Black Poetry : The Blacker The Berry

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, May 3, 2009.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    "The Blacker The Berry"

    To each his or her own in matters of the heart
    But, as for me, I could never look past the White oppressor's part
    In previous mental, emotional, physical, and economic hamperings
    To denounce, demean, demote, and depress my Black man
    Vying and lobbying to keep him in a daily, living Hell
    Or to restrict his fate to either death or jail.

    So, as for me, I love the, seemingly, fathomless pools of his eyes
    That change w/disappointment and anger and pain
    And with surprise and mirth and desire
    To lessen, soothe, and solace the former, I aspire
    And, the latter, I am thrilled to achieve and inspire!

    To the safety of his comforting arms
    Engulfing me, protecting me from all harms and alarms
    Ensuring me that MY rightful place is within or upon his capable limb
    Either by embracing me and nestling me in its nook
    Or by tenderly showcasing me, his Queen, on its crook.

    To the span of his sinewy, broad back
    Strong from carrying the weight of a heavy-laden pack
    Full of all the troubles only his world can mete
    But still, he bears the brunt of the burden
    With each day, a major feat.

    To the fullness of his lips
    Which I love to kiss, and suckle, and taste of their sweetness
    Just like a plump, juicy plum or peach
    And, when he savors mine, he can convince and beseech
    Me to do what he bids
    Sending tingles down my spine and causing a flutter
    Between my legs, in my heart, and unto my very eyelids!

    Now, in spite of "the cut of the deck"
    Or woeful cries of "The Man's" foot upon his neck
    I am an ardent supporter of ownership and personal responsibility
    And yet do I believe that past or PRESENT hindrances
    Do not irrevocably deny my counterpart's success
    Nor decrease his individual ability

    But after 400 years of servitude, emasculation, and stripes upon his back
    As for me, I take my coffee with cream, but I like my man BLACK!
     
  2. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey sis, this should've been a discussion thread; but since it's not. :)
    I'll just say honestly, that is is a powerful write sistah, and much appreciated.
    I really enjoy the way that you flow.
    Bless!
     
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you much, Lataisha!

    But, it was a piece by Khasm that made me think of this older piece of mine.

    Here is his:
    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20917

    Please read it! It is outstanding!
     
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    sistah cherryblossom we don't allow members name called in a title thread can you please edited it and remove the brothers Name ! for it's an violation


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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello Cherryblossom...

    Ditto!

    I dig the way you brought this home.

    This is the first piece of yours that I've read and responded to, so I'd like to welcome you to the playground! :hi:

    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    it is good to know sista that
    some/most of yall got our back...
    cause outside forces are trying to split us up 4real....
    beautiful prose which speak to the weight of our love for each other.....
    thank you for this...


    one love
    khasm
     
  7. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you, Khasm. Just "showin' some luv" and support against those internal and external "forces" which work to divide us.

    When Black men and Black women can see and embrace each other as the pillars that we can be to and for each other, then we can repair our Black families and work on our communities as well.

    And we can be examples to our youth so the next generation will also create strong, unified families. Our strength is in our "village," but our village is too divided right now.
     
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