This is the place for readers of poetry. Discuss poetry and literary art. You can also discuss music here, including lyrics. Also, you can discuss poets themselves, in addition to poetry.
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I have often heard of African poetry being described by the subject speakers in relation to a 'black race thing' or originality, but I want to know what it is for our now constantly evolving times.
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It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. Sometimes people overlook the person as a whole, and merely define them by one trait or quality. If the person wants something about him or her to stand out, the may express or convey something about that specific detail about them. However, to say a race or nationality is set in concrete and stone factor for topics of writings proves incorrect. Anymore, there is much prejudice and discrimination, and we've had several heated arguments or debates involving issues between races. In reality, what really makes a person write is a way of expressing themselves. Everyone at some point wants or needs their voice to be heard, no matter who that person is. Portrayal is often found in poetic form or even some form beyond one's self. Right now, it seems there is controversy over many people of defining us as different nationalities and races. I think now, we can all agree on similar topics of writing about daily life and routine, but also the world around us. Who are we as one people? Right now, division of specific qualities, traits, origins, nationality, and characteristics divide us. We voice our wants and needs, but also the desire to be heard and be treated with equality.