Black Poetry : Uglyfied

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by rasheed, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Big attempt was made
    To make us Uglyfied
    But many of us held on
    Refused to go along for the ride
    Our eyes could see the beauty
    Our ears heard our hearts were awake
    When overpowered we'd take the physical whipping
    But we kept away from the mistake
    Of accepting a set of values
    That said we were less than dirt
    We kept our true dignity
    We forged past the hurt
    We said it Loud
    "i'm BLACK
    and i'm PROUD"
    My kinky hair is beautiful
    And the clolor of my skin
    Lights up the horizon
    Our worth deep within
    Was not killed or uglyfied
    Not killed neither lost
    It was protected and kept alive
    Even though at great cost
    And now we are
    Growing stronger by the day
    Defining for the whole of humanity
    And making our own say
    Let's don't make the same error
    And try to take the same false ride
    Of making our ownselves Beautiful
    And eveyone else Uglyfied
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed it's a wild ride
    one i choose not to get on
    dropping wisdom here..........tyte
     
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    My brother rasheed, this is so true.

    We must embrace our beauty & let others be,
    otherwise we'd just keep repeating history
    & join the massive club of people discriminating.

    Nice piece.
     
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    Very pride filled scribe, flow on.
     
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    Love the message in this piece...
    I agree...we must maintain that self assurance
    and confidence in our own beauty without
    resorting to the levels of that, which attempted
    to make us see otherwise...
    feeling every aspect of your work!
     
  6. rasheed

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    RICH, It's certainly not the ride to take to liberation.

    PositiveMindset, Speak Truth we got to keep our sanity, beauty and humainity.

    watzinaname, True self pride and dignity should not be optional.

    angelicsage, Hey you know it too when you try to restrict others rights you end up restricting your own too for we are intrinsicly tied together as we ride this small ball called earth.