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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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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 One love. Joy Wells
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Date: 5/18/2012 7:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Humble. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/17/2012 9:42:00 AM
fantastic poem and congrats on your being featured...Patrick
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Date: 5/17/2012 8:28:00 AM
congrats on your featured poem...Joseph
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Date: 5/15/2012 8:39:00 AM
Beautiful poem... beautiful message... Terry
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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
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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..
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