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    dots Submission Name: THIS ETHNIC'S PRIDEdots
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    Author: Brownsdelight
    ASL Info:    25/F/NUEVO MEXICO
    Elite Ratio:    4.43 - 1251/1055/115
    Words: 168
    Class/Type: Deep Thought/Serious
    Total Views: 1639
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       For those of you who know me know that over the months I've become part of a loving family here on elite. You may also notice there are some other posts on here today that speak out against racisim. We were all just a lil offended by a fellow elites comment on "Does this complete your order?" by my man X.

    Though I had orginally thought to come back with a vent/rant type post. I thought long and hard about what I've been teaching my bi racial daughter the past nine years and so I settled on This Ethic's Pride.

    As always be blessed.

    To my man X. Misery loves company papi. Don't let other's peoples opinions make you bitter. After all "opinions are like as$holes, everyone has them and they are all full of s#it!"


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    dotsTHIS ETHNIC'S PRIDEdots
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    I am blessed to be living
    In this land of the free.
    Taught that all men are equal
    I hold firm to that belief.

    Though I’ve been battered
    Down in this hard knock life
    Called a “Spic” I still
    Carry myself with pride.

    At a young age gave birth
    To a child of mixed race
    Was scorned, looked down upon
    Even called a disgrace.

    I never let that hold me back
    I followed my dreams
    Raised a beautiful daughter
    Taught her looks aren’t all that they may seem.

    I heard the words of Martin
    When he said he had a dream
    Read the words of Ruben Salazar
    That got him gunned down in the streets.

    Many years we’ve been fighting
    Too many losing life
    And still there is ignorance
    But I won’t give up the fight.

    So judge me if you must
    Because my eyes can see no color
    Firm I’ll stand with pride
    Dignity, respect and honor.




    Submitted on 2005-03-02 15:59:20     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      God made man and woman, not nigger and spic. we were born into a beautifully hypocritical world. the harshest thing about the racism still around is that, in essence, it is ignored all together to day because MLK made his speech. WE HAVEN'T DONE ENOUGH. i think it is disrespectful to us, the US citizens to call this nation the "Great American Melting Pot", when the chemicals don't bond.i can admit that the number of people who aren't racist largely overnumber the amount that do, however the fact that this prejudice still exists has become an unaccepted facet of American life. I find myself put into situations no person should. i have been argued with and discriminated against for being of a mixed background. not to the extent of being lynched or tied to the back of a pick up truck but still, that doesn't need to happen for racism to be exhibited. i persoanlly have tried several times to join certain organizations but my age won't let me. i liked this. it showed a powerful side of your personality. its a sad thing that this had to be caused by such an unfortuante insident. blessings be upon you and your family.~p.j.
    | Posted on 2005-05-10 00:00:00 | by Aknahlij_d 1 | [ Reply to This ]
      This was an amazing peom,I was moved through the entire thing.I have the same problem as Dead,yetalive,I'm not black enough for some people or i'm too black.It's really sad that even after Martin Luther King,Ruben Salazar and all the other figthers for equality we still have a long way to go.

    Thank you for this peom,and may God bless you and your daughter.

    All the best
    Violet
    | Posted on 2005-04-16 00:00:00 | by Winterbliss | [ Reply to This ]
      Hey I know what it's like to be disciminated against. Not to many Santo's around these parts girlie girl...It's just because they don't understand why I can be better looking then them and why they can be thrown into the bowels of a fired filled hell where they will be forgotten by God for the rest of their eternal lives...of coarse then again I could be just a Mexican who was kicked out of a bunch of stores for just looking mexican...damn...
    The Saint
    | Posted on 2005-03-21 00:00:00 | by Lil_Santo | [ Reply to This ]
      girl... one word...AMEN! I'm so glad you wrote this because I know so many people that hate me simply because I'm black and then there are the blacks at my school who hate me because they say I act too white or too rocker-ish! that's not only discrimination, that's prejudice, racism, and plain and simply judgmental! I don't like it and am NOT 1 to take it sitting down. Simple as that.
    Anywho, awsome poem.
    | Posted on 2005-03-17 00:00:00 | by dead,yetalive | [ Reply to This ]
      girl... one word...AMEN! I'm so glad you wrote this because I know so many people that hate me simply because I'm black and then there are the blacks at my school who hate me because they say I act too white or too rocker-ish! that's not only discrimination, that's prejudice, racism, and plain and simply judgmental! I don't like it and am NOT 1 to take it sitting down. Simple as that.
    Anywho, awsome poem.
    | Posted on 2005-03-17 00:00:00 | by dead,yetalive | [ Reply to This ]
      girl... one word...AMEN! I'm so glad you wrote this because I know so many people that hate me simply because I'm black and then there are the blacks at my school who hate me because they say I act too white or too rocker-ish! that's not only discrimination, that's prejudice, racism, and plain and simply judgmental! I don't like it and am NOT 1 to take it sitting down. Simple as that.
    Anywho, awsome poem.
    | Posted on 2005-03-17 00:00:00 | by dead,yetalive | [ Reply to This ]
      girl... one word...AMEN! I'm so glad you wrote this because I know so many people that hate me simply because I'm black and then there are the blacks at my school who hate me because they say I act too white or too rocker-ish! that's not only discrimination, that's prejudice, racism, and plain and simply judgmental! I don't like it and am NOT 1 to take it sitting down. Simple as that.
    Anywho, awsome poem.
    | Posted on 2005-03-17 00:00:00 | by dead,yetalive | [ Reply to This ]
      girl... one word...AMEN! I'm so glad you wrote this because I know so many people that hate me simply because I'm black and then there are the blacks at my school who hate me because they say I act too white or too rocker-ish! that's not only discrimination, that's prejudice, racism, and plain and simply judgmental! I don't like it and am NOT 1 to take it sitting down. Simple as that.
    Anywho, awsome poem.
    | Posted on 2005-03-17 00:00:00 | by dead,yetalive | [ Reply to This ]
      see T- this is the kind of post that i appreciate. you got your head held high (as you dont allow disrespect) but you dont sink to the level of hatred...as you said you thought about this post for a while. i say good choice.

