Black Poetry : Bill Cosby Said...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (for those of you who have issues with what Bill Cosby says)

    Why dost thou protest the obvious?

    Isn’t it plain to see
    What “We’re” doing to “Me”

    Obviously
    The “WRONG” perpetuated
    For so long…Against us
    By those who would fit “US”
    Into chalk outlines
    Isn’t a crime

    Am I lying?
    (That’s what you said)

    And
    That brutha
    Who told another
    ‘Bout the other **** he did
    Back in da day

    “You have to play to get paid”

    Am I right?

    And Joe Blow
    Who knocked on yo’ door
    And put a gun to yo’ dome

    Tell me he wasn’t wrong

    And what about that
    “Mister and misses” combo
    Who robbed the neighbor store
    And left your baby deceased
    Trapped in a cross-fire…with the police

    But that was okay, too…was it not?

    O…oh…and
    What about that
    Already-convicted felon
    Who stood in yo’ hood
    Yelling
    Obscenities
    At
    Your
    Wife
    Then took her life
    When she confronted his sorry ***

    That okay, too…I suppose?

    Should we claim a little
    Responsibility

    Can we open our eyes
    And see
    The damage done
    To you…me?

    ~ Look at me ~

    Limping from the
    Slug in my back
    Put there by li’l pimping
    Doing a drug attack

    ~ And you act’n like that ain’t whack ~

    Big Easy put bullets through my Momma’s door
    Left a message with the neighbor…saying
    If I should want some more…then
    You KNOW
    And, when the cops arrested him
    You claimed the sentence was too excessive, bro’

    ~ But this a war, yo’ ~

    PAPER got our babies dying
    In these hea streets

    Bling blinging got our queens
    Act’n all sluttish and weak

    Everybody’s crazing ova da heat

    And you still act’n like this **** be sweet

    BUT…Bill Cosby lied

    Bill Cosby spoke truth, son

    RECOGNIZE

    The truth isn’t a lie
    No matter how many times you ask
    WHY
    Trying to DENY
    The destruction our people
    Heap on us…daily
    And
    You
    Wonder
    Why
    Other
    Races
    Be
    Hating
    On
    Me

    We sell death
    To the young and old
    Stroll the hood streets
    Deep…in da city’s soul
    Protected from prosecution
    By the “I didn’t see a thang” witness
    And you complaining ‘bout
    The prison cells
    We
    Be
    filling

    OKAY…But…Bill Cosby

    Bill spoke of the ills
    Of a society
    That’s within me
    Against me
    With never a thought of
    Helping me…to be me
    Rose to the top by stepping on me
    …Ova me
    Crushed the head of me
    While I was just trying to be me

    If you’re not one for us all
    Then…you’re all against me

    Feel me?
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up.....Bill spoke goodwill stuff something to really think about !

    awesome comeback write on Bill
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Boy, oh Boy; Can i feel where you are coming from! As a people we have to take our heads out of the sand and stop walking around like our **** don't stink. We have to stand up and take some of the reponsibility for the position that we now find ourselves in.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes i feel you

    totally

    you already know how i feel about this subject

    WE NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER!
     
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    this was the ish man....
    i agree to a certain degree about bill
    but the way you prosed this made me rethink a lil in his favor....good stuff poet...
    thas what a poet is s'possed 2 do...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller,

    I'm reading Bill Cosby's book now....

    And I agree, you don't kill the messenger for the message...

    Bill just spoke up on what a lot of us witness and live everyday in the streets of urban America.

    As the late great Bernie Mac said..."I'm just saying what you can't say...!"

    He just had the courage to reveal a mirror to our souls and of course for some the truth is painful, but we have to muddle thru the lies to accept the truth about some of our people.

    Well written...Poet.


    epiphany:heart:
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    poets...

    WE ARE the first line of defense...on the first line of defense. the pen is powerful. WORDS...are powerful. BUT we need to live the life we want the younger ones to emulate. we can't tell them that everything is great...when everything isn't. it gives the impression that calling our sisters "b's" and "h's" is an okay thing to do, coz that's what everyone is doing. WHEN IT'S NOT. Bill Cosby speaks to the truth of a society drowning in their own sorrows...but unwilling to acknowledge that they're sinking.

    WE NEED TO WAKE UP.

    THANKS for reading.
     
  8. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Time for us to step up and move forward together...enjoyed the flo and the reflection of the hard truths of our society...Good flo poet.:darts:
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rashad...

    ...THANKS for reading. and, as you said, WE will move forward. TOGETHER.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello Baller...

    :wave:
    I don’t believe it would be a long shot to say MOST of us have been affected one way or another by what Bill Cosby spoke about.
    The loss of a loved one from black on black crime, drug and alcohol abuse, unwed pregnancy, fatherless households and so on...

    Yes the truth does hurts, but refusing to see it and accept responsibility of it is much worse.

    And yes… your “pen is powerful”

    Thanks for penning the truth!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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