Black Poetry : TOO BLACK

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    naijacandy <CLICK LINK
    a poem by NaijaCandy

    They take my kindness for weakness
    They take my silence for speechless

    They consider my uniqueness strange
    They call my language slang

    They see my confidence as conceit
    They see my mistakes as defeat

    They consider my success accidental
    They minimize my intelligence to "potential"

    My questions mean I'm unaware
    My advancement is somehow unfair

    Any praise is preferential treatment
    To voice concern is discontentment

    If I stand up for myself, I`m too defensive
    If I don`t trust them, I`m too apprehensive

    I'm deviant if I separate
    I'm fake if I assimilate

    My character is constantly under attack
    Pride for my race makes me, "TOO BLACK"
     
  2. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow

    I gotta say...
    I really love this one.
    Felt the Emotions behind this as well
    Very Nice..very nice indeed :wink:
     
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    naija-man,
    Great Write. i see it and relate.......
    It's feel and style made me flash to Melvin Van Peeble's "Aint Supposed to Die a Natural Death"

    Peace and Blessings
     
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    Too true...pisses me off. Thanks for that one. That was real. :peace:
     
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    Too Black..............
    tyte scribing ya pen is hot !
     
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    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    too black for the public,
    i understand.
    too black for the cultures,
    of the average woman and man.
    feelin what u scribin,
    feelin what u say.
    too black for the rules,
    for you're only black---when night turns into day....
     
  7. tfchuck

    tfchuck Member MEMBER

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    nice poem



    i really like your poem and would like to make it into a flash movie to be featured on my web site, with your permission.

    here's the url- http://freewebsites1.netfirms.com/kindness.html
     
  8. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    that was madd deep.....I was totally feelin this...but I feel like I've read this somewhere before.
     
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    i like this i gots love for ya....
    much :heart:
    -story
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes between a rock and a hard place, I love the way you posed this so sad but true scribe.
     
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