Black Poetry : We Should Have Overcome

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Ireadastory, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9
    The candlelight burns,
    The warmth around it reminds me of you.

    A mystery game,
    I don’t have a clue,
    The only missing piece is the linkage of you.

    Where is my love?
    When is he coming back?

    There are angels in the heavens and roses in the sun,
    There are prisoners yearning to be free to have a little fun.

    Women in the world being abused by men,
    Too scared to move,
    Too scared to leave,
    Praying to the gods for the thunder to end.

    Teenagers killing teenagers in a misunderstanding, not of hate,
    Killing over colors, race and material things messing up there lives making big mistakes.
    Where are the role models, the mentors of the past?
    Did they sweat and bleed for nothing?
    Turn the other cheek and swallow their pride,
    To still hate one another and die with the tide.

    I don’t understand we’re supposed to be brothers and sisters united as one.
    These should be the years we should have overcome.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    this was a message to the world our people
    i feel u we shall overcome some day !
    keep saying it loud very nice
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    You would think that we should have, but now we have to contend with ourselves as well. Thought provoking piece, flow on.
     
  4. Chastity

    Chastity Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    7
    Occupation:
    student, but not for long
    Location:
    Nassau
    Ratings:
    +7
    This was a deep piece......a lot of questions yearnin for an answer....we should have overcame no doubt.
     
  5. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    9
    Occupation:
    Stress Management Therapist
    Location:
    Akasha
    Ratings:
    +9
    I feel you on this poet...I really do
    these should be the years...
     
Loading...