Black Poetry : Stick On Me

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Looking at the things I saw
    They broke truth to me
    Used deceptions plenty to cede me from mine

    Swallowed everything whole
    Became a magnet for majority propaganda
    The drums were too far to bring me back to tribal dances

    Using poetic words to illustrate my world
    The mystery of our history and exhale
    How was I to come to the understanding

    Accepting her Zulu roots
    Remembering out of many one people
    I was the modern tar baby

    Accepting so much that came to me through others
    Denying my experience where reality tapped me on the shoulder
    Forgive my unseeing heart and remove the feathers stuck to me

    I remember my yen for my people
    I must listen again to the music Makeba
    Make my natural hair grow strong

    Been a long way home
    Truth must be my words from core spaces
    Humanity delivers me to mother God

    Stuck on me is the tribute I sing
    Rendering free from the many hands that came to put my fire out
    I burn pure from the trial of my being

    Patrice C, Queen


    Zulile gave me the title
     
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    X-cellent

    very nice write. you seem to be from the islands. if so, where? lovely name as well. peace, queen
     
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    Thank You

    I was born in Jamaica

    Thank you it is my writers name.

    my first name is my original name - was told I was named after Patrice Lamumba

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    What I took from this was that though many have tried to sap you of your strength, you were able to evoke the ancestors power and rise. Such power in your words poetess.
     
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    Power of the Spoken Word!

    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Y'all had to be there for this one! Hanging out in the chat room, PatriceCQueen 'demands' "gimme a title".. I suggested "stick on me" (ever so un-poetic, as at that moment I was pulling off a peice of tape that was stuck to my shoe.. :lol: ) .. a little more conversation and within 30 minutes her voice filled my speakers, reciting this peice!

    ..capturing so much... so well... potent!

    :SuN032: :SuN013: :terrific: wow. wow. wow!

    Loved witnessing this - I'm framing it!!!!!! Thank you, Sista Patrice!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
     
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    Thank you Watz

    When I in awesome wonder

    It is give and take and I get so much from all of you. You guys allow me to be me and that is special and it comes out in words.

    Peace

    thank you for your support in my willingness to write
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    such warmth of the pen this was perfection at it's best yo pen has
    much to say so flow on sista
     
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    All them fingas and all the hands

    I am glad you liked it

    I enjoy the challenge and the exercise of the write

    Patrice
     
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    Hey Patrice
    It’s like waking up from a deep sleep.
    And loving who we are unconditionally
    Riding the tone of a beat that is uniquely our own
    Because it’s natural. Your poem have created a
    Connection back to the roots, Feeling the pride
    Fabulous. This is a wonderful tribute

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    In many ways I feel my personal story resembles your remark. Very trur that it comes our in the writing.

    I kind of go with the spirit of the moment

    Patrice
     
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