Black Poetry : The Call

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Ms.Understood85, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Ms.Understood85

    Ms.Understood85 Member MEMBER

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    This is a call for my sistas to stand and be accounted for
    Its time we get noticed, but not as some man's "wifey", "mistress", or "whore"
    When are we going to see we're worth so much more
    Than being tossed around like groupees on a P.I.M.P. tour?

    Your worth without him, my sista, is still more than gold
    I know the hand you've been dealt may be a hard one to hold
    But when are we going to stop seeking pleasure at the price of our souls?
    I say its time for us ladies to take back control

    Lets not play into stereotypes, even though thats all we see
    Why have we allowed ourselves to be diminished to shaking, half-naked, on TV?
    Take back our lives, I'm not talking about just me
    We can do it, my sistas, but unity is key!

    I'm being honest, ladies, not trying to be mean
    I just want to offer some support, maybe a shoulder where you can lean
    Don't play into the standards set by music videos and magazines
    Standards set by the same society where it isn't unusual to become pregnant at fourteen

    Not saying I'm perfect, I have a long way to go
    But I feel its my calling to let my sistas know
    There's more to life than being the leading lady in some man's show
    I've learned the only man I need is the one from whence all blessings flow

    I'm not trying to preach to you, I'll let my mother handle that
    I don't want you to feel like your character is under attack
    It's just time to bring some of those old morals back
    Why is that when men are abundant we let our self love lack?

    Its time we treat our bodies like the temples they were made to be
    Stop letting other people define us...let me define me
    Stop letting ourselves be used as a man's trophy
    I just want us to love ourselves, sistas, is that too much of a plea?
     
  2. Leaky103

    Leaky103 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LUV IT

    I love this piece!! Thanks for the encouragement!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nice scribe sistah to the sistah's
    about so call men
    Real Men don't go down dis way
    flow on
     
  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    excellent peace sistah


    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey thats you my sister Ms.Understood
    likes ya flow
    flow on sister
    tight drop indeed.....
    its been so wonderful
    to have you
    with us in chat....

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really liked the way you posed this, and the message behind it is so positive...powerful scribe.
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    U put it out there, young Queen.

    My sentiments exactly, which is 1 of the reasons I've boycotted most Hip-Hop music, even though I love Hip-Hop with my whole being.

    Very positive piece.

    I'm keeping my mind on U, cuz I dig what you're workin' out of.
     
  8. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a positive message, good for the mind and soul
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very very very tyte flow!!!:)
     
  10. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I hear ur callin

    and I think this was very beautiful. Im lovin ur style n flow. keep on keepin on...
     
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