Black Poetry : SOUL OF ANCESTORS

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Long ago before we were born
    the life of my family was torn
    strip backside , beat like cattle
    dreams shatter from dat day
    the sale of their souls one by one

    I've seen their tears
    witnessed their pain
    in hush goodbye's fear in da eyez
    struggle of a soul
    of ancestor's stroll written in blood

    stolen from the lands of free
    souls cry in mercy to thee
    yet taken to a-mer-re-kee
    to be slaved for massa
    yet hope instill da hearts
    as the sistah's was strips
    of their prize birth from lost virginity
    the true struggle of life was cast
    she was broken down from the scrubbin
    buffin and cookin knees buckle

    I felt the pain
    like a rush to da brain
    i know the sorrow
    when they felt no tomorrow
    work the fields
    sun up , sundown
    my ancestors had reasons
    to frown as many was whip
    and here we are today on dis trip

    I've heard them call millions of time
    till life left them blind
    they made runs only to be lynch
    hands raw , feet bare
    and today we seem to don't care
    how they died for u
    kept their faith from home
    that some day dis all be gone
    gave in to see u through
    da struggle they had dat kept
    there soul blue

    even written in blood
    (don't be sad for i struggle free
    death has come for me
    but weep for my child that remain
    this poor struggle killing us insane )
    and today we kill our own
    with the same weapon that stolen
    many from home
    can't u see people dis all wrong !
    give in ya guns for some wisdom
    take knowledge and spread it

    our ancestors died , gave blood , lost virginity
    strip of faith , lost of name some call by massa
    that struggle & struggle for years
    and today we still drop tears from the yesteryears
    they sing good songs
    working on the railroad
    hoping for the northen promise land
    in groups u hear da cry !!!
    FREEDOM, LET MY PEOPLE GO !
    FREEDOM, LET MY PEOPLE GO !

    and today we still struggle
    in this confused society
    of lost souls and broken hearts
    still being labled in to be free'd
    we hold free will yet taste freedom
    this stories of souls are ancestors
    crying , calling , reaching , feeling
    can't u hear them .....
    close ya eyez
    open ya heart
    let the ring of da bell
    ding in ya mental
    see the past vision before u
    those are the people of pain
    the one's who stood ground
    so that u may VOTE, share water
    and be of free will these are the
    one's that allow u to read & write
    even given light by night these are
    the one's who stood on hope for rights
    the one who preached that u be saved
    can't u feel them the souls
    of our ancestors asking for freedom !
    today our struggle remain ....
    as i cry
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END

    we now the front line of hope
    we warriors of reasons
    the battle of reality dreams
    we walk stronger today
    we talk stronger & more today
    but we lost the pride on the freedom ride
    we lost hope for the games & jokes
    we gave in instead of standing like men
    they did , stood their took the raw bliss
    they cry today in shame off all dis we miss
    so in honor of the souls
    we must unite in unity and take back
    every community and bond them
    to march on the railroad we built to the
    FREEDOM TRAIN !:maddd:
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    see the past vision before u
    those are the people of pain
    the one's who stood ground
    so that u may VOTE,
    speak it loud so they may hear...
    i love this right here...
    the emotion behind it...
    very powerful...
    just keep bring it...
    just an Angel view....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    thanks sistah Olakuoto......we need to come as one and stop
    this madness we face to bring peace to the souls of our ancestors

    thank u sistah blkangel.....these are the one's who died for our rights our humanity we now have to continue the fight of yesteryears and today the struggle continue
     
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    LET THE CRY OF MY ANCESTORS BE HEARD
    LET THE RING OF FREEDOM CONTINUE ON
     
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    this piece truly gripped me....

    I love the energy, history and felt the struggle all over as I read

    this was a beautiful tribute as well as wake up call...

    I now join in with the rhythm of your anthem.....and cry
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END
    FREEDOM, LET THE STRUGGLE END
     
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    angelic......we all as humans fine self deep in the myth
    of todays crazy mental feed but somewhere we must take
    hold and feed our mindz and free the spirits
    we all in the same struggle just different wars...thank u sistah A.


    my brother XXPANTHAXX...... i am very happy when u please'd
    we have been in this hole and grounded far too long and all our
    Ancestors watching crying the tears not of yeateryears but of today we killing , cheating , stealing , and not putting the weapon
    of greatness on the battle ground our mental mindz to help and bond in unity to take back what they died to give our free will and
    they watch the candle burn low , we not standing face on in this on going struggle to our real true freedom and home land
    Thank u brother ya thoughts and words mean a lot to me.
     
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    :jawdrop:

    What can I say to this one, $$RICH$$. Except that I'd love to hear you read it live. Dang.
     
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    dude...
    this piece left me speachless
    you are truely gifted my brother...
    thanks for this piece
    it warmed my soul
    peace
    khasm
     
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    gempis i will read it for u when ever u like thank u so much
    for feeling da call of the souls

    sistah lya........u know ya words mean a lot to me
    and to hear the cry of our ancestors soul
    what have we all become today thank u sistah from heart

    Khasm......man it the souls that cry out through my pen
    this mission is a on going thing thanks brutha

    and the struggle continues
     
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