Black Poetry : Where are the poets

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  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    Where are the poets
    the seekers of truth...
    the tellers of nite and the lamps of tomorrow

    Where are the street philosophers
    Building on truth and social injustice
    bringing voice to a people,
    empowering them with thought
    and the presence of concern where there is none;

    Where are the fools?
    the ones willing to be outkast
    for speaking up and out,
    celebrating another victory against oppression
    and hopelessness;

    Where are they?
    who will sing a bitter sweet lullaby
    putting to rest another untruth about "us"
    and "them" and "those" who breed and
    live lovely in ignorance;

    Where are the lovers of life?
    Those who have come and saw, lived
    and breathed another breath to learn to love again

    Where are the lovers of the people?
    Where are the truth seekers?
    Who will hold the torch
    and spout affirmations of what is and what is not
    Who sees history but does not tell it?

    Where are they?
    Where are the poets? :danger: :bullseye: :danger: ...hoookup
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    here i stand
    ya poetic brutha
    the people sweet
    gentle lover
    a poet to da people
    a man who understand
    here i am !

    Dis was awesome tyte really love the flava here hook 'em up bruh !
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here I am poet
    Flowing as I know it
    Seeing beyond what
    is easily seen
    Third eye is super
    sensitive, vision keen
    Trying to inspire
    with my words in flow
    Going into people's psyche
    with those feelings, ya know?
    Putting that exposed heart on
    my sleeve onto paper as well
    Another poet at destees, scribin
    and diggin the vibe, can't you tell?


    I'm with Rich, I am lovin this poet. Happy Holidays hookup!!
     
  4. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow..
    To feel the flow of the poet heart
    to mark the path that is walked
    graze on the food of knowledge found
    the street is our colledge bound

    to hear the power of the poet roar
    understanding the full forth

    or blinded in the effort of trying
    to speak words of life and dying

    to smell the scent of the poet aroma
    and become arouse by the thought
    The engery rush that pump in our blood
    The fire
    the desire
    to go higher

    To feel the rapture of the poet flow
    to feel the tone of the blow
    To be touch by the poet though
    is indeed another form of growth
    from the heart
     
  5. 1Greaterthan~I

    1Greaterthan~I Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lead the way poet

    I feel the call of another Harlem Renaissance in the wind of this poem

    YESSSSSSSSSSS


    Inspiring words
     
  6. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...I hear u love

    "What are we...

    If not the scribes of our own history...

    and the griots of our own legacy

    Can we call ourselves poets...if we don't live up to the definition...


    ...this is the question

    So...where are the poets, really...


    :heart: Sage
     
  7. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here I am, standing proud
    I may be young
    but my voice is loud...
    And my pen is on fire
    to make real the dream
    and bring to the attention
    all that is demeaned

    Great scribe, and very insightful
    keep the flow goin
    SCW
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Calling you out, out for love...

    Definitely digging this piece!
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is one of my MANY hookup favorites... I wanna keep this one FRONT PAGE PRONTO! :read:
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    loved this poem and the responses it brought
     
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