Black Poetry : what I Gotta Do?

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  1. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WHAT I GOTTA DO, HUH? TO LOVE YOU AND BE LOVED
    BY YOU, BLACK MAN.
    CUZ I'M BOUT AT MY WITS END
    TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO REMOVE THE DOUBT
    TRYING TO FIND SOMEWAY TO FIGURE YOU OUT
    SOMETIMES I THINK THAT THEY PLANNED IT FROM THE START
    THEIR HOPES THAT NOTHING AND NO ONE COULD PENETRATE THAT HEART
    BUT AH......BLACK MAN, YOU DO KNOW HOW TO LOVE
    YOU WHO HAS NEVER FELT
    YOU'VE MASTERED THE ART OF ROMANCE AND TOUCH
    IT'S JUST ISSUES OF TRUST AND SUCH
    THAT ELUDES YOU
    SOMETIMES I WATCH YOU AS YOU ARE SLEEPING AND WONDER JUST WHO DID ABUSE YOU
    AND BOY IF I COULD I RECKON I WOULD
    CONJURE UP SOME TIME MACHINE
    THAT COULD TAKE ME BACK TO WAY BACK WHEN
    AND ERASE EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING
    THAT HAS EVER TREATED YOU MEAN
    AND MAYBE THEN EVEN GIVE YOU BACK
    ALL OF YOUR CHILDHOOD DREAMS
    IF ONLY THEIR WERE SOME REAL WAY TO PENETRATE THROUGH, TO SOME GOODNESS , SOME REAL GOODNESS BETWEEN ME AND YOU
    BUT ALL THERE IS, IS THIS BRICK WALL
    THIS MASS, OF MASSIVENESS
    A DRILL SARGENT WARDEN
    HIDING YOUR FEARS AT BEST
    AND THERE ARE THESE CHIPS AND PIECES
    I'M SCRATCHING TRYING TO GET THROUGH
    BUT SECONDS AFTER I'VE TURNED AWAY
    YOU'RE ALL HEALED UP AND AS GOOD AS NEW
    AND I'VE GOT SO, SO MUCH MORE CHIPPING TO DO
    SO TELL ME THE SECRET OR DO YOU EVEN KNOW
    AND IF I EXERCISE THE STRENGTH
    THAT I'VE BEEN GIVEN,
    WILL A WHITE WOMAN ARMS YOU'LL YEARN TO GO.
    THEY MADE YOU STRONG , THEY HOPED YOU'D FORGET
    AND WE HAD TO MAKE OURSELVES STRONG SO THAT WE WOULD NEVER FORGET
    AND I CAN NOT DENOUNCE MY STRENGTH
    NOR CAN I IGNORE YOURS IT IS OURS, IT IS OUR BLESSING AS WE HAVE
    RIDDEN THE WAVES LEADING
    TO TREACHEROUS SHORES
    BUT MAYBE YOUR LOVE COULD SOFTEN ME
    AND MAYBE MY LOVE COULD SOFTEN YOU
    AND FINALLY TWO BATTERED BROKEN SOULS
    CAN FIND PEACE AT LAST
    COMING TOGETHER MAKING ONE WHOLE
    AND NEW.


    Lataisha Nicole


    It’s come to be the hardest goal to accomplish for the black woman, loving and obtaining love from the black man.
    there is no man in my world except the black man
    this is not a racial statement, but it is fact and not fiction
    that in my life the black man is the only man that I can trust
    I look at him and know that he has no desire to just conquer or experiment, I’m more than just a token in his eyes,
    for the black man we represent a realness, his grandmother, mother, his sisters and his daughters not to mention the slough of aunts and cousins and nieces that he will love and be loved by,
    however in saying that I must also say that though I have no desire to love an un trusting hand I'm also
    eluded to how to love a black man
    a man who has watched his father go away
    left to be raised by the women in the camp
    and then after being raised
    expected to then stay and protect the camp
    and those who raised him
    in this white man's world we as women expect so very
    much from our black men, we yearn a protection and a security that we have never known, most of us, from our own fathers
    so we look to our husbands, boyfriends and significant others
    to pick up where daddy left off
    admittedly the pressures mount so high
    to eventually at some point we push them out and away
    they either leave us completely or their out working all day
    or they’re on the block all night
    but constantly they're out there doing something, something
    that will make everything alright
    and be it will or fate we all have the chance of looking into their
    eyes as they stand behind cold iron gates
    as we are left to absorb pain and yet somehow understand
    why the black man has never really belonged to us
    them beautiful black men who we often blindly trust
    as they seemingly have no real regard for us
    but black man there are definite reasons,
    we black women love you
    and why we will continue to love you
    no matter how hard or how trying it becomes
    because all we know to do
    from the beginning of time
    is love you
    what else could we, taken from your rib
    be expected to do.
    I just wish that you could love us too.
     
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    I do , I do love you through n' through
    don't give up on us boo!
    some can be off and some on point
    but i feel ya on this joint
    I do and can if i had a chance
    to prove my love and compassionate romance
    caress u inside my forever dance ...

    wow sis this was so out there and to bring a true man to the table to love as you do
    i can feel a new rise for a new exchange ahead stay on the path and continue reaching
    for dat blackman
     
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    Lack of trust and hurt are issues that have thrown many budding relationships off track. I felt this sister, your wanting to know, needing to know how to get around the barbed wire to the treasure therein. It's more than a notion, I know, but well worth the effort I still feel. So very well expressed, do flow on.
     
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    NICE

    WOW! Lataisha Nicole ...what I Gotta Do?
    I love this Flow. It speaks volumes.
    Thru the flow and the after glow. This is real.

    Would you do that? Take back, please make it good again.
    For two to share and both do win.

     
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    yes

    i hear you don't be ashamed

    we love you back

    what you gotta do?

    keep believing and knowing

    don't give in

    you know what's right

    sometimes there's pain in the search of joy

    but that's another post

    peace
     
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    Gurrrl, you said it ALL and said it WELL!


    What you wrote of is what we, collectively, have to battle and conquer.


    Black men and women need to know that we are not each other's enemies.

    This was absolutely EXQUISITE!

    And it was also a little painful, but you made it "hurt so good!"
     
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    AMEN & ASE. "What I gotta do" hit the nail on the head in such a endearing but painful way. I love that you told the naked truth in such an exquisite way. I too ask the same question...
     
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