Black Poetry : To My Deserving Brothers, I Bow

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Because we all should give
    Each other one’s “flowers”
    While we yet live
    I can not wait
    Til some later date
    So I must tell you, my Brotha
    Right NOW
    Just HOW
    I BOW
    To you …….

    When all the world sees only the televised robberies, murders, and drug raids
    In divers places with faces that look like YOURS
    You SHATTER the Black Man Criminal Stereotype
    Every time you walk through those corporate doors.
    So, to you, I bow.

    And when you go out every working man’s day
    On your LEGAL, Blue-collar, 40-hour hustle
    Striving to stay ahead of the pack
    In the rat-race of Life’s grind & bustle
    ALSO, to YOU, I bow.

    When she tries to push you to your limit
    With some silly, insecure “test-you” MESS
    That you would have BEAT another man down for LESS
    But, you STILL won’t put your hands on her
    And choose, instead, to walk away and DEFER
    Your reaction until later
    With your maturity, the evident greater
    To you, my brotha, I bow.

    And when conversations get heated, and she’s running off at the mouth
    Not knowing when to keep SILENT or when to just let some sh*t GO
    You still won’t disrespect her by calling her a “silly-@** hoe”
    Or even when the urge may, seemingly, burn and ITCH
    You still won’t debase her
    By calling her, RIGHTLY or WRONGLY, some “dumb-@** *****”
    So, to you, my brotha, I bow.

    When all around you hear nothing but woeful cries
    About dead-beat dads and “Oh, how he treated me so BADLY!”
    But you NEGATE the “All Black Men are Dogs” Myth
    Because you embrace, provide for, and love your seed
    And you do it NOT out of legal obligation but, oh-so, GLAD-LY!
    Also, you do it not for recognition but because it’s RIGHT
    Because THEY are your first priority, your peace and your delight!
    To YOU, I bow.

    When all SOME women seem to want is a foul-mouthed, wont-work, lazy SLUG
    And all you can muster to do is shake your head and just shrug
    At the WASTE of time, love, and LIFE they offer to a jail-bird Thug
    While YOU, a decent, GOOD Man who’s REALLY “holding it down”
    Gets passed over for a sloppy-second, sorry, sagging-@** clown
    Well, you just keep on, my brotha.
    There IS a Queen out there who’ll TAKE less than she’ll BRING
    Just remember, you can’t turn a hoe into a housewife
    And you can’t get STEAK at BURGER KING!

    So, when times seem tough, my brothas,
    Just know that I am a Sistah who has your BACK!
    When all around you is nothing but BANNERS
    Proclaiming all the many faults of Black men and how much they LACK

    Trust and believe, that I KNOW as surely as the rising and setting of the sun
    That you are NOT, comprehensively, what some may say you ARE
    That every day you press forward to, not just set but RAISE, the BAR
    For yourself and for those who come after you
    You’re an asset to yourself AND to society
    And, I just thought, today, I’d share MY view
    So, to you, my Brothas, I BOW.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Thank u sister , it feel good to know a sister out there still care and see us for more
    then what today's society had put us.....
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What "they say" highlights so much negative, but we know that the positive exists in abundance. Those many who are deserving will appreciate your words poetess, for there is such strength in them.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    CB

    :bowdown:

    i love my Black Queen sistas with the same vigor

    it's tough for both of us

    i appreciate you recognizing it ain't easy


    peace

    and i bow to you CB
    :bowdown: for this work
     
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    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow, and yes sis. Taken from his rib, what else could we possibly feel. We must bow, and give respect when it's due. We're surrounded by diamonds in the rough, as long as we know it, then they can never forget it, cause we... won't let them. This write was beautiful and inspiring, and I couldn't have said it better myself. Bless and respect! Write on!
     
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    I like this flow very much..
    Hey cherryblossum.. you been in my
    Kool-Aid and know all my flavors huh?

    I been standing in line at Burger King. I thought they were serving Steak.
     
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    this is a wonderfully descriptive piece
    describing the good bad and ugly
    and a message that comes off lovely....nice!
    keep flowin....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Thank you, Sister Cherryblossum :em0100:
     
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    :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific:
     
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    CherryBlossom - Black men have been inflicted with negative bombardments for a long time. It is a rare treat to hear praise for the valued things we undertake, especially from our sister who took the time to craft some much needed positive bombardments in a poetic work rated high on the scoreboard. You did good CB and thanks for your words. They put a cherry on the blossoms of my day when the rose that's enjoyed also comes with thorns. We men may be strong but we would be "nothing without a woman or a girl" as James Brown said. Thanks for writing this. It's a gem and I bow. Namyh
     
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