Black Poetry : Back steps Forward

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  1. Rokksteady

    Rokksteady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The following is a song I wrote:

    Back steps forward (it's on)

    Verse 1

    I take a whiff of my past and look upon it with disgust
    But stop cause without it there’d be nothing to discuss
    Like when they enslaved us, and shackled are wrist up
    Then mentally slaved us, so we would behave good

    They put us in projects, and gave us the white rock
    Knowing the poverty would make us invite rock
    They gave us the devils juice, along with the bullets too
    So we could kill each other while we killing ourselves too

    Now we the big stars, the paid entertainment
    Driving in big cars and flashing our chain links
    Smoking cigars and bragging bout how we made it
    Though rules of engagement, say something was traded

    To figure the trade off, I took me some steps back
    Before I became soft and willing to lay flat
    They got us with hush money, now we like **** buddies
    Now we’re what we hated cause we tasted the lust – funny…

    Verse 2

    They say the things that you don’t like, are what you be most like
    But really its more like what you hiding from your mind
    Sit in my off time, and wonder about this
    But Mary Jane doesn’t want me wondering bout ****

    I put on the outfit, and try to fit in but
    I figured it out its what’s been feeding my tempah
    I try to remembah, what put me in this place
    And why the **** I really started off in the first place

    Thinking the worst case, but rarely the best case
    I drink and I eat but, I’m hungry and thirsty
    Like where did I go wrong? And why am I so gone?
    And how am I so torn to pieces and still going?

    mussa been real strong, where eva I came from
    Cause I been standing naked in the middle of this storm
    Wit nothing but fist drawn, cuz baby I’m pissed off
    And if I can’t do it then I’m leaving you this song

    If I don’t return home, then maybe I moved on
    Or prolly I ****** up, but what could you do huh?
    I tried to be you holmes, I thought it be cool yo
    Thought you would love me, but I was a fool though

    So I gotta move forth by taking some back steps
    So I could view forward and take it to next lengths
    Believe me when I’m saying *** you in the best sense
    And **** me too for letting pressure get this tense

    I see in the distance, a lot of resistance
    But imma march through it cuz it’s what I’ve been sentenced
    For all that I witnessed, along with who’s in this
    My frontline n***** call it home in the trenches

    I got my defense up, but I aint behind it
    I’m walking in front of it in this rotten environment
    I’m hating but loving it and I’m never retiring
    ‘till I’m gone, cause I am the lion
    (N***** its on….)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    great flow and sweet glide i bet the beats off da hook love to hear this in spoken word
     
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    So I gotta move forth by taking some back steps
    So I could view forward and take it to next lengths
    Believe me when I’m saying *** you in the best sense
    And **** me too for letting pressure get this tense


    Poet .. See this?? You summed up SUCH a difficult and painful experience for me over the holidays .. these lines strengthened me and answered some questions instantly! Thank you, Brotha Poet xx

    Spirit2All
     
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    Rokksteady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Spirit2all, I am very happy that my lyrics were able to bring you strength. I know they definitely bring me strength... they are my words of power.

    Thank you for giving me more inspiration to always keep writing.

    Ase!
     
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    THIS WAS NICE AND TRUE REMIND ME OF THE TI AND RIHANNA SONG A LITTLE
     
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