Black Poetry : Brotherly Love: Collabo-Phenomenon & AgAbus

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  1. AgAbus

    AgAbus Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a little something inspired by the talented mind of Brother Phenomenon who was very gracious in soliciting my aid. I do hope you all enjoy this. Phenom is the lead and in bold un-italicized font and AgAbus is in red italicized font.​




    There's so much hatred in the world

    Between those who have so much in common

    For instance, we have so much in common

    Becoming men

    Dark skinned, brown skinned, light skinned revolutions

    Freedom, institutions, african, american

    Mothers, no fathers

    Marry mothers, to become fathers

    Have daughters, to become queens

    And teach sons, to become dreams

    Poverty, persecution, 400 years, execution

    Different story, same history

    All the glory, to His victory



    i, we, they-them-and-us

    sow roots that are entrenched,

    roots that will

    yield fruits; fruits that give

    flavors filling the mouths of our destinies

    with HIS distinct, defining deliciousness.

    i, we, they-them-and-us

    see…see the birth of

    men in diff’rent

    hues of blackness

    all standing; mouths opened

    wide, wider, widest

    piercing…

    …the air ripples with

    their twilit sound.

    we…we be men-hoarding our

    inner predilections

    beneath bended

    bushels of

    glossed over pages

    frm outdated publications that depict

    our honesty;

    diff’rent stories of our history.




    See

    We have so much in common like

    Pain and healing

    Drinking from

    Precious fountains,

    Free to all,

    A healing stream,

    Flows from calvary's moutain,

    That's what our elders used to sing

    As Jesus keeps us near the cross

    We laid on His chest

    As He bled our mistakes to death





    hearing

    echoes of the pitter-patter

    of our feet carrying

    Golgotha in

    our blood streams…

    hearing

    the dissonant beauty

    of parallel

    commonality…

    u run

    parallel to my experiences and

    i jog next to yours-we

    drench ourselves

    in time’s waters-tasting the

    vestiges of eternity,

    feeling intense

    completion emanating from the

    throne room

    where we stand…unit…

    where we are one.




    See

    We have so much in common

    But we act differently

    Than how black men act toward each other today

    I could kill you

    You could spill my blood too

    But I'd rather spit poetry with you

    I could turn my back on you

    You could leave me dying

    I could smile in your face

    While you suffered crying

    But I'd rather share my faith with you

    We could fight over women

    Murder over money

    Abandon our children

    And die over nothing

    But I'd rather make a difference with you





    …too much in common we have.

    how could peace abound, lest

    two walk as one?

    please put aside playing Cain to my

    Abel, my Jacob to your Esau…

    why split hairs or

    the links of a chain? why

    deplete unity

    when we could stand

    as one?




    I could call you my n***a

    You could call me motherf***a

    But we're so much higher than that

    So I rather call you my brother

    I could hate you

    But loving you is so much easier since we're

    Two blessings from a mother

    Two soldiers in life

    Two brothers in christ with

    Same spiritual bloodlines

    Same historical timelines

    One heart, one mind

    Made by one Father, G-O-D

    And together, we can move mountains

    With a mission we have in common

    Which is spreading the truth...Amen



    sonku



    unified…

    black brother

    stay KNIT to

    my thigh!

    we’re duet,

    righteous ones!



    Amen…

    Amen, AND

    Amen!






    ©2008 ‘dYuett ‘ inc.
    PheNomEnon/AgAbus



     
  2. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Believe it or not we are one and the same
    You are my brother, your are my sister
    I just want to take time to embrace you
    We're are different sides of the same coin
    For even in our differences we are alike
    We sing the same song in a different key
    The refrain is same but a new melody
    So lets hurry up and get on one accord
    For united we stand and divided we fall
    And in the end I want to stand hand in hand
    Listening for our names on heaven's roll call


    nice sentiments and nice flo my brothers
     
  3. lilpea

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    Brothers PheNomEnon/AgAbus....

    This piece just blows my mind....two brothers may be different in many ways..but with a single goal in mind they conquer.......Keep it coming brothers, it gives me strength and hope for my other brothers.

    Lilpea
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes......two different souls one mindset y'all blew this wide open
     
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    My goodness, this was wonderful brothers. Too bad this can't be written across a billboard somewhere, surrounded by lights. One in the same in what matters most. Bravo!!!
     
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    :qqb008: Yo I can't speak for my brother, Phenomenon...only He can tell you how he truly feels...but I will say I'm awed by this man's talent...and honored and humbled that he would ask me to collab with him and more than that that you all, OUR family would support this with open arms. I'm rejoicing! :jump::jump::jump::jump::congrats::congrats::congrats::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::thanks::rolling::rolling::rolling::rolling::rolling::rolling::hockey::hockey::hockey::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::drums::drums::drums::drums::jump::jump::jump:
     
  7. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm overwhelmed with appreciation and AgAbus, it was an honor collabing with you also
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

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    brilliant collab poets

    profound subject few are able to understand in its' base purest form

    i appreciate BOTH of you

    i like this verse
     
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    I am compelled to said...this colab left me speech-less, as I knew it would.
    Awesome piece kings!!
     
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