Black Poetry : The Water Rose

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The water rose /
    on this day red did not mean love
    nor yellow, friendship /
    it meant death to those too poor
    to evac(you)ate/ it meant wondering
    not how one would eat / but when one would
    eat again /

    and the wind blew...shifting the clouds
    as if they marched to broken trumpets
    on bourbon street...searching for mardi gras beads
    as if the sky bore it's chest...
    the nature of this mother was not to
    feed it's children but to help us
    understand how small
    -man- really is - just a nuisance in
    the universe

    and the water continued to rise...
    as hands were thrown to the heavens
    lungs expressed prayers and exclamations
    of "lord help us"...from canal street to the 9th ward
    ......and the babies cries...
    how long will they echo in this country's canals?

    bodies now float (ornaments of a tragedy that hang
    on the necklace of the USA) in parks where kids
    used to play, corners where street musicians used to
    jam, along the blowing of a jazz tune nature composed

    and the water continued to rise / chasing beautiful people
    to roof tops and attics / holding signs of "help us"
    but, the blindfold worn by Miss Justice - kept the
    country blind...not wanting to see / the headline of
    the country

    "THIS NATION STARVES IT'S OWN"

    Poverty on the front page - placed their by tragedy
    - placed there by policys of liberty's fallacies -

    300 billion to "free" iraqi's and rebuild a war zone
    -while the dis-economic war zones here remain vibrant in the backyard of
    America's home.

    (c)2005 blakverb "quik thought"

    GOD BLESS AND MANY PRAYERS TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE.
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    not the usual BV 'fire' but strong just the same and deep and concurrent as usual


    what i meant by "fire" is i didn't feel you cuttin' into nobody' asz
    this was a subtle VERB

    i don't know if i can handle this
    why did you hold back

    it's your fault man
    you the one that spoiled me

    DSS

    lolololl
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    BV man how i feel you here on this in prayer daily that many will rise again
     
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    your thoughts floated and a masterpeice was made...i enjoyed this the emotions was flowing and this was touching for the truth was released...
    missed ya...Angel
     
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Flow to Blackverb!!!
    U can talk with ur heart man n i like it!!!
    I wish u'll never know my elder sister..cuz i'm sure she'll melt away -lool- i'm just joking.
    Let ur heart talk again
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    BV

    Bruh, I haven't read many of your pieces...but I definitely picked a good time to read you. This piece reminds me of a poem by Queen Mother Audrey Moore. It's on point and timeless. This piece is surely a classic, bruh.

    :toast:
     
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    And what a potent quik thought it was, this country gives billions to fight a war that no one can really explain, yet there aren't enough funds to help these victims of a hurricane in this same country. Thanks for talking about it in blakverb style.
     
  8. Cindy

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    The water...

    I know that when I get to stop in and see you that I will be reading one of Destee's greats...
    This so drew me in...
    So sad but so beautifully expressed by you.
    Hey, little brother... :wave:
    Sis :heart: you.
     
  9. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks fam, it's been a minute. just trying to find which way is up. Ya'll know I have mad love you. Oh yeah, my brother, Street Soja, you're right it didn't have that BV "fire". Check out the next piece...I'll call it "The New Orleans Bush is On Fire." Peace my people.

    Blakverb aka sean
     
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    As I shared with a dear friend of mine, all the while compelling them to come and read this poem...

    Of all the poetry I’ve read, that was written in the aftermath of the recent devastation,
    this is by far one of the most prolific, insightful, and moving pieces I've come across.
    While all of the poems had their own story to tell, you left me awe struck
    with your ability to see the entire tragedy on all levels, politically, spiritually,
    universally...etc. You manage to rip the veil that many of us are unable to
    move beyond...veils of pain, astonishment, and grief that has frozen us in
    our seats, on our feet,in our own minds, and even in our hearts You logically,
    yet poignantly pulled your reader into the "why" and "how" of the situation...

    Thank you for sharing this piece with us...

    I was blessed by it and I hope you intend to publish it or have it included
    in an anthology of sorts. This is a poem that the world needs to read.
    Words that would echo for generations to come.

    Amazing work!
     
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