Black Poetry : who are you?

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Who are you?

    Are you among the
    Doctor Kings or Medgar Evers
    Of the world

    Do you daydream inventions, or
    Invent fantasies of better things
    As morning’s breeze
    Sway you “to” and “fro”

    Do you know (who you are)

    Do you know the RICHness
    Of your family (heritage) tree
    Deeply rooted in this American history

    Do you feel the pride
    Of your fore-parent’s ride
    Along success lane
    Where hard work and determination
    Ordained them successful citizens
    Of these here United States
    (of liberty)

    Do you know who you are

    Are you a problem child, or
    (Problem solver)

    Do you harbor
    Deep-seated fantasies of
    Logarithmic functions
    Where the conjunction “AND”
    Means the multiplication of
    Algebraic equations
    With derivations
    That leads to the summation
    Of you

    (IS THAT TRUE)

    Do you know who you are?

    Are you a (wordsmith)
    Who air-brush ageless pages
    With flaring penmanship
    That lifts the spirits of those who wish
    An horizon’s kiss
    …A sunset so beautiful it touches the soul
    ~ Of even the most casual observer ~

    Do you know (who you are)?

    Do you see in me
    A future no one else can see
    Would you be there for me
    When the chips are down
    And the sound of death
    Knocks on my door

    Can we stand as one
    Against the raging storm
    As well as…the calming sea

    Do you know who you are?

    Do you?
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Yes i know and will stand
    beside you as da man
    a brother who knowz thou will
    and understand peace be still
    yes i will be there when death comes
    compromise my knowledge paint
    and never run
    yessss! it's all true
    what i see deep inside you
    Da King of wisdom slash
    the future and past

    this was awesome it's nice and very happy to see ya flow once again BALLER
    man u been gone too too long welcome back
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    Baller,
    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    With this, you have raised the Million Dollar question for our people..Peace!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    RICH MAN

    it's been awhile. but i see you still holding it down...so i didn't need to worry 'bout the playground going nowhere. THANKS BROman. the river still floweth.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Clyde Coger

    SORRY for the print size. tried to correct it but it wasn't happening for me. TRUE. it's time for US to stand up...to know who we are and what we bring to the table. IF WE DON'T KNOW. NO ONE KNOWS. THANKS for reading.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    baller,

    Its all good baller, Good to Meet You! You are the foundation upon which this rock has been built!

    Time has Come Today-Chambers Brothers-Remember?

     
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    and it's sho nuff flowin in good will with you back on the poetic canvas
    man when i saw u droppin this joint i was all smiles ..........................
     
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    If we don't know who we are, perhaps this scribe will remind us of all we should know. Such pride written in each line poet, just wonderful.
     
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    Baller - It's not that we don't know who we are. It's more that we "don't know" that we don't know. Therefore, we tend not to miss what we seldom seemed to have had, a knowledge of self. And there we are, not only behind the eight ball, but down in the pocket looking up from the dark. We do this because we have been conditioned to accept who and what we are based upon somebody else's definition other than our own. You ask a very deep question and we can indeed all find some very deep answers. You did real good with this poetic inquiry Baller. Thanks for raising the level of thought. Namyh
     
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    WHAT UP BALLER MAN!?!?!?!??!?!?

    great to see you

    and you come back with a bang

    yea it's time to check where we are going

    as one (self) and as a people

    you coined it perfectly here

    do you know the history of your people?

    do you know who you are?

    or are you told who you are?

    peace man glad to see it's all good