Black Poetry : Yes We Can

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by ewopper, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. ewopper

    ewopper Active Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2
    Yes We Can

    From the slave house to the white house
    The journey’s been long
    Through many fears and doubts
    Our people marched on

    Through cotton fields and bad ordeals
    Of racism and bigotry
    The prayers of black people really keeping it real
    Brought us to this reality

    From Rosa refusing to go to the back of the bus
    So some white man could sit
    To invoking a newfound pride in all of us
    Standing up to segregation’s whip

    With white brothers and sisters joining the fight
    We took up the torch for equality
    And the blood that was shed for civil rights
    Brought us to this reality

    From the brutal murder of Emmet Till
    To the death of other martyrs slain
    Somehow black people preserved the will
    And the equality dream still remained

    From a balcony in Memphis to the white house steps
    To the highest office in the land
    The dreams of a dreamer were finally met
    In the electing of a black man

    And not because of color of skin
    As the dreamer prophetically foretold
    But because of the character he had within
    And the stance he took brave and bold

    And now that History has turned the page
    On it’s way to a brand new day


    Despite the ferocity of bigotry’s rage
    America embraced the vision of a better way

    And the Lord God in my eyes anointed the vision
    In the election of this man
    And granted mercy and favor to our decision
    To make him the leader of our land

    And as we go forth through the valleys of despair
    Around the mountains of adversity
    We as a nation have become acutely aware
    Of this newfound reality

    For business as usual is no longer accepted
    A time for true change has come
    And with the people behind the one we elected
    Yes we can… truly get things done

    H. Wilson
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    yes indeed you talking depth of true awareness here poet , loving ya stroke !
     
  3. Astrologer4U

    Astrologer4U Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    3,298
    Likes Received:
    484
    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    California
    Ratings:
    +486
    Bob the builder is the original "Yes We Can" Spokesman. I am thinking that Obama's daughters must have been Bob the builder fans.




    Astrologer4U
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    The journey was often heinous, yet we're still ascending, yes we can. Uplifting write poet.