Quiet Poetry Lounge : Black till the cops come

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by flo-real, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. flo-real

    flo-real Active Member MEMBER

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    (2xs)
    you say ya black till the cops come gunnin
    you switch suits then ya take of runnin
    so busy frontin tryna be just like me
    you need to be who ya s'posed to be
    (second time say when you don't even know my history)

    aint it funny how when ya back's against the wall, these so-called friends don't want to take that fall and then
    all of a sudden they act like they don't even know you at all oh! and them being mixed with black there could be no possiblity of that
    in the interregation room talkin bout "oh ray ray got all the blocks sowed up with sellers of crack" ask me anything I'll tell you everything as long as it saves me, from penetentury, cause see I got a family.
    last week you was hollerin my homie fo life
    I got yo back dogg! even when ya throat's under the knife
    cause we tightt!!!
    aayy hey I'll even leave my wife.
    but you snitchin just almost got me jail for life

    (1xs)
    you say ya black till the cops come gunnin
    you switch suits then ya take of runnin
    unless you know about me or my history
    you need to be who ya s'posed to be

    tell me what you really know about this struggle...of the black man
    on how our ancestors were raped of their riches and land
    not to mention the many counts of raped women
    were you black then?

    Were you black when marcus Garvey devolped a Pan- Negro liberation
    or in may of 1943, with the airmen by way of tuskegee
    were the first blacks into military aviation
    or what about when Mary Bethune taught us to openly protest discrimination
    or when Martin Luther King was trying to invoke peace upon this wicked nation
    were you black then?

    or were you only black when you heard Kobe had made the pro's
    or when you seen Labron James with that hummer on 24's
    or was it when 50 cent was on ya radio
    or when you sung along to can a sista flow, flow, tell me can a sista flow!
    that must be when you jumped on the bandwagon
    because you couldn't have been black back then with these actions!
    see our culture has been taught to unite as one and to never give up your brutha for no one under the gun!
    So if you gone be black then be that
    but understand and know the struggle, don't be so quick to jump at the first sign of trouble.

    you say ya black till the cops come gunnin
    you switch suits then ya take of runnin
    so busy frontin tryna be just like me
    you need to be who ya s'posed to be
    (you need to learn about my history)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up release the truth on the false blackz
    who wish to act black but jump back in da heat
    they don't know struggle and surely history !

    awesome powerful write....................................
     
  3. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Am I my brother's keeper? ...
    from the walls of my womb...
    Yes, it is I ...the keeper of my brother
     
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    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    True Blackness just is, no rhyme or reason, not for fashion or season. Poet, you told the story just the way it should have been told. The highest of props on this. Flow on.
     
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