Black Poetry : Thru Salted Tears

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  1. Harry Hyman

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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 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,
    It digests the pasts of great tomorrows
    while gobbling the morsels off future trays
    and the crumbs of magnificent yesterdays.
    So 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.


    HH
     
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    Well said Brother Harry


    I like this flow!

    One can never give up fight for what is right. Regardless of who the adversary is.

    Freedom is that not a state of mind?
    You are not free if every-time a person like you or I are in the forefront about to make a point or score.
    Conscience voices step in and makes one feel held down and sounds echo of less worth.
    That voice ringing silent but load in the head. That one of those fools or someone like him or her said.
    You know those fools who said we are 1/10 of a Man. That 1/10 is worth a fortune if your part of certain clans.
    That means you have 9/10 some where else that we still have to claim. Actually thinking about that and knowing in reality we are a whole. That 1/10 bull is full of Swiss Cheese holes.

    Back to the fact bondage is a state of mind. I find many that I have and allow to be close. In my corner are lost out of line.
    Cause when it come time to stand up. Speak up, put up and fight. Those so called backers, family and friends are no where in sight. Alone warrior is who I am, and how I often find myself. Prepared for the battle I knew was coming and long over due. Consequences be dammed.
     
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    Hodee - Here is a rule of thumb guide for each black man and woman to remember. 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 any other race on planet Earth. 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, I don't know what else is ! Thanks Hodee. HH
     
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    Yes sir, Harry Hyman, you nailed it. I've been preaching this message, on this site, for years now, in fact, published a book about it, yup.

    https://destee.com/threads/naacp-le...onsider-myself-to-be-black.83662/#post-921095

    https://destee.com/threads/naacp-le...onsider-myself-to-be-black.83662/#post-921151
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    Clyde - So glad my hammer was working to nail it for you. Makes this poet proud you preach and publish at the same time. Preach on Rev. HH
     
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    Now you know your hammer has been working for quite some time, Harry. I'm just glad to be here. I can't think of a better place to be on the Internet.

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