Black Poetry : Still Black

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by aqueenpassing, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. aqueenpassing

    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I always knew I was gonna be different
    In this world, being black not as black
    As some, and not as light as others,
    but still the same called un-forgotten names.

    I always knew the world would play me a
    different hand, didn’t grow up on the beach,
    collect sea shells or dig my toes in the sand
    didn’t have a father around to call the man.

    I always knew things would be different for me,
    didn’t know I would be raped, beat, abused and see
    people hanging from tree’s, didn’t know my name would
    be changed and I would be called *****, colored,
    kicked and shackled in chains.

    I always knew I would have to try harder then others
    learn more; speak less change the way I acted,
    the way I dressed , but what difference has it
    ever made “I’m still black cant ever change that.

    Nor would I want to…

    Copyright by Yvonne Coleman-Burney(Queen) 2002
     
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    The poem you wrote refers to many people. Beng black is something we should be proud of. yes we have to try harder but it will only make us stronger. Keep up the good work and continue to write.
     
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    Very true words.

    Trying harder is what makes us better.

    Peace.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed i'm in agreement
     
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    Now this is a flow to think upon!!!! I am inspired.... Simply Wonderful!!! Truth, Truth, Truth!!!!
     
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    Too many thots for me to put down, so just wanna say thank you for sharing.

    Peace
    Godfather
     
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    Knowledge is power and the knowledge that we gain in our struggle to survive against all odds it what makes us great and prepares us for the hurdles of adversity, it quickens our step and gives us the lift of character that propels us over obstacles that are insurmountable to others.

    lovely flow
     
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    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Godfather, Diamond. Rich, Positivemindset, Phenomenal, shaz,

    I thank you all for your uplifting and inspiring comments on Still Black. As black people we must imbrace or blackness and use it as our strength (which indeed we have) and not let society and people pronounce it as a weakness and we captivate on it as so.

    Thank you all very much I am blessed to be amoungest you all.

    Queen


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