Black Poetry : Where Are We?

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Where are we
    The wordsmiths and storytellers
    The pundits and jesters
    Don’t let your words die
    Rotten and fester
    Why are we silent
    Why are there days upon days
    With nothing to say
    Why don’t we play the way we played
    Back in the day
    I know I’ve been away
    …know I’ve been lax in my responsibility
    To show
    To act
    To share these things I hold inside
    Like…the thing that made me laugh
    Or…the hell of when I cried
    Where are we
    Who built a mountain
    From sandy mole hills
    Who shouted aloud
    The strength of our will
    Where are we
    Where are our voices
    …our words…our roar
    That strengthen the weak
    Let caged hearts soar
    Have we fallen away
    Under cover of night
    Sulking in the shadows
    Afraid of the light
    Have we lost our rhythm
    …our desire for written words
    Scurrying in the darkness
    No sounds to be heard
    Where are we
    The poet. The artist.
    Of Destee’s Playground
    Are we locked behind desks
    Not making a sound
    Were we robbed of the mojo
    That make others move
    Writer’s block came knocking
    Took us out of our groove
    Where are we?
    Poets?
     
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    TotalView Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I heard your call and had to come stand beside you, my beautiful friend. Though writer's block is whoopin' my behind, I'm gonna try to share something.

    (smile)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We fight the fight life brings to us
    Put faith in God…it’s in HIM we trust

    THANKS for dropping in. ‘preciate the company.:)
     
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    Life is hectic right now but my faith is unshaken. It's in HIM we trust.
    Thanks for yellin across the fence for me to come out and play on the playground.

    (smile)
     
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    Brother, we're still here

    'Been battling life and strife
    And tears and fears

    But, yes, we're still here

    Busy with this steep daily climb
    With little time for verse and rhyme

    But, yes, we're still here

    And just like that arc of the universe which bends towards justice
    So, too, in time,
    Will the pen of the poet again swing towards substance
    As our minds lean from the empirical to lyrical
    And our hearts sway from throes to prose

    Yes, at times, our voices are still and mute
    Our quills just unable to give fruit
    And our thoughts too tangled to declare
    As our pages remain barren and bare

    Now, in time, once again,
    Brains will un-clutter
    Synapses will click and flutter
    The very causation of gestation and creation
    And there'll be a cessation to this seeming desolation

    But, yes, we're still here.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TotalView...we can play anytime.

    cherryb...always loved that pen of yours, my friend. Thanks for joining us.
     
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    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here
    Waving my hand in the air
    Roll call shout out
    Passing by the front porch
    Looking for a place to sit
    On the swing
    I'm here
    Save me some lemon aid
    I ain't late for dinner
    Here!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cindy, Cindy. WOW. been some time since i've read that name. nice to see you're still dropping by...checking in on the playground crew. i know whatcha mean about that lemon aid. sometimes you just need something...more.:)

    dinner's coming.
     
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    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (Big Grin)

    Been awhile
    Much water under the bridge
    Flash floods still surprising
    At this stage
    Late in the game

    Looking for a place to sit
    So many new faces
    Oh and wonderous words
    To direction my attention
    Away from me

    Thanks for saving me a set
    And for the wonderful refreshment
    No one makes Lemon Aid
    Like Destee's place
    And I can't wait for dinner....

    (Big Grin)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    from above
    down upon da poetic love
    we still stand tall
    word for word lines and all
    the block has claim some
    other time in life got'em on da run
    but poetry at best is never numb
    yes i heard ya call
    bouncin off every scripted wall
    so here i be
    beside thee da king of poetry
    let us no rool
    bring it smooth and bold
     
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