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 Devil's 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 on glistening sand
    testify the endurance of God in Man;
    where Temple priests of 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.

    And tho' Time chews events and men then swallows
    digesting the pasts of great tomorrows
    while gobbling the morsels off future trays
    and the crumbs of magnificent yesterdays,

    you'll know that the genes that did make me
    and the ones that now make you
    are endowed with survival strategies
    spanning thousands of centuries true.

    For I am the ancestor anchored within
    speaking heart and mind and sanity
    that one fight is the death of all attempts
    to dwarf our Humanity.

    Namyh
     
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    um HH

    :bingo:

    this is i

    this is we

    this is m.e. like TTTC would say

    yes we stand strong

    HH

    this was thorough

    you covered alot of ground here

    alot of history

    i definitely was inspired by the read
     
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    wow u hit a gold mine here with this one loving it
     
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    I got so much from this scribe. It reminds us that no matter what the trials, we have survived so much more, and will somehow continue to rise. Thank you for your majestic verses brother.
     
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    DaStreet So’ja - The geneticists say that all the human improvements of Mankind are recorded and can be read in the DNA of the genes and blood, each change representing 20,000 to 30,000 years of evolution. They've read 79 changes in the Asian. They've read 98 such changes in the European. But Behold ! They've recorded 198 changes in the African. That means we can trace our historical legacy back further than “anyone” else can. So, when you get to thinking that you are a deviation from someone else, you can stand tall knowing that they and all others are a deviation from you. If that's not worth writing about for inspiration, I don't know what else is ! And I’m glad you got some of it here. Namyh
     
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    Tell it Harry


    :em2300: Harry, your awesome pen has mined diamonds and struck gold yet again.
     
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    Rich – Gold is good and your loving this work puts a golden touch on the thumps of my poet’s heart. Thanks Rich. Namyh
     
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    Very nice!

    From the words, "I was King" I was taken hold of
    and carried on a phenomenal journey.
    I enjoy every trip your words take me on.

    This is an awesome write! I await the next flight.


    Maddsistahlylove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    Brother Harry Hyman,

    I agree with every poster, especially with DaStreet So’ja. Hyman, this is it, this is the truth that levels the playing field, this is the panacea to racism, this is what my book is all about.

    Principalities have us living an illusion. The so-called superior is the inferior, and the so-called inferior is the superior. Everything is turned upside down. And it is our job to turn it right side up.

    It seems simple to those of us that know, but Brother it is mind-boggling, and a very hard saying. Excuse me, but I'm just going to talk with you for a little while. It reminds me of when Yashua--Jesus in the Greek, was teaching some disciples. What he was saying was so tuff, until they walked away, and said they couldn't stand to hear it, they said these are Hard Sayings.

    This is what you and I have done with our writings, Hard Sayings, who can hear it. Thank you for listening Poet, keep'em rolling!

     
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    Waz - We are masters of survival. When you’ve been face down in the gutter, as a race or a man, and looked up into the face of God and see yourself redeemed in His eyes, you realize that you’re linked to ancestral creators, builders and fashioners who left a legacy proclaiming that you’ve been designed for accomplishment and engineered for success and that inside there is a seed of greatness that’s yours and their gift. Some will use it and thrive, some will not and not thrive. Others will go thru their whole life and never realize it was there all along. Discover it and the “majesty” that builds kingdoms and empires is unleashed in each and every one of us and it is a force to be reckoned with. Then, one can truly say "The Force is with me". Ain’t Life grand ! Thanks Waz. You're an inspiration. Namyh
     
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