Quiet Poetry Lounge : Clueless-the welfare state (flow from Coccobutterskyn-welfare poem)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaz, Jun 28, 2001.

  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    business/management
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +1
    Welfare is how we fair

    Like a monkey in a tree, wont let go til another vine I see
    Caint get a job or out of de welfare loop I will be

    Moma was on welfare and so am I
    Don’t know any other way to survive but to shuck and jive
    While keeping absolutely NO dreams alive
    So into this welfare state I continue to dive

    The only people like me I see with a destiny
    Is dem gold tooth rappers on MTV
    And what are the chances of dat happinin to me

    Each one teach one
    So what shall I teach my son about how real life is done?
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    7,648
    Likes Received:
    40
    Occupation:
    thrivin' spiritually/physically/emotionally/financ
    Location:
    where failure is not an option
    Ratings:
    +42
    dawg

    feeling you no doubt
    it's the money crunch
    it you ain't got it nobody cares
    nobody cares about people no more
    oh they say the do
    but action speaks louder than words


    keep fighting Soldier
     
  3. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    2,053
    Likes Received:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Teacher of English, Literature & Poetry
    Location:
    Baltimore, Md.
    Ratings:
    +15
    shaz...

    look man...i keep looking over my shoulder to see if you, Street or blakverb is gonna run up on me a smack me with ablack glove :lol...this is proper conclusion to the words of cocoa...now i goota keep me eye on her too? Did the Black Panthers show up in a poetry room?

    (wonderin' if you got on a dashiki and sportin an afro?)

    mad tight scribe peot
     
  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 25, 2001
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    170
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Spreading Joy.... need some?
    Location:
    Sixburgh, Pa.
    Ratings:
    +220
    Shaz

    This is very good. NO dreams, NO ambition equals hopelessness.
    Maybe that's apart of the problem, people just don't dream of the possibilities anymore. I never thought about it like that until reading this poem. Thanks for more understanding.

    MadLove:heart: Coco
     
  5. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    business/management
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +1
    Divide and conquer is the nature of the welfare state and if it is one thing that welfare recipients know it’s that as long as they got uncle sam to hell with that unemployable black man. And the quickest way to loose all welfare benefits is to introduce a black man into the family. Unfortunately most of the recipients fail to see the web of deceit that this environment creates and they ignorantly accept the handout as a way of life.
    Thanks to all for the read especially cocobutterskyn Mad Love to you :cool:
     
Loading...