Black Poetry : Women, What Are We?

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  1. blackstar

    blackstar Member MEMBER

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    Women what are we?
    Beautiful, strong, gentle creatures
    That need to be praised.
    Mothers of the earth
    Who fertilize the land
    And create all light
    That shines on earth.
    We are the moon
    That rules the night
    As stars surround us
    Fighting to bask in the glory
    That rises out of our presence.

    Women, what are we...to men?
    Ugly, weak, fraile animals
    That need to be hurt.
    Pleasure producers through penetration
    Sent by God to fulfill every man's desires.
    Slaves
    That need to be lashed, raped, and silenced

    Women, what are we...to ourselves?
    Potential-filled beings
    Afraid to show our capabilities
    Vibrant flowers
    Slowly withering away in our own shadows
    Lovers of light
    Fooled by darkness

    Women, what are we?
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BlackStar

    :wave: Lovin' this piece ~ it evokes many thoughts!

    Looking forward to reading more of your work here...welcome!


    One luv.
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome !

    Hello :wave:
    nice flow
    tight scribe
    nice to see the sistahs representing strong and proud
    like N2 said can't wait to see more
     
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    my sistahs...

    Through the darkened days
    Of slavery times
    ...You survived

    Through the aftermath
    Of civil war
    and civil rights struggles
    ...you survived

    Through racial hatred
    And self-imposed
    Superior attitudes of others
    ...You stand tall

    Through derogatory treatment
    Of YOU by US {your brothaz}
    You stand
    Tall…
    Proud…
    Strong…

    You have survived…
    All the trash talking
    Woman bashing
    Sticks and stones
    The world could hurl at you
    With pride

    You have survived
    The many heartaches
    Mental anguish and pain
    My brothaz have inflicted on you
    With pride

    You survived
    Much too much to surrender now
    You have proven yourself to be
    Worthy

    With an empty heart
    A mind immersed in the stench
    Of the lowliest of souls
    You walk

    Chin uplifted
    Shoulders back and stomachs in
    You walk with pride
    Exhibiting strength

    Your eyes are clear
    Your mind…free of bondage to others
    For you know who you are
    My Strong, Black Sistahz.

    I salute you

    BLACKSTAR...welcome to the family.:)

    One.
     
  5. thepoetsean

    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    as an officianado of your pieces...

    it's safe to say that your words are timeless

    scribe on and...


    i'm watching.

    sean.


    P.S. check the board next time you're here, you are an inspiration look for a poem called just thought i'd let you know.


    and welcome to destee, we are glad to have you.

    (opens arms)
     
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    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a nice piece. I enjoyed the read.
     
  7. MzNappi

    MzNappi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    well-come commune grow and shine with us
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    you are a strong black woman

    God made man
    God made woman

    man needs woman
    woman needs man

    it's called nature

    no one should dispute that

    man we have our job to do
    woman have their job

    so in the age of sound bites
    and style changes every six month people lose sight that life is a "NATURAL" thing and nature has its' rules, doesn't mean good or bad just means we need to communicate better as people

    i for one love woman and do not view them as punching bags
    but if i'am attacked i will defend myself within reason
     
  9. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome BlackStar

    thank you for sharing yourself with us
    friends and family we all are
    koolaid in da fridge
    poetic delicacies abound
    make yourself at home

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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