Black Poetry : Those Lips (A Tribute to Black Women)

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fully functional biological devices for protecting our teeth,
    lips are wonderfully expressive demonstrating a range of emotions
    from anger and ire to ecstasy and delight.
    Lips provide exquisite frames for beautiful smiles.

    Smiles like those of Halle, Toni, Gladys and Angela,
    and Tyra, Oprah, Phylicia and Grace Jones too.
    This is a tribute to those lips attached to our beautiful black women.
    These are lips just made for kissing and admiring.
    Some are thick and full like sensuous cushions.
    Others are pert and sultry filled with the power to attract
    yet, having the strength to speak out, to challenge the way of wrong
    becoming voices for righteousness.

    These are the lips that I love. I would kiss them all.
    Not for the fire they generate, but for the love they have given
    and the love they have yet to give.
    Throughout my life, these lips have moved me.
    I need no faces, only those luscious lips are enough.

    My bias is apparent, for a black woman raised me
    and I loved her very much and she is gone now but I still remember those lips.
    It was those lips that praised and scolded me.
    It was those lips that comforted me and warmed my soul.
    They were the lips that had the power to make me smile or make me cry.

    What is not to love in the dulcet and dusty moistness
    of those dark and lovely lips?
    There have been the soft
    full lips of Anna Mae, my first love,
    and the warm and wonderful lips of Ebony.
    Those lips have been lips that I have loved for all the joy
    they have brought to my life, as well as,
    the wit and wisdom that has come from them.

    More than anything,
    I appreciate the look of those lips.
    Full uppers and lowers
    are what I call those lips of these beautiful women.

    To me they are just as stimulating to gaze upon
    as it would be to feel them on my own;
    or to hear them speak words filled with power and thought.
    Add a smile and those lips take on magical properties
    that the mere sight of has the ability to at once
    lift my spirits and make my mouth water.
    Lips. They are so tantalizing, so tasty and so succulent.
    Yet, they are vehicles of truth, thought and life.

    I can only liken those lips to a bowl of fresh fruit,
    fresh soaked cherries, delicious apples or cinnamon candy.
    I am partial because I have tasted that candy
    and I have found it to my liking.

    When speaking of those lips, know there are many other names
    but they are names you wouldn't know, yet we all have visions of our own
    and we know to whom these lips belong; whether they are mothers, sisters,
    wives, girl friends or just acquaintances we love those lips that are special.
    There are those lips of the rich and famous that we all know and love
    but there are just as many whose lips are not recognized,
    but surely, their lips are just as lovely.

    I am not ignoring the lips of other beautiful women of the world,
    I am simply acknowledging and admiring the lips of those women of the dark
    who are close to my eye and heart and as much as those lips have led
    and helped lift the burden of children of darkness everywhere,
    it is their uniqueness that I am admiring this moment.
     
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    oooohhhhhh Amun-Ra !!!!!!!!!

    Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!

    Ooooohhhh Boy !!!!

    :jumping: <~~~~ Destee jumping up and down !!!

    Thank you for blessing this place with your beautiful flow!

    :)
     
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    beautifully said

    Ra! Thank you for this ~ this is one of those timeless pieces because it's pure truth...like smooth jazz!


    A
     
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    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you do awesome....

    work with the human anatomy...

    write poet, write!
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lips are wonderful

    I love lips--Ra
     
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    Allow me to take this time and say that AMUN...You DA MAN!! seriously bro you have blessed us for quite a while with your flow. I just want you to know that you have been a mentor and inspiration to the Watcher and myself. You are the great philosopher and Keeper of the Sun....Keep shining my brother, for from you flows knowledge unsurpassed.

    Bishop
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you!

    It's always a pleasure writing something that other can realte to. Again, thanks--Ra
     
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    AAAAAAAh Snap!

    this piece was tight
    tighter than a rubber band
    rapped around a little girl's pony tail(LOL)

    keep flowin Amun
     
  9. blackbelle

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    I agree with Alyce

    This one is already a classic..."the women of dark" should know :)

    It is so nice to read you again bro'

    *hershey-kisses*

    a blackbelle edition
     
  10. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you

    got to give it up frequently for those who have affected me most--Ra
     
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