Black Poetry : Silence Is Deadly

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  1. cherryblossom

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    Generations of lies and averted eyes
    Hiding years of incest and abuse
    The older ones scarred from its
    Choking, sinful and blood-stained noose
    While the young rebel, trying to break loose
    Freed from the torture and the torment
    Each sadly propagating the inherited sickness
    Like a rampant cancer metastasized
    Fated pain and hurt, prophesied
    Mother to son
    Father to daughter
    Each newborn babe
    A lamb for the slaughter
    Sacrificed from the womb
    A future rife with heartache
    From its first faltering steps
    To the cold, dark tomb

    And in between?....

    A life full of misguided notions
    Born of self-destructive actions
    And twisted emotions
    Deviant sex and wanton promiscuity
    Drugs and alcohol interrupting continuity
    In a purpose-driven life
    Thru generations
    Of mental and emotional stress and strain and strife.

    Silence is deadly.
     
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    deadly indeed .....death ear is also dangerto da tongue
     
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    Yes, Rich, that's what is even sadder.

    Even when some tell it, their cries for help fall on deaf ears.
     
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    You and I both KNOW Sister Cherryblossom that GOD is always listening and watching.

    Very well written poem

    denotations and connotation included

    now how do we fix it?
     
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    Thank you much, Miss Lady!


    However, as to the "fixing" of it, I think speaking on it and using different ways to address it: poetry, books, movies, support groups, safe houses, etc.. we can help the victims of incest know that we, as a People, will NOT be SILENT "accessories" to their abuse.

    Even this newest movie "PRECIOUS" could be used as a teaching tool and some community organizing with even financial help from Oprah and Tyler Perry and others could have a "SAFE HOUSE" somewhere for children of incest and other sexual assault.

    Now, yes, there are also LEGAL hurdles to cross in that but somehow we need to work on this EVIL within our communities.

    Well, that's my 2 cents on it.
     
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    AND...in that vain

    A debt remains
    That must be paid by
    The trust breakers
    The…innocence takers
    And all the filthy leachers
    Leaching off the young ones spirit
    Slowly smothering the “open and free” love
    We all want to be of
    Generation after generation
    Another nation of corrupted souls
    Whose stories have yet to be told
    And all the old heads trying to place fear in their mind
    BE SILENT FOR A TIME…Is what they tell them
    As guilt and shame assail them
    After surreptitious touches, and
    “We can never tell,” hushes, and
    Conspiratorial glances
    That trances the young into submission
    But listen
    For those frolicking fathers
    And matronly mothers
    And sleep-walking brothers
    And over-exposed sisters
    And all the whispers that shouldn’t be whispered…

    I’M WATCHING YOU.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Ohhh, Brother Baller! (((HUG)))) Thank you for this! :terrific:

    Yes! We need to be VIGILANT! :bowdown:

    You SAID IT and said it so well! :toast:

     
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    Wow! This is awesome!:toast:
     
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    Thank you very much, Sister Chevron!
     
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    cblossom...you were on my mind. decided to visit you for a time.

    remembering.......all your blessings.
     
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