Black Poetry : Walking Ancestor

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  1. ANUK_AUSAR

    ANUK_AUSAR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eyes red from Westerner's work will cry
    old, African tears,
    Tearing, from tarried Indian soil,
    The Great Lakes from which sprang harvest, laughter and gold.

    Circling the wrinkles about a chapped mouth
    They will then fall into the palms of white-capped chieftains
    in some world flesh cannot see
    Until wetlands spread through my cold, midwestern heart.

    Michael Bolton's bastardizations of 60's soul classics, as
    broadcasted through the workplace, will wane
    As the fount of song to not be sold
    gushes from lungs newly nurtured.

    Dance will dive into malnourished muscle
    Chants will ring from a jaw uncleaned of curses.

    The blackness through which adult behavior was first viewed will wash over the mud of much damage
    Re-examined manhood seen through First-Time's eyes
    Correcting remembered criticisms of pearls of ancestral knowledge,
    Plucked from the ethers and prematurely spoken
    to the Kool cigarette-smokin.

    My heart will strangely recall a love never felt from
    My own blood,
    Yellow elder smiles that will not let me go
    Spirit behind that tree
    Ancestor atop that cloud
    moving her seat aside for some of the Sun to show me why
    She just can't wait to return to all I see:
    Spread about as the magic of a million forms glowing
    From First black mud
    Radiant with first purpose
    Rolling in Ritual so old that I merely meet it midway
    With words.

    I will never leave there.

    In leopard skins I will sit before braided sons and baffled daughters
    Stroking a pharaonic beard and recounting the illusion our people called "Western Life"
    and let out a cracking laughter,
    Reclined on the skinned hides of my animal urges,
    Having become that which I once beheld in disbelief:
    Walking ancestor.
     
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    Welcome to Destee ANUK_AUSAR

    I enjoyed this. Walking Ancestors is very deep. Well written and enlighting.

    Eyes red from Westerner's work will cry
    old, African tears,
    Tearing, from tarried Indian soil,
    The Great Lakes from which sprang harvest, laughter and gold.

    Our ancestors must never be forgotten.

    Re-examined manhood seen through First-Time's eyes
    Correcting remembered criticisms of pearls of ancestral knowledge

    Our ancestors did have vast knowledge. and the critizism thrown down will be called to answer. But we already know the westerner have no words to justify. For love originated and was born in Africa, and truth was the first casualty. To reclaim.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    K... I'm digging this.. and welcome to Destee
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This one dances with wolves while laying down Blackest sound!

    Welcome, artist.
     
  5. Legendof_1_Spirit

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    <appears clapping>

    This was/is simply Superb!!! Love the way it moved and flowed and presented visions subtle and sublime mingled throughout with the constant presence of nature whispering softly upon the wings of your wording and flowing gently between the lines. It's been a while since I was here at Destee's but it is refreshing to return and find that poetry is still alive here.

    Keep up the Excellent work and welcome.

    <disappears thinking>
     
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    loved this deeply felt poem or piece you written. others say welcome i say hey so hey poet. keep them good flo's coming.:flowers:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling your scribe deeply
    yes indeed welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the house of peace and respect
    welcome from above blessing ya flow some love
    happy u hear to share poetic love and flowz
     
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    Wow I read this twice
    The mental picture wow
    You really blew me away

    Quote-Michael Bolton's bastardizations of 60's soul classics, as
    broadcasted through the workplace, will wane
    As the fount of song to not be sold
    gushes from lungs newly nurtured.

    Reply-What a rush
    Your words were amazing
    Much Love Poet
    Hope to read more
     
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