Black Poetry : What is, your walk about sista-girl? (2005)

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  1. Legendof_1_Spirit

    Legendof_1_Spirit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just the other day
    A vision of loveliness
    prompted me to ask

    What is your walk about sista-girl?
    With a smile
    so radiant and sure
    within it’s light the sun was humbled

    she said

    The world is my oyster and I it’s pearl
    my life was stolen from royalty
    stripped of it’s sweetness
    laid upon a field of white cotton blossoms
    and offered up into bondage
    an abusive lover

    my brother was shackeled
    a proud and strong king
    broken like glass smashed upon
    white steel beams
    brown and black eyes
    under blue skies
    cried
    and died

    a thousand deaths
    in a new world spirited away
    from the humble buffalo hunter
    the shaman who worshipped the sun
    danced from dawn to dusk
    to the beat of his own drum
    and my native sista of soft bronze
    who wandered free
    jet-black hair flowing upon the breeze
    easy like a spring shower
    speaking in
    whispers of silver tears
    that teased her upturned face
    and called her sunflower

    her almond eyes
    soon a mirror of my
    many lives
    bled out from a wound
    cut by the sharpened stare
    of blind freedom
    nameless we were
    invisible and undefined
    held by a rope necklace
    in the pale palm of america
    four score one hundred and forty-five
    years ago
    my blood ran like a river
    twenty-two years before
    her blood was a trail of tears
    from north georgia to oklahoma
    then on past denver

    from sea to sea
    oh say can you see...

    my walk is full of labor pains
    not just my own
    but also my sista
    who roamed the plains
    we were both abducted
    from our native homes

    my stroll is loud with song
    her dance now twice as strong
    because we have weathered the storm
    of freedom without equality
    and time now finds us both reformed
    percious jewels born through injustice

    my walk is the laugh in laughter
    the happy in happiness
    because I am
    The Pearl of the U.S.

    my blood IS two rivers
    Native American
    and
    African American
    Woman

    and with that said
    she was gone

    and I whispered after her
    Walk on sista...walk on.

    BCB/Legendof_1_Spirit
    1/26/2005
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow...
    That was both Awesome and craft-fully layed out. And it was read in stride. thanks for the uplifting piece poet.
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very nice like the way you posed this...keep on flowing nice work
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This vision was striking, filled with pride and strength. Many have the blood of Native Americans coursing through their veins, and we hold such similarities. I admire the vibe that you bring, flow on.
     
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    Brother, true to your nature, this was strong medicine!
     
  6. PoeticManifesta

    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lovely

    So true, and so beautifuly put.
     
  7. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    D***N that was awesome..gonna read it again. Nice scribe
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    outstanding this was too sweet
    the release was awesome
     
  9. Legendof_1_Spirit

    Legendof_1_Spirit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the read and the response.

    <appears>

    queentswana-thanks for the compliment, glad U found this poem uplifting

    MzBlkAngel-glad U enjoyed the movement and phrasing of this poem

    watzinaname-glad U found my vision striking, the power of words is often underestimated and downplayed, it's the writer's job to empower them and wield them as "WMD's" to enlighten and inspire

    1poetsought-thanks but actually the medicine is only strong when we are receptive to it, so many people view the world with their eyes open but their minds are closed, poetry often gives "sight beyond sight" (to coin a phrase)

    PoeticManifesta-thanks for the endearing compliments

    Nisa-glad my vision garnered your response and a second read

    $$RICH$$-thanks for the read and response man, I've been away for so long I feel lost in here, glad to see some of the old-school destee members are still here holding it down

    Once again thanks to everyone for taking a little time to read this poem and a double thanks for your warm responses.

    peace&1luv

    <disappears>
     
  10. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautifully written and so very powerful. I love this.
     
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