Black Poetry : what is black? (repost inspired by WORDS of a SLAVE)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    after reading epiphany's response to her peoms i wanted to repost this one for it speaks to much of what she said...


    What is Black, I ask myself, for Black seems to be negative outright,
    And, why must everything that is Black be as negative as night?

    Who gave Webster the right to decide, if you see Black, you should run and hide?

    I must admit, this upsets me so, for White is the only color in control,
    They have relentlessly established a color code, where BLACK is evil, and White is good as gold;
    Now, I am here to set the record straight, I will begin with a century old debate,

    Who gave Webster the right to decide, if you see Black, you should run and hide?

    If you look up the definition, which we all should do,
    You will find BLACK as “dirty, sullen, dismal, and gloom”
    There are 50 words that describe Black as wrong,
    But lets add one positive, like, “strong”?
    Of maybe two, lets see, or possibly, three or four?
    “Beautiful, regal, sweet," and oh, so many more;

    Who gave Webster the right to decide, if you see Black, you should run and hide?

    I’m sending out warnings to all colored Black, be aware before you to attack
    For White will destroy you before you think, just like white-out does black ink;
    White will erase the mistakes as quickly as they can
    By using drugs, unemployment, Black man against Black man

    Who gave Webster the right to decide, if you see Black, you should run and hide?

    Now, I’m gonna change up a bit, to open your third eye and give your consciousness a fit;
    You wonder what Webster's White can do? Well, White will Blackmail you, then Blackball
    you as a Black guard on a Black list on Black Monday, as they beat you with a Blackjack
    until you Blackout, All Black and Blue, with a Black eye and wondered what Black Magic
    that your Black face bought on the Black Market, would put such a Black Widow (With her
    Black head and Black feet, sitting on a Black-eyed Susan, seeing your Black body laying
    on a Black top) on the Black sheep of the family, Who is you? Now, let that simmer on the
    Black coals of your mind, for the positive Black will bring vision to the colored blind;

    If Black is so wrong, then,

    “Why is it that, only the Black Box, survives plane crashes?”
    “Why is the Black Belt supreme in Martial Arts Class?”
    “In Business, you’re making money, when you’re in the Black"
    “If the pot is just as Black, then why must he call the kettle that?”
    “Why is the berry juice the sweetest, only when it's as dark as soil?”
    And, if black is so bad, then why do you fight for Black oil?
    Mr. Al Jolson, why do you paint your face likes me?
    Why do you eat Blackened fish? Drink Black coffee?
    Eat all kinds of foods made with chocolate, which is Black.
    Tell stories about a pirate named “Blackbeard” and call it fact?
    Make a movie about a white man in a Black mask and call him
    “Batman-the hero” when his name should be “Blackman- The ruler”
    AND,
    Why is white America fearful of a movement among Black Americans
    To achieve equality through Black political and Black cultural institutions?
    Because that is Black power, and that, is the Black Beauty of it all.

    Black, Mr. Webster, is beautiful, strong, intelligent, powerful, uninhibited, unending, tolerant, peaceful, respected, and wise;
    We have Black kings, Black queens, Black educators, Black legislators, Black surgeons, Black CEO's, BLack artists
    AND
    little Black children who will one day change the definition good old’ Mr. Webster gave Black and make it positive again......

    ***this is just about a word but the symbolism behind it runs too deep. for those whom assume its racist, forgive me. that is not the intention. change the definiton and change the mindset...***
     
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    SO MUCH TRUTH SPOKEN HERE !
    READY TO DEFINED THE WHOLE THING
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    GLAD TO See you doing well
    nice piece dun
    but we know who wrote the Webster's

    your piece has such power

    and stay away from dem supplements man those things ain't safe dun
    get your stuff from natural ways and natural process not that capitialist powder in dem jars.

    Peace and love as always
    DSSNY
     
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    so'ja bro' thanks for the lookout...but i wasn't on any bro' thanks for having my back though...

    just using natural strength... and spirit of GOD...

    $$$RICH$$$,

    thansk for the read bro'...
     
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    MO

    i' m so glad you weren't,

    and i'm glad to see you doing good cause you have alot of support
    probably more than I

    so that's what really matters man

    you being alright

    this is life you can't run from yourself

    so live and be as happy as possible dun

    taking the good with the bad while leaning towards the mostly good.

    feel me

    great to have you back

    i haven't been writing alot but i'll be but on point shortly.

    MO -- ONE love and great respect my friend

    >DSSNY<
     
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    man i appreciate those words and for real? you got all the poets on the board ready to hop a train to come rebuild da lab so pick that pen up sun so we can open the lab up...

    ***headin to da lab***
     
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    Dnommo,

    This was very well delivered.

    The scary and sad thing is, the word n***er, we have adopted it as sort of a respectable way to address one another. Examples (he's/that's my ***** and what's up my *****) and some dictionaries has added it as such. People have been beat, jailed, fought and died for us not to be addressed with that negative word and we've reached a point where we use it ourselves. Goes back to my poem, Snooz'n, Booz'n etc., the script has been written and we play the part. I wonder how those people's families feel.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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