Black Poetry : That thing about being black...

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  1. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I push real hard
    That makes me mad
    Cuz when I think I’m iron clad
    I still feel the brunt of it
    The tears and pain of livin it
    That acid rain cannot deplete
    The pigment of this blasted tint
    Its unfortunate I cannot rinse
    cuz it ain’t dyed at all--its real
    I know that all I do is grumble
    When in contrast other men are humble
    But a new epoch has now unraveled
    And it still is a crime to see
    That this sista wasn’t free
    No—not emancipated from this black deformity
    But swept over by a new supremacy
    Not the age old white diplomacy
    But a shade of ebony
    That appears to reign my realm
    To seize my life-the heart of me
    So I’m ashamed at this hour
    to sit and scribe about my color
    you see the black man took away from me
    my true sense of identity
    they’ve cast a stone into the water
    and rippled my real mentality
    of what a true sista could truly be
    -that long and straight her hair ain’t gotta be
    and a real dark skinned brotha
    -don’t have to fight to gain authority
    we’ve all forgot what momma said
    that brothas and sistas should live in harmony
    and be satisfied with who we be
    not curse out our lives on BET
    but this era has turned around the corner
    and who ain’t strong just sit and cower
    some of us, like you and me
    were filled (gratefully) eternally
    with the power-packed ability
    to right the wrong
    not join the throng
    make this hypocrisy not go for long
    so at the end when we look back
    we can say for real
    ‘**** I’m proud to be black!!’
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dream Weaver,

    You weaved some lines for thought here...I mean some deep lines. Thanks for sharing thems with us. I read this several times
    and I here to tell ya...it has given me some thoughts to meditate on. Especially this part:

    I know that all I do is grumble
    When in contrast other men are humble
    But a new epoch has now unraveled
    And it still is a crime to see
    That this sista wasn’t free
    No—not emancipated from this black deformity
    But swept over by a new supremacy
    Not the age old white diplomacy
    But a shade of ebony
    That appears to reign my realm
    To seize my life-the heart of me
    So I’m ashamed at this hour
    to sit and scribe about my color
    you see the black man took away from me
    my true sense of identity
    they’ve cast a stone into the water
    and rippled my real mentality
    of what a true sista could truly be
    -that long and straight her hair ain’t gotta be
    and a real dark skinned brotha
    -don’t have to fight to gain authority
    we’ve all forgot what momma said
    that brothas and sistas should live in harmony
    and be satisfied with who we be
    not curse out our lives on BET

    But then again, the entire poem from beginning to ending, is very thought provoking. I digested it two lines at a time...it was worth my mind's time to do so.

    Your sista in poetry...Joyce
     
  3. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Flow Poet!!

    I feel ya talking to my mentals on dis piece here!
    I can dig it!!
    Thanks!:rolleyes:
     
  4. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    powerful wurd flow, sista. like joyce, i read it several times. your wurdz carry tremendous power!

    dee
     
  5. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    Thanx y'all for the luv, glad y'all felt it
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    DREAM WEAVER ya flow is on da money a target hit !
     
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    Please allow me to commisserate!

    Dear scribe I feel the pain in this vibe , the conflict and paradox that does mutate the joy that should be inside when we are not allowed to speak of our blackness with pride. Know that we are beautiful in all our many hues, even the beauty of me and you. I too feel the quandry of airing our dirty laundry that we have not always been proud of who we are...but know this and free your mind the journey will lead you to the truth and you will find...there be many of us who be happy and nappy , black and proud, brown and turning around, in a mirror of delight, singing a song of gladness, I am glad I am not white!
    Love yo self!

    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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    Deeply felt Dream Weaver.
     
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    wow!!!
    somebody got some skills they need to be sharing with us more often...
    very nice piece dreamweaver!!!
    tell it like it is hunny!!

    "they’ve cast a stone into the water
    and rippled my real mentality
    of what a true sista could truly be
    -that long and straight her hair ain’t gotta be
    and a real dark skinned brotha
    -don’t have to fight to gain authority
    we’ve all forgot what momma said
    that brothas and sistas should live in harmony
    and be satisfied with who we be
    not curse out our lives on BET "

    i was feelin this hea........keep 'em coming.....
     
  10. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is this that dreamie see?
    sometimes she be lost in fury
    been busy counting to three
    at the things life deals constantly
    I love being black, I love being free
    thanks for showing me sista luchious b
    tonnes of fortune for lurk and steele
    may the gift of the scribe rest forver on thee!:heart:


    :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
     
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