Black Poetry : Casualties

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Bluewater, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Helicopter flying low
    Beaming a light
    Through my window
    Where can one go
    This is my home
    The war zone.

    Things will get better
    So they say
    They are only shooting
    Around the corner today

    The year will be over
    In just a few days
    Will it matter?
    As I pray
    Will it be just be another day?

    Feeling beat down
    Very little sleep
    Children crying
    In the street
    Mama cussing
    Pulling them along
    Look at the clock
    It’s 3 in the morn

    Helicopter beaming light
    Ambulance sirens
    All through the night
    Restless souls all alone
    Casualties
    Of the war zone
    Infliction
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i hear you on dis
    nice drop sister...Angel
     
  3. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you sister...just trying to release some of the down side
    Peace
    Blue :heart:
     
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    URBAN WAR ZONE!

    This is so true, and I know first hand.
    Chile I couldn't take it any more after my divorce I sold
    my house and moved out to the outskirts for my own
    peace of mind. Not leaving my hood totally cause
    my fam is still there, but the bullets and the helicopters
    and cops running through your yard, property value going
    down, stress all around. Children can't play outside in the
    summer cause some fool done flipped his HUMMER and
    the drama goes on and on.
    OOOOOOOOOOO! I got carried away...SORRY, but you have
    that affect on me when you speak on URBAN DRAMA!
    Excellent thought provoking piece!

    Blessings On Your House!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i feel ya on dis here sistah it's a bit of the real world
     
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    When shooting around the corner can somehow be appreciated, that's definitely a war zone....Thought provoking and true.
     
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    Blue
    Everytime I read a poem like this
    I want to do something
    Rid the streets of those what would harm you
    And the innocent ones
    Those that you read in the newspaper
    Dead way before their time
    And then
    Those so lost in this life
    That they are at war
    How far has
    'Civilization' come
    When we still kill each other
    And child catch
    Stray bullets.

    :heart:
    A New Year... and in this year... I send peace, understanding, unconditional love... so the heliopters will be grounded.
    Very good poem... Happy New Year, Blue
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was so vivid in its depiction
    and so real, it's unfortunate
    how this will always be a
    part of society just taking
    on different forms as it
    molds history...

    this was felt sister
     
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