Black Poetry : Concrete Jungle

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  1. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A concrete jungle.....

    living hard, dying young
    street corner hang outs
    a second place to roam
    stolen cars speed by,
    never knowing when to run
    always watch your back
    for danger or a gun
    babies playin in the street
    noone's watching, noone home
    Narcs' making their rounds
    pretending to serve and protect
    slippin drug dealers crack
    clockin their investment
    hot summer nights.......
    chillin on the porch
    jammin on the Isley's
    whateva music is enjoyed
    spade games til 3 in tha morn
    was the typical norm
    there were bad times
    sometimes there were good

    life in the......concrete jungle

    will never be understood
    you fight hard to make it
    plans of financial security
    finally, leaving the hood

    the concrete jungle.....

    will always be my home
    no matter how far I go
    neva forget where I'm from
    it was a needed lesson
    taught to appreciate the poor
    what dreams to reach for
    what avenues to explore

    The concrete jungle

    a different part of life
    yet, I know where I been
    and the places in my life....I want to go


    Epiphany(c)1982
    revised/2001
     
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    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    nice flow

    we have to stop the relentless cycle

    pd :)
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i can appreciate this i know you know

    watch your conscious buckle
    Dees are the streets and this is the struggle
    don't stumble
    Welcome to the Concrete Jungle

    reach for the waste
    another murda case
    in the rat race
    all common-place

    under the guise of the "context"
    you know doing more wit less
    planning five years? how? when what happens tomorrow is anybody's guess
    we're scared to stay alive not scared to death

    the Concrete Jungle 10 million people in a 5 mile radius
    to live it

    is to understand the craziness

    you say "those people" but that's not even the case
    red lined by the banks
    lined with invisible paint
    it is what it is and it ain't what it ain't


    DSSNY
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    mannnnn!!

    slap back into reality of realem
    ya know life has become a mutha
    yeap we gotta stop dis madness:(
     
  5. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Pd...

    Yes we do...have to stop
    but, the problem comes
    when we want to forget
    where we been....
    sometimes not everyone
    knows the way out...
    inspiration is powerful
    and feeds self esteem
    got to show the ones
    who want to make it how...


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja.....

    You know that I know that you know....
    wit that being said....

    you have to live it in the soul
    to know where it is you wanna go
    you can't stop there
    have to share, tell someone
    show you care, for some are lost
    don't know the way, its up to us
    to guide some way
    to save one, two or three
    because its one life
    that has potential to guide
    ......another
    and another.....

    I appreciate the flow...thanks for the read.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
  7. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As always....

    Your $RICHNESS$....

    You feelin the flow
    I appreciate, the love
    you show...
    for some, reality is not that far


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    You know I'm feeling you Sis. I wouldn't change how or where I grew up ....it help make who I am today and taught me how to appreciate what's really important in life. Though there were lots of bad situations surrounding the hood, but it's a sad part of life.

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    Epip

    You captured the real
    of the concrete jungle
    but here is the deal
    if you forget, it is with sad regret
    that you may be push
    back into that struggle

    Keep you head up
    and alway look forward

    Again you wrote a nice one.
     
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    the dreams of a child that's caught up in the mix...

    to one day see the light
    to one day make it through the night without the sing-song of the GAT's call to a creature dome
    to one day live without the fear of your neighbor breaking into your home

    to look back, one day, and realize that WHAT WAS is just that...WAS.

    the streets teach a valuable lesson.
    the most valuable of which is to get off the streets...they mean you no good.
    that's not to say that i'll forget where i came from
    but living in the slums isn't my definition of living.


    Str8 up portrait
    thanks for painting it.
     
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