
    Loud enough to be heard
    I am an adverb
    I am an adjective
    I am strong
    I am Black
    I am Beautifully Black & Strong
    I am Black beautiful strong
    I am mother
    & spirit
    & motherly I nuture
    birth pains of having
    No beautiful Black strong babies
    Still born
    I am Freedom cries
    I am ancesterol
    I am still bearing ancesterol freedom cries
    My voice is finally getting loud enough
    Loud enough to be heard
    I am Deep
    Like nile rivers
    & underground railroads
    & middle passages
    & runaways slaves
    & plantation prodegies
    (now called projects)
    Ain't that hella deep?
    Dychotomy
    Deeply surpresses me
    Into the Black whole
    Where I suppose
    I forgot how deep
    The Bullsssshhhhhhh....
    Has buried the pain
    Star spangles shame
    My scars are deep
    Like what good is a mule
    If you ain't got 40 acres
    And rather smoke weed
    Than pull them off your land
    Like what good is 40 acres
    If a mule is the stubborn man
    Who can move in
    But ain't trying to be no husband
    Now, ain't that deep?
    Is my voice finally loud enough?
    Loud like rap music
    Loud like downtown traffic
    Loud like lime green nails
    & blonde ponytails
    & knowing neither is real
    Loud enough to tell my father
    Who is God
    Which makes me Godlike
    Which makes me perfect
    Which makes it perfectly God like
    For my voice to finally be loud enough to tell
    I'm telling on all the *******
    Who like being called ******
    Secrets ancestors spoke
    Ain't cried yet for the death
    Of your love ones
    Picnics
    celebrating strange fruit
    Hanging at county fairs
    Good nappy hair
    -permed
    -weaved
    Who you trying to deceive?
    Me or yourself?
    Fairskin or red bone
    Both tones of Blackness
    Reminisce not on my people
    Who were raped
    Who were killed
    Still the residuals of slavery spilled
    Into a people that don't even know
    Who they are
    Red Blood
    Blue Cousins
    White Master's Degree
    For the Breed of Brothahs & Sistahs
    The greed that make
    Warriors into gangs
    Same thang!
    Same thang!
    N*gger
    Negro
    Colored
    Black
    Back to Afro
    African?
    American?
    ******?
    Niggahs?
    ******?
    DO YOU HEAR ME?
    My voice is finally loud enough to be heard!
    Or am I left dangling from your unknown participles?
    ARE YOU LISTENING?
    I didn't think so.
    Maybe my voice isn't as loud as I thought....
    Now, that's deep.
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    for medicinal purposes, I have read

    and re-read this joynt, Sista Roxanne....made the mistake of trynna break it down, you know, synthesize so I could internalize....all this truth....but the only way to take you is to raise the glass and chug it all the way down in one gulp....sit the hell on down, and let the knowledge take affect.

    teach

    a
     
  3. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm sayin...

    I can't teach lessons I'm still learnin', but as I learn, Ima continue to speak loudly with pride and dignity of where I came from, so I may continue to journey.

    Thanx for listening in your spirit!
    Rox:kiss:
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And the 5 raised fists award goes to ROXANNE!!!!

    Queen Roxanne,

    You are heard LOUD and CRYSTAL CLEAR!!! keep hittin' 'em in the cranium. this is off da hook...........!!!

    "10"
     
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    we teach as we learn

    ya on target and well said
    surely ya voice is heard round heah!
     
  6. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Listening

    the word and having it received it what makes writing
    for spirit, joy and peace
    Thank you for giving and sharing it with me
    Say it Loud is just a start for Now Do Something...
    Then our lives will truelly be poetic!
    I can't wait to see, and listen and be heard
    :kiss:
     
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