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    You don’t know shit!
    By: appreciative

    Can somebody tell me what a real black woman is
    Shit, it seems to me like every person got their own interpretation
    Shit, I think the past defines the present, and determines the future
    So, on that note
    Harriet tubman
    She had to be a real black woman
    Rosa Parks
    Another real black woman
    Deborah Sampson
    My momma
    Definitely a real black woman
    You see I think people got a fucked up depiction of the black woman
    She ain’t angry all the time
    JUST AT TIMES
    She is not a tempermental bitch
    But she can be a bitch at times
    #1 rule- DON’T PUSH HER
    Cause like a chameleon
    She will change, quick, before a blank of an eye.
    Absent fathers
    Stress, Pressures,
    Continuous undeserving disrespect
    All key factors in her transformation.
    Black woman
    We’re stubborn and determined
    Loving
    beautiful
    absolutely every bit of spiritual
    magnificent creations of god
    super natural
    powerful
    miracle-workers
    We make a dollar out 15 cents
    A meal out of rice and hotdogs
    And a home out of a shack
    We make miracles
    Doctors out of impoverished homes
    Scientist out of disadvantaged children
    Equality in a world of injustice
    Men out of society’s disappointment
    We make lawyers out under-funded public schools
    Generations of award-winning mothers out of motherless children
    Shit, fatherless children too
    We make Oprah Winfrey, Condeelza Rice, Will Smith, Sean Combs, Whoopie Golberg, Beyonce, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Malcolm X
    We make Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott, Farakon, Jay-Z, W.E.B. Dubois
    And the list continues
    So before you judge my attitude
    Shit, consider what hell I’ve been through
    And if you can careless about me
    Damnit, care about what my ancestors endured to get me where I am today
    And how they paved the way for my soon to come success
    Thank you for thinking of me before my existence
    Thank you for withstanding those whippings
    Thank you for running away and fighting a battle that seemed un winnable
    Thank you for enduring the agony of theft by taking of a child
    Thank you for going to jail to legitimize my freedom
    My freedom was not given to me
    My ancestors earned it
    We, well-rooted people, are most interesting in this land of America
    so diverse
    Different colors, backgrounds, beliefs, morals, religions,
    We are a special species put on this earth to be a living display that the battle
    the battle is sometimes already won
    That everything in life may not make sense at the time, but God has a plan
    That it may not happen when you want it, but it (blessings) will be right on time
    That my God is a living god
    That no weapons formed against me shall prosper
    So, I scream! I protest!
    Thank you
    Your lost
    Tears
    Blood
    Flesh
    Cries
    Did not go unheard
    We, generations after you, hear them everyday
    In the ever so common racial disadvantaged workplace
    Police brutality
    Political dominance
    Sterotypes
    Gang violence
    Necessary Affirmative Action
    Racial profiling
    Discrimination
    We feel your pain
    At least once in a black woman’s life
    We feel your pain
    We appreciate and acknowledge your epic
    Your story
    Your struggle
    You.


    Posted By missc | Sep 20, 2007
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    JolieH JPiC Contributor

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    Wow Comika.
    This is an excellent write. I really enjoyed reading this. It's like a rant, getting everything off your shoulders that you've been dying to say, and you did it so well. It's spiritual, full of emotion, images, and honesty.

    One of my favorite parts:

    "We make a dollar out 15 cents
    A meal out of rice and hotdogs
    And a home out of a shack"


    Posted By JolieH | Sep 20, 2007
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    missc New Member

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    i really appreciate your comments. yeah girl I have been holding that in for a long time. I had to get it out! and no one rally want to hear about the things I'd been feeling , so I wrote it. Thanks


    Posted By missc | Sep 21, 2007
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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Comika (I've never heard that name before, what's the background, do you know?)

    This is so passionately expressed and I can hear your screaming… :wow: yes, I am glad you were able to write it out and get it off your chest. Some of the most important lines in this for me were:

    That everything in life may not make sense at the time, but God has a plan
    That it may not happen when you want it, but it (blessings) will be right on time
    That my God is a living God
    That no weapons formed against me shall prosper

    This tells me that despite the hardships we are going through today, we will come out triumphant in the end…it is a very encouraging and uplifting piece, and I hope that you yourself are a recipient of that affirmation and encouragement each time you read it back.

    Nomad
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    Comika I hear you.... And hon never stop shouting it. People are People... inside we are all the same, bleed the same, feel the same.. Our bodies are just the envelope... the letter within is the soul. I have never heard of people picking and being picky about what color envelope they want. I have the greatest respect for your ancestors .. and the battle they waged for freedom. I wish to God that people would learn... we are all one ......HUMANS.

    This was a very very good write. I gave it 5 stars.

    Mysty


    Posted By Mysty | Sep 22, 2007
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    Comika,

    You Know Shit!! Keep on shouting it. I look forward to hearing more.

    Momma would be proud of you. Keep your head up, really wonderful, wonderful write.


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    that deserves an ovation and a napkin to wipe away the sweat...you can come down out of the pulpit now...we all agree, at least i do.

    zaac


    Posted By zaac | Sep 22, 2007
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    Bear JPiC Contributor

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    Bravo standing ovation Excellent penning Missc
    hugs kisses
    bear


    Posted By Bear | Sep 22, 2007
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    Quite a rant there...lol. Put in straight forward language so no one can misinterpret...well done!


    Posted By Benny | Sep 24, 2007
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