Black Poetry : What Does It Mean {to be a Blak Man}? Part II

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It means four hundred years of
    ~Oppression
    That gave birth to a
    ~Slave’s Mentality
    A reality that binds us to
    Yesterday’s lesson in
    ~Poverty and
    ~Hostility
    And a history of
    ~Distrust and
    Distressed Racial Harmony.

    It means
    ~Struggling
    In a society that don’t want you (((they don’t want you!!!)))
    ~Drugs
    ~Violence
    Reaching out to squash you
    ~A treacherous Heart
    That’s bent on devouring you

    Hmmm…

    It means dealing with
    ~Insecure and
    ~Insincere people
    …Everyday

    It means…
    Being on the endangered species list
    Called, The Just’US system
    ~Police Brutality
    ~Racial Profiling
    And so many inequalities
    It’s hard to see
    The mountain Martin spoke of

    Then there was that
    “By Any Means Necessary”
    Negro
    Who we said
    Had to go, and
    Well…
    You know
     
  2. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller,

    brother i'm gone keep inhaling your thoughts 'til i'm blunted on your spirit. keep the cranial attack going.

    10
     
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    Sista Steele Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep on keepin on.
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS for reading me. i'm glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    Taking it all in!

    Now you preaching...boy you working this like an epic, you have something going here...sippin my tea and absorbing this intellectual feast!

    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man u speaking it sho nuff bringing it !!!!
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and i was impressed by paert I

    Man you blow my mind at times


    Tasha
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes siirrr....

    keep droppin'em....
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this one touches the heart! I have a son who will be a black man one day and there is no love out there for him. I hope my message for him to hold he's head-up rings forever strong in his mind. Tyte piece!
     
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