Black Poetry : word play

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaz, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Should the word ****** be kryptonite
    To my mental
    Completely destroying my self control and Forcing me to explode in a violent rage
    Or should the use of the word simply be a warning to me that the user of the word is
    Ignorant, scared and probably suffers from an inferiority complex
    Personally the word does very little to offend me anymore
    I find it dated and considerably ineffective
    I accept the word for what it is
    A SUMMARY
    A summary of the user’s ideologies
    It says to me that they regret the emancipation of the few of darker hue
    They wish for a time when the color of their skin guaranteed them a presumed superiority
    Not because they were better at any particular thing, but because their people had kidnapped and subjugated
    A few of darker hue
    They wish for a time when they could
    Steel away from a loveless arranged marriage to their first cousin
    Sneaking Down to the slave quarters where they could fulfill their true fantasies
    Forcing themselves on the wives sisters and daughters of the subjugated black man
    They wish for a time when they could overcome the inadequacies of their own GENETIC MATERIAL
    Through the forced labor of the few of darker hue
    The few of darker hue who had the GENETIC MATERIAL to survive the task
    They prefer the status quo to be based on the color of a mans skin
    Rather than the “content of his character” or what ever the contemporary barometer of success may be today
    Who knows I might feel the same way if I was unable to find any worth in anything else about myself
    Just know that I am not offended by your perspectives and I validate your Wright to feel that way
    But if you wish to keep your views semiprivate and prevent a certain beat down from the few of darker hue who fail to share my view
    the current politically correct word for ****** is
    “you people” or something like that………….

    (Just for your information)
    It was a moderately small percentage of southerners who enjoyed the plantation privileges and profited directly from the institution of slavery, but if your comfortable believing that the good old days would have been good for you, be my guest. The reality of the situation is that your great great grand daddy probably picked his own **** cotton right beside some ****** (lol).
     
  2. Rashad

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    Got my mind thinking on the word play...

    So True! So True!!
    Poet You don Scribed sumth'n Here Bruh!! Tyte Piece!

    ******'s
     
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    they learned what they were taught...and no-one made the decision to teach them any new lessons,and so the cycle continued and is still continuing today...while other people suffer the effects of their learned behaviour....slavery might have been abolished...the attitude and ignorance that walked hand in hand with it, sadly was not...

    k
     
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    Being a southern representa before they called it the dirty south, I can still see those images when driving down country roads where some relatives still reside next to trees that were used to hang peeps by the klan. More importantly being a southerner we recognized the extent of racial damages and love those for not forgetting our ancestors' plight -truly horrific. Thanks, no doubt. Schools teach history, we live it.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a great read.
    Thanks.


    Scribeaboutit!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  6. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rashad
    I am glad this piece is worthy of further thought for you.
    thanks for checking it out

    Kitana
    I suppose we all learn what we are tought in one way or another and the tragedy is when so many fail to see what they are actually teaching and/or learning
    thanks for the comments

    brotherman
    does Huntsville Ala sound familiar to you? that is where I grew up in part and if you dared to walk almost any road in that city the word ni**er would be often yelled from passing motorist and more often than not followed by a bottle thrown from the window. Fortunately a rednecks ability to hit a moving object from a moving car is negligible and I never was actually hit (thank God) but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. all I am trying to say is that I would much prefer that you call me ni**er than to just cleaverly treat me like one
     
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    feeling my dawg from MD
    peace

    dssNY
     
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    tyght scribe ............well felt
     
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    shaz.


    teach poet! ...teach dammit!! :D

    & we will listen/learn/appreciate!!
    (at least i will. :) )

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
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    Shaz,

    Knowledge!!!!

    :peace:
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