Black Poetry : broke ***** (in the vernacular)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~for us~


    broke *** people
    upset me...
    hurts my heart
    when I see my brothaz
    step to my sistaz
    like they got
    gold trim from the
    base to the rim

    when all that glitters
    is in they mouth

    and can't even articulate
    what they talkin bout

    and all the sistaz ain't even
    exempt
    in bandanas...
    and slippers
    tacky and
    unkempt

    acting like theirs
    is pearl-lined and
    triple fine

    (Lawd haf mer c
    on me and mine)

    broke *** people
    and I don't mean
    material deprivation
    it's more like the
    result of mental starvation...

    I'm speakin
    of the void of understandin
    low on knowledge
    folks rollin on empty
    in the think tank
    ain't thinkin bout college

    I'm sayin there's
    a lack of learnin goin on
    people walkin round
    with holes in theysouls
    with no fruits of the Spirit
    folks who despise
    the Truth
    and don't wanna hear it

    broke *** people
    my sista, my brotha
    all my neighbors
    and we need to help
    one anotha...

    so I figure if somebody
    loves me enuff
    they need to tell me
    some
    hard-to-hear stuff

    don't worry bout
    softenin me up
    with too much kindness
    because I'm also guilty
    of selective
    blindness

    just back me up to
    the nearest mirror
    so I can see my
    broke ***
    a lil mo clearer :wink:

    alyce (c) 2002
     
  2. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    two zig zags, a snap and a double booty slap MMA... !! You talkin bout most of my homies though

    "what us go'n do?" :wink: :)

    :heart:

    Shade
     
  3. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Uhhhh hmmmmm...

    Sistah Alyce...
    I know dats right!....wonderful piece.


    Epiphany :heart:
     
  4. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Woooo :jumping: Weeee!!!!! Gurl, gurl, gurl!
    I know you jes didn't sit down and blow up. You wrote dis in passionate pain...not in a flippant attitude. I see so much of dis heah poem EVERY day. I felt you all the way on every line. There seems to be a large increase in sorriness and I know this be painful to a lot of parents.

    Well written Alyce. How can it be any thing else...coming from you? :)

    Joyce
     
  5. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sista alyce.


    ...you always be knowin' just what to say...
    when to say it... & how to make it soooo
    **** good... all at the same time!! :)

    i'm always&foreva a fan, queen poet!! :D

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms. A

    a lot of us need to be backed up. i preciate these here pearls of truth this mornin'





    One
     
  7. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Say it Poet!!! Say it all.

    BE
     
  8. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Girl you betta FLOW!!!
     
  9. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This made me check myself, for real. A brother could be broke and not know it- I appreciates the stick up. I also appreciate how JAH uses us all to get to us all.

    JAH Love always.
     
  10. poeticdelight

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    Alyce

    i love reading your work :)

    keep writing

    foreveralwayspoeticd
     
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