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I Am Black

They say a poem's not really a poem until you share it with someone else. And that's what this place is all about.
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Post by STAReye » February 1, 2012, 10:38 pm

Just
because
I am black
you measure me
by the colour of my skin to such shame.

I build you railroads and teach you freedom
never turn back
to hear you
insult
me.


*February : Black History Month

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Post by Davidf » February 2, 2012, 2:42 pm

Leonard,
A good poem to celebrate Black History Month...it is sad they get shortest month...
~Davidf
Have a blessed day!

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Post by fredcowie » February 2, 2012, 7:12 pm

my wife is black and every day is AWESOME but i never have thought color
Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Please visit my website at fredcowie.com, my FACEBOOK(/fredcowie) page where I post my writings and my paintings every day. Peace!

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Post by STAReye » February 4, 2012, 11:30 pm

Thank you, ~Davidf & fredcowie. Black is bold and beautiful. Ask Maya Angelou...a phenomenal woman...

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Post by Lion~* » February 7, 2012, 2:30 am

When I was a small girl being taught how ALL people came from Adam and Eve and so we had to have a bit of every nation in us.... I assumed all the dark moles I had were proof that there was African geneology somewhere back in my family tree and after watching Roots I truly hoped so! But later I also longed to belong to Sacajawea or Tecumseh and Rob Roy of Scotland and Brian Boru the Lion of Ireland! It's the soul that captures my attention... not the skin tone... though some peoples are simply stunning to look upon!

Lakawanna Blues is a fabulous true story I just watched on tv. Made me very proud of a vibrant life changing woman. I'd be deeply proud to be in her linage! But you know... somehow from all the mixing of hearts and bodies since Adam and Eve... I most likely am! I've always wondered about all these beauty spots ;)

May it be a very worthy and altering Black History Month and not just a "theme" on a calendar!

Your poem is difficult because it was true and for too many still is. It's obscene how people have filled the earth with their shameful malice through all the various forms. " What every person desires is unfailing love" Proverbs. If only.........

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

The bottom line, especially for my character,
is the issue of unconditional love.”
Matthew Weeden

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Post by STAReye » February 10, 2012, 1:50 am

The Lion~* speaks ! And you touch my heart, my dear Lady. As if my Indentureship was not enough, a dark stain can be beautiful, depending on the way you look at it.
From Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, to Alex Cross's Trial, you cannot scrub away the truth. And Mahatma Gandhi said you must be the change you want to be.

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Post by fredcowie » February 10, 2012, 3:48 am

We must learn that hard is not bad, it is just hard.........sometimes bad is hard.........and we have en-dure, per-severe, and get through the hard.......love, fred
Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Please visit my website at fredcowie.com, my FACEBOOK(/fredcowie) page where I post my writings and my paintings every day. Peace!

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Post by STAReye » February 10, 2012, 11:09 am

Very true, fredcowie. Blessings.

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Post by summerrain » February 16, 2012, 3:43 pm

Great read....beautifully put.
Life is like a coin,
You can spend it any way you wish,
but you can spend it only once"

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Post by mwzephyr » February 16, 2012, 3:48 pm

That of most value,
is often put through the fire and the forge to make it pure, strong and concentrated in value; be it a metal, a crystal
or a soul.

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