Black Poetry : Brothers in Flight

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brothers in Flight

    Young brothers ballin’
    Dunkin’, shootin’, scorin’
    High priced coaches in their Armani best
    Oversized corporate logos pinned to their chest
    Best teams in the land
    Reaching Final Four glory
    But behind the hoop and hype
    Is a totally different story

    A story of black gladiators
    Performing incredible round-ball feats
    More blacks on the court
    Then in the arena seats
    Sponsors, media, schools
    Anyone making money
    All white
    Everyone except the brothers in flight

    College Basketball
    In a sorry, sorry state
    All you need do
    Is check the graduation rate
    Exploitation
    Manipulation
    Despite a bunch of rhetoric
    No one gives a ****
    About education
    NBA training ground
    Where brothers think they will play
    White players sit the bench and cheer
    But they’re the ones who graduate
    While boosting the team GPA

    Brothers for hire
    Jumping higher and higher
    Campus heroes
    Living large through boosters and other sources
    Just trying to stay eligible
    Curriculum of mostly remedial courses

    Millions of dollars generated from the game
    Brothers in flight
    The trade off is a shame
    “Student Athlete”
    Give me a break
    Brothers being used
    For the millions others make
    Financially it’s unfair
    Morally it’s not right
    Being used and abused
    Young black men
    Brothers in flight

    BE
    copyright(c)Bruce Edwards,2001
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MAN YA ON TARGET !
    SPEAKETH TRUTH WILL YA PLEASE
    YA JUST SLAM DUNK A 100% TRUTH
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Rich. I get more angry with each game I watch. I don't see Jessee, Al Sharpton, Mfume, the CBC or the other "Leaders" so I may have to fight this one by myself.
     
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    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I Say ****!!!

    Ain't it the truth!?! So well put, scribe; amazing verbals 10 thumbs up...
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYUm!

    thank you for spitting the truth brother. what you say is real real real! not enough brothers recognize the game! This is a magnificent piece! You need to send this to ESPN, USA today, Essence, Ebony, SI, Somebody!

    once again thank you!

    one love, blak
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh yeah, you ain't by yourself brother...you got a blakverb behind ya. You've inspired a piece...a kind of follow up/cousin of your piece.

    one
     
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    you are so in touch
    with everything it seems

    love this flow Heartbeat!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  8. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa BE!!!!

    Off the chi-zain.....with a powerful message no doubt!


    :peace:
    GQ
     
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