Black Poetry : You Are no Man

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by soblessed, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. soblessed

    soblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You call yourself a man because your gender is male.
    You know nothing of being a man.
    Tell me, do you stand tall and rise above the ostacles thrown before you in life?
    You are not a man.
    Do you think your stronger than me because you are bigger than me?
    You have beaten me and tried to take away my pride and you want to call yourself a man.
    Than you try to speak to me of love.
    You men throw that word around like it means nothing.
    You defile the word love.
    Disgrace the word man.
    You'd say anything for for a moment of passion.
    Did you love me when you blackend my eye?
    Did you love me when you violated me?
    You call yourself a man.
    You tried to take away my self-respect and dignity, to make your self feel better.
    It takes a man to raise a baby.
    Tell me do yo fear responsiblity or just don't care?
    You say you love your children but where are you now.
    You leave the mother and children to fend for themselves
    You were there to help concieve but where are you now when it's time to help feed.
    Where were you when he or she was sick or when they cried for daddy?
    Now left to continue in your footsteps of being a no good man.
    you are not a man.
    Quit lying to yourself.
    I am a Provider, Caretaker, Homemaker, Teacher, Mother and Father.
    I am smarter than you.
    I am stronger than.
    I am a women and I am more man than you.
    You are not a man!
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa, that was one emotive flow, but sometimes you have to speak on things, and if all this is true, he doesn't even sound hu-man. Well written piece.
     
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    Hello

    soblessed,

    I was truly feelin this piece.
    I just wanted to tell you that you don't have to suffer alone.
    I myself have been thru and still goin thru some of the same things you spoke of. I am going to send you a pm so that we can help lift each other and make it thru the struggle.
    Thank you for sharing ; )
    Nita
    :heart:
     
  4. soblessed

    soblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i created this piece from a bunch of women's stories and i rolled it all into one.
    thank you for your support
     
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    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I see you doing your thing poet and I like it. :look:
     
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    powerful words...

    moving scribe...nice work
     
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    Unfortunately there are some brothers who aren't men.
    Fortunately there are brothers who are men....sadly though they get little recognition.

    Sometimes it's hard to be a man when no one shows you how
    But that's not an excuse


    I feel this piece
    I agree with Sage.....it's very moving

    I feel ya.....keep scribin poet


    PEACE AND LOVE
    twision