the dangerousNEGRO — Poetry

Questions and Answers

Posted by dangerousnegro on

The story behind this poem is pretty interesting.  Apparently, the author was put in a trance and prompted to verbalize how they felt about their situation in life and how to improve it and the interviewer encouraged them to keep going by asking questions at certain points, which explains why it jumps around a bit at times.  Don't know if that's true or not, but even if it's not, it's still deep stuff. Author Unknown Stream of consciousness thoughts on problems and solutions, questions and answers: I am African American.  I feel inferior.  How do I fix it?  If I...

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Legally Disadvantaged

Posted by khine_johnson on

Legally Disadvantaged A Revolution illegaly couldn't stand it Arms race held by racist arms, dogs, bombs, police and blazed alarms ...Looking through this glass prism defining a culture of black symptoms Rage, hate, tears, death crying babies ...staggered...breaths God Save Me Lynched chest eroding churches blowing Up What? Trust Us? You must be jive'n Maybe we meant to be screwed? Black skin is tougher..maybe we meant to be bruised? Worked so hard like...we meant to be used Again..back to the prism back to the pen back to the vision slight sight through the lens backed by the prisons Childs' play...

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Letter to a Stubborn Sista

Posted by khine_johnson on

A poem to a stubborn sista... Her light complexion mirrors sheets that she covers her face with when the nightmares come...the stubbornness is the key that frees her in between the reality and the split second between cold sweats and heaving breathing She hesitates sleeping, traumatic occurrences rehearse throughout her brain, and in the moment she hits rem, unconsciously she's insane REM..reckless emotions masturbating in her head remind her of closets full of skeletons that still play in her deepest memories refusing to die...backwards and forwards..forwards and backwards Forward is the direction that she aims for, but her past keeps...

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