Black Poetry : Strength (An email sent to me--very nice!!)

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  1. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This email was sent to me by one of my mother's friends. It leaves no writer's name, so I am assuming she wrote it. It's quite beautiful. Here it is:

    Strength
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    They take my kindness for weakness.

    They take my silence for speechless.

    They consider my uniqueness strange.

    They call my language slang.

    They see my confidence as conceit.

    They see my mistakes as defeat.

    They consider my success accidental.

    They minimize my intelligence to "potential".

    My questions mean I'm unaware.

    My advancement is somehow unfair.

    Any praise is preferential treatment.

    To voice concern is discontentment.

    If I stand up for myself, I'm too defensive.

    If I don't trust them, I'm too apprehensive.

    I'm defiant if I separate.

    I'm fake if I assimilate.

    Yet, constantly I am faced with work place hate.

    My character is constantly under attack.

    Pride for my race makes me, "TOO BLACK".

    Yet, I can only be me. And, who am I you might ask?

    I am that Strong Black Person...

    Who stands on the backs of my ancestor's achievements, with an erect

    spine pointing to the stars with pride, dignity, and respect which lets

    the work place in America know, that I not only possess the ability to

    play by the rules, but I can make them as well!

    Keep Your Head Up!!!

    Hope you enjoyed!!
    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
  2. Da1whoownslife

    Da1whoownslife Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I liked it so much.......
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like it too. It sound like my type of reading. It attracted my attention very much. Post More.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, this is wonderful.
     
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    ****, this hits home. And it's so beautifully put. Thanks for posting this, Play.
     
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    This was beautiful
     
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    beautiful piece
    yes indeed
    thank you
    for sharing
    Peace
     
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    Tyte piece...it so deserves it's title
     
  9. poeticlyspeakin

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    this is very nice...
     
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    wow this was very on point but as i reviewed this again
    it come to me that this poem you shared is someone else
    love what you do and for sharing but this against our Forum Rules
    to add copyrighted information without including written permission from the copyright owner .

    at your convenience please edit your post above if you like i can
    do it for you but this not allowed we are not censoring but up holding the rules of destee.com
    we like to respect others work as we wish ours to be respected
    Thank you very much
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