Black Poetry : Ain't It Messed Up? : A Poem About AN Unforunate Woman

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  1. lilcutie

    lilcutie Active Member MEMBER

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    ain't it messed up?
    ain't it messed up when all everyone tries to do for you
    is to help you
    to take you away from your drug addiction
    and lead you down the right path
    to recovery
    but all you want to do
    is smoke your crack and ignore
    their helping hand
    ain't it messed up?

    ain't it messed up when
    you pregnant
    and you dont know who the father is
    and......well that's messed up by itself

    but aint it messed up
    when you on welfare
    and you have 4 or 5 children
    but instead of feeding them
    and teaching them
    to do right
    you spend your welfare check
    on your hair and crack
    while you go and beg your baby daddies
    for a little money
    the f***ed up thing is
    you don't know which one
    gave you which baby

    so you have to resort
    to getting a sugar daddy
    while still f***ing
    4 or 5 other men
    and end up with
    yet another child
    still having no idea who the father is
    ain't it messed up?

    meanwhile
    while you out doing your thing
    your sons and daughers
    are out on the street
    finding a way to survive
    resorting to drug dealing and prostition
    just to get a day's meal
    ain't it messed up?

    your oldest son is
    the head if the largest drug corilation
    in the city
    he's just what you wanted him to be
    the head of his own company

    your daughters
    are selling their most prized possetion
    for just ten dollars
    while drowning their problems
    with crack pipes
    following in their mother's footsteps
    ain't it messed up?

    now, don't forget your youngest children
    they don't go to school
    they stay at home wih your currant boyfriend
    who ain't got no job
    and you children
    are constantly being
    raped
    and abused by him
    ain't it messed up?

    your son, the drug dealer
    the one who pays the bills
    and feeds the children
    is in a drug war
    day by day
    he fears for his life
    but by now
    he's too deep in the drug game
    to stop
    he's shot 4 times
    in the head
    and is killed instantly
    ain't it messed up?

    you aren't at the funreal
    cause you laying in a hospital bed
    your "BOYFRIEND" decided
    he would hurt you
    one night
    when he was drunk
    ain't it messed up?

    But what's really messed up
    is how one event led to another
    you started to smoke crack
    which caused you to lose your job
    which made you resort to have sex with men
    to support your lifestyle
    but you slept one time too many
    and get pregnant
    not know who the father is

    you end up with many children
    which you can not afford
    but instead of making an effort to feed them
    you spent your money on crack
    now they hungry

    they look to the streets for
    food and money
    but the streets ain't as caring as a mother
    a worthy mother anyway
    as one thing leads to another
    two of your sons are shot
    one of your daughters are raped to death
    and one of your sons is arrested for drug possestion
    your two youngest children are constantly
    being aboused by
    boyfirned after bofriend
    never sure what man
    will be at their house that day

    and to think
    It could have all been avoided
    Aint that messed up?

    ~~~IT HAPPENS~~~
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now that's all messed up!

    Shine that 'lil' light of yours, peace. :hearts4:
     
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    Alizentang Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW! This was my first time reading you and you for sure got somethin to say. I almost felt all the rage you were spitting on those pages. Great scribe. can't wait to read more of you. :wink:
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome to Destee lilcutie

    This is a very good flow. Real nightmare some face.
     
  5. lilcutie

    lilcutie Active Member MEMBER

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    thanks 4 the luv. U know there's more to come
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dang ma, that was deep to def. That could have been a story or something. I was like 'whoa'. That's messed up. Dang that was so tight but the sad thing about it is it happens almost everyday where I stay at. Mad props for this ma. Mad props.
     
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    An endless cycle of one catastrophe that leads into even bigger ones. You described this with such fire and fury. Well written flow.
     
  8. lilcutie

    lilcutie Active Member MEMBER

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    It's life. i'm just telling ya'll what happened. it's happening every where and i thought you should know.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    what a twisted messed up thang
    speak on !
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi lilcutie
    It's wonderful to have you here, such a refreshing pleasure
    Yes, it's all messed up...
    and until we do some serious "re-grouping" , it gets worst. As this has become a wicked, dog eat dog world we reside in. nice piece poet, your pen spills truth.
     
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