Black Poetry : A Call To Consciousness (Vote '08)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Phenomenon, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When law is lawless
    And voices are voiceless
    It’s time to wake up
    When love is hateful
    And hate is enjoyable
    It’s time to rebuild
    When the weak has millions and
    The strong is kept in poverty
    It’s time to recognize
    When killing is accepted
    And war is justified
    It’s time to love
    When money is power
    And power is evil
    It’s time to stand up
    When rain is often
    And sunshine is rare
    It’s time to believe
    When eyes are tearless
    And skies are limitless
    It’s time to recreate
    When television is vicious
    And music is negative
    It’s time to reevaluate
    When material is popular
    And God is kept a secret
    It’s time to become humble
    When our children are adults
    And our adults are children
    It’s time to educate
    When I spend life savings
    For men who never save lives
    It’s time to liberate
    When our everything still isn’t enough
    It’s time to wake up
    Because doomsday was yesterday
    This is a call to consciousness
    A call to confidence
    A call to commitment
    A call to come and make a difference
    I know one poem can’t save the world
    But I wish that’s all it took
    The time is approaching
    Where I’ll let my voice be heard
    Through my vote
    Through my actions
    Through my hope and
    Through my passion
    This is a call to consciousness
    So set your alarm clock
    Because the time is approaching
    For the sleepers to wake up
     
  2. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So, so true! Feeling this poet! Great write!
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When so much about the world is topsy turvy, a change is imperative as you detailed here oh so well. Too bad these lines can't be posted on a billboard somewhere for more of the masses to see. ^5 brother! Yes indeed.
     
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    I second watzinaname. This is definitely a message for the masses. Another great drop from a phenomonal poet!!!
     
  5. yohance

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    Cool poem. I definitely voting 08! Obama! :spin:
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When the scribe is laced with truth so truefully
    it must be Phenomenon. (smile)



    Much Luv
     
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    AgAbus Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You never fail to amaze me...whewwwwwwwwwwww
     
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    Bootzey Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is PEACE!!!!!
     
  9. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes brethren

    the time is near

    the time is now

    peace
     
  10. PLATINUMILLITY1

    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GOOD MORNING TO YOU BROTHER!!!!!!
    This Was An AWESOME Sribe My Brother....So Very Awesome
    And The Things That you Stated....They are so True and So Evident in this Time....WHOO Please Let us ZRise against the evil plaguing us.
    Flow on Brother Phenomenon, Flow On:callme:
     
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