Black Poetry : crossroads...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    He stood at a crossroad
    Intersecting right and wrong

    He knew what was right

    But wrong was so appealing to him
    Revealing a side of him
    He never knew existed

    Now…

    He knew how to treat a woman
    …was taught the meaning of respect
    and he liked the rewards he got from doing so

    he stood at this crossroad
    being pulled north and south
    …east and west

    ‘til…

    he tore up his playaz card
    no longer would he be a member…or seen
    in a club that disrespects his QUEEN

    No longer would he tolerate things
    He, himself, have done
    For the fun of doing so
    Like screwing this one and that one
    In the name of fun
    When it coz’d his lady pain
    Just the same

    He stood…
    On the corner of sad street
    And good times
    Knowing that good times would lead to
    Love and happiness
    And GOD would bless
    His efforts to do so

    As tempting a desert as fleshly delights were
    He turned his back upon open thighs
    …moans and sighs of a lusty kind
    in favor of a loving caress
    from one who wants only the best
    for him

    as pimps and playaz
    hoodrats and skank hoes
    stroll by
    telling lie after lie
    he watched them go
    no mo’ would the fast lane
    to debauchery and thangs
    weigh heavily upon his neck
    he would proudly wear
    the ball-n-chain
    of his passionate QUEEN
    and she would never again know neglect.

    {NOW…he was a man}
     
  2. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Scribe Poet!!

    I sure hope folks don't sleep on this because this is what being a man is all about...i'm feelin you deeply on this piece here poet!!
    Tyte!!:toast:
     
  3. Bishop

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    We gonna collect an offering for you

    PREACH IT MY BRUTHA!!!!!!!!!! This is what I'm talking about!!!! Anybody can be a dog, But it takes a MAN to know how to LOVE!!!!

    Love's Favorite Son Salutes you!!!!:peace:
     
  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller,
    Thanks for sharing this piece.
    I'm with Rashad,
    "this is what being a man is all about..."
    and Bishop,
    "Anybody can be a dog"

    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    hella yeah!! BALLER dis what i be talking bout !!
    man work dem key
     
  6. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    everyone before me has spoken my mind on this piece....

    thank you, baller

    teach

    alyce
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    in order to get to that crossroad, a long and interesting journey had to be traveled. having journeyed long, one have to ask; "what's important to me and mine?" if one is man enough to even ask THAT question, and follow through, one is a MAN.

    THANKS for reading.
     
  8. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller, Baller, Baller...

    Wisdom and insight is embedded in every line. I wish more males would read this...and females too for that matter. The emotion of the need for change is articulated so well. Thanks for sharing.

    Joyce
     
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