Black Poetry : Where In The World Is Negro?

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Where In the World Is Negro?”

    If all people get their names
    from the land whence they came
    and that’s the way we’re all identified
    then there’s a whole country missing
    some geographical twisting
    just where on earth did Negro’s reside?
    If every sovereign nation
    was named for its location
    and the people called according to their land
    then how on earth is it
    no where on earth can you visit
    the land of Negro
    if you search earth’s entire span
    Now digest please this trivia
    Bolivians come from Bolivia
    and Japanese they come from Japan.
    Austrians come from Austria
    Australians from Australia
    and I declare Egyptians
    they come from Egypt land
    Check it; from the instant of your birth
    you can search this entire earth
    and believe this, no matter how far you go
    no matter what the latitude
    the most determined attitude
    will never find a land called Negro
    You see Negro is a name
    put on us to bring shame
    and separate us from our Ancestral Mother
    cut our ties to our vast estate
    cause a self destructive hate
    and stop us from caring for one another
    But Hatred you shall lose
    cause we African’s in America choose
    to love ourselves, we thought you’d like to know
    and now that we’re awake
    whatever trips we take
    won’t come near your mythical land of called Negro
    There’s no such people, no such place
    and we should never disgrace
    the spirit of our Ancestors again
    by answering to the call
    of a name that brought us all
    pain after pain, after pain...
    We are not Negroes, nor any derivative thereof !!!

    Ty Gray-EL
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow....you brought this straight, and with a touch of wit and a plethora of style, I add. Just another way of making us seem like merely a color, when we are so, so much more. Wonderfully posed.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very clear forward scribe ya pen on fire !
     
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    LibertyLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is nice and interessting......

    thank you for youre beautifull write..

    i was talking about this with a friend....




    I think that brown people (african american people brown skin people with afro hair)


    ARE ........""ETHOPIES"" or UTOPIA,S ""




    or sumthing...


    not quiet shure ...


    anyway from the land of the garden of EDEN......














    Lovelibertylady:heart:
     
  5. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello and welcome "in" ...
    you delivered this message quite well, and to the point. keep droping it on us...we hear you.
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    7th,

    You are taking this place by storm. I have loved every piece you've written with such pride and dignity. Can't wait to read more...
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my gratitude is to all of you who are showing love.
    i'm just feedin' off you...this is a wonderful community and i'm just happy to be able to contribute...
     
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    MADDRAPPER Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey but yo I never liked the word negro it came from white slave owners back in the day it's short for nig-gers are growinging (negro)
     
  9. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nicely brought
    likes this very much....
    flow head on poet...Angel
     
  10. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Did you post this at rapmusic.com under another name? I've read this before. Just cant put a finger on it... :(

    great work though.
     
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