Black People : Story Time

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ImHotep All..

    For your reading pleasure. What are your initial thoughts, feelings and desire to Do when you move through this piece of floetry? You can see what stands out for me here.:qqb015:


    Hills And Valleys
    Buju Banton

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    Only Rasta can liberate the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe for a minute that they are with you
    Jah free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe for a minute, they don't like you

    Verse 1:
    Why try to make I unhappy
    Really I don't know
    If it was up to them my friend
    We would never see the sun nor the snow
    Through that mystical communication within
    We keep on coming together
    I love to see brothers and sisters
    Looking out for one another
    That's the way it should be
    Not contrary, stop tearing down each other

    Only Rasta free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe one minute that they are with you
    Jah free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe for a minute that they are with you

    Verse 2:
    Hard drugs won't do
    You're just behaving like they want you to (yeah)
    Arrogance is much different from ignorance
    And I know you feel the same way too
    Many live this life without having a clue
    No reason why they are so sad and blue
    Places to go so much things to do
    Not a moment to reflect on the cycle of life (yeah)

    A who free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe for a minute that they are with you
    Jah free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe one minute, they don't like you

    It hard, it hard, it hard (yeah)
    Mek them know we waan go home a we yard It hard, it hard, it hard (let them know)
    Let them know we waan go home a we yard
    It hard, it hard, it hard (let them know)
    Let them know we waan go home a we yard
    It hard, it hard, it hard (oh god)
    We waan go home

    Only Rasta free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe one minute, they don't like you

    Repeat Verse 1

    A who free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe one minute, they don't like you
    Jah free the people
    Over hills and valleys too
    Don't let them fool you
    Don't believe one minute, they don't like you

    This song can be found on Buju's album "Inner Heights" !


    http://raddy73.tripod.com/buju/hillsvalleys.html

    Thanksing you for allowing me to share adn...mia dogo*** means*** I'll see you again or we will meet agian in Ewe one of the native tongues of Ghana; area.
     
  2. truetothecause

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    Story Time anyone?

    Ok...Back in the same day!

    So here's where the Story fun comes in. As you read over the messages...what were your thosughts: be as specific as possible.

    1. Who are "the people" in your mind? What do they look like?

    2. Behaviorally speaking, what are you doing that indicates you are on a hill or valley? ie. struggling to provide my basic needs would indicate to me i was having a 'valley' experience. What does it mean to you?

    3. Who is "them"?

    4. What does it mean to be "with you"? give details

    Enough said here..
    5. What is your vision of us "coming together"?


    6. What are the "reasons" (experiences) for you when feeling sad and blue? Do you know your reasons why?

    7. Who is "We" for you? ex. immediate family, gender spcific, Afreekan amerikkkans..etc..

    8. Where is this "home" for you?


    You can either tell the Story from the perspective of the author as you hear it or tell/create your own Story.

    HAVE FUN!!!!!:qqb006:
     
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    ok...here's my take on the message.....here's my story..

    "the people" are Afreekans, especially those surviving in poverty
    "hills and valleys" are our experiences in life. Valley experiences for me is being strapped (limited economic resources) struggling alone (without an intimate partner, with or without children),
    "them" for me is the european, particularly
    "with you" in this context means for me, that the european gives a darn about the impact their forefathers shystem has in the lives of Afreekan Descendents, they care nothing about supporting our efforts towards Liberation
    "coming together" would mean that Afreekan descendents will get on one accord, rally around one particular them. For me that theme would be a basic agreement that the primary responsibility for our current condition lies with the european. Before that, it may likely have to clarify that there is a "current condition" which we all suffer.
    "reasons" that I'm sad and blue these days have to do with the current valley expereince. that's just number one on the list. It's not really a long list either.
    "We" for me means Afreekan Descendents period.
    and finally...
    "home" for me is Mama Afreeka!

    Now..the next step for me here is to put this together in Story form. I'll try a few things in terms of identifying the audience for this story...yet..I'm thinking a children's story.

    Nobody else wanna say nothing to me here??:10500:
     
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    :SuN030: Beloved Qgoddess TTTC:

    WoW! precious thanks for sharing this. I agree.

    Keep the What, Who, We, Where, Why going.

    HILY/A:qqb023: Humble
     
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