Black Poetry : By The Sword

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  1. CARTIERX

    CARTIERX Member MEMBER

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    A nine year old boy
    already outgrown his toys
    Saw his brother gunned down
    Life is Hell with so few Joys
    Thoughts of survival
    Thoughts of revenge
    Run... Hide... Escape
    Or learn to fight to win.
    But, if you live by the sword
    You’re gonna die by the sword
    So choose your sword wisely
    Any ghetto kid
    On any ghetto street
    Sick & tired of watching his Mama get beat
    Anybody listening?
    Has anybody heard?
    Their desperate plea for help
    shrouded in every cuss word
    Thoughts of survival
    Thoughts of revenge
    Run... Hide... Escape
    Or learn to fight to win.
    But, if you live by the sword
    You’re gonna die by the sword
    So choose your sword wisely
    Trouble at home
    Trouble at school
    Trouble doesn’t conform
    to any set of rules
    Trouble always finds you
    when you’re most vulnerable
    When you can’t predict anything else
    You can always count on Trouble
    Thoughts of survival
    Thoughts of revenge
    Run... Hide... Escape
    Or learn to fight to win.
    But, if you live by the sword
    You’re gonna die by the sword
    So choose your sword wisely
    Angry victims create more tragedy
    & more angry victims
    Cemeteries are full of victims of The System
    Victims of Social Engineering
    Victims of lawlessness & greed
    Victims of injustice
    Victims so in need
    In need of Love
    In need of Understanding
    In need of Compassion
    Pain is so demanding.
    Thoughts of survival
    Thoughts of revenge
    Run... Hide... Escape
    Or learn to fight to win.
    But, if you live by the sword
    You’re gonna die by the sword
    So choose your sword wisely.
    Please help me Lord...If, You Will?
    To trust in You.... I shall not kill.
    I shall not fear... I shall not hate
    Protect me Lord... Control my fate.
    Be my rock, my sword, & shield.
    Help me Lord... I know You will.
    Get Satan out of my face
    Using love, tact, & grace
    Please lift me above the quick sand
    that threatens to swallow me
    Lord, I know that my faith in you
    Is more than a mustard seed
    Yeshua known as Jesus
    is my Savior & role model
    Although unable to walk in His Shoes
    I’m learning how to toddle.
    But, I’m living on the edge
    Trying not to go insane
    This blessed new way of life
    brings about an undisguisable change
    My new frame of mind is contrary to Satan’s System
    So he’s plotting to destroy me
    Before You destroy him.
    Alone... I’m no match for evil power
    older than the monetary system or Greed
    So, I’m trusting in Yaweh to see to my needs
    Lord, I’m doing the best that I can
    to deliver Your Warning to my fellow Man
    Be my rock, my sword, & shield.
    Help me Lord... I know You will.
    Brothers & Sisters... Black to White
    Question your values
    Learn to think twice
    If you’re cheating your brother
    If you profit at the expense of others
    If, you’re causing pain & suffering
    One way or another
    If, you’re financially sponsoring genocide & hate
    Remember, whatever sword you’re wielding
    will decide your Fate
    Thoughts of survival
    Thoughts of revenge
    Run... Hide... Escape
    Or learn to fight to win.
    But, if you live by the sword
    You’re gonna die by the sword
    So choose your sword wisely




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  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My Gifted Sista/Queen

    So honored to be first to welcome you to the family of Destee Poets!

    I am truly going to sit back and enjoy the blessed ink drops from your pen of inspiration.

    You will find it warm and loving here ~ and I am beside myself knowing that you found your way home!

    Thank you for your conscious flow...your words of truth. You know what time it is! Let the Spirit have His way, my sista! Edify!

    :heart:

    Alyce
     
  3. CARTIERX

    CARTIERX Member MEMBER

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    So nice to be home!

    Thanks Sis! Always a joy to hear from you.
    So this is where ya been hangin' out? LOL
    I see a lot of our prolific warriors are here.
    Makes me feel warm & fuzzy all over. *smile
    Thanks for such a wonderful welcome.
    It's so nice to be home!:heart:
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Truth is spoken in your peace..and woven amongst your words is a lesson for all to learn...

    it's been so long since I have read what you have to say, and let me say I thoroughly enjoyed reading you today...

    Welcome:)

    K
     
  5. CARTIERX

    CARTIERX Member MEMBER

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    Gifted Kitana... I love you too!!!!
    Thanks Sis!
     
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    Smiling bigtime at the sight of your name. Welcome my talented sister. As always...loving your work.

    BE
     
  7. CARTIERX

    CARTIERX Member MEMBER

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    Wow! It's like a family reunion up in here.
    Are you sure you guys didn't come here to get away from me? LOL
    Beloved Brother Bruce... I received your fabulous book yesterday.
    I wish I could be as organized & on top of things as you are apparently!
    May God bless you abundantly!
    Much Love & Respect
    Crystal CARTIERX
     
  8. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awesome piece. It was truly
    a pleasure to read.
    Thank you.


    Scribeaboutit!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  9. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awesome I must agree, this was very inspired and I enjoyed reading it.
    thanks for sharing
     
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    CARTIERX Member MEMBER

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    Gee thanks!
    You all make me feel so wonderful.
    Am I supposed to respond to each post here?
    I don't quite understand the lay of the land yet...
    But I shall try to spend some time here to read & get my poetry fix each day. but I must warn you that email box runneth over & I am so behind in my work that I fear I'll never catch up so plz be patient w/me.
    Still, I am glad that I followed the link that brought me here to so much Love & fellowship. Thank you.
     
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