Black Poetry : A Black Family Cries

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Street So'ja, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. Street So'ja

    Street So'ja Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Incredulous
    They hush when they mention us
    Can't trust
    Jus tice

    41 shots
    kills a black man in the Bronx
    and now
    just when I thought I slipped it
    in Cincinnati a black man gets shot police
    who were pursuing him for parking tickets

    I thought he had a weapon is a punk's way to justify
    Why
    A Black family cries

    I mean I know there's black on black crime, yes
    But what happen to serve and protect
    Innocent bystanders in bullet-proof vests
    A simple license check turns into unrest

    Is this civilization civil?
    When innocent unarmed people
    Are killed like they're not worth a nickel
    On my face a tear tickles
    We have issues

    New York to Chicago
    The black mans' job embargo
    They seal us off like Wells Fargo
    And make it hard yo

    I'm already shunned by the greater society
    And they still wanna kill me
    Feel me

    Some who read this have it good
    Some of us who don't read this
    Live in the Hood
    Know your brothers are out there
    Understood

    Want doesn't mean nothing to you
    Might mean a lot for a chosen few


    72 degrees longitude
    40.5 latitude
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MAN IN ALL RESPECT I KNOW WHERE YA FLYING
    FROM I SIT HERE AT NO PEACE AS MY BRUTHAS AND SISTHA'S GO DOWN TO THE MAN IN BLUE WHOM SAID TO BE PROTECTION
    NOW WE NEED PROTECTION FROM THEM
    STRIPED OF PRIDE AND SO MANY FAMILY'S CRY ALOUD
    TEARS MAKES RIVERS AND FEARS ROAM THE STREETS
    HERE IN THE WINDY CITY OF CHI~TOWN I SEE IT DAILY
    **** WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TOO
    WHERE IS JUSTICE
     
  3. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SO'JA.....

    brang it Poet!!... BRANG! IT!!

    what happened to "to serve & protect"... indeed!
    this is a very passionate piece & i thank you for
    sharing it with us!!

    NothinButLove...
    Sunshyne~
     
  4. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep the Flow Going!!!

    I'm loving this!! This was Tiiight...and you spoke nothing but the truth...Nothing but the Truth!!! I was about to get on some other issues...but I'd rather keep my mouth shut. Just know it's hard when you've seen both worlds...;)
     
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    urban truths...NO.

    ...just TRUTHS.

    speak the truth, poet.

    POWERFUL WORDS.

    too many Black Families Crying.
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There is no justice JUST US and I thank you for this heartfelt piece so'ja. You put this into perspective. It's a shame that we are still treated as second class citizens. But one day soon we shall rise.


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  7. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ??

    You know...I think about the things going on now and I realize that this culture in our N.American wilderness is reverting..quicker than most realize, on all fronts. I believe we are about to be shown what real killers do, when doing what they really enjoy doing...do we need to come out of her ? This N.American New Babylon??
    This thing is global now, always has been...what are we going to do though, as a people ..locally, nationally, internationally ?? We've been crying since the slave ships,
    how do we begin to take the steps to protect our youth and future generations though???

    Profoud Piece

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  8. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so'ja,

    i would only expect the truth spoken in such a vivid way from you bro' your scribes with intellect and dialect to prescirbe an antedote for the world to see...

    speak it bro' ...
     
  9. shaneak

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    Good Question Gypsyman

    The funny thing about that is...we can't...we are steady crying and not noticing what is happening to our youth. Yet we ridicule and critisize them still...when they do wrong. Many of us are strong ...but dozens of us are weak. How can we? We would have to come together as one...but many are too content...to happy with the way things are; to afraid of the cause and effects. I see it around me...have friends a family caught up in it...and i have broken my back many a days only to see that they are happy being unhappy being looked down upon as just another statistic to society rather than standing up for themselves grabbing hold of that hand that will help pull them through.
    (Because they are content and simply refuse to see another way...because they feel that that way is the easy way.)

    Today...i was on the train..and this older lady about in her 40's i would say was walking around the station in her socks and night close asking for money for food...I told her i didn't have any money...but then later i looked into my book bag and proceded to give her my lunch...a lunchable sealed never opened so there was nothing to worry about in regards to me putting something in it. Do you know she turned it away. But she was begging for money for food. And then I ask myself once again...What is our society coming to.
     
  10. Destee

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    deep flow Street So'ja
    thanks for sharing it with us

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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