Black Poetry : Tensions in Harlem

Koolaid_smile

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this for my people
who make shade divisions within their own color section
forced to hate the one in the mirror
and hide their dark hands in pockets

the child grows up taught to hate them
hate only those who look like him
the child is a swan in a world of ducks
who teaches her that her complexion ain't nothin' but bad luck

the boy curses his mamma for makin' him so black
the girl curses her father for the straight hair she lacks
the boy curses his nose and lips for being too broad
the girl cries herself to sleep not wanting to be that swan

they see white is pure and perfect within
while the black is carried out as evil as sin
who would help these children find their place
for they don't know they curse their people when they hide their face


(on a side note, I hope some of you saw def poetry jam last week. I was wondering if anyone can find a copy on the internet of Flowmentalz "Constipation" poem...thank you)
 

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very well pose'd forth one must see that we are who we are
and be as proud as can be for what's white not always pure
as black pearls of essence midnight is beautiful coz it allows
da glow of da moon and da starz to gleam .
 

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Good piece. It is sad how much self hatred exists in the community...it is good that many have been speaking out on it recently on Destee.
 
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