Black Poetry : 6 a.m.

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    as i lay here
    watching the sun rise
    i begin to contemplate
    what is my purpose
    for remaining in this
    earthly state? is it
    to sing i have a dream?
    then watch my finest efforts
    evaporate in so much
    steam and smoke
    where's the fire that used to
    burn within
    the driving force behind
    our nation the glue that
    stuck us together through
    thin and thick alike
    right?
    it seems so hopeless
    this burden i've been
    ordained to carry
    with no rest in sight
    while my brothers push me down
    and my sisters turn their backs
    and our enemies roam free
    living large epic lives
    while our blood grows wearker
    and weaker
    nobody sees the tree
    that represents our unity
    its leaves are falling
    the dirt around its roots is
    shaking
    it bears few fruit
    save the bad apples that jump
    to the ground and roll
    suddenly revelation
    look epiphany!
    and i realize this place
    is nothing more than a
    tortured way station on the route
    to hell or greener pastures
    does it even matter?
    reinforcement of inferiority
    assaults in the form of TV
    colorful mind drugs that
    strip us of identity
    the warning comes the bell tolls
    but much too late, see?
    my life your life
    has been sold
    to the lowest bidder
    who will strip us of our souls
    bodies slapped in unflattering
    wrist and ankle bracelets
    hog tied head bowed
    and told we're having fun
    dig it?
    i feel the wings that they clipped
    fluttering in my heart
    struggling against the depression of my oppression
    to re-grow rejuvinate
    while thinking of the sunsets
    i'll never see
    when the moonlight rushes down
    to greet me my wings
    will unfurl and i can prove
    to my enemies that they
    never held me
    i was always free......
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ahhhhh! yes sis ur forever free
    this was awesomely done we miss ya round here
     
  3. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good to be back.. thanks. My writing style has changed over the last year, so just bear with me.... I'm also writing less, but perhaps being back with lend some inspiration to me.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i'm sure it will welcome back we miss ya sis....
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes the only freedom we can find is within ourselves, even if we have to take a moment to reflect and find it. So very nice to read you again toylin.
     
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    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awwww this was magnificant wonderfully written and soundly deliveredits nice to read something so fresh and firm in its stance. continue on
     
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    to toylin this drop was tyte flow on poet.
     
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    This was beautiful poet
    Welcome back toylin
    You expressed so clearly
    Much Love Poet
     
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    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank y'all for comin' I 'ppreciate it.
     
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    um i love deep stuff and i love this here especially

    while my brothers push me down
    and my sisters turn their backs
    and our enemies roam free
    living large epic lives

    i'm glad you get it sista

    peace
    hope to read more of you