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Mon Oct 13, 2014, 03:35 PM

 

My Heart Lives in Ferguson

My heart lives in Ferguson, in the streets that ran with blood
It gives a beat, for each of the feet, that walk those desperate streets
And if I make it to Ferguson, I will stand up straight and tall
And march along with my brethren and , oh, shall the mighty fall


Let us go to Ferguson, and stand us side by side
We will gather up the little ones, our living joy and pride
And when the acid burns our eyes, we shall keep them open
Know that though weak we seem, we never shall be broken


We came to you as hostages, taken from our land
And settled you us here with you, brought up by your hand
Set us free America, we are slaves no more
Yet the overseer never stays the lash, he would see us whipped and poor


Take a look at Ferguson, at the misery you have created
After all that we have done for you, we are yet still hated
Liberty and Sacrifice, we get one without the other
And when I die in your streets, who will help my Mother


Let us start with Ferguson, we have much to do
Strange Fruit blows in the breeze, and itís all because of you
Move along America, the times they need to change
Before we all but disappear, like the Buffalo on the range

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bravenak Oct 2014 OP
Louisiana1976 Oct 2014 #1
bravenak Oct 2014 #2
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #3
bravenak Oct 2014 #4
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #5
bravenak Oct 2014 #6
Live and Learn Oct 2014 #7
bravenak Oct 2014 #8
brer cat Oct 2014 #9
bravenak Oct 2014 #10
logosoco Oct 2014 #11
bravenak Oct 2014 #12
J_J_ Oct 2014 #13
bravenak Oct 2014 #14
marym625 Oct 2014 #15
bravenak Oct 2014 #16
marym625 Oct 2014 #17
bravenak Oct 2014 #18
marym625 Oct 2014 #19
bravenak Oct 2014 #20

Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 04:00 PM

1. Beautiful poem. K&R

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Response to Louisiana1976 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 04:13 PM

2. Thanks.

 

I love books, too. Just like you.

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 04:15 PM

3. Wow!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 04:20 PM

4. Thank you.

 

Love you too.

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 04:56 PM

5. Incredibly moving poem bravenak.

Powerful.

Thank you

Keep on writing~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:01 PM

6. Thank you, SheShe.

 

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:07 PM

7. Wonderful poem.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 05:39 PM

8. Thank you.

 

I will go watch now.

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 06:59 PM

9. Lovely and moving, bravenak. nt

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Response to brer cat (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 07:00 PM

10. Thank you.

 

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 07:55 PM

11. This is beautiful and perfect.

I was doing good until the "who will help my Mother" and then the screen got blurry.

It is so great that you can put what is in your soul into words so eloquently. And thank you so much for sharing it!!!!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 08:00 PM

12. Thank you.

 

Such sad times we live in.

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 08:32 PM

13. awesome poem!

 

beautiful

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Response to J_J_ (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 08:51 PM

14. Thank you.

 

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:15 PM

15. K&R

Very nice!

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Response to marym625 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:47 PM

16. Thanks!

 

I see you found it.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 09:24 PM

17. what did I find?

I am linking and posting so much, I'm lost

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Response to marym625 (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 09:27 PM

18. The poem I wrote.

 

i toss them out from time to time.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 09:40 PM

19. It's beautiful

Thank you for sharing it.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 09:41 PM

20. Thank you.

 

We need things to remember this time.

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