Black Poetry : What We Need..."a Peace piece"

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For all who came before me, all who are sure to come after, and the countless, yet never nameless children tragically taken in between

    Every day I dream of…PEACE
    War at home war in the streets
    Young sisters and brothers may they rest in…PEACE

    Crackling sounds of violence
    A stilled stare from vacant eyes
    followed by even louder eerie sounds of silence
    While up close in the distance a mother’s cries
    dies in a deafening blare of sirens
    Oh how my soul…longs for...PEACE


    How can we contiunously turn
    blind eyes
    while the keys to the future constantantly
    loose their lives
    Oh how I miss…those times
    When...young people eagerly sat on the porch and
    learned from old folks
    And
    It was safe for the girls on the block
    to play jump rope
    And best friends claimed they was cousins
    While...the boys rode big wheels
    told mama jokes and played the dozens
    And...red light green light, Mother May I
    and Home before the streetlights
    and at worst playful slap boxing
    led to fistfights
    Remember those...Ponytails and Schoolgirl crushes
    And...Paper football in the back of yellow
    School buses and...
    whether it was
    four-square at recess or
    running outside to
    re-enact Bruce Lee flicks
    playing Red Rover, wall-ball or
    rushing to the marble pit to show off
    a pair of new kicks
    Fresh white Pro-Keds, and Afro-picks
    Its not the good old days I miss
    Because even back then prosperity was
    A distant wish
    but at least we had this... thing called…PEACE
    instead we hang our heads in grief
    War at home war in the streets
    Young sisters and brothers may they rest in…PEACE
    From this misery there’s only one release
    Every day I dream of…PEACE

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    PEACE i seek i feel u deep
    back then really wasn't sweet
    but at least it wasn't defeat
    today time has change like an feast
    so many becoming da beast
    brothers & sisters going down beat
    our future now lay in da city street
    how i use to love the way we all
    stayed together like no other
    but not today look out brother
    so sad i need this peace
    and maybe soon i'll get some sleep
    i feel u deep PEACEEEEEEEEE
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow, what can really be said that you didn't cover in this piece?
    I can only take a bow :bowdown: to truth.
    And yes, on a daily, Our future is dropping right before our eyes...not good at all. And the saddest part of all is:
    We have so many doors to open...before we can even get to "Peace".
    Brother, you deserve a standing ovation for the hard knocks truth.
    Great piece poet!
     
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    …and a voice cries out from the wilderness

    Afrostotle…first allow me to say how refreshing it is to return to this board after so long and find you here. Just thought I’d drop in and it seems I’ve chosen the perfect day. Your pen was always one of wisdom. A stream of insight that continuously fed my soul and my consciousness. Beyond the obvious talent of your writings, there is always a message of depth. Once again, your voice has broken the lull of everyday life and momentarily awakened one’s lower self.

    So happy to know that you are still writing!

    Enlightened,
    Sage
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You painted those scenes of yesteryears so well. No, it wasn't perfect but odds were we had one another's back, and now, you just may be pulling a knife out of it. Bullseye poet.
     
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    Apologies not requested, but definately respected

    Itz been a while since I was here...not only in the physical sense, but rather mentally I have been away, and for that I humbly extend my apology. To everyone in this community it brings tears of joy, as well as sadness to see how we've grown...Joy- there is no greater love than that of Mother/Sister Destee...my what a family you've helped create, Sadness- the depth of everyone's writing shows me that our collective societal community is in dire straights....Thanks and Jah Bless to all.


    Peace, Power and Prosperity
     
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