Black Poetry : corner philosphy (from da street files)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    low level entrepreneur

    The corner’s hot in midst of November
    Walking with pockets full of nickels and
    Dimes but you hope they don’t cling when
    5-0 walks by and people wonder why my
    life had no purpose;

    can’t spend these to catch the bus but give
    up enough and might by a Benz to floss
    with your friends when you head to da club
    coming in the back way straight to VIP
    (can’t be comin’ through no metal detectors)

    don’t wear no suspenders but I’m always
    strapped from ankle to waist and you know
    that the weight of life is nowhere close to
    the weight of death when the strap is let
    loose on a common thief;

    whose next to bring the heat? ain’t no rap stars
    or NBA heroes to help me now for it’s just me
    and the streets with it threat of life and death
    wondering when my turn to decide will arrive;

    man this is business, nothing personal so
    don’t get mad when I step into your home
    to pay your son a visit he hoped never came
    and I strip him of his platinum chains and
    diamond rings to pay off a debt he owed;

    oh you didn’t know your son was my best
    investment, no stocks and bonds but crack
    and guns when the Wall Street of life is
    covered in red but this is due to loss of life
    not loss of profit margin; I benefit from such;

    from the corner to the boardroom

    why you look surprised? Is it cuz’ I walk tall
    with my head high and my Versace suit with
    my brook brothers wingtips carrying my laptop
    to my $25,000 a year job and I speak to you
    in the vernacular of a Harvard graduate?

    Could it be the 2000 Lexus that I drive with
    The NEXTEL phone and 2-way pager on my
    Hip that it’s impossible to conceive that I am
    Worth three times the CEO’s salary?

    Oh you didn’t know that it was me you saw
    In the back alleys late at night when you drive
    Up to purchase your entertainment of choice
    You’re recreational additive to your daily
    routine and yet you too busy looking for the
    cops to notice we work in the same office;

    Close your mouth and look at me. I know you, all
    the time wasting away from the inside, taking the
    long way home to suburbia through the inner parts
    of hell to where I dwell trying to keep secret
    that which you really love, honor, and cherish;

    I laugh at you cuz you think that laying me off
    Or downsizing until I’m unemployed will cause me
    to lose everything I own and yet you don’t know
    That I could quit today, make a call or two, and
    By the time the sun sets outside your corner office
    window on the 15th floor, I would be your new boss;

    I’m your worst nightmare. I’m the one
    sitting in your job,
    working your accounts,
    making you money and
    all the while you wind up giving me twice my pay when
    you drive through my neighborhood late at night;

    thanks man for the handout…by the way, about that raise...

    (to be continued)
     
  2. 8th wonder

    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now that was tyght!!!

    You definetely stepped out of the garden of serenity on this one.....
    i can dig it boo....
     
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    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    teach

    street preecha!

    A
     
  4. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you to my first lady and my anointed friend,

    you both keep me humble...
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dug ya view from the corner D'Mo!!!!

    Applause...

    Peace
    GQ
     
  6. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks GQ...just letting them know that i wasn't always so peaceful...
     
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    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :hot:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    words of da wise tyte corner splash
     
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