Black Poetry : Black on Black Crime: the verdict

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by UMassBlack, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. UMassBlack

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    You say I can fight your cause
    not realizing it’s our cause
    and it’s a fight ‘cause
    you won’t realize that it's not just
    your cause

    Time and time again, you rap that I’m your African Queen,
    But yet it seems that when I shout that I am Black and Woman
    and Woman and Black,
    you ask me to choose
    the right shoes or else I might get Boo’s—from you—because today I fight for Women too

    But Black Man you must realize that
    you say I can fight your cause
    not realizing it’s our cause
    and it’s a fight ‘cause
    you won’t realize that it’s not just your cause

    I admit that
    I straddled the fence once upon a time
    at a time
    when the time
    wasn’t right for my time
    to be both Black and Gay
    and Black and Gay and Gay and Black
    and yet you said be for one and not the other
    or be for the other and leave the one
    because you can’t be one and mutter the other
    because The Cause
    is The Cause
    that must go on without the other

    But Black Community
    it was only because you said I can fight your cause
    not realizing it’s our cause
    and the fight continues ‘cause
    you won’t realize that it’s also my cause

    especially if I don’t choose the other
     
  2. Destee

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    :wave: Haaaaaaaaaaaaaay UMassBlack :wave:

    ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    Whew! So sorry it's taken so long for your post to get up on the page! I think what happened was that you clicked on "include a poll" when creating this thread but did not follow through with all of the poll options and your peace was sent to the Moderator queue instead of going straight to the page. We don't moderate posts here, so we rarely look at that area. I apologize and welcome you to the Family! Thanks for sharing your flow and please make yourself at home.

    :heart:

    Destee

    ps ... signatures are limited to only 5 lines, including blank ones, and phone numbers are not allowed on the forum. So if you would, please edit that for me ... Thanks :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed dis was tyght as i welcome u upon da house of family
    welcome to da flowz keep em coming
     
  4. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This peace was packed with honesty, truth, and introspection. Well done. It's a shame in the fight for Black liberation and humanity period that we must be forced to choose sides against our ownselves. I commend you for having the strength to stand on your own and fight despite the pitfalls.
     
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