Black Poetry : The Rivers of Time

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brown skinned man
    north american indian

    he walks through
    the rivers of time
    wading in the waters
    that are awash with the blood
    of his ancestors
    staining his skin

    he drifts across the high plains
    walking in the rain
    that was created from
    the tears of his people
    flooding the land
    to try and make it clean

    he sits alone in silence
    of a still black night
    listening to the howling winds
    that carry the screams
    of the women and children
    who lay slain in the fields
    along with their dreams

    and when the thunder roars
    across the sky
    he hears the sound of a rifle
    that meant death to his people
    in more than a physical sense

    when lightning strikes
    he has visions of fire and famine
    of a starving people forced
    to walk through the snow
    dying while trying to reach
    an unattainable freedom

    when the smoke rises into the night air
    he sees his ancestors
    sitting cross-legged in a sacred circle
    and dancing in ceremonial dances
    of peace and happiness
    both which would soon be lost

    when he looks at the colour of his skin
    he realises some things will never be
    and that all the blood and tears
    were spilt in vain
    and when the rain falls
    from the eyes of his ancestors
    onto his heart and soul
    he knows why they cry
    and he's proud to remain

    brown skinned man
    north american indian

    (c) nfn 2002
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    loved this piece it had me so relax and it's very mild .....thankz
     
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    I enjoyed this read very much
    thank you
     
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    OHHHH my sista, it's been a while since you've graced these pages with your exquisite flow! This is a very moving, very important portrayal of a people accustomed to injustice, and in the face of adversity, still hold their heads up with pride.

    Write it down, sis.

    thank you

    alyce
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich ..thank you...if you felt a sense of peace with this piece then my mission was accomplished..

    Shaz..thank you for the compliment, I am a fan of your work, so for you to comment on mine, makes me smile...

    A..thank you for seeing what I write..another example of a beautiful, peaceful race of people forced to adopt western ways..and how they paid for not wanting to do so...

    K
     
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    Euphoria Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't know what to say. I loved it. But right now, after reading the piece all these emotions and feelings are swirling thru my heart and mind.
    A truly brilliant piece.
    *Emma*
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Got me feelin like that man!!

    Very Nice Scribe Poet!:)
     
  8. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful way you've described the first great sin of the settlers. Thank you for sharing this painful truth.

    BE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ................thank u
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN

    Beautifully written piece.
    You painted a picture with words.
    You told a story with ecological and sociological implications.
    But all with a peacful flow...
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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