Black Poetry : Before you slip into the System

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Before you slip into the system.
    Think logically you’re never coming out.
    Gain knowledge of the lesson.
    From your parents.
    Of what this worlds about.

    That's alright the system isn’t set up fair.
    It’s set up for you to fail.
    You have to stay out of juvenile
    don’t start the trips to jail.

    That will live forever.
    No secrets you will frustrate
    yourself against the process in this life.
    Absolutely not knowing why you failed.

    Hence some citizens get a hand up.
    In no way you. To them you are past your worth.
    Those same give me a hand up’s.
    Have the system on their side from birth.

    Hand up in school.
    Hand up.
    They never fear.

    Hand up on the job.
    Hand up to own.
    Or changing their career.

    From the military preference to jobs they get.
    As the system is set that way.
    From start to finish they tell you.
    You’re a burden on the system.
    They have their way.

    Haul yourself up by the boot straps.
    Be their favorite line to say.
    They pretend they made it to the top,
    without a hand up day.

    It used to be the top 1% that
    had all the advantage to this other set of laws.
    Subsequently it was extended by the complexion
    of your parent’s skin and all.

    In the present day they let some of their own.
    Stagger thru the cracks in life.
    Because they aren’t and do not care
    unless your living the life.

    They got by hook.
    They stole by crook.
    The land the resources, and the gold.

    They never work, accept to count
    the money that we make.
    Thru the system their family set-up.

    The Office they hold and sold.
    For special interest. They sold you out.
    Payment groups.
    That are set up to steal your soul.

    Unless its right from the top apples rot,
    from the skin outside in.
    In this life you are never going to win.

    If you look at sports wonder why some make it.
    Because the rules can’t be changed in play.
    It’s televised and everyone will see
    the discrimination right away.

    Unlike the laws they use against you and me.
    That seems to change from day to day.

    You are expected to know the way things go.
    To find you broke the law.
    Until they get you in the cuffs.
    Your tax money still paying mister law.

    If it wasn’t for the talk shows
    offering counseling to help heal your woes.
    No one is staying married.
    Unless you go on there.

    The system doesn’t care about.
    The fact you are loosing ground.
    Foreclosure on your home, your left
    homeless sleeping on the ground.

    Soup lines in the twentieth century.
    Midwest had it happen more.

    City officials, government workers,
    congress, president living large on
    the money you slaved for.

    Don’t loose a limb. :injured:
    Apply for disability with them.
    If you need something from the pot.
    Then they tell you are a burden on the system.
    Social security they messed that up.

    They broke into the system.
    Render null and void robin-hood pulled.
    Reading this you should have figured out.
    The whole scheme is bull.

    Sorry when you worked.
    You used to make too much.
    It’s like a lottery pull.

    Refuse you benefits.
    They are taught to say.
    I imagine your doing good.
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    These hard lessons that HODEE expounds prepares us for the run around.
     
  3. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    hodee
    your a bad man.....loved your flow...hookup
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    lessons to live by and learn HODEE dis was mad phat
    flow on brutha
     
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    Amazing piece, HODEE. Mad respect for this.
     
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    An outstanding piece, and I do applaud you for a piece well said, and may the truth be heard. I enjoyed the read.
     
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    The system is geared to make us think that we must have done something wrong, even if we've done everything right. Makes me wanna holla, this was one tight piece, Props for this brotha.
     
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    That's why it's called "the system"...

    They have a system 2 keep some behind the pack...
    They have a system 2 make some succeed...

    Why do U think they R closing down schools but building prisons?

    Keep bringin' it, bro., U're on fiyah!!
     
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    we definitely gone have to take care of business...Good read Brutha!
     
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    I try rule the hot block but some fool shot a glock// now got to duck my head or get struck by lead// but I dived fly just to survive a drive by// note I now tote a snub nose just to stay above those// that shoot rounds and pollute grounds// with shell casings
     
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