Black Poetry : The Discrimination Was So Great

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  1. Destee

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    the discrimination was so great, they beat me to the ground
    i'd been taught to fight back, but this beating was profound
    still after every single blow i maintained my firm position
    thinking surely right would win and they'd loosen up the tension

    but there was more of them than me and my body had to give
    waving my white flag, you win ... forever ... i'm your captive
    i won't talk back anymore, not a word you'll hear from me
    just let me keep my job so that i can feed my family

    but still they kept on beating, brought them joy to see my pain
    till something clicked inside of me, looking back it seems insane ...

    God knew this was too much for me, how much can one soul take
    so He gave me Bubba, Beulah and Cindy to help relieve the ache
    they came and lived inside of me, taking bullets that were aimed
    to kill my soul, my spirit, my hope, leaving all completely maimed

    Cindy came in first, she looked white and very meek
    it was quite natural for her to act and talk real weak
    just the way they wanted to hear their captive speak

    now Beulah, that's my girl, she was rough and tough and mean
    she didn't take no stuff ... nuth'n submissive 'bout this Queen
    i exhaled so dramatically with Beulah on the scene

    Bubba, ooohhhh my Bubba, he'd kill a rock for me
    big and black, strong and tall, he wasn't waiting to be free
    he loved to fight, didn't mind dying 'cause he'd be taking quite a few
    we all felt safe with Bubba around, i think Bubba was the glue
    that held us all together, the courage that got us through

    they came to relieve me of the pain that discrimination caused
    allowing me to hide in them so the pain in me could pause
    they fought the battle so i could hide behind their strong resolve
    'til God lifted us out of the lion's den so we could all evolve

    i was really very shocked during this trying time of mine
    that these spirits came to live inside my body, soul and mind
    it's been years since they left, they remained for quite a while
    making sure that peace was mine before leaving me behind

    Bubba was the last to leave and quite reluctantly
    assuring him that all was well he tipped his hat to me
    i cried real tears as i saw him walk away
    wondr'n if he helped my ancestors make it thru their days
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thinking?

    There is a lot more here than meets the eye--but it can be heard--a story within a story--well done--and well executed in rhyme--Ra
     
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    Man Destee, thats deep........
    Keep your head up
    I have three spirits inside of me....Moe....Curly...and Larry...whoop...whoop...whoop...whoop.....smile take care Des.
     
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    no thing to do with your essay

    you know i don't read that long ****.

    I just want to know how you are going to redeem yourself to me? i have some valid ideas.
     
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    Destee we have all had to call on Cindy, Beulah, and Bubba to make it through.

    This is tight my sista!
     
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    touching

    This is very touching and shocking too. Strong idea to bring out in the middle he poem.
     
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    Destee this was deep. You reached way back into who you/we are and found some of the strands of survival. Images/personalities who helped us/showed us how to survive and how to continue to survive/endure/prosper. Interesting. Is there no limit to your talents??
     
  8. Destee

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    thank you all for the read and response
    this peace is very special to me ...

    thanks a bunch

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    It wasn't until recently

    that I realized all the 'people' I have inside me. And I know it's a fact that we do have to call upon supernatural powers, "The Spirit", our ancestors, however we believe, to make it through our storms...

    I have found we get wisdom, knowledge and understanding with every victory...and provide a source of real encouragement to our children, and others...because we all are going to 'go through' as we walk this journey.

    thank you Destee...this is truth

    A
     
  10. Destee

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    thank you Alyce!

    :heart:
     
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