Black Poetry : Why I Write

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I write because it is too painful not to write.
    I write because it is the only conventional valve
    for relieving the world’s indifference to me and mine.
    I write because I was never very good with my fists
    and bruising with words is more palatable to me.
    I write because I read.
    I read, so I can write.
    Daily, I read the world and its words.
    I write to ease my pain and the pain
    I know resides within the hearts of others.
    I write because it makes me happy,
    I write because not to do so is to abandon
    a talent that can be useful to others, for I am not brave.
    I lack the strength to be on the front lines, not the courage.
    I write because I can admit this to myself and know
    that my talents can help to further learning
    and understanding, and yes, to even rock the boat
    enough to throw comfortable passengers into the seas of
    understanding without drowning in the directionless
    whirlpools of discordance and divisiveness.
    I write for those who cannot speak for themselves.
    I write for those who cannot see or will not see.
    I write because the universe commands that I do.
    I write because my pen is my sword to cut
    a path in the undergrowth of ignorance, arrogance and inanity.
    Writing is bricks and mortar that allows me to build,
    just as it is my hammer to destroy injustice and mistreatment.
    I write because I love the sound of words, spoken or written.
    I write because it is what I do, but mostly
    I write because it is my love.
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And you write your *** off Ra. Keep reading.

    Much respect,
    BE
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    See/hear/feel my RESOUNDING standing O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is what it's all about, Poet!
    Thank you

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ITS JUST IN U

    BIG UP'S AND A FAT 10+:toast:
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This Should Be The Poet's Anthem

    My spirit moved within me...through each and every line.
    God knows, I sho nuff felt cha all da way on dis one.

    May my words build like bricks,
    Upon every soul,
    Pasting it's mortar gently
    Along the ruff edges of their heart.
     
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    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sho Nuff Thanks

    I got to thinking about it and I wondered why and the answer was fairly simpe--it's what I do--thanks for stopping past and taking the time--Ra

    :heart:
     
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    sexe1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amun-Ra,

    The first line is so true and
    the last line sums it up perfectly
    I agree...this should be the poetic
    anthem.

    :eek:
     
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    ladyx Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with all before me

    this is the writer's anthem, Ra. Loud let it ring!

    thank you

    x
     
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    raheem Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this piece

    has given me a boost; re-vitalized my thinking and I am reminded of why it is I love doing what it is I do.

    thank you brother!

    r
     
  10. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is it!

    We all write because we love it--nuff said--Ra

    ;)
     
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