7 responses

  1. Cher Duncombe
    February 8, 2012

    Mantra, this is an amazing poem. I can hear your heart beat through it all.
    “I sing of black on black love that stood through thrashes and rapes
    A love that stood through hound chases and over the broom disappointments”

    You are inspiring, beautiful, and strong in your own delicate way.

    • MantraLotus
      February 9, 2012

      Thank you Sis! Our history is an enduring Love Story! Thank you Cher! We are all climbing for the better!

  2. LarryConley
    February 8, 2012

    Oshun – talk about Black Beauty, you should know Mantra, you should know.!

    “I sing through tears of remembering and heartache from understanding

    the pain of yesterday that creeps into today

    but, I sing of rebuilding, mending, and feeding black bellies

    of planting and watering fields of black hearts and souls and making them

    healthy and whole.”

    Black is beautiful and sometimes it is more obviously so than at others.

    What too many white Americans do not know or will not admit is that time after time throughout history Black Americans have loved this country far more than it has ever consistently loved them.

    All Americans and America itself are poorer for that. So let us, together, water fields of black [and white] hearts and souls and make them healthy and whole.

    Deep in my heart, I do believe, Black and White together, WE SHALL OVERCOME!

    i loved this Mantra! Thank you, Black Beauty.

    • MantraLotus
      February 9, 2012

      Thank you Larry!! Yes!!! I want Healthy, Vibrant, Lush and Colorful fields of us ALL! We Can..We Will.. and We Shall Overcome! I’m singing..I’m singing.. (Thank you and Love YOU)

  3. Pete Armetta
    February 10, 2012

    Exciting! Yes keep on singing no doubt! This is timeless and epic really, so well communicated. :)

  4. Melody Haislip
    February 10, 2012

    “From blue-black to the lightest of the beige

    From nappy to the nappiest

    From the tallest to the shortest

    From the thickest to the bony

    I sing Black-Beauty’s Song”

    Mantra Lotus, you Black Beauty, you, you writer of poetry that hurts my heart and then heals it. These words really touch me. My love was Black, and our son, who I call biracial but who the world calls Black, has experienced the world differently at times than I. If I could, I would render the world color-blind to differences that would divide us, so that color would be only to enjoy and to describe beauty. This is so beautiful, so beautiful!

  5. tolbert
    March 5, 2012

    With this much singin’ and in so many places…the world HAS to be a better place by default if nothing else! Every kind of music, every chord, every instrument, every voice…every word, every poem, every song…beautifully inspiring!

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