Black Poetry : The Power of Poems

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Power of Poems

    By Andre Austin

    [This ones for the Troops]

    In times of trouble of hope
    Poems can be a gift
    That shield arrows and spears
    If the timing is on the swift

    Can a poem change the world ? Yes
    Turn the course of direction ? Yes
    Could its verse cure a disease? Yes
    Can its prose move mountains ? Yes

    Poetry can transform a pale face
    That’s on a stake with sad pity
    Into a gleaming flame of fountains
    And save a city from ruins

    Who studied the history of mankind
    And fail to recognize its greatness
    Some diplomats know
    Poems help cure strife between suspicious states

    When its power is used concise & nice
    And mastered by sincerity of hearts
    Reconciliation is very possible
    Turning rage into handshakes

    What could lift the spirits
    Of comrades in battle
    To lift up arms in sweet victory
    Over evildoers that spring from hell

    Only a General who follows Julius Caesar
    Whose background pep talks
    Is backed up with Homer’s lines
    And His solders will do just fine

    Neither can we forget the poems of love
    Revitalizing a broken arrow,
    Of a broken heart
    Giving men another start
    And another chance for love

    That’s what the power of poetry can do
    Do you think its true
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No doubt Dre! Inspiring piece!!!

    :peace:
    GQ
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I believe it's true Dre! Keep em' comin dog!

    Much Respect
    Reas
     
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    no doubt !!

    I know it's true indeed yes
    poetry is the key to set ya
    mind body & soul free
    ya on point wit dis tyght scribe :toast:
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AACOOLDRE

    This is wonderful! Write the words poet!

    N2
     
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