Black Poetry : brothers

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by deepy, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    he was born in 1945/46?
    and he learned all the tricks of the game
    learned to play win or lose
    learn to give take and give
    and know the blues

    living in brooklyn was not always a bright place
    living in brooklyn was sometimes tension and haste
    i remember i had to walk my friends to a corner
    turn around cause i could not pass one
    my brother paved the way for me
    I was "deepy's" sister see
    he helped make it safe me

    first,Sonny who
    paved the way for Deepy
    who paved the way for me
    helping me to feel free

    then he went into the navy..
    thought he could get away from guns and wars
    came on out...bore his children through his wife
    found a love ..found some more
    thought he could push through to something more
    I remember when they called his name
    he was 36...getting his BA
    finally he thought no more would he have to pay

    But still they try to push him back
    try to say he can't be free
    well that can't happen
    cause i am here to show some ways for him
    as he showed for me
    he'll be free as I am free
    just understanding fear and tension in this country

    It's hard to be a man in this here country
    it's hard to be a woman in this country
    it's hard deepy
    hard to be...
    hard to be..

    free
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u know dis right !
    this flow was on point deepy !
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aw yeah, you know that's right. Lovin this flow, deepy.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hard to be free, even though supposedly we are. I'm sure your brother would appreciate this. I hear what you're saying.
     
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    i absolutely agree
    especially if you're black...but stay strong cause we're gettin' better...
    i feel you on this...i feel you for real!
     
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    tell that to bill cosby...smh
    this was on point deepy...
    please drop some more please
    one love
    khasm
     
  7. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks to all of you...
    I wrote this piece in the late 80's
    and decided to share it with yawl..

    deep passed in 2003....but he knew the poem
    knew the love...

    glad you appreciate..
    and Khasm Id love to drop a few more pieces (some of my newer pieces as well as some of the old)..but by the time I read 4 or 5 others and acknowledge...or go to other forums and share...it's time for me to go..
    I will try to be a little more selfish and write my pieces first...but it really taint my way....but thanks for that...encouragement is always needed and appreciated....
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm sure feeling this poem, I think it was wonderful and I like the flow of it, thanks for sharing a part of your heart.
     
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    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a great chronicle of your brother. It was beautiful
     
  10. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    jazzy and queenst....

    thanks for reading and responding....
    it is appreciated....
     
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