Black Poetry : With Purpose...

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With purpose we marched with pride.
    Sometimes with no one at our side.
    In the face of adversity.
    Other's abandoned me...
    And you stood behind me sometimes.
    A rebel with a cause, I was never one to pause.
    When the battle cry goes up, I get up, stand up!
    Many the foot soldiers fall to the side.
    Saying that all they have left is black pride.
    No one to stand in the gap , but the Lord.
    There were no lawyers that we could afford.
    The walking wounded still stand on the battle field
    confounded.
    We didn't surrender, even when we were surrounded.
    Civil rights movement they said...wasn't nothing civil
    about it...Dogs and waterhoses and angry mobs.
    No one listened to the childrens sobs.
    Suck it up they yelled...While the grown folks were
    jailed. I remember where I was when Rev. King
    was slaughtered...In the church house cleaning with
    father. A pastor's daughter, I felt conflicted, my heart
    and my lungs felt so constricted.
    But, there on the front line we stood.
    Nothing that happened that day was good.
    Just days before my tenth birthday.
    I didn't feel much like celebrating that year.
    I remember singing "We shall overcome" and dropping
    a solitary tear.
    The riots for three nights!
    The unnecessary fights.
    All to the rednecks and KKK's delight.
    Look at the nikka's tearing up everthing...
    What an uncivil way to honor "The KING".
    All I can remember is the repetitious refrain...
    "Let freedom ring!" "Let freedom ring!"
    So now with purpose I continue to sing.
    Now I remain in this same mental harangue...
    All because not that much has changed.
    With purpose I say...there must be a new day.
    We must continue the fight!
    We must hold on to the light...
    While no one can see, maybe it's just me.
    There is more than the war in IRAQ!
    And now there is no turning back...
    With purpose, I stand and I won't be denied.
    Civil rights, uncivil fights...
    We must hold on to the light!
    BJS (C)2003 :bazooka:
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was grerat i stuck to every word...
    wow you took me on a trip...very nice:angel1:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed i second that emotion
     
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    yes yes YES
    sing the song of steady survival
    side by side
    hand in hand
    I stand
    SO much love to ya for this one
    SO much
    :grouphug:
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My motivation!

    Two things motivated me to revisit this topic.
    One was watching Rosewood this weekend, if you have not seen it, you should.
    The other was the "Long Walk Home", we are such a fierce people to have endured what we have endured. To survive what we have survived. We must never forget! As the Holocaust survivors say...We have had a Holocaust as well.
    We may not have been in Aucshwitz in the internment camps, but we have certainly been victims of the machine of Opression. This poem means a lot to me. And it means even more to share it with all of you. Thanks for reading and responding.

    Blessings On Your House!
     
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