Black Poetry : 'Cuz I'm Black

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NapturallyYours, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. NapturallyYours

    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I guess THEY still don’t get it
    THEY say we’re just blacks
    Too busy killing ourselves
    And snortin’ up crack.
    Ain’t no coincidence that mess is white
    Another tool to keep our race out the race
    THEY say that’s a choice, and that’s what we choose
    Another method to keep our faces on the 10 o’clock news
    Don’t think you’re a better black because you went to school
    Strived and achieved to reach your goals
    You’re just a black that found a loop hole
    Go ahead and find a job…after all they need at least 2 or three of us
    Standard protocol states the office should have some type of diversity
    It’s 2007, did you think it was deceased?
    Ah my friends Racism is alive and well
    If Racism was a person he would be SUPER MORBIDLY OBESE
    Sittin there smackin on minorities, pickin us off with relative ease
    No one there to keep him in check,
    Face all red and so is his neck
    Boss asked me if I had a WHITE-collar job before
    If I knew what initiative means
    He doesn’t think I can spell it, let alone demonstrate
    Probably keeps him up at night
    Wondering how I got 3 degrees on my plate
    I know he thinks he put me in my place
    I looked at the devil and smiled in his face
    I know he thinks he’s truly won
    But trust, you and I know, the battle has just begun
    Won’t be no peace
    Until I get my piece of what’s due to me
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    He thinks there are 100 other people who have all the skills I so-call lack
    100 others could’ve had this job that was given to a black
    I got 99 problems, but this ain’t one
    And even it was no need to run
    I’ve got hundreds of years of oppression ridin on my back
    My people are dying from heroin, alcohol, crack
    Hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks
    I don’t want nothing from you, don’t give me jack
    I’ll keep my head up high, and shoulders back
    Why? I thought you knew…’cuz I’m black

    © April D. Nickerson
    January 17, 2007
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very very well done sista ......becoz I'm Black
     
  3. darkreign

    darkreign Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    in the words of my nephew...... this is filty.:D


    btw rich....whatup chi-town....i use to hang around on stony island, 63rd st...you know...southside.:shades:




    peace!!
     
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    I like the way you laid this piece out to canvas Goddess. Keep the pen flowing..
     
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    Hey there sista Napturally:
    Long time no read. It's so nice
    to read your pen again. And I must say
    it is still doing its thang. Really enjoyed
    this write, very nice work.


    Much Luv
     
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    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    some powerful words you have written my sista. Flo on!
     
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    MoJazzLdy New Member MEMBER

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    Yes, very well done..I feel you!
     
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    dang this make me think and the way you put that really is true a beautiful way of getting your point across wow truthful and it flowed very good girl a real fine sista too
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Guess the real problem is, he knows you can best him without even breaking a sweat. Poetically on point.
     
  10. NapturallyYours

    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Family,

    Sorry it has been so long since I've talked ya'll. Thanks for all the love....just the same ol game! Talk to ya'll a lil later!


    April
     
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