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The look on a childs hungry face.
The pain in a mothers eyes when she cant put food in her babys belly.
A generation attacked by HIV/AIDS,
but even worse the man slaughter of our own skin.
That demon depression eating away at our minds,
putting us on the verge of psychosis.
Hatred silencing brothers and sisters,
destroyin our race.
It would have put a sinister smile on Willie lynches racist face.
Bringing him joy to watch us destroy ourselves the way he did,
as we worked under his too tight shackles.
Years of struggle, boycotts, and civil rights,
down the drain.
Wondering what the hell happened to us and didn't ge my answer
until i walked by a liquor stores broken mirror.




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Teekasaurus said...
Oct. 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm:
Excellent...asks a serious question about our culture. Keep it up
 
Precious replied...
Oct. 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm :
thank you!
 
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bindallas said...
Oct. 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm:
Enjoyed every line....
 
Precious replied...
Oct. 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm :
thank you!
 
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Ms.S. said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 3:40 pm:
Excellent use of personification. I enjoyed your poem!
 
Precious replied...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm :
Thank you!
 
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Skindeep said...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 9:33 am:
Wow, this is a great article!!! You have talent so keep up the good work....Sonya @ WSU
 
Precious replied...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm :
Thank You.
 
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Joyce said...
Sept. 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm:
Ajanae,<br /> This generation can change the tide of time and take the world to the next level.<br /> This is good. Keep up the good work.
 
Precious replied...
Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm :
Thank you.
 
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Woody said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm:
Adjanae, This was a very good article about how the African American race continues the binds of self hatred based on Willie Lynch orginal letter which caused and still has negative effects today in the African American community.
 
Ajanae D. replied...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 11:34 am :
Thank you very much. I read the Willy Lynch letter. He was brutal.
 
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Justdoet said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm:
Sober reflections of a renaissance. The struggle continues, the dream lives.
 
Ajanae D. replied...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 11:33 am :
are yew a poet?
 
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jojo77 said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 10:27 am:
This really hits you in the gut and makes you think. Keep up the good work
 
Ajanae D. replied...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm :
I will, Thank you for reading.
 
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Cynthia-WSU said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 7:57 am:
Great Article!
 
Ajanae D. replied...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm :
Thank You :)
 
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ADG23 said...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm:
Nice ill give it 5/5
 
Ajanae D. replied...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm :
thankk yeww :)
 
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