Black Poetry : Complicated

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by poeticlyspeakin, May 25, 2003.

  1. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when i was young, it was so simple
    4 ft, pigtails, freckles with one dimple
    playin tag, hide n seek, havin singin contests
    hated wearin dresses cuz i couldnt play ball at recess
    id run outside everytime my mom wanted to wash my hair
    come back home to a whoopin strickly bare
    go to church, family outings, and neighborhood bar b q's
    bedtimes, pg 13 movies, cartoons, homemade forts
    music class, gym class, double dutch, singin of all sorts
    basketball games, big jerseys, big shorts, skinny legs
    swimmin pools, skatin rinks, bike rides while ur friend rode on the pegs
    chasin secret crushes, passin notes in class n always ended up gettin caught
    candy necklaces, chasin tha icecream man until he stopped
    stayed outside all day until ur parents called ya in
    always cried n fought til they warned ya about a whoopin
    bubble bathes, pajamas, bed time stories, hugs n kisses
    chores, sweepin, cleanin the bathroom and the dishes
    then life was good like a movie or a song
    too young to know right from wrong

    now its practice after practice, game after game
    people in ur business, reporters exploit ur name
    ur friends are waitin to walk in ur shoes n ur enemies r waitin 4 u to fail
    ur parents push u harder n harder cuz they only want u to sail
    u have to watch what u say,what u do, n how u act
    people talk more than they know, always on ur back
    lies, deciet, problems, stress
    school, gossip, organization, findin happiness
    girls n guys wanna get close to u cuz they know ur on the right path
    no breaks, no vacation, no time alone, sleep is restricted, people want autographs
    people tryna out shine u, when ur just doin you
    ur just workin hard, improvin you
    they blame you, hate you behind ur back, but smile in ur face
    younger kids scream ur name n picture themselves in ur place
    drama around u, so u isolate urself n begin to write
    but people wanna start ish n pick a fight
    they find out ur email address n ur digits
    dont know how they got it cuz u didnt give it
    they ask questions, tha same questions, with answers, tha same answers
    so u stay away from those neighborhood bar bq's, get togethas, and dances
    u go to school n sometimes u just wanna go straight to class
    then ppl get mad cuz u dont speak or give em a reason to laugh
    so automaticly ur no good, ur often hated
    ****... why did it get so complicated?
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    young fun summer time joy
    as we all get older life change with us
    things get more complicated
    work , kids, life
     
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    set off a whole set of bells
    wit' this! Write on, Poet!
     
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