Black Poetry : This Is Just A Poem

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  1. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is just a poem...
    It can’t unite the home
    Bring back the brother
    Bring back the sister
    Bring back the father or the mother
    Or any other who fostered care
    Dared to dry tears that cry
    Or fill up candlelit sky until every wax side runs dry
    It can’t cheat death
    Or give black a last breath
    This is just a poem

    It can’t cure cancer
    Or heart disease
    Or sickle Cell
    Or HIV
    Or AIDS
    It can’t save the children
    Who gave there lives
    For driveby gunplay
    But for real
    Or remind us that
    Our children are still starving
    Our children are still being born addicted
    Sexually used
    Physically, mentally, educationally abused
    Our children are still missing
    And I believe wishing and praying to simply be loved….
    But this is just a poem

    It can’t right the wrongs
    Of forefathers songs
    It was not written to fantasize
    About how **** good it is to be alive
    See, that would be a Lie!
    Besides, this is just a poem
    It is not to preach about how revolution
    Has become my ally cry
    It wasn’t written to lift high my cultural heritage
    Yeah, I got some Black Pride
    How good it is to be Black again
    After being African American
    After being negro or ****** or enslaved
    Or make me debate over who’s wrong
    Or who’s right
    Or how tight this gonna sound on somebody's mic…..
    This is just a poem…

    It was not written to honor the lives lost
    In a world trade
    For we can’t ignore war costs
    And Bush brigades
    Have paved a way to ponder on this destructive state
    What has become of our nation
    From political prostitution
    To the rhetoric pollution
    On our media stations
    This is just a poem

    It can’t make you
    Light candles for each day
    For the sons and daughters
    Who lay in eternal sleep
    It can’t make you dry the tears cried
    From the families eyes who still weep
    Mourning life so young
    Already done before a lifetime
    How can you define what God knows
    How the fallen soul does hurt so
    It can’t March for what is right
    It can’t fight off what is wrong
    It can’t stand
    Holding hands strong
    Enough to challenge City Halls
    Protest against White Houses
    Demonstrate no tolerance on our Community streets
    It can’t meet the demands
    Of
    Yellow
    Blue
    Purple
    Pink
    Red
    Strands
    Of ribbons
    Tied bow tight
    Lest we might lose another souldier
    In this war we fight against each other
    Nation against nation…
    Brother against brother…

    This is just a poem…
    It can’t change the world
    Rid violence, drugs, death from or streets
    It can’t end hunger
    It can’t destroy greed
    It can’t heal the injustices
    It can’t take away grief
    It can’t erase prejudice
    It can’t give you peace
    It can’t heal the hurt from the past
    So we can move on….
    Strong It can’t make you the man or woman
    Who practices what you preach
    Make you colorblind
    Remove racial slurs from your speech
    It can’t over turn budget cuts
    Or tear down prison walls
    To build schools that will empower our children
    Decrease the number housed in juvenile halls

    Because this is just a poem
    And poems are just words
    Hearing them spoken
    May be evoking a first or last nerve
    And poems are just written words that sit
    People decide what ever the cause
    What to do about it
    So, I ask all of y’all
    This is just a poem
    And it’s doing what it does
    And I believe in children’s wishes
    So, I’m praying simply for us to learn to love…
    This is just a poem
    I wrote it
    To set a tone
    It’s done all
    It was created too
    The bigger question
    Exactly, is what are you going to do?
    Now….
    Or is this just a poem?​
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and a beautiful poem it is...

    this is just a poem
    but it can bring a smile
    filled with joy…for a while
    it can spread a word
    a cause
    a reason for the fall of us all
    or, an answer to a prayer

    this is just a poem
    but it’s power can lift up a nation of one
    empower the one who thought he was done
    shine light on the injustice we all endure
    and speak of love to the one most near

    this is just a poem
    but you can march for what is right
    you can fight off what is wrong
    YOU CAN STAND for one and all
    but you never have to stand alone

    TRUE
    this is just a poem
    but it can bring enlightenment to the unenlightened
    frighten the monsters that stands against us
    lift the hearts of those we trust
    and bring a smile
    to the soul of us

    YES…
    this is just a poem
    and, yes, poems are only words
    but words are power
    and power can change us all
    coz we all live within the walls
    of this poem

    this is just a poem
    but it doesn’t teach death, or hate
    you “have paved a way to ponder on this destructive state”
    in which we live

    this isn’t just a poem
    this is us
    all of us.
     
  3. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes...
    This is just a Poem,

    but....

    One filled with much wisdom, with much thought put into it

    This is just a Poem,

    but...

    If this poem just reach 1 person in the world, you have done a great deed!

    This is just a Poem
    but...

    Poems are 'Words ...
    and 'Words are Power!
    P
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    Rules the World!!

    :bowdown:You got my props poet:bowdown:
     
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    Not just a poem, but a thought provoking papyrus....
     
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    Roxanne, Roxanne...

    This is just a poem that radiates a sincerity of love and concern and quality humbleness that makes it MORE THAN just a poem. I thoroughly enjoyed this in its entirety! This is possibly the best poem I believe I have ever read!

    Outstanding performance!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    Rox Rox Rox.....this just a poem and a awesome one too i agree with all above .
     
  7. Roxanne

    Roxanne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Give Thanx!

    Thank you family. You can watch me reading this on You Tube. I read this at an event for Obama. Just type in Roxanne-Rise Up for Obama and you can see/hear me reading it....Always and all ways. Peace & God Bless
     
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    It was that kind of poem...the kind that makes you think, the kind that makes you remember what you may have chosen to forget, the kind that makes you rethink some issues, it was that kind of poem, a great one at that. Fantastic flow.
     
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    it might be just a poem but sometimes that's all it takes.
    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:wonderful job poet:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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