Black Poetry : Across Bleak Street

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  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ACROSS BLEAK STREET
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    From scars on your back ~
    To shanty shacks...
    Things been mighty bleak
    If your skin was black

    Just across the track
    Wasn't hearing that
    To speak to Equality
    Meant a puddycat

    Big women in bustles
    Watch...
    Domestics hustle,
    Raising White children
    With "free" Afro-muscle

    Feeding on grits
    Off the fat of the land
    Playing to a god...
    In a bluegrass band

    Aunt Jemima flapjacks
    Take me back...
    Uncle Ben cooked
    Nat Turner,
    Jacked!

    Near Pigs Feet corner
    On a summer's day
    Rosa Parks sat...
    While the juke joint-
    Played...

    Pickin' up fatback?
    Well...
    We did that!
    Right across
    The water,
    God was Black


    1poetsought ~ copyright 2003
     
  2. Locust

    Locust Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    finally some more condemNation
    i seen the thangs across bleak street
    nice flo very eloquent and sincere.
    one.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed dis hit it on da spot
     
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    Alizentang Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1poet...Once again you hit it on the head. Nice flow babyboy!
     
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    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey 1Poet,

    Wonderful flow!! You hit it on this one!! Great stuff!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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    mmmmm...somethin strong right here :)
     
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    1poet...u never cease to amaze!
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    FAMILY REUNION...

    A family reunion! :love:
     
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