Black Poetry : Age

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Sha'iyn, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Sha'iyn

    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've felt the rage as i turned the page
    eversince my first breath, step, and first birthday

    my feet ache so while my head hangs low
    like i've been here before and i'm ready to go

    my legs are the roots of a petrified oak
    my arms are like Booker's pulling back that cloak

    I was built to last and made to grasp
    any thought and create a rhyme

    with rhythm, I give them ology no ism
    place light in a prism and shine

    they placed Mike in a prison wish I could get him
    but, living means giving up time

    so, I keep on diggin', workin', and whistlin'
    sweat drippin' like needles from Pines

    now, i'm sitting like Abraham for a century four-score
    counting big head dead presidents like Mount Rushmore

    Does the sprout cry for the Sycamore when it is cut
    Timber, Tumble, Fall and Slumber like King Tut

    I pet the Sphinx and head East with a true Heisman stance
    Better yet Jerry West and with the stars I dance

    I come back as cosmic energy lurking around statues
    preserving that savory mystique that reaches out at you

    This is eternity through a tree and it's rings
    A province and it's Kings change with the weather

    I don't budge in the storm who am I... guess
    I watched two towers burn... Liberty or Death! ​
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful piece poet:great:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What I thought of as I read this piece, was that not all of us are blessed to live to be old. Such a wonderful write poet, always good to read you.
     
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    Hey Sha'iyn
    Powerful scribe. My goodness
    I could feel the emotions of each line and indeed
    the rage just scaled across this canvas
    Wonderful piece!

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    This was deep, deep, deep! I loved it also!
     
  6. Sha'iyn

    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hmmmm

    Thanks to all of you phenom women. I expected the fellas to give me some feedback due to the content of this piece. However, i'm not a bit surprised at the replies from you ladies. It is about growing old and the analogies between statues, trees, and people.
     
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    HOTEP

    Men build a shrine for Sha'iyn, who is dope with his pen. :dance:
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    life

    teaches alot of lessons

    age does not

    i see you are learning well poet

    peace