Black Poetry : The Atrocity Of American Slavery And Its Aftermath

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Trading in human cargo
    Humans at lowest's low
    Driving Blacks into inferior
    Beneath the Whites, the superior
    Yet even to you
    In all that you'd do
    It never made sense
    As you held your ownself in suspense
    Lusted openly but with disguise
    For the magnificent Black wench's prize
    Mulatto sons and daugters you gave
    Made your own flesh and blood your slave
    Perpetuated the myth of the Big animal Black Buck
    Heigtening the desire within many of your women folk to (you know the word)
    Killing, maiming, burning, hanging, CRUCFYING
    All with intent of SATISFYING
    A myth
    Trying to get comfortable with
    The worst of insanity
    The pits of cruel inhumanity
    On the heads and backs of slaves working from sun to sun
    Free labor got most of the hard work done
    Years later, what is the sequel
    Still trying to prove that Blacks aint equal
    Your own children in many cases yet not claimed
    Degraded, disenfranchised, misused and named
    Given your name, but as property; not as son or daughter
    Extreme obsurdity any intelligent being oughter
    See this plainly and make the corrections
    Upon the sins and imperfections
    Blatantly practiced institutionally upheld
    By human looking devils turned loose on the world
    As racism grows up and takes new forms
    As those who see this sounds the alarms
    Will you be able to enter humanity's door
    Or fight to repeat the atrocities practiced before
    Or work to usher in a truly civilized earth
    That honors and respect every human being's worth.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nothing like da reality truth spoken here
    this was well worthy of thanks for dis piece
     
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    yes...my brotha, i know of this tale
    it's one of da tales told in hell....
    strong piece
    one love
    khasm
     
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    My brotha may I tell you...*chills* up and down my spine my brotha as i read this one...STRONG and POWERFUL as I have come to expect from you :)
     
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    It would be awful enough to think about this occuring in the past with no ill effects on the present, but the fact that its effects still haunt us...shameful. Very well written.
     
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