Black Poetry : The more things change..................

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Natasha, May 12, 2002.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +3
    The more things change
    The more they stay the same
    Back in the day
    The bondage of choice
    Was that of heavy chains
    And ankle clamps
    Today the shackles of choice
    Are corporate glass ceilings
    Hidden under the cloak
    Of affirmative action
    The labeling of colloquialisms
    Such as Ebonics
    An infusion of addictive drugs
    In minority communities
    The more things change
    The more they stay the same
    Oh yes
    They try to disguise the hatred
    With so called government aid
    Welfare, food stamps
    Equal opportunity platitudes
    But I see behind the mask
    To the seething monster below
    Beware candy from strangers my people
    Look closely in the eyes of those who
    Call themselves friend
    Remember the promises broken
    (I’m still waiting for my 40 acres)
    and my mule !
    The more things change
    The more they stay the same

    Natasha
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2001
    Messages:
    34,792
    Likes Received:
    8,985
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    betwixt and between
    Ratings:
    +9,686
    so true Natasha ... feeling this peace Sis.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,696
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    Self Employed, Business Consultant
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Ratings:
    +6
    Stand up , and stay up!

    Loved this piece tho it was sad to admit it's content is still relevant. Therefore we must not give up....When we stand up
    we mus stay up...and as Bob Marley said "Don't give up the
    fight!"
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
Loading...