Black Poetry : twentyeightdays...

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  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    should
    I…

    hold
    my head high
    because…

    I’ve
    been given
    the privilege for 28 days
    to openly express…

    I’m black and I’m proud!?!


    should
    I…

    stand
    erect and
    feel respect

    because…

    I’ve
    been told the
    shortest of twelve months
    is for us

    should
    I…

    raise
    a clinched fist
    or shout
    free
    at
    last

    free
    at
    last
    thank God all mighty
    free
    at
    last

    for…

    twenty-eight days
    out of
    three-hundred and sixty-five?

    should
    I…

    listen
    and applaud
    speaker’s speeches on
    slain black leaders and read about black inventors who
    invented inventions to make
    being a slave a little
    easier?

    should
    I…

    be
    overjoyed
    for…

    a
    slap
    in the face
    twenty-eight days of forced
    recognition
    after
    400 plus years
    of injustices and
    a second rate holiday for a man who gave his life
    for the sake of civil rights?



    should
    I…

    be
    thankful for
    twenty-eight days of
    positive black media air time
    swallowed up by three-hundred-thirty-seven days
    of EXPLOITATION?


    twenty-eight days

    twenty

    eight

    days

    for…

    years
    of…

    burning crosses,
    trees with strange fruit and day after day
    running home from school chased by angry white kids shouting,
    “stay out our neighborhood n***er”
    memories

    twenty-eight days

    twenty
    eight
    (whole)
    days

    when…

    I’m
    black
    EVERY single day of
    my life

    no thanks


    I’m
    black and
    I’m proud beyond
    THAT






    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow......powerful and them 28 is only the start as in time we will make History when we change
    the face of February this joint was out there and it grab me right into it deep
    let me give ya a kiss for this one wow !
     
  3. Khasm13

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    whew....
    u have expressed what i feel in my heart so deeply
    about this subject....
    my conclusion is i guess it's better than nothing...lol
    powerful write sis....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    The weight of your ink is heavy sister, yes, 28 days is simply touches upon our day to day lives in real time. Such strength in your words, yes indeed...do flow on.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    twentyeightdays...(28)...





    cocobutterskyn,
    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  6. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all...

    I’m sure some of their thoughts are… we should be grateful

    Sir. Richness
    Khasm
    Watz
    &
    Clyde(nice 2 C U)

    Its always good to know people feel where you’re coming from.
    I appreciate the time taken to read and respond, BIGTIME!:)


    Be Blessed!

    feelin’itsouldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    COCO

    NOW THIS IS WHY I:luvv:YOUR POETRY... THIS IS TYPICAL COCOBUTTERSKYN SMOOTHE! YOU GO GURL!
     
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    thank you for this write sis

    you said it in words i could only imagine to write

    365 days i what we deserve not just 28

    that's like throwing me a crumb to shut me up :nono:

    not having that

    and i see sista Coco

    neither are you
     
  9. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja, I see you feel me and I feel you as well. Soon we'll receive the full course.

    Free, I'm glad you enjoyed the read.:)


    Thanks for reading and responding, 'preciate it... BIGTIME!:)


    feelin'itsouldeep!
    Coco:dance:
     
  10. MrAdams

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    re; hi

    hello cocobutterskyn,


    on the board for a few minutes...



    ==
    ==
    I’m
    black
    EVERY single day of
    my life


    no thanks


    I’m
    black and
    I’m proud beyond
    THAT

    ==
    ==


    powerful piece, yet still we must not down what Black History is about my poetic sista... yes i know it shall never make up for what has happen to our people over the years, but lets all try to acknowledge thy forefathers on such an occasion... Black History which is American history can't be shoved within a month as we all know... In summary, I understand what u are saying, so continue to shed light on our people... Yeah BLACK POWER coco pie... -Smile-


    have a nice night...

    sincerely,
    c.t.adams-///