Black Poetry : BLOCKED

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Legacy21, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After two months of not writing....

    Sing:

    Sometimes I feeeeel like a motherless child
    A long waaay from home
    Oh, sometimes I feel like a motherless child
    A long way from home


    9,000 miles later and 24 shifts of a time drift in this dimension
    Reflects my face back in shattered mirrors
    See I am beyond frustration that my pen no longer flows
    It's inky rivers on my dry pages
    These blank pages spreading like miles of burning sand before me
    Silently screaming: WHAT THA ****!!!
    I don't have a reason for my season of creative disparity
    These days I'd rather spend my time getting lost
    In between the pages of lively fiction
    That let's my mind escape into colorful narratives
    More vivid than the life I currently live
    Somehow my artistic soul has been reduced to a 9-5 gig
    Finding myself doing the Corporate Jig
    And I don't really want to be here
    Can't remember the last time I felt the need to express myself
    Or bless a mic with more than dead echoes
    Of the soul that USED to live here
    Can't remember the last time open mic was not an open melee
    Cause it seems poetry just don't love me no more
    I've been too busy fighting other peoples wars
    Serving as an emotional whore
    To unappreciative ingrates
    I don't have faith
    And I don't believe in nothing anymore
    Finances have got me in this dance
    Where the two step of hard times kicks my a*s
    And I can't do the math
    Even though I've got Supreme Mathematics
    Neatly filed in the pages of my Book of Life
    I went searching for something different when I joined the Five Percent
    Seems like I just let myself become a greater victim of my needing to know
    So now I want my freedom back
    Want to take off the headwrap
    And say **** the ideologies of self proclaimed scholars
    Bottom line I got to flip dollars, pay bills, beat the deadline before I'm feeling cramps from missed meals
    Nobody is going to give more of a d*mn about me
    Than myself
    I'll willingly put the thousand books of knowledge I've gained in life
    Back on the shelf for a moment of ease and peace
    Cause the pain I feel has shifted so many faces
    I don't know where to place my heart
    So I've stopped feeling and I've grown numb
    Because the sh*t doesn't matter anymore
    Don't know what the hell I was struggling for
    I don't want to believe it was to live like this
    Because I'd take this sh*t and ship it back to God
    If I thought He still did exist in my life
    I want to trust that all knowing, all powerful God
    That the world makes into such a mystery
    Instead of realizing the essence of God is inside of you and me
    I want to shed this Earth body and remember what spirit feels like
    This is the state of my life
    Drifting along trying to find a home
    Inside this hollow human shell
    Four walls once called a home has now become Hell
    & I don't want to be there anymore
    9,000 miles and 24 shifts of a time drift in this dimension
    More broken mirrors
    A pen that refuses to flow
    & a soul that doesn't know how to feel anymore....

    Sometimes I feeeeel like a motherless child
    A long waaay from home
    Oh, sometimes I feel like a motherless child
    A long way from home
     
  2. Khasm13

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  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice poem...
    indeed
     
  4. gempis

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    I know you feel like your artistic self has left you, but it's still there, bubblin up stuff you'd rather not look at. This piece is so tight, so intense. I feel you on so much of it. I've been emotionally bankrupt before, as well as devoid of my artistic spirit. Don't give up though, Legacy. The thing about bad times is you're never certain when they'll end. You just have to be certain you're stronger than they are. And from your words I can tell you are. Peace and blessings from me and the entire Destee fam. We're here for ya. (and keep writing, even if what comes out is somethin you consider horrible)
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very tyte scribe ....wow
    flow on
     
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    TYTE SKRYBE.. I LIKE IT
     
  7. Bluewater

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    very beautiful indeed
    hearing the melody
    vibes in your scribe
    Peace
     
  8. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is so **** on point b/c l'm there in most aspects with you....
    inspired my pen to a drip again..

    thanx
    jh.
     
  9. 1poetsought

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    God is great, he created greatness in Legacy21.
     
  10. angelicsage

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    Magnum Opus...

    Legacy...this was a gripping journey of the mind, heart and spirit...
    so many aspects I could related to on a deeper level...as if you
    were writing my own thoughts at times...

    If you were experiencing a drought of creativity...I believe it has
    ended with the piece.

    This was excellent display of poetic writing...
    Enjoyed it tremendously.
     
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