Black Poetry : *****, What!?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PositiveMindset, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Every day my ears are bombarded with words of negativity.
    But the one word that I just can't except is that word, "*****"
    Brothers and sisters of different generations use it
    Like it means something totally different then what it means.
    If you ask them, they tell you it's an ignorant person.
    Wrong **** answer.
    That word was maliciously derived
    As a derogatory word to characterize
    Blackness.
    Now it's an exclamation point, comma, period, or just an exclamation.
    People say it's different if it's spelled with an "A".
    But "er" wasn't pronunced by those who owned slaves.
    It's easier for our nation to say "*****" instead of brother.
    I don't know why.
    It's the same amount of syllables, so it takes the same amount of breath.
    If a white person says it, it's cause for their death.
    No matter how down they are.
    They call it the "N" word on t.v. because it's an unacceptable term.
    White people don't call each other "*******".
    Homosexuals don't call each other "faggots".
    Asians don't call each other "chinks".
    But we can't put that word behind us.
    We accept it as a term of endearment.
    Would you call your mother one?
    Or your grandmother?
    So why must I be called one, because you love me?
    Just call me brother.
    And if that's too hard to say, just call me dog.:confused:
     
  2. LiLi

    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i feel what your sayin here my brotha...

    the last line gave me a lil chuckle though...lol

    keep sharing!
     
  3. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yo bruh...this is the shiznit. I second your sentiments. Some blak folks have come to the sad acceptance of that word being a part of our culture, of who we are. They need to read pieces like this to understand. Keep hitting 'em in the head.

    blak
     
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    Brotha, I feel this piece. Its poetic and "matter-of-fact" at the same time! Keep it flowin'.
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brother... thank you for putting me in my place...
    this poem is definite peace. thank you. :spinstar:
     
  6. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brothers and sisters, I humbly thank you for your feedback.
    It brings joy to my heart knowing that I've touched just one soul.
    Peace. Harambee!
     
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    aqueenpassing Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep It Real

    My Brother you have spoken word, and the true reality that has been tucked away for much to long. This is a topic that has needed to be addressed for a long time and you have delivered this very well.

    I only wish more of my brothers and sisters would recognize, the terms we use to address each other if we don't respect one another how can we expect others to. Thank you for this...

    Be blessed and keep keeping it real

    Queen:toast:
     
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    "White people don't call each other "*******".
    Homosexuals don't call each other "faggots".
    Asians don't call each other "chinks".
    But we can't put that word behind us."

    Now that is definitely something to think about. Thank you for sharing this piece.
     
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    Brotha, this piece just says a hell of a lot. I hear you on this one and understand. Keep on inspiring us.

    Peace
    Godfather
     
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    :wave: Haaaaaaaaaaaaay PositiveMindSet :wave:

    ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    Have I already welcomed you?? I don't remember, but I know
    I've been reading you awhile now and enjoying every moment
    of it. It's as though you've always been here. :)

    Beautiful Peace ... I'm with you and everyone before me.

    Thanks for joining us and please make yourself at home.

    :heart:

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