Black Poetry : Thru Salted Tears

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thru Salted Tears

    I was King, she was Queen in a land of Pearls
    Science,Art and Reason were gifts we gave the world
    Over 10,000 years, we ruled with tolerance
    While the rest of the world was bathed in ignorance

    One day, over the horizon, the Ocean Devils came
    And our world and our lives would forever lose their Fame
    Lies and deceit they used without care
    And their weapon of submission was one called Fear
    Chained to the ship and bolted to its floor
    I almost perished at Death's dark door.

    They sold my mammy and sold my pappy
    sold my sis and her two kids
    I stepped up on the auction block
    the man said "Sold" to the highest bid.

    I picked cotton and tobacco and peas and corn
    In the sun, twenty four seven and dreaded the dawn
    Some were hung, some were shot, some were boiled in oil,
    Some just gave up and fell and vanished under soil.

    When men breathe Gold and Silver
    And inhale those smells of Power
    The wind of Reason chokes
    And distils a poison sour

    No longer are they Christian
    They've forgotten friend and brother
    Now, Gold is God and rules the day
    That enslaves one man to another

    I grimaced and wiped the sweat from my brow and from my face
    Knowing this inhumanity to man would one day about face
    Thru salted tears I visioned Africa, my heart,my land,my home
    Where I was King and saw my Queen atop a sapphire throne

    Where sunbaked Pyramids, proud glistening on sand,
    testified the endurance of God in Man
    Where stone chiseled Temples' rank and file poured
    Knowledge in our minds on the banks of the Nile

    The maternal Love in the eyes of our Sphinx
    was civilization's progress watched link by link.
    These are but a few in our Chain of Fame
    When over the sea the Ocean devils came

    Time chews on events and men then swallows
    digesting the pasts of great tomorrows,
    gobbling even morsels off future trays
    and the crumbs of magnificent yesterdays.
    HH​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nice drop here
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We've fallen so far, in so many ways, but where there once was a jewel, the luster remains. I really liked the way you posed this all so sad but true story of us.
     
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    I felt this drop...what once was...
     
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    how people let this piece go by
    this was an animate description of our ancestry
    man
    im feeling that
    i too, would like to resemble yesterday
    when we were a force to be respected
    instead of being joked about and ridiculed
     
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    sahara heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was really beautiful and touching! tyte flow.
    nuff blessings and even more love to u poet!
     
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