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Hundreds of years of organized oppression
Their voices whisper from the grave to me
Girl, we were beaten just so you could have this
I’m glad somebody had proof of the dream
That’s what your son, my son, our sons are
Have the power to change jeans but not genes
Said trust me, I made you Black for a reason so
With the others who do not yet know

  1. Chiefrocka
    November 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Deep! I see ya ChUc!

  2. November 4, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    you have talent, now it is time to share.
    welcome to our community.

  3. November 4, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    you are represented as fresh poets to explore at our Poets Rally week 32.
    I invite you to become a participant, which helps you get poetry awards upon making a minimum 18 comments to participants.
    Thanks for the considerations. Link in a poem via commenting under the post when you are ready.
    Happy Thursday!

  4. November 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    letting you know Rally poetry awards posted, hope that you check it out,

    link a poem to Jingle poetry potluck if you can,
    i value your support.

    • November 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM

      I finished my 18 comments (maybe more) and a posted a link to the potluck. Thanks a bunch!
      Chick Under Construction

  5. November 9, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Lovely, liked your writing 🙂
    All the best
    Marinela x

  6. November 12, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    Kimeko, you write so well My Dear.. 🙂
    Very heartfelt, very warm.. bravo MyD.. Love xx

  7. November 12, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    Your poetry is amazing…with supporters such as you stand beside us, we can continue our efforts and make the potluck event more enjoyable for its large number of entries, multiple levels or types of talents, and authentic enjoyment of poetry and poetry reading…Come in any time when we are open, feel free to ask questions and read others.
    Thank you in advance.
    Have A Weekend A Graceful As Your Spirits.

    • November 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM

      Hey Olivia! I’m looking forward to browsing the site and reading as much as I can over the weekend. I love that the potluck gives poets the opportunity to share their work.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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