Black Poetry : 40 years old

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    40 YEARS OLD
    By Andre Austin

    October 23rd/ my vision a little blurred
    1969 a star child born cold
    Here I’am 40 years old
    And I’ve never been sold
    Or convicted
    But sometimes I’m conflicted
    On what version of the truth
    Mankind shackled under duress, let it loose
    Stone cold reader of facts
    Never jacked or been jacked
    And that’s the actual facts

    A little grey everywhere:
    Armpits
    Chest
    My fro
    Even public hair
    Used to be scared
    Now my mind travels everywhere

    Got a Black President
    Be proud everyday
    The system is cold
    I’m 40 years old
    Don’t play with Dre
    I’m blessed because I can see the sunshine
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Happy early birthday!



    Ahh, the 40th birthday reflection/introspection/mortality highway.....I went down that road too.


    This felt like some "But for the Grace of God" mixed with some "But it aint ova!" kinda vibes.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man i can feel ya here sure can relate
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    happy happy

    forty years old and still a youngster.:) is forty still considered over the hill...or did they move that to fifty? anyway, like you, i've never been convicted, or arrested. still blessed with teeth and vision but my jism seems to be running low. still on the go. gotten a little slow but haven't admitted to OLD. but, yo', have a wonderful day, Dre.
     
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