Black Poetry : Crab Barrel Mentality ~

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  1. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Like crabs in a barrel
    Individuals like you
    Prevent me from
    Ever getting ahead

    Hard-shell
    Undercover Negroes
    Who no longer indentify
    With tribal warrior mentality
    Pinch and pinch
    Their way to the top

    Only to be beat down
    By sheer panic over
    One of their own
    Getting over

    Amputees fall on a daily basis
    Around the clock...
    In this,
    Not our finest hour

    Denial of self
    Less comradery of any kind
    Sabotage the progress of a whole people

    Misery it seems
    Loves the hell out of company ~


    Darryl Abdu Omari :grouphug:
    aka 1poetsought ~ copyright 2005
     
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    "Misery it seems
    Loves the hell out of company ~"
    Apparently, when there's a need to practically kill someone for getting ahead just because they seem to be ahead, of you. Whew, this piece was pretty fierce, but hey, it was on the money. Flow on.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep tranz ova head to get ahead at company
    tyte write
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    smoke signals

    smoking lpoetsought
    smoking...i pray we
    get the signals that you send
    they circle over the mountains and
    they are clear...smokin
    smoke signals...
    love your work...love it..
     
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    Misery does indeed love company, ...but what if theirs no audience? ...what if theirs nothing or no one to perform for? ...
    I hear everything you said poet, and it was said quite well.
     
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    Queen, I hear you as well, although I'm not certain about what it is you are suggesting. We must continue to keep the faith, never taking for granted, or underestimating ourselves or our people. I appreciate you, thanks.
     
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    Deepy, when smokes gets in your eyes it's impossible to ignore.

    Thanks for you continued suppport and comments.
     
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    Bro. $$RICH$$, Sister WATZ

    I really need to thank the both of you for being so un-crab like. You are most generous and committed. WATZ, you're right, this was some pretty strong medicine. I'll take a dose of it myself. Much love. :sick:
     
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    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Excellent piece ! you let it go so nicely what many of us do consciously and subconsciously. But guess what, you don't have to be a crab and you don't have to b in the pot ! Get on out and become the chef of the pot ! :)
     
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    Thank you, for your valued input Keita.
     
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