Black Poetry : Burdens (A Somber Fate)

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  1. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It seems like-
    All I can do is watch
    I sit here and witnesss
    Policemen beating on Indians
    (That nickname being penned
    From one group of misguided white men
    regardless, the name came
    from one particular European)
    These "representatives of justice" beat blatantly and bold
    While cameramen sit back and let da drama unfold
    Reporters letting it simply soak
    Letting their story unfold on its own
    Letting the blood of the Native
    Country slowly become endangered
    Cause reporters only really care about makin dat paper
    Just like every other bigot in this nation.
    I mean-
    Cops not caring that their arrogant face
    Is being showed putting national justice and security to its disgrace
    They state they are beating because of lack of tax-pay
    But every person
    With a simple touch of melanin
    Knows that its because of just race.
    If you could have seen his face!
    The one Native man who was so quick to state
    "This looks like something
    Out of Mississippi in the sixties"
    Should I be disgraced?
    Or should I simply have pity
    Becuase of this man's lack of the truth
    That hate
    Has spread all over each man of each race
    Each man with a grudge that cannot be erased
    Each man trying to find out who he is and where's his place
    Each man reaching out angrily grabbing nothing but space
    Each trying to let his voice be heard by showing useless fits of rage
    Each man with something to say
    But no one with the time of day
    To JUST LISTEN.

    I watch-
    As CNN hires people to lace
    Their opinion like cocaine
    Into the facts of every day
    Programming our subconscious
    To form an opinion in which
    The government can say
    "You think Uncle Sam wants you
    But he already has made you our slave"
    This unnatural, posionous high
    That the Big Boys dope us up with- it like
    Makes us override the brain damage
    Because it blows the mind
    You would think we were stuck in time
    Because all of our actions seem like
    They're stuck and skipping
    Only repeating our mistakes
    Instead of learning and giving
    Yesterday's tomorrow is now today
    And its really a same that I can
    Truthfully say
    This day
    Aint any better than the past
    The toxins of ignorance
    Is affecting the land
    Nature cannot take its course
    In all of these filthy ways
    Like looking blindly at the sun
    In search of better days
    Daily our hopes are drowning and dying with sorrow-
    And the burden on my back is that tomorrow
    I will have to be the one to
    Carry the world on my back
    With no sense of direction I am destined
    To follow the pact
    Written by many in stone so many years ago
    That I will try to make this world into something-
    Tomorrow.
     
  2. Khasm13

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    so very true...good @ss scribe
    peace
    khasm
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey play
    eyes wide open
    you are on point
    with this
    thank you
    Peace
     
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    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very meaningful,very deep play, im lovin this scribe

    love,
    -story
     
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    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    khas...thank you love. it's amazing how you can find the depth in things

    blue....my sistah i am always touched by your comments. thank you for leaving me your love

    story....thank you my poetic soul sistah.

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
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    dis was awesomely displayed as it unfold
    ya scribe had me beckon in from start
    very deep and i felt da depth
    tyte
     
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    sad its true but wit a poet like u...
    at least the word is bein spoken :)
    I liked this right here fo sho :)
    keep on educatin...:)
     
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