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Dreadlocks

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Dreadlocks

Somehow I feel connected to each lock
They remind me of a time before me when black was not just hip hop
They remind me of a movement towards freedom
When we were gaining the momentumm to no longer be oppressed 
To me they represent bold, natural blackness

Symbols of non-conformity and to some
a sign of spiritual royalty
From ancient egyptians 
to the movement of the rastafari
The lion of Judah remains represented entirely upon the heads of those
who rebel against enslavement
In modern times and during the times of
John the Baptist, King Tut, Solomon and Samson

Connected deeply to the Rastafarian and the struggle of the block
Guerilla warriors swore not to cut the locks
until the release of their authority
Jah-Rastafari or Haile Selassie I
Big ups to the dreads with conscious minds

The intertwined knots remind me of naturally grown crops of herbs
Each lock a spliff of some FIYA YA
to help calm my nerves
Burning the corruption and the lies told about the words written
While filtering out the bullcrap I found truth in transmission
Giving it to you is my soul mission

Locks. Beautiful like the afro
Symbolizing freedom from strong holds
Still black and proud though
I love locks
They remind me of pure blackness

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poetry tonight, nice poem xxx

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 10:55:00 PM
    So do I...although I have cut it off more times than I care to count. It's a black thing though...smile. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Humble. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 9:42:00 AM
    fantastic poem and congrats on your being featured...Patrick

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:28:00 AM
    congrats on your featured poem...Joseph

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Beautiful poem... beautiful message... Terry

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 5:08:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Garrie. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. Enter and enjoy some of the contests and I wish you the best in them. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 7:27:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. hope your time on Soup will be fun and filled with sharing with luv..