    i myself am bi-racial and deal with some of the worst from BOTH sides so i am a self proclaimed expert, teaching your daughter these valuable lessons will only make her a stronger person, and i applaud your effort...if as parents everyone did that maybe it wouldnt be such a difficult society we live in.
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by stolie77 | [ Reply to This ]
      I like this ...It's sad ....Thankfully the line between black/white ect has been blurred.....I dont know i'm colourblind :) .....We have similar things here...The aboriginals get a pretty hard time ..expecially with the assumptions of them being lazy ect ...The world is full of many many different intollerances ....I think no matter what colour your skin is you can still experience it ...Im Wiccan ...That usually gets me labelled as a satanist or something....I still can't bring myself to put my beliefs down on documents that ask for "religion" ....Im glad that you hold your head high ...As you should ...And it's nice to see some peices about the big issues :D
    Blessed Be
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by Krysti | [ Reply to This ]
      GIRL! Go get it! Damn! Okay, you kept your calm. You are better then I. Me, I am aggressive and follow the wise tale "Don't get mad...get even". You, you are a peace-maker. I want to congratulate you on this. You really put thought into it and made a large statement. One that anybody should appreciate. Much props. *claps* You are strong. In more ways then the obvious.

    Li Li
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by Munchie_1226 | [ Reply to This ]
      Hey Brownsdelight

    I have read your peom a couple of times and It was nice to read, because of you being so honest. I must be difficult to have a child of mixed race, not that I in anyway are against it. But just the endless battles you always are going through ;0)

    Just an idea

    I am blessed to be living
    In the land of the free
    Taught that all men where equal
    ”I hold firm to that belief” - something need to be done, but I do not know how

    Though I’ve been battered
    Down in this hard knocked life
    Called “Spic” and still
    Carrying myself with pride

    I think if you try to play or work with the words, you are able to get a better flow in your poem. I do not know if you liked it, but I think you could get a much better flow and the poem could become more interesting. Keep working ;0)

    KNS
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by KNS | [ Reply to This ]
      Wow what a powerful message. I can see everyone on elite are really friendly and like a family. But there are some out there, who want to reck everything. and just I don't know tormant if thats the right word for it. But I have read his piece.. I have read x's stuff alot.. And I didn't see who the person was, but not alone did it affend him, but it affended his family members. Cause you are like the third person that wrote something like this. But that is good. Because its nice to know people care on this site. They made beautiful poems out of it to.. Very powerful messages. That will touch alot of readers. Some readers will be in shocked, to hear that, that has happened.
    Good luck... I am sorry about this situation.. It hurt a lot of people. Right now I am really mad and disappointed too. I am just hoping it wasn't the same person that was messing with me... and my other friend on elite..
    well good write

    stephanie
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by XxStephyxX04 | [ Reply to This ]
      very powerful message and one that i wish everyone would hear. probably the ones who need to the most won't, unfortunately. i could never understand how the color of someone's skin should ever make a difference. i bet your daughter is beautiful, and it's good to know there are people out there like you raising 'em right! thanks for sharing.
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      I really love this. I'm from a really small town that has maybe 5 people in it that arent totally white. I, as a girl with hispanic and cheeroke background, stand out with my dark brown eyes and really tan skin. Im a popular girl, but I still hear the comments that people jokingly throw at me about being "brown" How ridiculous is that?
    Anyway, I respect you so much for teaching these values to your daughter. Its people like you that just may save the upcoming generations.
    Nice write, by the way.
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by LadyInRed88 | [ Reply to This ]
      First let me say I hate racism, now for my thoughts. see one of the main problems in life is our pride of our hertiage. See then the nature competion of who race is superior and throughout history, this point has proven itself over and over, when the Greek ran the world,they did terrible things to other races, to what happening in the sudan,where blacks are the leader killing millions because they feel their tribe is superior, when actually the thing we should be most proud of is what we stand for and who we are as spiritual people. A colorless mind is the only way we can ever get along.

    I am most proud of you for taking the high road, you could have follow the neg,but you didn't, with this, you taught your daughter and other on this site a great lesson,bravo

    But I already knew you were a very classy woman, not to mention wise and smart.
    | Posted on 2005-03-02 00:00:00 | by edthepoet | [ Reply to This ]
      I hate everything to do with rasicm. No one race is better then the other. It is the soul that makes a person who they are not the colour of their skin.
    "I heard the words of Martin
    When he said he had a dream
    Read the words of Ruben Salazar
    That got him gunned down in the streets." this was the most moving stanza.
    As a person of a mixed race, I could really relate to this piece.
    Thanx for the words my family should have taught me.
    Rubi Roja
    | Posted on 2005-03-03 00:00:00 | by Rubi_Roja | [ Reply to This ]
      My God, My God, My God! You people have completely taken what i said and twisted it. I am not Racist, i am the furthest from it. Probably when reading a comment first think outside of your context and think about where i live and how what i am saying will apply to my context. That comment was related to everyone's general racist innuendos, this is something that i have been stuggling with all my life. Don't paint me as a racist person. Please read the message i left for your friend "theextremegentleman"
    | Posted on 2005-03-03 00:00:00 | by african_skin | [ Reply to This ]


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