Black Poetry : Brothers In Flight

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    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
    All wanting Final Four glory
    But behind the hoop and hype
    A totally different story

    A story of Black Gladiators
    Performing incredible round-ball feats
    More blacks on the court
    Than in the arena seats
    Sponsors, media and of course the schools
    All making big money
    All white
    Everyone getting paid
    Except the brothers in flight

    College basketball
    A sorry, sorry state
    All you need do
    Is check the black graduation rate
    Exploitation
    Academic manipulation
    A sham and the shame of higher education

    NBA training ground
    Where brothers think they will play
    White players sit the bench and cheer
    They are the ones who graduate
    Their role to boost the team GPA

    Brothers for hire
    Jumping higher and higher
    Campus heroes
    Some living large
    Through a variety of sources
    Just trying to stay eligible
    Curriculum filled with bogus and remedial courses

    Billions 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 is unfair
    Morally it is not right
    Young black men being used
    See them fly
    My brothers in flight

    BE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sho ya right
    this was on point and tyte
     
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