Black Poetry : "College"

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  1. LyriCIST

    LyriCIST New Member MEMBER

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    College

    See college is the first breath
    Given to an infant intellect.
    College is the mama’s words unsaid
    For the soul she alone bred.
    College is the father’s pride
    Beaming in his heart’s insides.
    College is the gleam of inspiration
    In the lil’ Bro’s eyes looking through lenses of desperation.
    College is the loss of the lonely sister’s protector
    As she waves goodbye to evil’s deflector.
    College is the words retained in repetitive intellectual devotion
    By slaves of knowledge’s notion.
    College is missed opportunities at mischief
    Made by the weary seed in order to be enriched.
    College is the separation of hurt and hate
    Which only the lonely can truly relate.
    College is the anger from not having what you want
    Cause the powers that be want to make sure you’re amply taught.
    College is many lessons left unlearned
    Taught by scholars seeking respect that is still to be earned.
    College is the years of toil and turmoil
    Endured by those whose ambitions boil.
    College is life given back to the half dead
    With blood from the hearts of the half-bled.
    College is the long nights of tossing and turning
    Created by long days of constant learning.
    College is having your eyes transfixed to defeat
    And hoping that you and failure dare not meet.
    College is the sickening obsession
    Of a youth’s soul to have knowledge in their possession.
    College is hating what you love to do
    In order to ensure that your goals may someday meet you.
    College is the stress, the grief, the strife
    that when multiplied by fives only partially equate to life.
    College is involuntary-voluntary segregation
    By those who see that in order to succeed you must dwell in separation.
    College is watching those you love fail
    And being helpless to aid them, just hoping that you don’t follow their trail.
    College is the beginning of the youthful soul’s end
    And the creation of the adult mind, which once formed even logic can’t bend.
    College is the first breath given to the since grown intellect.
     
  2. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :wave: Welcome!!!!

    I really really really dig this flow. You speak so many truths, and flow them so well. Lookin forward to readin more of ya work.
     
  3. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow...i hadn't seen college that way..
    and yet..reading you I can see how what you say can be (for some..)
    I hope if you go, or you are there
    you'll find someother souls
    to help you see it can also be fun...

    like the way you flowed ...your rhythm and your rhyme...
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    welcome to destee.come...
    this poem speaks volumes really enjoyed it...

    come check out voice chat as well
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    Peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesome and grand u really flowed this one
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    College can be this way, like deepy said, for some. Many layers of this, you delved into. Welcome to destee...Hope to read more form you.
     
  7. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you put an interesting spin on college. this is a great flow, i am looking forward to reading more of your pieces. thanks for sharing
     
  8. Tantrum

    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poet you really put
    College into a different perspective
    So many truths is very true gempis
    Like reading a book that outlines it all
    Nice Poet
     
  9. Desert Storm

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    i don't know man, u had me all the way through it... this piece is just so so heavy man, whoooweee! u got it down to the very last details ... just so good and so true loved this write. just beautiful... loved this part
    "See college is the first breath
    Given to an infant intellect.
    College is the mama’s words unsaid
    For the soul she alone bred.
    College is the father’s pride
    Beaming in his heart’s insides."

    just lovely just lovely... many blessings.. D.S.
     
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