Black Poetry : The Pain and The Sweat

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    pain
    ripples in
    waves from
    his shoulders
    to the small of his
    back….

    pain, the pulse,
    the evidence
    that the blood
    in his veins
    runs Black....

    his posture bent
    from the many times
    he’s stooped

    for the endless
    hours he’s spent

    to preserve his
    God-given right
    to live…

    to use his hands
    and heart to gather
    and to give

    working to affect
    meaningful change
    and the right
    to keep his
    true sir-name

    sweat,
    the precious liquid of
    honorable men

    ..runs in streams
    from his furrowed,
    yet determined
    brow

    the libation
    for the souls
    of Black folk
    who ain’t here
    now

    Alyce (c) 2001
     
  2. James Eta

    James Eta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ain't it the truth,

    anyhow....

    I'm loving the visuals here, Ms. A. And I'm loving the absolute respect and honor you hold for the Black man's pain...and his sweat!

    "the libation for the souls of Black folks who ain't here now"
    ****!

    J
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    simply tooooo sweeeeet A.

    u now know the pain & sweat we put in daily
    But that single man of yours u feel and see his!
    ya sho nuff spoke som' truth here......:heart: mo/luv
     
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    Alyce.......

    So so so nicely done....thank you for the read.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    hostory brought forth through HIS-tory and MYstory and YOUR-story and all those who paid the price so we can scribe freely...

    riveting piece poet.
     
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