Black Poetry : This Enslaved Bird...

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  1. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    **stanza's in italics are borrowed from Dr. Maya Angelou's "I Know why the Caged Bird Sings."

    How did the enslaved bird sing?
    My thoughts float on the wind;
    just as the bird hopped on the back
    of a summer's breeze.
    I think...

    Freedom,
    liberty and purity run in and thru me;
    that is what I desire to feel and be.
    I feel chained to rocks, walking and
    dragging weights of stone and iron.
    My soul weighted down and weary from my
    struggles.
    My eyes are too dry for any signs of crying. Deep
    wrinkles etch my face daily like deep trenches
    of sorrow; constantly chiseling away the surface,
    then what emerges?...

    But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
    his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
    his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
    so he opens his throat to sing.


    And I sing.
    For the first time in a longtime,
    I see through the fog.
    I write my name in the sky;
    and on His shoulders do I rise to levels
    where the eagles fly.
    A black man in liberty and freedom;
    I lift my hands, throw my head back,
    open my mouth and sing....
    Child, in my pain and sorrow I grab onto
    God, and I sing.

    A free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends
    and dips his wing
    in the orange sun rays
    and dares to claim the sky.


    He wraps me in purity infused with
    secreted love and divinity.
    His celestial will and supernatural strength
    helps me through the travailing times
    and I sing...God almighty, I stand and
    throw off the chain's of oppression and degradation;
    and I open my mouth and sing...
    I sing, and sing loud and proud of my
    deliverance at the hands of my beloved.
    This enslaved bird sits on the lap of God
    and sings...

    ~Copyright 2004
    *~PropheticNsyght
    "Son of the DayStar" Publishing
    "Poeta nascitur, non fit."
    ~The Poet is born, not made.
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was very, very nice and I like the way you flowed this one and the way you drove it on in.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    another awesome drop here

    why not become a premium member today !!

    ya flow is too sweet keep blessing da page.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For the once enslaved to sing, freely, is a blessing indeed. Keep those flows coming poet.
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :bowdown: Prophetic,..I don't know how you keep doing it, but you keep doing it. This was great
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was soooo tight!!
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    keep on singing...and singing...and singing!
     
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