Black Poetry : Why Did GOD Let This Happen To Me? Part 1.

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the jungle {the bush} was my playground

    like the cheetah
    i ran to the
    thump...thump...thump
    of Africa's drum beat

    grass and dirt beneath my feet

    then the pale man came
    ...the ghost of a man
    who stole ME
    ...herded ME like animals
    to a faraway land

    i felt the sting of the dead snake
    as it laced across my back
    ...biting into my skin
    ...told i was less than dirt
    i wasn't a man

    I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

    GOD of my father
    why did YOU let this happen to me

    WHAT DID I DO

    my playground {the bush} was no more

    where did the drumbeat go
    i didn't know why the pale man did me so
    where was my family

    the big water tossed me
    to and fro
    forward and back

    i was sick
    ...had no refuge
    from the cruelty of he
    who did this thing to me

    at night, i lay
    side-by-side with my brother
    stricken by hunger
    stronger
    was my thirst for {the bush}

    WHERE WAS THE LAND
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ahh u bring an embrace of reality upon da graceland
    yet we shell ova come to a better day but still dis hour
    is not da hour.........Baller man i'm in to it all da way
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller.


    ...this piece has silenced me. effective-ly.
    the imagery is so very fantastic!!
    i'm almost afraid to read part 2... but!

    i'm on my way ova there now...

    :heart:
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    they call it the GUN
    for the spear met its' match

    feeling ya black man
    feeling ya

    dssNY
     
  5. blackfox

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    Bro!

    Read all three, diggin the odyssey
    you took my conscious to!


    blackfox
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller

    This is an excellent read. Scribe On Poet!

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    five mics for the insight poet...

    one.
     
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    Tyte scribe poet!
    Can't wait to read part 2 & 3!
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    trying to do my part...

    putting on some activities for this organization--Network of Intel African-Americans--during our token month. on top of that, everything that's going on got me thinking...wondering...pondering 'bout all this hea we had to go through...and seeing so many who don't have a clue 'bout their history and what their forefather/mothers went through. even worse...some don't even care.

    sorry for rambling.
     
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    Baller...

    Tight!!!!

    On to Part II...

    :peace:
    GQ
     
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