Black Poetry : Why Did GOD Let This Happen To Me? Part 3

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    will i hate forever
    never to know peace from my hostility
    will i get beyond what he's done to me

    will i?

    as the rising sun sets beyond my burning rage
    will i know a day...a time when my heart hurts no more
    who will settle the score
    ...erase the tears of my fears
    shedded over years of heartache and misery
    {who will remember me}

    who will stand for me
    beside me
    help to shatter the story of my history

    is there another Malcolm
    or Martin

    will Garvey or Evers
    give rise to another soldier
    to win us over
    that we might follow their
    drum beat

    will you DIE for me

    will Rosa's descendents
    erect another tale of a bus
    tell another bus driver
    that they refuse to get up

    will thousands rise to be assassinated
    by those who hate us
    only to be replaced by thousands more

    who will open the door

    who will make their way
    through the gook and muck
    that's phucked us over all these years

    who will walk through the tears
    of my foremothers
    my brothers
    my sisters

    who?

    ALLOW ME TO TAKE THAT FIRST STEP.
    to face my foes...head on
    that he might feel the strength
    of my forefathers.

    ALLOW ME.

    i have soaked in tears
    i have raged on for years
    i have came to a crossing in the road
    NOW I KNOW
    what must be done

    i am the one

    the one to move ME forward
    the one to toe the line
    the one who will defend the release
    of my peace
    and make the world a better place

    yes...i am the one.

    i will run to the beat of Africa's drums once more
    i will play on my playground beyond the shore

    hear me.
     
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    Baller ya coming in loud and clear
    I hear da drum beat beyond da shorelines

    write on poet write !
     
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    Baller.


    ...i wish we had an icon that meant "Standing Ovation"
    cause you... my brother... deserve one for this peace.
    all 3 parts combined tell a most profound&painful
    story... that none of us can stand to forget! & the
    last part reminds us of our responsibility to ourselves
    as well as our past&future! before i get too long winded
    ...i'll just say Thank You!!

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    the circled will be completed
    in my opinion
    it won't be a person
    more like a miracle

    feeling all three verses
    as a black man

    peace
    dssNY
     
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    Keeping the flow going!
    yeah, I hear yo!
     
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    Well done baller! (and what sherykah said!).....

    I agree with Kemetstry.... a complete work ~ that is what this is.
    (and I do believe there is a definite answer to your title question)

    a
     
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    Baller,

    EXCELLENT!

    Epip gave you the perfect name. You definitely are a Maestro.


    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    true words poet...deep...deep...deep
     
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    Nice finish Baller!
    I feel the pain of our history and the lost souls of those who helped fight the good fight!
    It is good to know people like you are still around to help fight the good fight using words as a plateau for getting across messeages in the sublime form. Tyte poet!
    p.s. If u need some help holla at me!!
    I got yo back!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS Y'ALL...

    for reading and feeling me...and letting a brutha know what's real. 'PRECIATE DAT.

    Kemetstry...i thought about leaving it as one piece but, for myself, i look at a lenghty piece and don't have time to read it...so i pass it by with the intention of going back to it...but, 'coz Destee's playground is so strong and the river is flowing, by the time i get back to it...it's three, four pages gone. thought the parts would make it more inviting for the busy bees in the house.

    THANKS for reading me, y'all.

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