Black Poetry : So full of....(worth)

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  1. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People keep telling me
    Constantly to check yourself
    In the mirror before
    You
    Leave
    What am I checking for?
    To see if
    My hair lays just right or
    If my shirts are spot free
    No check your self before you leave
    You mean to say
    Watch your self
    With caution cause the wind might blow
    You in all direction
    Be safe with yourself cause
    You might not have everything you need
    There might be some things to still gather
    Do you even know your worth?
    You’re worth so much
    Wars started because of you
    And men died behind the love of you
    The world can’t turn cause of you
    You’re worth more than just a date with
    Some cute girl or a good conversation
    It’s worth more than Solomon’s hair
    Women try to kill each other over it
    Your power
    You have the power to commit crimes against it
    You have no clue about that thing
    You do
    When you put a little

    Sway in your walk
    Or a batter in your eyes
    Worth your weight in gold more like
    PLATINUM mines someone said you was “Ego Tripping”
    All over your self so rich
    Like a Pharaoh but dressed in Rags
    It should be illegal and immoral for you
    Not to know your worth
    My young women I see you in the shortest,
    Tightest, piece of
    Five minutes-catch-you-sum-thing-in-the-middle-of-the-leave-me-when-I-seed-you,
    You own
    Do you know what your worth?
    Beside the physical against the odds
    Of the science
    You been here for
    Years and years
    Epitome
    The birth of a nation
    Dem’ years is like minutes to your soul
    If you stop wearing the short,
    Cut to close to know where
    To tight
    Around the brain maybe you
    Might see what I’ve been talking ‘bout
    If you give your soul a reason to glow
    A reason to shine
    You might see your worth
     
  2. elayne.

    elayne. Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    preach sista poet... preach!! :)

    so much wisdom is gained when we are
    aware of what we are worth... so much
    peace is obtained when we know what
    we will allow & what we just won't put
    up with! i am feelin' your flow, chile!! :)
    thank you for this!!

    itsallLove.

    elayne.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    gurl ya bringing it tyght up in here
     
  4. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes lawd!! lol lovin it girl, keep remindin em!!!
     
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    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tell it like it is!!!!!!!

    great work
     
  6. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks ya'll. I guess I will say I am going back in the green room to re-"right", my story, will be back soon!
     
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