Black Poetry : A Good Boy

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    She used to smile when
    the big Benz eased up like
    a jungle cat, prowling, growling
    in that low rumble of luxury.

    He used to buy her diamonds,
    lots of sparkling ice surrounded
    by white gold and platinum bezels.
    They dripped and hung from her
    fingers, ears and slender hands
    like the queen she knew she was.

    Filled to bursting her closets
    used to hold nothing but designer,
    nothing but high fashion and quality.
    Giant screen, sound surrounded
    entertainment center, fully stocked
    loaded DVD and high definition.

    She thought that for a kid
    who dropped out of school
    that he had certainly done well.
    She thought he worked for the city,
    or maybe he said he worked in the city.
    Maybe he said he did business in the city.
    He was always so good to her.
    He was a good boy.

    Looking into the rectangle
    neatly dug to four by six by six,
    she broke and screamed out loud
    “Lord why did you have to take him?”
    Sixteen year-old business man,
    dead of two shots to the head.
    He loved his mamma
    and he was a good boy.


    :uzi:
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    Do you know where your kids are and what they are doing?
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is

    a very poignant account of the way it really is...very sad, very true. Thank you for this Ra.


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  3. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    One of those Ones

    To often we take the money and don't ask where it came from--or we don't want to know where it came from--or we do know and want it to keep coming--and then we holler lawd ave mercy when we saw it coming--Ra

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  4. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ra, now that's deep! yet, very sad. i am always in awe of your work....
     
  5. sexe1

    sexe1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is so true...and now these
    children are even younger.
    I lost a friend @ 14 so I know
    what hurt and pain it can
    cause.
    :eek:
     
  6. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You R Right

    It is sad when they die young and it is even sadder when we had a chance to do something about it before it came to that--thanks for dropping past--Amun-Ra



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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You showed this so clearly. This is life...real life. Thanks
    BE
     
  8. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amun

    you paint the picture so clear brotha. Sad but true like the family said.


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  9. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a shiver and a glimpse

    of an all to real reality .........
     
  10. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ra...this is surely a piece of reality..cold, hard, truth...and even a mothers love can't save a child sometimes..loved this one...

    K