BLACKness – Drew De’aloi and Keizy Zulu Shabazz [POEM]

By Drew De’aloi and Keizy Zulu Shabazz
A poetic collaboration between two masters of the pen, Drew De’aloi and Keizy Zulu Shabazz in celebration of the #BlackHistoryMonth

Drew De’Aloi

Please let me be CLEAR with my words to your ears…Better hear this message absorb into your psyche’ like nanomites absorb into Cancer cells precisely…You see, I AM black……blacker than the ashes of the mountain’s base… Blacker than the Moon’s dark face I AM……starkly dark, I am the STARKness of the darkness… Got a big black heart for the cold and for the heartless… I AM Blackness… Blackness with exactness… Blackness with no accent… Blackness with NO practice…and certainly by NO accident…
I AM the Negro…the Negroid…the dark void that is devoid of colors artificial… I cannot be colored or highlighted with ANY drawing utensils… I AM the dark clouds, the storm clouds RAINING, nature’s PAINTING, the beautiful earth-tone brown on its canvas…The smooth rhymes within the lines of poetic stanzas…
I AM knowledge and wisdom, an African Proverb…observe how wise words emerge from the hot sweltering depths of me, purposely freeing my sisters and brothers with PASSION from their mental entrapment…
I AM the Sun’s prodigal kinky hair follicle…I am the locks, the twists, the braids, and the dreads…The wave patterns and fades on countless black heads…I am the doo rags, sneaks, and baggy pants, I am the hip hop music that makes the world dance…I AM the master of ALL music, from jazz to funk to rock to blues…I am the showstopping pop-locker, the floor knocker with Tap shoes…
I am the Nubian, the Nuwabi, Moroccan man, the Somali…The Kushite, the Kemetan, A LUO-tribal warrior…protector.­..I am the… High Priest, Healer…Architect, the Mir builder…Scientist and Mathematician, Old World style Magician…The Military Tactician…the Inventor of inventions…I’m the Pharaoh on the throne making dyNASTIC decisions…
I am the OLDEST sculpture…the oldest ever molded…They tried to hold me and control me, but I can never be folded…The unbreakable creation, the SPEAR of the Zulu nation, sharper wits than obsidian, more ancient than Dravidians…I am the dawn of civilization, before timelines were listed…I am the first to ever develop a concept of the spirit…I am the melanin that’s fueled by the gleaming sunlight…I am the Nephthys, that gives serenity to the night…I am the gods of Kemet…I am eternal…the future…I am STRONG…PROUD…BLA-CK…and BEAUTIFUL.
Keizy Zulu ShabazzI am Hominus Africanicus…an Al-Kebulan god, the Black Adonis… I dictate my own fate, so I am my own Dominus…My own ruler, my own Sultan… My volcanic passion for life burns HOT…so my emotion is molten… I was cultured in the loins of the Congo Chiga Dynasty, Melanated nativity, My Soul Glows
Black Matriarch, I was wrapped in scented Kente Clothes Clung to the back of the motherland, my humble abode My feet walked the plateaus of Nubia Ruled over vast lands like Nabongo Mumia Gliding ships of the Blue-Eyed Promethians
Bestowed Knowledge Ogun took strides to Forage Esoteric wisdom to cement the Afrikan Spiritual fiefdom That was tore down by Babylonian Kingdoms
Visions of my ancestors beam through these words I uplift my people with Faith and Works Talismans etched on my Makonde Mask Pouring Libation on great ancient Nations
I dance in the rain and break bread with the Dogon Hogons I am Marcus Garvey in his Prime The mental yoke on the Afrikan Mind Breaks every time I Rhyme
Craddle of the Kumi Rock painters I am reminded of Sundiata Keita By Egyptian hieroglyphys written in sand by the Saharan tempest To a real Naggah, Cleopatra was an evil temptress
I gnaw at Eurocentric thought with philosophies of Kihura Nkuba I am an original pyramid Builder Consecrated in Kement wearing bark cloth velvet Dashikis Dreaded Rasta, My Fist in the Air Peace to Afrika, Peace to the Gods and Peace to Nyabingyi

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