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Strong Black Women ( Let's Keep It Real/Another Level)




By: Rashida Garner
Written: Nov' 98
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Strong Black Man (Keeping It Real)
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By: Rashida Garner
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Head Games


Why you gotta mess with my head
Cant you just be honest instead
Was it something I said
Was I too wild in bed

You see Iím trying to comprehend
The mixed message you send
Its just not making sense
What with all this pretense

I just never know when
I will see you again

And the excuses you make
Well seeÖ they take the cake

Cause Iím sitting here lookin
At this red phone
And Iím hoping youíll call
To say when youíll be home

But the hours have gradually
Turned into days
And I know Iím a fool to
Put up with your ways

I just know that
thereís got to be more to this life
than working and crying
and being your wife

See, I pray and I pray
For the strength just to leave
But then you come back
For just one more reprieve

And then I forget
Cause I want to believe
Iím back walking around with
My heart on my sleeve

I feel Iím getting stronger
And one day Iíll be gone
But until then I guess
Iíll just have to hold on


By: Lola M. Thompson
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Just a question


how are we,
females that is,
supposed to be
takin care of biz
when it seems to me
the business iz
all about
takin care of you...

and you want babies too?

so we're supposed
to go to work,
powdered nose,
ankle length skirt,
do what we do
to take care of you
and feed the babies
and clean the house too?

oh, but you pay the bills...

you work hard
you talk to men
who mislead you about god
you sleep with women
who's lives have been hard
you play with children
who have no clue
that their mothers
are trying to take care of you too
that's why its been so long
since they've had something new...

the things you provide
are few and far between
kind words are often
overridden by the mean
things you say just for fun
may be funny
to all but one
and amidst all of this
i have to ask
did you really expect
that we'd continue
to laugh?


By: wbld
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Untitled
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You'll never know how much I loved you,
How much I really cared,
How much love I felt inside of me whenever you were near,
and now you are gone forever,
yet always on my mind,
all of our memories will never be left behind.
We had something very special,
I thought we'd never part,
I always had a place for you,
a space next to my heart,
you were always so good to me,
you never made me cry,
no warnings, you just left me,
We never said goodbye.


By: Joya L. Young
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WILL TO SURVIVE


How can I explain how I'm feeling right now?
It's lonliness mixed with Alize and Cristhale.
Feels like somethin inside is to find it's way out,
only if I had the power to see what it's all about.

It's been days since I've seen her; but it feels like a lifetime.
I just want to feel her warmth pressed against mine.

Who the hell said "life is a bowl of cherries."
I've never met him but i can tell you he's a f@#*in' ferry.

Look into my eyes and tell me what you see.
Some anger, some love, and some insanity.

Don't be scared, look again, what do you see now?
Do you see the answer? Would you mind telling me how?

What do I do when I can't sleep at night?
Something is getting to me, give me the strength to fight.

How many people feel the cold inside?
The misery, the pain that makes you just want to die.
I take all that bulls@#*t and put aside,
look deep down and find the will to survive.


By: Kenny Gallo
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UNDERSTANDING


So when I say leap, Baby
Please understand that I'm not asking
you to do it by yourself
Do it with me
Cuz' then and only then
could I truly be your man

You see, I could never make love to a stranger again
much less share my bed
with anything less than my best friend
For with you I'm finding myself free
and suddenly, the hardest thing in the world
is for me NOT to be me

And when I say 'I don't know'
as I sometimes may
Please understand that such does not
make me any less of a man
For who could know the way
that a man goes
He's fortunate if he even thinks he understands.


By: Kenneth Bernard Gray
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WHERE


SEARCHING FROM THE BEGINNING OF LIFE
EVERYDAY ENDING WITH TEARS AND STRIFE
GROWING UP ALL ALONE WITHOUT THE ONE
WHOM I LONGED TO HEAR CALL ME SON

SO MANY YEARS AND SO MUCH PAIN
PARTS OF ME HURTING I DID'NT KNOW EXISTED
MY HEART, MY SOUL AND MIND ALL PAINFULLY TWISTED
ALL BECAUSE I YEARNED FOR THE ONE
WHOM I MOST WANTED TO CALL ME SON

THE HATE WAS BUILDING, IT CAME FROM MY CORE
THAT WAS, UNTIL I THOUGHT OF THE PAIN HE BORE
WHAT THINGS HAPPENED IN THIS MAN'S LIFE
THAT CAUSED TO HIM TO DESTRO HIS CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE

I GREW OLDER, I MATURED, LIFE AGAIN WAS FUN
THIS WAS MY TIME TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE SUN
BECAUSE THE HATE AND BITTERNESS BECAME UNDONE
IT WAS THE SAME DAY I OFFICIALLY BECAME HIS SON

SOME DAYS ARE STILL A LITTLE SAD
I THINK ABOUT THE TIMES I WISHED I HAD
BUT A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES HAS JUST BEGUN
THE SAME DAY I OFFICIALLY BECAME HIS SON


By: James K. Faust
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"There's more to life than loving you"


you think that i'm always gonna be around,
but hey i might just drop to the ground
see i know more about you then you think
i know it's with tamika you creep
if you want her, have her but you don't know
what youre doing maybe youre just too damn blind
to see how much you mean to me, but i see myself with someone
eles, you think youre living in a dream huh?
well you better wake up and face reality
or tomorrow i'll be gone
but i think it's time to move on with my life because
there's more to life than loving you
and stop wasting my time loving you
when youre loving someone eles besides me
i got one thing to say before i walk away
" why'd you have to f**k my bestfriend?"
now it's time to say good bye, so goodbye
i'm leaving you......


By: Rae Lyn "divine" kills plenty
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"~Reality~"


      i am now alone
      i feel as though you left me here to die.
      so all day long i think of you and then began to cry,
      all my dreams and all my fears in you i did confide
      and all these things you took with you my love,my hopes, and my pride. we had our times together, we laughed, talked,and joked, but now you won't acknowledge me
      you were my friend, a shoulder to lean on over the past few years.
      you were always there, when i needed you to wipe away my tears, where are you now? i thought we'd always be together for eternity, i was so blind now i realize and see that you're in love with me.
      ~*~reality~*~
      thats the bullet in my wounded heart
      only a word-but i can see that it's keeping us apart.



By: Rae Lyn "divine" kills plenty
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"Ham's Children"


      BROWN, BLACK, SILVER AND GRAY ARE THE COLORS OF OUR HAIR
      BLUE, GREEN AND BROWN ARE THE COLORS OF OUR EYES
      OUR SKIN EXCEEDS THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW
      OUR BODIES ARE CRAFTED BY THE ONE WE RESEMBLE
      WE ARE GIVING, WE ARE SPIRITUAL AND WE ARE LOVING
      WE ARE EXCITING, WE ARE CREATIVE AND WE ARE FREE
      BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED FOR YOU AND ME
      WE ARE NEGRO, WE ARE COLORED, WE ARE BLACK
      WE ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, BUT MOST OF ALL
      WE ARE FAMILY


      By: James K. Faust
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