Black Poetry : Can't Choose Family

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The 3 decades I've been on this globe,
    Being mistreated by fam is what I despise the most.
    With strangers or so-called friends
    U can deliver justice with your hands.
    But family has the privilege of not being harmed
    cuz they're just that...
    Family.

    Angrily have I wished they were just people on the street...
    Someone I don't know & who doesn't know me.
    But they do...
    They've known me since early childhood.
    Doin' things & playin' games that only a child would.
    But that was then & this is now...
    Anyone else do 2 me what they did, they'd get clowned.
    Beat down, stomped on, & stripped of their gear,
    But they're fam & they know I won't take it there.
    Cuz I don't operate like that.

    I'll let them take their big lies & create slight facts.
    Retrace my tracks & erase them from my memory,
    Replace the shimmering images with something
    more pleasant 2 think of.
    Family & their fake love.

    I've lived this long not being around them,
    so i know I can live happily ever after without them.
    Just give me my immediate...
    I know if they speak, I won't get hurt believin' it.
    A family induced hole in the heart takes a long time 2 mend...
    I wish I could choose family the way I choose my friends...
    Very carefully.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i truely feel you on this and cindy hit it right
     
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    oh hell yeah

    My motto has always been, your friends are the family you choose for yourself. And I mean it. My friends know me better than my parents ever will. Sometimes you look around and realize you prolly wouldn't talk to certain people if you weren't related to them. Since we're all ultimately related, I just roll with that and stay close to the ones I love and who love me - my homies. Diggin your flow, Pos.
     
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    i am feelin this vibe
    well
    this is so true....
    likes this drop indeed
    Peace Angel
     
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    my brother this is so so so very tru...
    man...you must have been reading my mindz...
    i've been feeling this way for the last 6 months...wordz
    daps for this one holmes
    one love
    khasm
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fam, thank U 4 the feel with this piece.

    Situations have caused me 2 makean enemy of a certain family member. Word is bond, if he wasn't fam, we'd exchange blows, but I don't get down like that.
     
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    I am feeling this as well because my friends will support me with my endeavors but my family never fails to try to tear my essence down especially if you stick with them when they have their own dreams and goals.

    Thanks for this one!!
     
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    So true Brother...
    If we could only "choose" them
    nothing suprises me anymore
    family...friends...people are so
    individualistic anymore...could
    careless about the outcome of their
    actions & words / family are the worst
    they feel that they're "grandfathered" to do
    whatever they want...and you have to accept
    because.."blood is thicker than water"...
    but is it really...conceptually?
     
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    Da1whoownslife Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well done.... :love:
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thak U 4 the feel, fam.
     
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