Black Poetry : WHAT ABOUT US

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In loving memory of Nixzmary Brown

    Your meals were cat food when behavior not perfect
    You used the bathroom in places cats went
    Feet tied to a chair in routine times
    Declared for a era to be the one who get sexed like that
    Sometimes 7 year olds do not know how to say I hungry for food

    Cause neighbors may report you
    What you gonna say then
    The school did call about being absent a lot
    Told protective services you were 36 pounds
    Their visits to your house did not bring what you hoped

    See the cat box was still there to use
    The food did not change much
    The need to be wild came with those moments
    Where you wondered where the **** your god was at
    But really you just wanted to run like speedy into nowhere

    Make the universe hear you
    That behavior only brought more cat food
    Wishing you could turn into that animal
    Cause a shelter would not permit this if they knew
    There is even a no kill policy in some places

    I remember the hope of stillness
    When Nixzmary Brown said
    If I just be real still this is gonna stop
    My bedroom door will open
    He will stop entering me if I could be real still

    So little girl
    I heard you talking
    I heard you say you locked in your room
    We heard about and saw your chair
    We could not find you after your body was taken

    Just want to let you know
    We believed you
    They got taken away too
    January 10th 2006
    Was your last day

    I just wanted to let you know
    I remembered how it felt to be you
    I remembered the sex when I was the same age as you
    I know how it felt when the door locked
    How you wondered what month will it open
    I remember when you gave up

    Mary your life was not in vain
    You were not the cause of the behavior against you
    You did not deserve cat food no matter what you did
    You did not deserve to be sexed like that
    Or molested in easier terms of agreement

    You were not less important than any other child
    I trying to tell you I am sorry for what happened
    Cause like your feet my mind was tied in a room
    I know how invisible you felt
    Today in these words I just want to tell you something

    I love every part of you
    I love the mind you had
    The laughter you made
    The tears you cried
    I believe you were worth touching in good ways
    That beautiful places were meant for you to be a part of
    The people you were with were blind to you
    They did not want to see you
    Pick your head up girl
    You did not deserve any of it
    The universe must know this

    Patrice C. Queen
    1/11/06

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    sadly sad and felt, how one can be vamped upon and striped of life
    and stolen safety............i weep a tear !
     
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    Deep Sister PCQ
    That was very dearing
    Beautiful & Touching
    I love it Sister
    Thank You For The Eye Opener
     
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    Lagrimas broton de mis ojos

    how much longer before we say tooo much

    thanks for the support

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    Very nice sistah!
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ty

    how many stories like this we need

    peace

    patrice
     
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    Very nice and touching..
     
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    thank you

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    this was very moving and very emotional flow on poet.
     
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    This is fery sad, less than two days later on the tV we have a family member talking about how she was a handful and how sometimes she would hit her brothers and sisters for no reason. it is hars sometimes for even a 7 year old to be seen as the victim in such anobvious case

    Peace

    Patrice