Black Poetry : Where Are We????

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black man, where are we? Are we locked up in a cell?
    Are we trapped in our own ghetto hell,
    If we trying to get out, I can’t tell.
    Are we snapping clips in our guns?
    Or are we raising our sons
    We need answers before the dark clouds consume the sun.
    Are we still making excuses for why can’t
    Instead of figuring out how we can.
    Are we still blaming our current situation on the actions
    Of another Man?
    Where are we?
    Are we where we should be, in the house of the Lord?
    Or do we choose to stay in the gutter life of the streets,
    Living and dying by the sword.
    Concrete garden’s full of Urban victims.
    Spray painted pictures and names on walls to show we miss them.
    Is that where we are?
    Has it come to this.
    Why does many thoughts of my brothers,
    Cause me to reminisce on how they used to be.
    Where are we?
    Will we remain divided in our own race?
    Will we stop animosity toward a brother because of?
    The look on his face.
    Are we ever going to get to that place
    Full of his glory and grace?
    Where the pain and affliction of the world, will all be erased?
    Or will we let the shame of our outter effect the inner soul,
    Letting the heart beat blood that is cold.
    Where are we? We are here to accept the pressure of the nation.
    We are Black men, God’s Strongest Creation.
    We must mend our relations, so that we can lead
    This next Generation. A light at the end of the tunnel, is what we should be.
    So we will never have to look in the eyes of the youth, and they ask us
    Where are we…….


    Copyright © 2001 T.L. Stevens
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    i often wonder myself

    this was a powerful piece

    well written...


    pd :)


    by the way, our family is having their works
    published for an Anthology

    if you are interested, please post a reply
    and notify us of your interest

    we would like to have you

    peace
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And this years "FIVE RAISED BLAK FISTS AWARD GOES TO..."

    tbone5769!!!!

    this here..two syllables....

    "clas-sic"

    blak
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    feeling ya bro

    stuff happens
    cause and effect
    you have a cause
    there's an effect

    we are hypnotized but don't know it


    DSSNY
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    feeling ya!

    True dat to you all! We do seem to be stuck in some sort of hypnotic trance, the wallflower standing by himself at the big school dance. Afraid to venture out in that world that is ours to take, and we continue to make this mistake, sleepin on the future of our own, hopefully something will awake, our thoughts before we get caught, and won't be able to escape!

    One!
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    T !

    This is CLASSIC work...this is an ANTHEM...and should be required reading 4 all black males...period !

    peace
    g-man
     
  7. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on my wall

    G-Man its right over my computer monitor and above my bed so I won't forget to teach one, instead of leaving one!
     
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    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't want to say too much...

    My views on our black men aren't always positive... My generation has lacked fathers...many of them hardly even know theirs.. But I've seen many of my own generation as parents trying to mend the mistakes of their past fathers... and do what is right.

    This wasn an excellent peace.. very well written, and well...i couldn't agree more on what was said. Your words were true and i'm sure it was felt by each and every person who reads it. I've seen so many young men fail do to their lack of hope...their pessimistic and attitude and strong need for respect... or lack their of. And when i talk to them on their complaining and give them reasons behind the cause and effect and try to guide them in a better direction...they look at me... a young woman and say.. How would you know? I guess thats just men being men I suppose. You hear us...but sometimes i wonder if they are really listening... Anyways...

    Great Scribe!!!! ;)
     
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    keri Active Member MEMBER

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    straight up classic!
    K.
     
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