Black Poetry : a story to tell

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There was a hiss
    …a hum
    Hidden beneath Fossilized fears
    That stirred emotions
    From long ago

    I’ve got a story to tell
    About surviving the hell
    That dwells around me

    Yeah
    Yeah

    I’ve got a story to tell
    About the Hip Hop Effect
    Not on the next generation
    But on this nation
    of young people

    I’ve got a story to tell
    ‘Bout our sons and daughters
    mirroring the happenings in
    Rap videos
    Where bruthaz call our Queens
    ******* and ho’s
    Like that’s how thangs s’pose to be

    That **** ain’t cool wit me

    Mr. Bigg is the man
    To thousands of hero seeking fans
    Who imitate his sorry ***
    And laff
    At the system
    He tries to get over on

    Yeah…a story to tell

    ‘bout the streets of
    Long Beach
    Where the sea breeze
    Teased and pleased
    The rich and famous

    before…there came us

    And Snoop Doggie dogg
    Called it
    The LBC
    Saying
    “All my homies…
    Come…be like me”

    And the fools did

    I’ve got this story to tell
    About hood rats
    And neighbor thugs
    And all my people saying
    “gimme love…gimme love”
    But where is the love in chalk outlines
    Coz a brutha dropped a dime on another brutha
    Who was causing trouble
    Ova by Big Momma’s house.


    I got a story to tell
    ‘bout gangs and sets
    offering up disrespect
    like it’s a way of life
    jack you for your cheddar
    At the point of a knife
    Or the 50mm in the trunk of the car
    They jacked while getting Krunk on crack
    Then saying,
    “What’sup Black?”

    Yeah…
    I’ve got a story to tell
    …but no one’s listening.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yesssssssssssss! i hear ya
    as i listen intently tell da story
    so da world know
    so many in da dark yet walk in da park
    crossing the streetz of city beats
    i hear ya
    i'm listening !!
    as drug dealer set off mad destruction
    mothers like ladies of da night
    o'yes i'm listening
    as the fights of a story loom in da room
    i hear ya whispers

    Hush y'all !!!
    Baller tell da story
    all ears wide
    let da story line seep inside
    i hear ya
    i'm listening brutha .............
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm listenin' fo' sho'
    Peace!
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your $$RICHNE$$, I see you be intimately acquainted with dis story i be telling. THANKS for joining the fight for intensified learning...addressed to those who pose a threat to the kindness of righteous living.

    skrybe7...THANKS for hearing the message...and responding to the words.

    let the river flow.
     
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    indeed da power is in da pen now
    let it scribe da word of truth to be
    justice of da written word
    and the fight of cause ................

    Baller pt.2 please da ink is flowin'
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So many stories to tell...about everyday hells...and so many failed attempts at life and love and...WELL, YOU KNOW THE DEAL.

    THANKS for reading.
     
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    oh i hear you
    Don't think that I don't
    Im wide eyes and attentive
    Listening b/c others won't

    yet im this young nation
    I don't know whats down the road
    How can my generation improve?
    If they won't listening to the things they've been told?

    All that matters today
    Is all about sex and wealth
    Yet how can we begin to enjoy it?
    The majority of us are failing from bad health.....

    Blaaer., that was a tight piece. For reall :heart:
     
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    oh i hear you
    Don't think that I don't
    Im wide eyes and attentive
    Listening b/c others won't

    yet im this young nation
    I don't know whats down the road
    How can my generation improve?
    If they won't listening to the things they've been told?

    All that matters today
    Is all about sex and wealth
    Yet how can we begin to enjoy it?
    The majority of us are failing from bad health.....

    Baller., that was a tight piece. For reall :heart:
     
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    i feel the same way brah...
    you are not alone...
    peace
    khasm
     
  10. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi baller,

    I'm listening!! Very profound and so true!! I feel this one!! I am so glad you shared this!!
     
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