Black Poetry : Born The Day I Died

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  1. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Born The Day I Died"


    This is the life of my stars, planets, sun and moon
    Sunday February 26th - 2:56 in the afternoon
    I was doomed on arrival.

    Not a crack baby or fosterchild, but lost in space.

    My most valuable valuables, lost in space.


    Concrete scrapes my soul, my soles worn thin
    I was born the day i died, laid inside 2 extra weeks.

    As if it was meant for poverty to even be evident in
    my speech.

    I reach for lucky charms; diamonds, hearts and green clovers
    limousine chauffer supposed to bring the cream closer
    makin love out of money - she scratches my back,
    it stings my shoulder.

    For all of my aspirations, my *** is chasin time itself.
    Space never rewinds itself, my life time was dealt
    a bad hand - Dying the day i was born.
    Destined to yearn and never receive
    the things i dreamed and believed i could
    Really M.C. - Play Keys - Degree-
    Meet the she of my chemistry -
    Produce remixes of we, pre-fixed with the cheese
    --- but needs were never met.

    Few people in my entire family have ever even seen
    a yearly salary above 20 g's - and I'm the ONLY one
    who knows that ain't ****.

    They love it - but don't rub it in.
    Scarred finances in a tub of gin and wondering why
    money burns hands.

    My plans of material wealth are gettin there *** whipped
    w/ Orions belt ... and reasoning is not an option.


    Since Saturn was found in my 2nd house black,
    nevermind my LIVING room and where i wanted my couch at,
    the cosmic repo man will probably be takin my future spouse back
    and I doubt that my Piscean ways might be my saving grace.


    I died the day i was born cuz I see no need to live struggling,
    and budgeting $100 a week.
    I see no need to repeat my parents mistakes.
    I see no need to plant seeds when my Sun is just
    a flashlight -
    distant at the end of a tunnel i already came from.


    ... when my sun is just a flashlight -
    distant at the end of a tunnel i already came from
     
  2. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there's more i could say - but it wouldn't change anything.
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh yes, brotha Hyp ....

    you could say a lot more ..... and you should!!

    :grouphug:

    you've got a gift
    of pen and paper
    thoughts
    drippin' from
    the heart splashin'
    against a wide-ruled
    notepad....

    do da **** thang boyyyy!!

    Always a great read!

    Much :heart:

    N2
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    WELL POSED POET !!
     
  5. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you both.

    Big sis - i'm grateful to be among talented hearts and
    minds --- but i just had my horoscope done
    and that's what triggered this poem.

    It seems as though some of the very principles
    I've founded my life on are not going to be
    a reality for me.

    As if my life itself can never reach the potential
    I wanted it to regardless of how hard i work or dream.
     
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    hi-wa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ok HYP, nail on the head with
    this one. u said what a lot of
    people been wantingto say for years.
    great work.

    b.e.z.
    hw
     
  7. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow hypnotize - you pegged this one straight - I feel you dear brotha...

    SCRIBE ON!

    2fish
     
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    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Is there a possibility of re-arranging...re-prioritising..trying to find another goal, another dream....because every life is worth living...
    heal the heart...

    K
     
  9. Hypnotize

    Hypnotize Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Every life is indeed worth living, i agree.


    I was very dis-enchanted, I just hope
    I can have it all as I hoped to have it.


    I believe the creator put us here to create heaven HERE,
    on this earth.
    If that isn't an option for me, it makes me feel hopeless.
     
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    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love the title

    **** good post
     
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