Black Poetry : Crabs Unloosed

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alter, May 16, 2003.

  1. alter

    alter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you don’t like me
    - for whatever reason -
    Don’t keep it to yourself.
    Please,
    Let me know,
    Because then I’ll know how to flow
    When I’m breaking you down
    To the ground.

    If you don’t like the things I write
    - For whatever reason -
    Don’t go running to anybody else.
    Come to me and
    I’ll set you free
    From the unhealthy misconceptions
    That have got you confused,
    Your mind abused, sanity recused,
    Your thoughts fused by jealousy
    And the unreasonable, negative
    Stimulus/Reward process of the
    Mentally Downtrodden and the
    Physically Dispossessed.

    If you don’t like the thoughts I’ve opined,
    - For whatever reason -
    That’s fine.
    Just let me know exactly where your issues lie,
    Cause then we can discuss yours and my
    Major malfunctions
    At the junction of Battle Rhymes
    And the ever sublime
    Discourse of Force.

    I've tried to be nice to you,
    To discover a clue
    - Uncover the truth -
    As to the reasons
    Behind your treacherous Treason,
    The logical redaction of your
    Strangely emotional reactions.
    But making sense out of nonsense
    Can only precede a descent into contempt,
    And we're meant for greater things,
    To rise up on priestly, heavenly wings.

    So whatever the cause of your denigration
    May be,
    You need to let it go,
    Cause my energy is reserved
    For the liberation of the Earth.
    Thoughts of you and the things you do
    Are a distraction,
    Though they do give rise to
    A reaction, equal and opposite
    To the Crabs-in-a-Barrel mentality
    That you represent.

    Basically,
    I’m telling you
    Not to be a fool!
    Time is too short to waste
    On some futile and negative defacement
    Of a Poetic Movement that represents
    The Dreams and Desires of Humanity-at-Large.

    So please,
    Bring it to me
    Directly.
    Don’t waste energy
    On Gossip and misapplied logic:
    All questions answered for free,
    All posers countered by poetry
    Concentrated on the issues most intimately
    Related to the moments that foment
    Godliness in you and me
    Alike.

    Now don’t it make sense
    To handle things in this way
    Instead of jumping into the fray
    With both eyes closed,
    Your tongue wagging on overload,
    Your mind stuck in the gutter
    Of cluttered thinking,
    Of stuttered lies that rely upon
    A tide of unremorseful negativity
    - A wave of naivety -
    That will only devour souls
    In search of a higher goal?

    Just think about the things I've said,
    I'm not wed to the idea of hating
    Anybody.
    There's too much good to do,
    For me and also for you!
    We've got to continue the work
    Our Ancestors began
    Finish the race that they also ran
    Rise up to the sky with our eyes on
    The Divine
    And give up this insistence on Hatred and
    Lies.
     
  2. nini08

    nini08 Active Member MEMBER

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    Daaannngg!!! this is really tight. i am so feelin u on the whole concept of bringing it all out in the open. i know a few ppl that need to read this and take it into consideration. :grin:
     
  3. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I smiled all the way through this.
    Couldn't have said it better.

    Spin must be sin when we lose
    sight of the real
    that when sitting still
    we still can't see where it ends
    and lies begin.

    enjoyed this.
    Peace to ya!
     
  4. sarcasm4eva

    sarcasm4eva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    all i can say is daayuuuuum...........preach it, preach it.much love............. :)
     
  5. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    dis piece right hear is tight as hell

    "Don’t waste energy
    On Gossip and misapplied logic:"

    right on...
    peace
    khasm
     
  6. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    **APPLAUDS*** Once again brother you bring the truth so eloquently! Who is hating on a peace brotha like you! They ought to be ashamed, but this verse will hit them right in the heart and mind where they need it. PEACE!
     
  7. alter

    alter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...thanx 4 the love, poets...'tay, lol..u know the deal. same ol suspects.
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET ME KNOW..i loved it!!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    truth spoken here ......u tell it str8 up like it tis!!
     
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    alter ... your poetry is awesome ... honored to be able to read you ... looking forward to hearing you on the mic ... reading this peace too ??!!! ... awww man ... i'm teasing myself ... let me stop and just be happy with the read ... thank you

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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