Black Poetry : Who Should Set The Record Straight?

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    "The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book."


    As we know,
    “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
    And when it comes to reparations
    It’s all about what those in power will award
    To those they’ve conquered
    Either monetarily or historically…

    Now, when the U.S. fought different Indian tribes
    After they won, they rounded them up like human cattle
    And in our history books,
    Almost every U.S. victory is labeled as a “Battle”
    But, when the Indians got mad and in their determination not to defer
    Because WHITE blood was shed, suddenly, it was called a vicious “massacre’

    All because they volleyed back, going on the attack
    Being proactive instead of reactive
    To a European marauder
    Because their ancestral ownership was broader
    Than any declaration or treaty

    But when Sitting Bull stood tall and erect
    And Custer got his army wrecked and his butt checked
    Well, then, they had to come a little mo’ correct
    And, reluctantly, give ‘em some respect!

    So, when it comes to land reparations
    How could they give away something
    That was never theirs to begin with?
    So, wasn’t “Forty acres and a mule”
    Always just American history's myth?

    And when some freed slaves went to Africa
    They started a colony called Liberia
    While today, they still have political and military hysteria
    So, no rightful land, no country, and no home
    Does yet set, the Black American to roam
    Looking for rest
    So, yes,
    For every race, it’s a biased case
    When it comes to the history books
    And some dissension always brooks
    Between what is told and what is left out
    But, why should I need White America
    To provide me what MY ancient story tells about?
    For ‘tis sad but true
    That almost all our hidden secrets lie within a book
    While we wait to be spoonfed without taking a look
    For ourselves
    For even the Great Zimbabwe…..had a library
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    keep teach and spreading da truth fo real sis ....I'm listening and learning
     
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you much, Rich!

    Yes, I believe in telling our stories and keeping our history alive.

    Sadly, gone are the days of the great storytellers.

    Even the ones within our own families are dying out and someone needs to pick up the banner from our Elders.
     
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