Black Poetry : ADD your ISM

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Quick Definitions for 'ism'

    noun: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

    So if an ISM is a noun, a person place or thing.
    They place this ISM on those they plan to sting. = (Harm=Injure, Upset=Unhappy, Ache=Be Killing andTrouble, Offend=Wound, Pain=Pain, Distress=Suffering, Damage=Harm)

    Isn't this what they do to us? :hearthis: All the above.
    Showing no love. :kiss1: Constant battle to stay above water.
    Nose just covered, about to drown. :injured: Call me a fool.

    I'm about to clown.
    I laugh to keep from crying that is true.
    But you don't know I got a blade for you.
    Let me get up out this place. :bully: I'll show you how to run a race.

    R = region I was born.
    A= My Ancestors, My attitude, my attributes
    C= My Color, My creed
    E= Every other thing about me

    So if you add your ISM to this, you’re attacking me and I'm really pissed.
    How you going to tell me what to do.

    I better not get my hands on you.
    You better hope God holds my grudge.
    I don't want to break his word.
    His commandments have kept me sane.

    From rioting breaking up this land.
    Doing away with all who has a hand.
    In doing me and all my kind.

    I spend my life trying to mind my own.
    But you just won't let me live.
    Leave me alone.
    You have denied me jobs, education at your schools.
    You just attracted a walking fool. :thinking:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up !!! this was str8 phat HODEE
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was tight...man Hodee your pen been on fire... speak on
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    :welldone: My brother! Seems the Hodee has it going on with Mad'ISM in his flow.
     
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    Well done! You said it right! Nice.
     
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    Such a creative and thorough flow, going into all the ins and outs of "ism". Loved the structure of this.
     
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    The before and after...the ism
    changes this word so drastically...
    amazing how crafty and manipulative
    one can be with words...

    Thanks for sharing this...
    Very insightful
    Much love,
    Sage
     
  8. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So many have an issue with a social ISM (system.)
    That tends to help us live

    Those who claim no system should exist
    Have no matter between the ears

    They claim the system gives away things
    To undeserving folks… like me

    Why can’t they say the words they mean?
    Like they have a problem just with my skin

    So here is dilemma in the understanding!

    No socialism means not taking my dollars
    To pay for the services…of this system that’s created
    Like for the police and the forest

    When I wake Monday morn and I work all thru the week
    When it comes time for the pay check
    In my social…they care to creep and speak

    Saying the law is to tax my effort
    Commanded like from a ( president ) King

    But from Congress Halls came these crushing laws

    That is signed into a law
    Within President’s Walls.

    But are allowed to be tainted in the Lobby.

    To lobby is to talk, to bride or persuade
    To water down the effect to the grade
    Of nothing to the masses who pay those taxes

    Get out of that Mans Ear… shame on him for being bought
    Like a drug pusher, woman trafficker, buster on the block
    Congress gets crooked and pimped

    Above the laws they are exempt
    Don’t believe me that is why
    They haven’t paid for ancestor murder

    They look the other way
    As their minions tare us like slaves
    No protection even from the police.

    For there are billions NO LIE
    That are in (Congressional) bills for you and I
    That is just waiting for us to apply

    The other races have Lawyers, and Educated voices
    Those read and figure the how

    They haven’t earned a special place on this ground

    To apply for the cash
    That helps themselves and open a class
    Open above the actual we see

    Then tell ours is for being lazily folks

    They have no special powers
    Just they do work extra hours
    To make sure they get what they need.
    Now back to the social

    Of the ISM (belief) I speak
    Can make you pull out your hair
    Because the taxes are taken not fairly but on time
    And used up to give those who apply

    See there is more than a return
    Filed once a year
    A return is available everyday

    Just a matter of research and digging up some dirt
    That covers where they hide it away.

    PLAY YOUR ISM (SYSTEM and BELIEFS)