Black Poetry : THE WORD

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    The word that remembers right
    and sparks a light in the night,
    leading to tormoil and social fright,
    is the word that is often out of sight.

    Never taught in school
    where the golden rule
    isn't gold at all,
    and never harkens to
    the black mans' call.

    The call of our people just to be,
    someone erased from our memory.
    Someone who struggles to understand,
    what does it mean to be an African?...
    Cause even those on the continent
    have paid the cost,
    no longer boss, with memory lost...
    frozen in time by their man Jack Frost.

    While we search religious books
    to find the crooks,
    the ones that took,
    our lives and shook,
    the world as it used to be,
    when those like us once lived free,
    and the riddle of God was no mystery.

    Cause the word that remembers right,
    and leads to light in the night
    where none can compete,
    will reveal that this crook
    truely has two feet.
     
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    this walks a beat of truth to da core
    sho ya right K....
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The word to fear, is more than just a group of letters strung together, it walks among us daily. Hearing the message and diggin the rhyme.
     
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    peace,

    OK, drop it likes it hot bra!

    "the world as it used to be,
    when those like us once lived free,
    and the riddle of God was no mystery."


    peace
     
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    Yeah bruh, info-. quoted it nicely.

    Put the word out there, we need 2 hear it.

    Peace.
     
  6. Keita Kenyatta

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    in the beginning was the word (vibration)
     
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    bump
     
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    I find this line in your verse to be rather instructive: "cause even those on the continent have paid the cost, no longer boss, with memory lost..." I may be wrong, but the spirits of some of them left on the continent were responsible for handing us over to European damnation. (See Tippu Tip) and he was only one - I am always inclined to reflect that the suffering on the continent is partially due to the sins of many of their ancestors who sold many of their own(our ancestors) into slavery - It was highly unlikely that Europeans could have been successful in this monstrous undertaking without the willing help of many Africans. In any event, your verse still stands a stark reminder of the state of hordes of our people in the black diaspora today.
     
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    So true it is....although there is documentation that Tippu Tip was a dark Arab. On a continent of hundreds of millions or even hundreds of thousands, the idea that a few hundred of them may have engaged in our downfall does not reflect this to be a part of our culture as a whole. No one could ever blame the masses for the wrongs of the few...but at times we do.
     
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