Black Poetry : Time

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What time is it...
    and why does the illusion of it weigh so heavy on my mind,
    so sublime and unkind as it unwinds?
    The point is that African people
    have been treating this man made construct
    as if they don't give a f**k.

    As the world turns in time, on time, ahead of time and out of time,
    we are still behind time when it comes to our time.
    Everybody has their own time frame
    for their rise, their surprise, everything but their own demise.

    Time is like that rat tat tat tum,
    while we move with time but to the
    beat of someone else's drum.
    We been dancing to someone else's time
    for so long that we done forgot that
    it was we who created it.

    Go on, ask another...better yet, your sister or brother...
    what time is it? You'll get every answer under the sun...
    time to party, time to love, time to work...
    but of all the answers under the sun,
    you'll grow old waiting for the one...
    The one that says it's African time.

    Black people got so much time but
    no time at all for the future.
    Time to be pretty and fine,
    but none to expand the mind.
    Time to laugh, cry and die,
    but none for his own reflection
    and none to question why.

    Tick tock, tick tock,
    can you hear the rhythm, the rhyme,
    the man made illusion of this thing called time?

    Time is killing us while we're killing time...
    not using it but often abusing it,
    as it finds us like sleepy hollow
    with thoughts so shallow that it
    would blow an idiots mind...why so?
    Cause even idiots know their own kind.

    In light of all of this which none can deny,
    we have time to do for everybody but ourselves
    as I once again wonder why?
    Though skies be cloudy, dark or even sunny,
    time has more value than anything, even money.

    It's something we have that we often waste,
    when time calls out for us to make haste...
    to live and to taste, the fruits of it,
    as only it can afford us the ability to shape it...
    to hold it, to engulf and mold it,
    to manifest us as a team,
    to manifest reality instead of a dream...
    to rise and be the best,
    on the verge of being called supreme.

    Time...I love it as we all should...
    for it is time that allows us to do good,
    to come from the shadows...
    to be that black light...
    the light that all have been seeking.
    I'm talking about us African people...
    that light, that glow, that ever shining beacon...
    as we once more shine...
    shine, all because we will have mastered time.​
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Leave it to you, to create a wake up call that is timeless in it's message. Wow.
     
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    Thanks

    Brother Keita
    Nice way to drop the truth


    How do African Americans get more of their time back,
    so the rat race isn't the focus and the building becomes the race?

    The everyday get up, get ready for the other mans grind.
    Has blinded us and crippled minds of us
    Those know that peace is hard to find.

    If I could stop it, and freeze a frame, a chuck a second each day.
    I would have carved a minute, an hour a week for me to waste my way.
    Like doing something. That helps me grow
    To learn to share better the things I know
    To sit with others, my sisters and brothers and talk.
     
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    what time is it?

    it's time to stand up...to stop pretending...to stop bending the rules to our own ending. time to stop lending each and every one our song. time to stop enabling the able bodied while disabling his mind. time to stop lying about who we are...to start being real about the real. IT'S TIME...to stop crying.

    NICE FLOW.
     
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    What is time.......

    what is time....

    present is but
    a mere moment to prove
    there is a past

    time is the idea of patience
    the art of learning to observe
    and await the return of
    the exact moment of yesterday

    future is what is to be
    the actualization
    of the past and present

    to be here
    in time
    was to be there out
    of time
    only to return to
    the moment
    of inspiration
    and if u were there
    it all happens at the same time

    time allows room for perfection
    while perfection
    was the inspiration

    Time to say
    that
    We are the inspiration
    the allows
    time
    for the creation
    of
    Perfection

    While they are past and present
    We are past, present and future

    Original inspiration
    A perfect moment
    That will always return

    What is time
    Each moment is a chance
    To return to the way we use to be

    By choice or nature
    Time does always come

    And go........


    nice flow!
     
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    What time is it? ....
    It's time to get Tired!!!,
    because time won't change a thing until we, the African people get, Tired of being Tired...and only until them, will we continue to die, in time, with time and for sure, on time.
    For what it's worth, I'm very tired...of being tired!!
    Excellent piece of reality poet, a third eye piece, no doubt. :bowdown:
     
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    Sister queentswana



    I too am sick and tired of being tired.
    Tired of the dying, tired of the false promises,
    And my flaw...having to trust... because
    I have no power to make someone do right
    I am tired politicians who I know are again lying.
    I'm very tired...of being tired!!

    Brother Keita posted


    How when I feel helpless can I break the stagnate.

    So to give up is to really loose my way over time,
    As I sit and get older with the same issues in mind

    Seeing no change year after year
    Wondering are there only a handfull scattered... that care.

    If there is to be unity
    Then what now is the plan.

    No deals... no solutions
    I am tired. I see others wasting
    We are tired of the same hand

    My phone calls to the given listed numbers
    Still yield no solutions
    One thing I do know I will never quit
    Trying...Have to stop wasting my own time
    Find a solution to this trip.



     
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    What time is it?

    Time to realize
    That time won't change a thing

    Time belongs to A free ka
    And time began in Africa,
    A KEY BOO!
    Where our roots are imprinted on the
    LAN!

    It's time to
    FREE OUR KA
    And return to the place we named forever

    It's time to put pains of past aside
    And change the game together

    Even if the storm's within
    We should never allow it out

    It's up to the womb, to tame the beast
    Don't be tired...let's just be out

    of TIME that is!

    No doubt is right
    We must trust us

    And use our creativity as a gat
    To bust

    Or rather to spit the gift of life
    What Is For Ever, Forever is the time
    I always bow down :)bowdown:) to a true king
    The counter-heart of his Great Royal Wife

    We are the example of civilization
    And we must be civilized

    so Ase sister
    To a place of Ma'at where there is no such thing as them or lies

    ONE