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Below is the poem entitled HISTORICAL MOMENT which was written by poet Keith Papyri. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My His-Story

The bowel movement of Ms. Liberty is Black His-Story Month.
We're forced fed information from the tissue
She wiped from back to front (did you cringe?) too!
But knowing my Great, Great, Great, etc.
Grandmother was traded for an ass
Births a Rebel with a cause!

I'm engraving your name upon this axe that
I'm using to sever  the chain attached to your name!
No more date rapes from Master
Who loves you with a love, equivalent
To an ass!

Know that our stock has risen and split!
Martin Luther The Dreamer, became Prophet
This guy named Obama, inaugurated on the steps
Built by your fellow slave comrades
Since then they've received retroactive pay,
Bills of total vindication
Giving change in mockery minted coins.
They couldn't have foreseen as slaves
They were constructing the pedestal for the Promised Land,
Their situation wasn't looking so promising!
But in 2008 granny
The Lord split the sea again!

We're not second class citizens either,
Thanks to genetics
We annihilate anything you mix us with,
The proof is in our last name.
I want you to strut in the afterlife
With your head held high,
The blood you've shed inks my pen
Redeeming your value.
Your grandson came to repurchase your deed,
You are a Lady and you are freed
From being sold by animals
For an animal!

Scribe ML

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  1. Date: 8/1/2014 5:32:00 PM
    ScRibbY SCrIBe, Know that I Been Finished yir' Poetry Collection a minute back. BUT, I come through to reread em'. They are All my flavor. I noticed slackin on a bunch of comments so I might as well finish up fillin these boxes soon. BUT WRITE MORE! ANIMAL soN.

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 9:29:00 PM
    bravo!!!! wow. "The blood you've shed, inks my pen Redeeming your value Your grandson came to repurchase your deed You are a Lady, and you are freed" Dang. ~lori

    Papyri Avatar Keith Papyri
    Date: 8/25/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are too kind!
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Alright Marlon!!...'But in 2008 granny, the Lord split the sea again'...THAT'S what hit me so hard and so good...Yessir, you have freed her soul, your soul and you are starting to free mine too...

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Now that I got to read this...DAMN POWER & GLORY!!! I was proud to hear this piece read last night on my show. Amazing.

    Papyri Avatar Keith Papyri
    Date: 7/3/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake, I just left your page, what a coincidence! I'm truly humbled by the experience!
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Oh my Goodness! Such an awesome poem, Marlon. It brought tears to my eyes for those who were sold and traded as slaves in an unjust and unfair society. To say the least. Thank you for sharing this one, it is a powerhouse poem. Hey! haven't seen much from you lately, where ya been? LOL Miss ya, Catie :)

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:30:00 PM
    I believe Nat Turner would respect this write Scribe - Injustice bestows such wonderful purpose - one animal to another, and round and round we go - will vengence lead us to highr ground, or sink us into misery new found - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 11:36:00 PM
    You said it said it!! As Cyndi said, this should be plastered over walls for the masses to see. Read my The Sowing...history still hurt our mind and hearts and draw a tear or two. Love this my friend. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 7:08:00 PM
    HOLY SHMOLY! Wham! Great stuff, Scribe! Book worthy, truly! Heck, actually I'd rather see this plastered on a thousand buildings, available for the masses to read. Sometimes books are too safe, too hidey-hole. So glad I stopped by to read this powerhouse. Keep jabbing, keep spillin'. We repaint the past with pretty curliques when it was red slashes over black... I actually almost forgot to mention, please check the blogs. You inspired a blog. Cheeky smile from Cyndi

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:02:00 PM
    OMG Marlon you are an amazing poet. Your creativity is more than entertaining. Your creativity is who you are, the way you see things - your truth. Keep writing. You're an inspiration. Please, keep writing <3

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 8:53:00 PM
    This is a very powerful write. You speak the truth. Some people don't want to hear, but it is there. It needs to be said. Thanks for sharing this and for readind my poem. God bless you always. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 10:42:00 AM
    A very historical movement indeed, fam, and powerful... Love it love always Carma xoxo

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:42:00 AM
    you certainly tell it as it was, and in some cases still is,,, nothing but truth here, Marlon, i have nothing but respect for the truth, and you indeed deliver....

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Powerful write!!! Very the opening act!!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:43:00 PM
    Right on, Dr. Linton Bradley, you keep telling them. The type of animals who were selling humans for animals down there, were the same type of animals who pissed on just about everything up here. "The blood you've shed, inks my pen/ Redeeming your value/ Your grandson came to repurchase your deed/ You are a Lady, and you are freed/ From being sold by animals/ For an animal!" -- those are high-impact lines right there; a great way to wrap it up(btw, as for the wiping part, I cringed too lol).