Black Poetry : Transitions: Death to black (necro-negra-negro)

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am.....
    ....that brother labeled 3/5's
    ..that brother hanging out on corners
    drinking fifths....I am that
    three piece suit wearing
    shoes wingged tip three piece...
    chicken wing with a bisquit and.....
    honey, please...serving behind
    plexiglass cause brother's
    .....build deaf ears to pulpit
    passages and the paths of bullets
    I chose not to walk for...
    $5.15 an hour, $6.75 in a good
    economy...
    I am that brother...
    anointed death to black...
    greek, spanish, American...necro-negra-negro
    ...I am that African born in America
    who even some africans from the...
    womb don't claim...I am that brother
    who says we are all strugglers
    at this global barbecue conducted
    by...smugglers...
    I am that hue that some
    of my hue...can't face /color
    struck/ American post-education
    mind stuck......mental constructs
    some are scared to erase...I am
    that man in jeopardy..."Who is
    ...the real me?"...Answer:
    blakverb...............I am that
    action "man" word attacking conspiracy
    built prophecies...I am the one who
    invited "ruth" over for "T" / we
    sipped on nine months of essays
    by Fanon and Akbar and found
    truth in our meaning
    I am that brother anointed
    death to black...necro-negra-negro
    death, to "colored", to mislabel by
    european fables....."oh, say can
    you see" what I mean...lines of lies
    revised to harmonize with our
    African children's rhythm that they'll
    recite for extra points in class
    for participation...but Miss Jones
    is sick today...so execution of
    indoctrination is delayed...is delayed...
    and the children throw paper
    airplanes out the window...with dreams
    scribed on their wings to see
    if they'll come true / too
    late for some / eyes contact faded from
    brown to blue...straightening comb
    straightened thinking has pyramid
    blocks shifting like tectonic plates drifting
    ramming slamming Michael Jordan surfing
    on Africa and sinking the Titanic...
    and where were all the black folks?
    ...did they all die...did they all die
    ......did I die...Transitions: black to
    death....negro-negra-necro


    (c)2001 blakverb
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OH ME, OH MY

    BING, BING, BING,
    A.W.A.R.E.N.E.S.S.!!

    Hit me harder than a
    ton of bricks -
    ...but what's new??

    Deepest Depth of Hue you wear
    all the tyme...
    and I :heart: it!!
     
  3. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    * platinum plus !!

    this is one of them poems that i would
    kinda be hesitant to clap afterwards,
    i'd be sooo concerned to know if everyone who
    was supposed to get actually GOT IT.
    and then wonder if I got it.

    Our place in this " wilderness of North America "
    is truly noplace, nowhere - something .

    ... and now, they are trading Africa's "resources"
    all over again.
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hyp and N2,

    thank you for the hits. Hyp I'm glad you got it. N2 "A.W.A.R.E.N.E.S.S", that's my middle name (now if I could only find some peace to go with it)

    one love,blak
     
  5. honeyluv

    honeyluv Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    verb u r very aware!
    ya peace is in the valley of love
    taste my honey and peace be wit u
    i love this piece i got it!!
     
  6. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak~

    And I know you've got "awareness" as your middle name
    Blak.... but as for 'peace'.... well you've found
    it -- take up your cup and drinketh from it...
    remember there are no preservatives added; betta yet
    hasn't it 'dawned' on you?!? Sure it has by now!!

    :heart: ya' doll!
     
  7. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shaking my head at ya wisdom Blakman!!!!

    Keep layin' it like that!!!

    Respect
    GQ
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    repost
     
  9. Sista Steele

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    I think I just watched this one go over my head. Lemme go back and read this again.
     
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    death to black...coz blak is born.

    this be what i mean...conscious one.

    let the river flow.
     
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