Black Poetry : Coulda, woulda, shoulda

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Monique coulda been a lawyer
    And she woulda if at the age of nineteen she didn't have a daughter
    To raise without a father
    Had to drop out and the baby was still taken by a social worker
    Dang, this gurl shoulda been that lawyer......but DIDN'T......I'm so sorry sistah

    Leonard coulda been a technician
    And woulda had he not been sexin'
    The wrong sistah that claimed that he was rapin'
    The light out of her....... even collected semen
    Man, I tell this brother shoulda been that technician.........had it not been for a trifling' *** woman

    Shareka coulda been a teacher
    Teaching our language to brighten the African American future
    And she woulda if she hadn't been shot by a black mass murderer
    She was asleep in her own home when a man decided he wanted to rape her
    She shoulda been here with us.......but she's NOT because of one of our own brothers

    Malcom and Martin coulda still been active activist
    Royal philanthropist
    Protestin' the ugly segregationist
    And woulda had it not been for a mad racist
    That shot them one by one filed by an autopsy
    Shawdy, I do believe they shoulda......but what a shoulda without a woulda

    Mann- Mann coulda been a doctor
    And woulda if he didn't decide to be an illegal doctor
    Sellin’ cocaine to his own mother
    Thank god it's not his own 12 year old sister
    Overall weak @ss fighter
    I tell ya, I think Mann- Mann shoulda been that doctor.......but now he just another drug dealer

    Ms. Anne that was own cousin
    But she was lead by the poision
    She coulda been a nurse somewhere nursin'
    And she woulda had she not been lustin'
    After a boy that she thought to be her future husbin'
    Slap here! slap there!......She thought that to be the way of life but it wasn't
    Until it became too late for her to find out it was just poision
    She coulda been a nurse.......but she was lead by lustin’

    The projects coulda been a safe haven
    For the unemployed blacks when it was given
    And woulda if had we not used it for wrong and driven
    The grounds down with all the neighborhood killin’
    Causing constant dismays and rapin’
    The grounds or it’s nurturance and gyratin’
    Bodies while flirting
    The projects shoulda been more.......but it ain’t and in tyme the projects will just be a thing passin’

    Mike coulda been here with us today
    And woulda had it not been for his overly abusive mother in different ways
    Defiling him in everything she says
    Puching him and leaving marks in blues and grays
    Takin poor Mike’s mind throught phase after phase
    Mike shoulda been here with us..........but he ran away today

    Sheeka is just filled with all kinds of coulda, woulda, shouldas
    Coulda been a dancer
    And woulda had she not got pregnant by her brother
    Had the baby but had to become a stripper
    To take care of her all in one cousin and daughter
    Takin’ drug supplied by her boyfriend, the neighborhood drug dealer
    Overall mislead thriller
    Sheeka shoulda been anythin’ she put her mind too..........had she not let the world wheel her

    Politics coulda been something that actual help the betterment of the public
    And woulda had it not turned into a popularity show on different rubric
    Smilin' in the public
    No differences and problems made hectic
    Promises broken and the man in the white house is nothin' more than pathetic
    The politics shoulda been somethin' that helped us as a people........but we are better of naked

    Coulda, Woulda, and Shoulda
    Does not put off the reality of the mustas
    and the busters
    that make it seem like it is are nothin' more than perpetrators
    and neglecters
    of the benefactors
    of the statement and reactors
    That make the wouldas the shouldas
    and the shoulds the couldas
    not the mustas
    It's the reality of the thing that we must look at to reunite us
    NOT break us
    And if we are broken those coulda, shoulda, wouldas still can not fix us
    The constantly neglect us
    And confuse us
    Placements put there to distract us
    Annihilated us
    Them [email protected] shoulda couldas wouldas
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loved the way you posed this sad state of affairs, flow on poet.
     
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    I too loved the way she flowed...the sadness is that she sees, knows and feels all of this at 16.
     
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    very deeply sadly scribe and it was felt in my heart
    so young feeling all this
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much......yes I do see this type of stuff happen everyday where I live......and if I were to put every thing that I have witnessed that involves shoulda, coulda, wouldas then this one page would never be enough.......I wanted to spread the word so that some one would read it and feel so touched that it would never be another shoulda, coulda,woulda for them.....thanks ya'll for feelin' this one......thank you so much
     
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    Lil' Sister...I read this and I'm always amazed at your age...
    this piece was so true...so many coulda, shoulda, woulda's
    I always love the way you write about "decisions" and the
    pros & cons of good & bad decisions...especially with our
    youth...

    Very conscious piece...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    I felt it...I enjoyed it!....Great work!
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much sis....thank you for your love and support......and most of all thanks for feelin' ALL my work no matter what......
     
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    Da1whoownslife Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :D Lovin this to the extreme..... flo on Mz. Foxi....
     
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    AGE OLD DILLEMA WITH A NEW AGE STRIKEFORCE!

    Excellent piece, fierce in it delivery and comparisons
    the metaphors were right on as were the images
    what a way to capture a dillema...

    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
    ^5 AND THREE FINER SNAPS! :thanks: FOR SHARING
     
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    Ohhhhh. Very very deep. Bless you sista. A million and one.
     
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