Black Poetry : Blak people's expert knowledge on terrorism

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I never imagined that patriotism could become
    a "vogue" thing to become engaged in but so many
    of my people have proved it so

    the again maybe it was not a "vogue" thing for them
    maybe their minds are just deluded
    maybe that's a strong statement, asserting that
    some of my people are suffering from a psychiatric
    condition in need of help (delusion)
    but hey to really be blak and patriotic to endear
    this flag is akin to making love to an illusion,

    faux pleasure and no substance

    period.

    Sometimes I wish I could feel half of the happiness
    I see in some black folks eyes when they wave that flag
    just to see if it's the truth / or if they are waving it as some
    new wave civil rights movement figuring that "going along"
    will open paths to "go along" on this American dream path
    minus the "No colored" signs attached to the iron ceiling above us

    I just don't understand how so many blak folks can
    fall for this "united We Stand" slogan when we know
    from experience what TERRORISM is :

    bringing drugs in the hood (TERRORISM)
    blowing up a church in Alabama with four blak girls...(TERRORISM)
    ...and just recently convicting them guilty (TERRORISM)
    placing Clarence "Uncle" Thomas in the supreme court (TERRORISM)
    Killing Diallo (TERRORISM)
    Cointelpro malcolm and martin (TERRORISM)
    Killing Fred Hampton (TERRORISM)
    kicking in doors in Boston when a white woman says
    that a black man killed her kids (when in fact it was her)
    (TERRORISM)
    refusing home loans to blak folks because of thier hue (TERRORISM)
    killing millions of africans during the middle passage (TERRORISM)
    spraying us with water hoses and sending your dogs after our
    mothers (TERRORISM) when all we wanted was to enjoy freedom
    (You know that same thing the US fought the British for)
    incarcerating many innocent brothers without due process
    or "false process" (TERRORISM)
    TERRORISM< TERRORISM< TERRORISM, etc, etc, etc

    we know this **** first hand
    yet we as a whole cannot stand long enough to
    influence change...and here we are
    distracted from our own war against TERRORISM

    ...and when it all ends / we will be back without the
    smoke screen / to dealing with this TERRORISM here

    ......is standing on the side of
    PATRIOTISM really worth a stressful ***
    existence here?

    Waving a flag ain't gone keep the
    TERRORISM off our ***...

    (c)2001 blakverb "mental bowel movement"
     
  2. sexe1

    sexe1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You hit the nail on the head....

    Well Written. I appreciate your
    words and the truth behind
    them.
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ouCH...

    ...seems like some of US can only remember LONG ENUFF when BLACK HISTORY MONTH is shoved down OUR throats...and i thought that was to educate the other masses. GUESS I WAS WRONG.

    FEELING THIS BLAK.

    people running 'round hea talkin' 'bout patriatism like some ISM is 'spose to make **** RIGHT for us. YOU WANNA SEE TERRORISM...go to South Central and watch what A BADGE AND A GUN do to our kids, in the name of SERVE AND PROTECT...thinking it's o'kay 'coz they live in the PROJECTS.

    did we forget CINCINNATI?
    did we forget NEW YORK...Diallo and so many mo'
    did we forget L.A....the riots and all the rest
    did we forget FLORIDA...spring break heartaches

    did we forget all the bullshyt we deal with everyday
    and what the ***** is a COLUMBUS DAY, anyway?

    is this what we're being patriotic about?:(

    let me out.

    FEELING YA, Blak.
     
  4. vtp

    vtp New Member MEMBER

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    I am milk

    Expand spiral out
    Grasp do not choke
    Engage and prosper.
     
  5. VirtuousDove

    VirtuousDove Active Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for speaking out. My heart and mind have both been uneasy because I keep hearing that 'we are now united and that you don't hear about the race problem anymore since the terrorist attack'. My thing is just because the news isn't covering it, doesn't mean it's not going on. The racism is still very real in America. And I can definetely feel the comments of the previous posts.

    VirtuousDove
     
  6. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very much on point

    u hit the target head on .....thanks brutha for speaking out!
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    verb

    you made the point and some

    nice and strong
    just how we like it

    you brought up very good points that i can't disagree with


    >DSSNY<
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak recieves anutha

    Standing Ovation!!!!

    Madd Respect
    Reas
     
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    enjoyed this much Blak ... thanks

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  10. Sista Steele

    Sista Steele Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You can break a glass ceiling but an iron one?? ****.

    Diggin your flow verb.
     
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