Black Poetry : Strange Fruit

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  1. AcidRayne916

    AcidRayne916 New Member MEMBER

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    A strange, exotic fruit
    "Grows" from that there tree
    Midnight colored blossoms
    Nappy looking leaves
    Flowers with their heads hung low
    Crimson petals
    Scattered on the hard dirt floor below

    A strange, exotic fruit
    "Grows" from that there tree
    The wind blows and they sway
    In that musty southern breeze
    Prayers clinging
    Like ropes about their necks
    One word..."FREE"
    And that fragile life force snaps

    A silence
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome to destee's playground of poetic vibe
    as u scribe a masterpiece
    welcome from above where i roam da love of
    dis home welcome within upon family & friendz

    i like ya style .........flow on !
     
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    the essence of strange fruit captured so ... creatively.

    WELCOME.
     
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    AcidRayne

    A strange, exotic fruit
    "Grows" from that there tree
    Midnight colored blossoms
    Nappy looking leaves

    Strange exotic fruits of your ingenious labor-

    1poetsought ~
     
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    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    strange but beautiful...

    When I saw the title of the poem I immediately thought about miss Billie Holiday's legendary song "strange fruit" but I really like what u've done to the whole fruit metaphor, giving it a new shine and lustre... well done poet...keep on keepin' on...

    lo'
     
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    Oh dang! I was just watching "Lady Sings the Blues" this morning. That woman wasn't lying about that "Strange Fruit". You tell the story of the South, of our people and what they went through very well.

    Serenity...
    Brandi
     
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    I was deeply touch sistah girl. A tear fell just now. Keep doing what you are doing..

    May the love light move on &on..
     
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    hanging
    dangling
    swinging fresh fruit
    ripe and ready to be picked
    the tattered and torn field work suit
    remind of dogs that were sic'ed
    by country hic's

    peace
    khasm
     
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