Black Poetry : Woman

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I tried to be a Woman
    back when I thought
    high heeled shoes were
    cool and a little cleavage
    never hurt nobody and
    the splits in my skirts
    could stand to be a little
    higher and the position of
    my lipstick was more
    important than politics
    and I failed.

    I tried to be a Woman
    when I let my hair grow
    wild and linking
    with my sisters loving my
    sisters telling brothers I
    would not take anything
    lying down unless I could
    come out on top was the
    thing to do and the only
    flesh I showed freely
    were my fists
    and still I failed.

    I tried to be a Woman
    when I could wear high
    high heels and long
    dark pants with wild
    hair red lips and fake
    nails and love my
    brothers and link arms
    with my sisters and
    be secure in my
    femaleness
    and here I am.

    Woman.
     
  2. Prizefighter16

    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love the poem
    it was beautiful
    thank you for sharin this work with me. :cool:
     
  3. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    toylin, this was a very nice piece of work:)
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Toylin,

    Being a woman is great, but knowing that there are sistas out there linking arms with you, and having your back, is wonderful. I stand linked with you. Peace and blessings on this journey.
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very well posedenjoyed this and feeling on it
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We can try to be women in so many ways, and inside that is what we are without even trying. I liked the way you went about making your point here.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ya womanly to express such visional masterpiece
    a woman worth is untouched in billions of way and no work
    needed to prove that tyte scribe sistah T.
     
  8. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To my sistas: I'm glad you stand united with me in these perilous times. We are Women, hear us ROAR!

    To my brothas: You are still my Kings and Princes.. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown your Queens throughout the ages.

    Bless y'all!

    Toya
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    likewise sista ups to da Queenz
     
  10. Eric Mitchell

    Eric Mitchell Active Member MEMBER

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    Much respect. This piece should be read by everyone. Well done.
     
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