Black Poetry : STAND UP...the never ending struggle continues.

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    {THE LONG VERSION}

    Stand up
    My bruthaz and sistahz
    Hear the roar of our forefather’s drumbeat
    Feel the rage in your foremother’s womb
    At being used and abused
    Whenever ‘massah’ chose to do
    ‘His do’

    Stand up

    Listen to the echo of
    Long ago tragedies…and miseries
    Of slavery mentalities
    Daring us to (WANT TO) be free

    Stand up

    This is not a popularity contest
    In which I profess to
    Patronize the white man
    By choosing a sanitized...
    …neutralized stand

    I’m a man

    I speak truths
    And tell righteous stories
    Of past glories
    In distant lands

    Come

    Journey the wilderlands of Africa
    Swim the rivers, Nile and Euphrates
    Signifying the greatness WE be
    Like Noah…and Abraham

    We have a history beyond
    You and me

    Beyond light filaments
    And blood plasma

    Beyond seven hundred years
    Transplanted…against our will
    Transgressed by hatred and disgust
    And all the blood, sweat, and lives given
    From birth ‘til dust

    Yes…
    Our history predates this
    …this country ‘tis of thee
    Land of my foreParent’s grief
    Bruthaz and Sistahz bleeding liberty

    Think back…

    Before 1492
    And the agonies we’ve suffered
    Because of you…you
    (Euro)Caucasians…of the White persuasion

    Before Juneteenth
    And July 4th

    Before Martin was assassinated
    For seeing the mountain top
    While trying to overcome
    Water hosing cops
    And bottle throwing red necks
    Who were too ignorant to know better
    And too arrogant to care

    Before Malcolm
    And “by any means necessary”

    Before the land of
    Blood shed
    That they call free
    Warriors roamed the lands
    Setting the stage for
    Wooly hair and ebony hue
    Short…tall
    Skinny…fat
    Trimmed to fit
    And muscular, too

    Stand up

    Feel the pressures of
    Seven hundred years
    Lifted from your shoulders
    And know that
    There is none bolder
    …stronger
    …prouder
    Than my sistahz and bruthaz
    Of the
    “Ebony Hue”

    Our history predates
    The ghetto wars
    The civil wars
    Even the world wars

    Before The Black Panthers
    And the raised fist of
    Black Power
    And every hour since Adam and Eve
    Thrust their seed into Darkness

    WE ARE…the original man

    Stand Up.

    Our history starts with
    Adam and Eve
    Amid gardens and trees

    {serpents fool us with ease (it seems)
    yeah…that was us
    and we still have snakes in our gardens}

    Why are White folk so afraid of us?

    Because they know our history.

    God said to Adam and Eve

    ~A Black Man and Woman~

    “…You will have dominion
    Over all the inhabited earth…”

    Such is our history

    Our birth

    STAND UP.
     
  2. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm standing and proud to be a black sista. I liked that flow. It told the truths that so many of us have forgotten or choose not to remember. It real and wonderfully written.

    Much luv,
    foxy...............
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    STANDING UP WIT GREAT PRIDE !!!
    i hear the beat and feel da womb
    i'm standing , i'm standing Tall

    very needed and wise flow thank u brutha
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Before Juneteenth
    And July 4th

    Before Martin was assassinated
    For seeing the mountain top
    While trying to overcome
    Water hosing cops
    And bottle throwing red necks
    Who were too ignorant to know better
    And too arrogant to care

    Before Malcolm
    And “by any means necessary

    - Baller


    Roll wit' it! :rolleyes:
     
  5. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller, this was an incredible, emotional, mental and historical
    journey of pride and evocation of spirit....................................

    This was phenominal absolutely phenominal!

    Thanks for submitting, made my day!

    Much luv,
    Angelic
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very good scribe. So much truth. Never ever forget your past. Keep up the never ending struggle.

    " No chains around my feet, but I'm not free I know I am bound here in captivity And I've never known happiness, and I've never known sweet caresses Still, I be always laughing like a clown Won't someone help me? Cause, sweet life, I've, I've got to pick myself from off the ground, yeah In this here concrete jungle, I say, what do you got for me now? Concrete jungle, oh, why won't you let me be now? " .....BOB MARLEY
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i salute the few of you who stand proud and strong...all day long, deep in the struggle of life...ignoring the strife...wanting to be free. THANK YOU...for journeying the wilderlands of a lost and confusing man.

    STAND with me.

    1luv.:)
     
  8. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    dude this is
    incredible
    you deseve
    a medal
    for this piece
    peace
    khasm
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Khasm...THANKS for the positive response. it was something in me...begging to get out. AND THE RIVER FLOWED.

    THANKS for reading.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The powerful current of
    your river bestirs my soul.

    outSTANDing peace!

    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
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