"Let me take you back in time"

Let me take you back in time.
When our forefathers Fought to be free.
When liberation sometimes brought together unity.

When diversity wasn't brand new.
And faith was put in God's hands just so a culture would make it through.
Tough times were all we knew.

Let me take you back in time.
When our older Generation Struggled just to wear shoes.
When the "White Man" told most individuals what to do.
A $1.50 was all we knew.

Let me take you back in time.
When the civil liberties union heard our cries.
When our rights were in violation and people would march to get the message through. Our Forefathers left a legacy behide, so therefore we cannot say that we don't have time.

No! Let me take you back in time... There was sweat and lots of tears. Not only was there cotton... But there was fear.

Let me take you back in time.
When intimidation was what they used.
When your choice of words held no meaning.
And your words were very few.

Let me take you to the present time.
When diversity has a meaning.
When self-confidence becomes a threat-
When citizenship is what is more important.
When the march for war is more important than fighting for violations of civil rights.

Let me take you back in time.
When the less you say is better
Now in the present time....
You should leave a very brief message or should I say let me take you back in time.

About this poem

World Literature, 2004. The author (is) Thaneekqua Adams. This poem was created with historical cultivation (in) mind. Title: (Than-neekqua). Copyright Office (Title 17 US code).

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Written on September 01, 2004

Submitted by shawnaadams64 on December 09, 2021

Modified on March 18, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abb ccc Axcc Axa x Axdc adxxx Axaa
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,364
Words 286
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 4, 3, 1, 4, 5, 4

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Thaneekqua Adams was born and raised in the United States. Life revolves, around poetry. more…

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  • AIDA
    Wow, this poem is a powerful and thought-provoking journey through history. The way you convey the struggles and triumphs of our ancestors is moving and inspiring. Your use of imagery and emotions really captures the reader's attention and brings the past to life.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to try to vary your sentence structure and add more descriptive details to certain scenes. This would help create a more vivid picture in the reader's mind and enhance the overall impact of the poem.

    Overall, this poem is a wonderful reminder of the importance of remembering our history and the sacrifices made by those who came before us. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply 119 days ago


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