Black Poetry : brotha's keeper

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  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    I was blasted out of my sleep
    3 o’clock in the morning
    Some maniac out side leaning on his car horn
    Gotta go outside and teach him a proper education on waking working people up
    Hood bad enough cant let it get worst then it already is

    You hear me
    Do yawl hear me

    I need my sleep

    That’s the only time on this planet that I ever get any peace
    I tried that college thing on some American dream tip
    But yet I still live on the same street that I grew up on
    Them same streets I grew tough on
    My
    Mother hoped I would surpass at lease to the middle class
    But yet im still stuck on that same mentality
    And all them years of college aint even challenge me
    But when I graduated
    Life was right there to put a degree in my hands and a foot on my chest
    And here I am dress in my pajamas and no slippers about to run outside
    And rip the backbone out this fool aint got nothing to show from all them years of school
    But……………………………………..

    Bad credit

    And even worst discussions

    And I live in a hood where people buy food on credit
    So they finance what they dont just take and their
    Making payments on food that they already ate
    When they see me on the street they looking at me they about to break
    And im snatching open this door like im about to break and I
    See my best friend
    And he’s sitting in his mini-van with four of those child car seats
    And he’s looking at me with a gun in his hand its like I can hear his heart beat
    And with his other hand he takes a swig of liquor from a bottle of scotch
    Pops the door locks like get in nigggga

    Moves the pictures of his children off the car seat with the gun
    Throws them glove box then its like every thing stopped

    And we drive
    And we drive
    And we driveee
    Till we get to the part of town where it seems like the American dream is still live
    And in my mind im playing Nina Simone as im looking out the window on the passenger side
    Its like some body scraping their finger nails along my bones as I feel this grown man cry

    And I wonder if he knows that tens of millions of people in this country are depressed
    But using alcohol or drugs to remain in denial
    I wonder if he knows that theirs a suicidal tendency hiding behind almost ever smile
    Cause no matter how many times they go back to school or jobs they work simultaneously they could never seem to permanently change their life style
    But some how
    They convince themselves it would be different for their children
    and eventually
    they will realize that’s a fantasy but they need summing to believe in until then

    and him …..he just wants to be a father to his children
    but some times yawl………..after all the love is gone
    children become pawns in relationship

    and his relationship with his children is the vehicle that his ex wife chooses to to take out her frustrations with and if
    he’s just one day late on the child support…..she reports it to the courts

    and what’s driving him crazy is yesterday
    he just got laid off now 30 days ago her and the kids just moved in with a new man who drives a range rover and plays golf
    and that’s a year ago from the day that my best friend had go to jail for making her last boyfriend stop telling the children that their father was soft and right now!!!!

    He feels like every things lost

    That why im glad he came to me to give me this opportunity to put a few thoughts across
    U see all day and ……..all nite…. we talked
    And I told him
    A man is judged by
    What’s in his soul and what’s in his heart and not just by what’s in his pockets

    I tell him
    Me and him are friends thru thick and thin and if he’s in pain …we need to put our brain time and money together to stop it
    I tell him
    If the fact u don’t have a lot of money is a problem
    Then rather then getting fed up… what we need to to is wake up
    Like mosses and Jacob when ever we get together just find new ways to prosper
    And stack our cake up. And profit
    Cause in my eyes our friendship is how we live and how we die
    And don’t u ever believe even for a second that I will ever let u slide
    Now for what im about to say I want to to listen with all your pride and sexually aside
    Cause as god as my guide like my own self……………I love u :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: hookup
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    from da hood a deep mental blast
    to the streets that continue to last
    and hold the best of class yet in
    drama i learn this from my moma
    tyte drop brutha just hook us on up !
     
  3. MANASIAC

    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a Nice Poem Hookup. Did you debate in college? CEDA Or Parli?
     
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    peace,

    your friend has a friend indeed!

    peace to the god!
     
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    tell it like it is brotha....
    i followed this story like a novel....
    this was tyte indeed...
    one love
    khasm
     
  6. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    MANASIAC yep i used to debate

    Collegiate Education Debate Association
    {CEDA} and
    URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE ( UDL )debaters ...loves to debate brotha ...its a lost art ...thanks for asking ...hookup
     
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    This poem hits the senses with a caption of everyone's reality...

    a reality that many of us struggle to cope with everyday

    and without each other...none of us would ever make it

    for we are, our Brother...and Sister's keeper...though many would not agree

    Deeply emotive scribe...

    ...Deeply, deeply emotive

    (((Your compassion, empathy and humanitarian disposition for others radiates from your words)))

    Yet another reason why I love you :heart: ...and your work.

    Your presence is a beacon of light in this forum and in me...:spinstar:




    Your sage...:hearts2:
     
  8. Lynne'

    Lynne' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I must agree with all that has been said...your poems continue to speak truth and captivate me with every word. Once again...nicely done.
     
  9. MrFolklore

    MrFolklore Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a nice read my brother tight indeed. I agree with the other posters.

    MrFolk
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is real hot, hookup
    really feeling it
    2 the fullest
     
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