Black Poetry : Unconscious: pt.3 (The Purchase)

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gazing out at the several pale faces in the crowd.
    Glancing over at the fat one bside me, talking loud.
    Then one comes up & tries to open my mouth.
    I couldn't speak his language,
    But my eyes told him what I was talking about.
    He felt my shoulders, felt my arms, he even grabbed my behind.
    And said to the fat one, "He'll do just fine."
    Then I was led to a cell that held 2 men like me
    And a young mother suckling her tiny baby.
    Then we were tied together with a rope
    That was attached to the back of a wagon.
    I carried the baby so the mother wouldn't start lagging.
    Finally we arrived at our destination,
    The dwelling was immense & spacious.
    With a tremendous field being tilled
    By a multitude of people with dark faces.
    Just then, an older woman came towards me,
    Reaching for the baby, but its mother took her.
    The pale beast jumped from the wagon,
    Screaming at the mother as he violently shook her.
    Then he took her baby.
    We were untied, given burlap sacks and led to the field.
    There was a man on a horse with a whip in one hand,
    Apparently for those that were strong-willed.
    We were forced to pick a white fluffy plant they called cotton,
    One of the men refused,
    So the man got off the horse and quickly dropped him
    With a blow that rendered the man unconscious.
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    these poems are so heavy...
    it's taking me back to our ancestor's times
    the stories so vivid. :spinstar:
     
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    PoeticAlize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i wish there were a word to describe to this real, horrible, treatment that our ancestors had to endure.
     
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    Part 3, back 2 the forefront.
     
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    You tell the story so vividly, I can feel the disbelief of our ancestors.
     
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    i am so happy this is back on the front
    feeling this story
    the road that was travel
    trying to keep the emotion in tact
    as your flow release the fact
    indeed
    Peace
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when i read you
    its like i am there...as you begin to unfold...
    i love the way ya write...
    work dat pen...i be sure to read...
     
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    I cant lie to ya brotha...:look: i went back to peek I couldnt wait any longer LOL

    forgive an antsy sista lol I loved it so...I promise I'll be good and wait :look:

    but truly I am honored with this offering of rememberence to our people...
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank U 4 feeling this.

    So many forget the things we went thru.

    triniti, no apology needed, forgive me 4 making u wait.
    Thank U 4 hungering 4 this food 4 thought.
     
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