Black Poetry : ....blacker blood[An Apology to Family]

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by UL820, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This may not be poetic, is my outcry
    against the deafening silence,I hear
    HYPERTENSION,high blood pressure
    kills/maims/robs..... BLACK AMERICA
    Matters not.......if homeless/hopeful
    Be ye...corporate man,street vendor
    Teacher, narcotic seller or preacher

    This KILLER caught-up with me
    And I took 2... to theback of my head
    but survived its silent,subtle approach
    Came disguised as Influenza's onset
    And despite....education/family history
    Didn't recognize its sneaky attack until
    was layed out/layed up,fighting for life

    Hope is, this inspires some others to
    become aware of...basher-life smasher
    Of how it creeps/how AFRICAN Americans
    MEN, especially those driven by life/lust
    Pride pursued, asset/assertive walkers
    Type A personalities.We're blood encoded
    Genetically pre-supposed.... to its attack

    And We help it by smoking and drinking
    By burning the candles wick low seeking
    "MO MONEY.MO HONEY"....higher ceilings
    But Never.......RELAX, RELEASE, RELEARN
    LOVE-LIVE........inside/thru the moment
    Cherishing.....Family, Friends, even enemies
    While guarding/girding .....SELF AGAINST
    HYPERTENSION........the Black Blood Killer
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    who says poetry has to rhyme?

    this is TRUTH...for REALZ

    maintain the fight for life.

    let the river flow.

    One.
     
  3. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "10"

    any other words would just devalue this nice piece

    blak
     
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