Black Poetry : “I don’t need your money”

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In an army where a soldier can Select his fight
    This soldiers battlefront would be
    The miss education of my children
    It is too late for me I do not want your money
    But somebody **** sure owe my kid equality In 2003
    You herded us into the city
    And then said
    whoops
    I’m tired of the country
    And acreage ain’t **** when you too blind to see
    So now you want your inner city back!
    WELL
    Lets make a deal
    We will change places once again only
    If the school systems stay the exact same
    Anything less
    Is an overt proclamation of bigotry?
    Don’t reparation me ****
    Cause I may not know what to do with it
    Given the fact that my generation has never seen
    The parental navigation of stocks, bonds and annuities
    But if you will educate my child
    Maybe I can get one of them proud parent bumper stickers
    And he wont grow up buck wild
    In the shell game of find the misinformed
    Trapped in
    an abandoned system of miss education
    while your best and brightest learn to fight
    with the mightyest
     
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    wellll!

    alyce
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    say it all so one's may hear ya !! flow on poet.
     
  4. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce & $$RICH$$

    thank you both for the read
     
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    story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice....i likes, shaz...
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    story
    thank U 4 the read poet
     
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    jelli Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NIce verabage....
     
  8. mkhaya lo'

    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    shazniz, An American guy who's visiting in S.A at the moment told my sister, who told me, about a new system that rich white business men are carrying out in the inner cities of New york and Atlanta and other states, where basically, they buy out apartment blocks and kick the tentants (the black folks living there) out of their apartments and they turn the buildings either into studio apartments or into posh office blocks. and this apparently is forcing more and more black people to live further and further away from the city-making access to most things quite difficult. I also believe that certain marches have been staged to protest against this...gentrification I think its called...if you know more about-tell me if not...find out!

    lo'
     
  9. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    jelli
    thank you for the read

    mkaya lo'
    unfortunately this ain’t nothing new (gentrification), if I could somehow get an Arial view of all of America’s inner cities and some how time laps the images over the last 40+ years using color coded images to represent the color of the deed owners their would be revealed a systematic viral like movement that would display the white flight phenomena and its reverse. The problem is that in the reverse of white flight as they attempt to reclaim their previously abandoned neighborhoods they still display their racist unwillingness to live in the same neighborhoods as blacks. I do not mean to preach but if they had left the public works and all the other federally funded neighborhood support elements including proper police support, in place the contrast would not have been so dramatic but now they would like to pretend that the current situation of inner city drug addiction and mass decay is a black thang-but it is not it is like everything else a MONEY thing.
    I wrote a poem about gentrification last week you might want to check it out it shouldn’t be more than a page away.
     
  10. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shaz,

    This poem is certainly right on (though I am still indecisive at this point) the alphabet. I am feelin' you on the education thang! It is definitely "owed". Thanks for sharing this.

    Joyce
     
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