Black Poetry : A Letter From My Son On Lock Down

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  1. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Letter From My Son On Lock Down

    Sorry mama I put you though so much turmoil
    Serving time in the mist of your life,
    Working three jobs to keep me alive,
    It was not that you did not give,
    The jewels of this life, I thought I was a man
    And sign a treat with the devil in blood.
    Living in hell, you never slept, you waited by the door,
    and panic when the telephone ring, you bail me out of
    jail, with every thing you had, you visited me
    each time I went bad, Erase me mother,
    its time for you to live, you have serve time
    I must give back, nevertheless, its hard to let
    go, you never had time for self, only worrying
    about the next phone call I am dead, let go
    mother let God, I was your hell, not your little
    baby you remebered holding in your arms.

    I sold my soul too satan, there is no turning
    back know, the only time I have, is to
    plead to the almighty God, but yet I must
    pay, come down from the cross, I wipe
    your burden upon your heart.
    Oh how selfish we can be, in loving self,
    And reality sets in, when you live in a 8/11 cell.
    Look from behind the glass windows, not able
    to touch your silky white hair, as the tears fall upon
    your eyes, I am dead mother go on with your life.
    You have suffered enough mothers, through the hell
    I put you though only thinking of self, I shall
    Never hold you in my arms again.

    I’ve been in prison nine years now almost ten;
    this is my second trip to prison. I’ve spent
    80 percent of my life behind bars. The scars
    is too much, and the death I live within self,
    cry no more mother, your pains shall be
    no more, the only regret is the tears
    upon your eyes, I got where I am by
    simply being ignorant and using violence
    to remedy any situation I was in.
    I’m currently doing life for murder.

    I am in prison over a drug deal gone bad in
    which someone was killed. I am serving life
    for murder. Nevertheless your death sentence
    is the lack of my loyality to God and you mother,
    I now live like an animal in a cage.

    The tears upon your eyes
    Each night you cry, I though about the
    Stories you taught when I was a boy.
    The battle that my ancestors fought to keep
    Blackness alive, but yet I re wrote it.
    I live it each day, 20 years on my hand.
    I am only a number, I continue to wear the chains.
    Cry not for me, I didn’t cry for thee, history repeats
    Locked up in a cage. The only love I ever knew was
    The love you shared, times have switch, I must pay
    The pleading of your warmth, as Jesus who lye upon the
    Cross, as he plead with the world, let go, let God.​


    @copywrite2005
    Noumi Collectives
    Jacqueline Amos
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thas gotta be hard.......very nice peice here.....very heartfelt....emotions run deep...this is mastrerpiece of that saying..Uno
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done poet !
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you brother poet.
     
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    most welcome sista ya pen speaks and i'm listening
     
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    you are the pure embodiment of blackness...
    proses of good and bad in the black community...both sides of the coin
    this was awesome....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Ashanta, this is Excellent. :picture:
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you my spiritual sister poetrymama
     
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    Wow, this is deep. I need a tissue. I feel privilaged to have read this
     
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    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blessing Alentz and thank you for your comments.
     
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