Black Poetry : The Tables Will Turn

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  1. Abisha

    Abisha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know that waiting is right
    I will stay with God and hang tight
    and pray with all my might
    in heaven is a beautiful sight
    while on earth I have this plight
    and as long as I have God I am strong to fight
    I won't look at my surroundings of my people because my heart will set with fright.
    Right now is white woman's day
    and the black woman's night
    but I won't fear because God in heaven is my light
    I use to fear and cry a silent tear
    I knew God was near
    I can feel him in words of expression
    to wait on God there is no stressin.
    Interracial dating many may not want to see
    but it is here to stay and love is free
    focus on the Lord for those who feel left behind
    as God told Lot's wife look not back or to your left or right
    God has a better plan for us in sight
    Let all love who they want ,
    when God made us he did not make junk
    God did not make us for laughter or a joke and to be called the undesired, made fun of many have spoke
    as we live and learn
    God is our refuge and his blessings will abide
    He will bless our husbands not to desire no other
    they will wonder why they can't have that brother
    he may look he may be desired
    only this time by God he is inspired
    Will God smile upon our flesh to be desired?
    or will we continue to be cast aside by our own and undesired?
    I think not because he has blessed us too
    he will refresh our love like the morning dew
    the tables will turn one day you will see
    when we will be sought after to marry.

    Tysha Lema/artist/poet
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    All Rights Reserved
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Abisha,

    You and I may not have always agreed on certain (yet I love and respect you much) things in the past:), but I want you to know sis, that I felt every line of this poem. It is so true...period. Moreover, the poem points in the direction of God for patience and wisdom concerning our mate and our personal self esteem.

    Gurl the tables are already turning (and turning rapidly) as more sisters are crossingover than ever before. Moreover, more married interracially last year than did brothers (even though brothas crossed over more often) who crossed over.
    In my town I see a lot of this from the sistahs and I have asked many of them why. They always say that so many brothas have dogged them and they are tired of it or that the brothas are doing it and have 'forced their hand' in the matter. This to me, is a very distrubing trend. :frown: Not that I feel interracial relationships are wrong, but some of the REASONS :eek: for crossing over. No matter how many of us choose to crossover, the unity within the AA community must be maintained, seeing that it is already fragile.
    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks for posting this heartfelt :heart: poem.

    Joyce...ya sistah in poetry.

    Will God smile upon our flesh to be desired?
    or will we continue to be cast aside by our own and undesired?
    I think not because he has blessed us too
    he will refresh our love like the morning dew


    AMEN...So Be It!!!:spinn:

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    SIMPLY LOVELY AND SO WARM A HEART FELT FLOW
    LOVE HOW U LAID IT TO CANVAS
     
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    Lovely piece sister
    And as a black man there may be something dont understand
    But in my eyes
    A black woman is still the greatest of Gods gifts to man
    And I apologize for my brothers who cross over just because they can
     
  5. Abisha

    Abisha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    @Joyce

    You know my sis. even those that live in the same house do not always agree , but the love is still there. I don't have to think like you or you don't have to think like me in order for us to carry love in our hearts. I know there is nothing between disagreements because no matter what we are family; however it is great to be understood , even if we are different colors from one another we are human. We all know in our immediate families that some members are treated better than others, in this case society's blacks had been the black sheep of the family in society; like if the there are jelly beans or black licorice it is usually the most distastful treat.

    :toast: However Joyce I must agree with you:lol: I see white men taking on black women in not just a night out but they are beginging to ask thier hand in marriage as well.

    I guess if Ebony King won't there are other Kings to replace him and life goes on , my point is...Why should we sit on "An Isle of Patmos" by ourselves when God did not design us to be alone.

    We are women too and want to be delicatley handled as well and treated with respect and loved. Love is not suppose to be a color , the devil made it that way and enforces his belifes through man kind.

    I say forget what man thinks and if a man/woman needs a companion than color should not be an issue , but it should be how he treats you. I dont' think men should actively pursue women because of the status of their skin but their character.

    Sis. I am talking to my own self as well because I have never dated IR and maybe it is my fault if I am alone or not, and God may have the selected man right before my eyes and I have been waiting and God may have already answered my prayers in another color.:toast: Thank You Sis.
     
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    Abisha,

    this is peace. I feel ya queen.

    blak
     
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    Abisha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Bro. , I thought I would catch hell for this piece but to see that there are others who don't mind me thinking out loud is wonderful, thanks for your support brotha!
     
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    @Shaz

    Shaz thank you for your response
    God will fix this solution at once
    if we pray to God he will give us a response
    because of the choice of man
    Ebony will still find the stregnth to stand
    As we go through life's maze
    With tears that may clutter the day
    God will wipe away the haze
    and he will bring much brighter dayz
    don't worry for those who cross over
    many are left behind and are rare as a four leafed clover
    but in Christ we must seek peace in our hearts
    and peace in God is where love starts
    We must not worry about discomforts we see
    and think on Christ he will set our tormented hearts free
    tormented hearts because of interreracial dating
    black women are upset because black people are no longer dating
    to worry about this deed only lowers our own self esteem
    God does not want us to worry about the black man
    because no matter what he does God's word will stand
    for those who feel left behind,
    God will send us help at his own time
    Just believe God for an answer
    if you worry it will only eat at you like a cancer
    focus on God he will send The Ebony Romancer
     
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