Black Poetry : The African Spirit

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I got 41 shots only
    19 proved effective
    been killed about
    15 million or so times
    pulled over because...
    many of times because/
    have lived decades
    to see babies and mothers
    and fathers and sisters and brothers
    get tossed overboard
    and dead boys tossed in rivers
    cause "they said he whistled at a
    white woman"
    and brothers hung on hundreds
    of "old oak trees"
    and those same brothers mutilated
    and watched eurosapiens
    take home genitals to encase them
    in glass just to get in their company
    and brag "I was there when they hung
    his ****** ***"

    I have lived decades to see
    black woman raped and who
    wept in silence beneath
    the sea of hatred with no way to
    express it until death set in
    and they were freed

    I have;

    seen the white sheets at night
    heard the creaking hulls of slave ships
    heard the cries of separated families
    when "Sold" was proclaimed
    seen whips stinging backs and wore the
    welts as a symbol of what it is to
    be black in Amerikkka
    felt the pain of a mother when her son
    was gunned down
    felt the fear of being chased by dogs
    felt the blast from waterhoses
    when we were excercising
    a supposed "freedom to assemble"
    yet all it seemed was that we were only
    "free" to seem "dumb"

    (even though we created the foundations
    that led to all civilizations)

    I have seen martyrs made out of men
    who killed us out of ignorance
    ...they deserved to die/I was there
    I saw what they did...

    I picked/planted/
    and pampered the fields
    from sun up to sun down
    because I was the only one
    strong enough to handle the harsh conditions
    of the heat/cold and inhumane behavior
    by eurosapiens

    I have seen us build this **** country!!!
    my blood fed this soil
    while living and in death
    I have cried for hundreds and hundreds
    and hundreds of days on end to
    ease the pain the sufferin'
    rinse away the residual effects of
    hundreds of years of conditioning
    of those that I live through in the
    present

    I am the African spirit!!!

    I have built the pyramids by hand
    etched the future in the sands
    providing all that want to see
    a divine light
    that illuminates the pathways to
    truth
    I created astrology
    philosophy
    medicine
    law
    democracy
    and so many other glorious things
    do you think you can kill me?

    you have tried for hundreds of
    years and even though some of my
    soldiers knees have buckled
    I still stand! Strong!
    I am what cannot be destroyed,
    the breath for the chosen people

    the African spirit!

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SAY DAT...Blak Man.

    eurosapiens
    wasting
    precious energies
    trying hard
    to kill ME
    who can't be killed
    ...can't be destroyed
    by words
    or toys
    or all those many
    fantasies
    they dream up
    to get rid of ME.
    i breathe
    STRENGTH
    into these lands
    in the face of
    adversity
    i proudly
    STAND

    the spirit of
    the African Man.


    BEAUTIFULLY SCRIPTED, Blak.
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man ,

    well written in such a sad note on life's
    destructional of human kind.......say it my brutha
     
  4. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak

    *Applause... can you hear me clapping so fiercly at this piece?! I love it.... your words flow from your mind so effortlessly & there's substance in your thoughts that you display on paper...

    Let your cup runneth over with these truths of our ancestral history!

    One :heart:
     
  5. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i can't say a doggone thing about this one for it touched every part of my soul...

    ***BMW - Black Man Watching***

    definite tight scribe twin...
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    BlackVerb

    feel the pain of centuries
    DNA programmed biochemistry
    Destiny? or Legacy?
    forever is no Dynasty


    DSSNY
     
  7. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tell it Poet...Awesome.

    BE
     
  8. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    POWERFUL

    :toast:
     
  9. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *bowing*

    you need a statue or sumpin' ...

    this was reealll tyte!!
     
  10. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is so very excellent,

    if I can speak English in such a way! You are a worker of masterpieces, Brotha Blak (no "c")...

    thank you

    a
     
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