Black Poetry : Conkrete Psalm

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm an alumni of a block
    where very few graduated
    from the school of hard knocks
    but thank God that I made it

    the road was might long
    and the battles plenty rough
    some of my people stood strong
    while others were strong enough

    they succumb to the weight
    of an overbearing life
    'cause the darkness of fate
    suffocates the guiding light

    i never seen a tear shed
    but i heard plenty cries
    and even though our wouds bled
    somehow we still survive

    i hear the whispered prayers
    of my fallen soldiers
    as they ponder if the pain
    will ever be over

    forsaken hopes and dreams fall by the way-side
    asking for help I lift my head to the sky

    Precious Lord please take my hand
    lead me on and help me stand
    place me feet on a solid rock
    and grant me the strenght to revive my block

    venture outside the pews and church walls
    to incline your ear to my ghetto's call
    grant grace to my folks that's trapped in the streets
    protect the projects that caress the conkrete...

    NittyGrittt (c) 2004
     
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    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i hear you, "Coming From Where I'm From, I'm From........." :geek:
     
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    nice drop...likes the vibe..continue on
    peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed i feel ya here speak on
     
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    nittygrit..
    i understand your prose...
    from the conkrete i arose...
    know about the suvivors
    and the ones that couldn't run
    loved the way you asked
    the neighborhood tohelp and make the sun
    flow on
    flow on...
     
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    Whoa, this flow is beautiful, raw and real. Go on with ya bad self....
     
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    Amen...to those last two stanzas...

    love the message in this piece...

    you can't do the work if you don't get out your seat

    and leave the temple...

    Great job poet!
     
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    True to your name, you got right down to the real nitty gritty. Some still rise somehow, but folks need a helping hand, that's clear. Something to think about, and I appreciate that.
     
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