Black Poetry : triple threat

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    are you talking to me?
    with that excuse me please
    pointing to the back of the line
    where I’m expected to wait
    for Hell to freeze over
    and over I ask you
    what did I do
    to be so black and blue
    that my color stands for weakness
    evil and negativity
    ignorance and miseducation
    I look at you and feel
    an odd vibration
    humming in my teeth
    hearing you state that my future is bleak
    because
    I’m always second-guessed
    ‘cuz my sex stands for oppressed
    even though I valiantly
    seek to downplay my femininity
    giving you reason to castigate me
    treat me like broken and worthless property

    I see you look at me and freeze
    an icy gleam in your eye
    mumbling incoherently
    like common sense has fled
    as you stutter and wonder
    what’s that thing on my head?
    checking me for weapons
    as if a rocket launcher could fit in my purse
    you spit out Allahu Akbar
    like it’s a curse
    mocking my religion
    questioning my decision
    separating my family
    causing unnecessary division
    go back to where I came from?
    I’m only 20 miles from home

    over and over
    I ask you
    what did I do
    to be so black and red
    and white and blue
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When fear sets in then ignorance comes out. I sense that you have such intelligence and strength about you, that you're a force to be reckoned with. I liked the way you spoke on this, and welcome back Toylin. You've been missed!
     
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    speechless

    you are indeed a true fighter that what i felt from this piece its very lovely
    but its also raw you have a strong innocence surrounding you keep on push on write on and keep on
     
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    Like water down a parched throat - sweet!

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
  5. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *beams* Thanks, family. I tell ya, sometimes it gets hard out there.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling u sis it can be a monster out there but u have the great power
    within u to outlast any .........nice to see u back droppin truth and realism
    poeticly
     
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    Folks ( we pay and elect, public figures from us pulling a check ) always trying to Judge and Separate

    " over and over
    I ask you
    what did I do "

    I love this flow toylin

    Hurry Home!
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Nothing but respect for this moving and passionate piece of your mind, soul, and heart. :bowdown:

    This poem is fabulous!

    You STOOD UP and represented! You let 'em know, "You WILL see me and hear me!"

    This poem was the smackdown! :court:
     
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