Black Poetry : Depressed........but not useless

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Depressed
    But not useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Living in a hood with a heart of gold
    Walkin’ down the block and see all the souls
    stole
    The crack heads bein’ bold
    Walkin’ in the open with the crack pipes they hold
    Drug dealers and the money they fold
    Hoochified hoochies on the corners with the stories untold
    Pimps using the hoochified to supply the gold
    they wear around their neck ice cold
    Bankin’ the dough
    you know
    The fat money roll

    So, I’m depressed
    But not useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Crazed brods in the streetz fightin’ one another
    Over a cheatin’ brother
    Instead of lovin’ one another
    They scrapin’ in the streetz with each other
    Fightin’ closer and closer to the pin together
    For a brother
    That wouldn’t even bother
    To break it up to save his own unborn daughter
    Yet they still fight and smoother
    For that cheatin’ lover
    wanna be destined partner
    And future no good father
    While in jail both girls write letters
    And the brother
    only laughs it off and brags to his other
    neighborhood brothers

    So, right now, I’m depressed
    But not useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Depressed, for that neighborhood baller
    That thinks no other
    is tougher
    one girl stalker
    The one that thinks he’s the #1 mister
    Covalent master
    Overall procrastinator
    Rockin’ the lastest gear
    Clockin’ guns non- fear
    Lookin’ others down with the madd stare
    Blockin’ and poppin’ without a care
    Until one day he was popped over there
    Over where?
    Over where?
    Over there on MLK over there
    They popped this brother for all his high priced gear
    Brother came up with a gun and a wicked stare
    Jacked him for all his money and bus fare
    Now, that used to be neighborhood baller was cryin’ in fear
    And popped just like he killed others without a care
    I mean, this brother was really left BARE

    So, I’m depressed
    But NOT useless
    Not even gracless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    For that lil’ boy that ain’t got no food to eat
    Dirt in his hair because he sleeps on the street
    Passed from foster home to foster home cause he ain’t got no home to keep
    No fresh clothes or bed in which to sleep
    Got them too little shoes on his feet
    No needed glasses for his eyes to see
    Go to school and it seems he is all the students see
    They wonder why he reeks
    Of tar and pee- pee
    Don’t want to get near him to find out who he be
    Oh, how naive are they for a genius couldn’t even be compared to he

    So for him, I’m depressed
    But not useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Distance fantasies of gettin’ out the hood
    Breakin’ boundaries to do somethin’ good
    Breakin’ bread to get a little food
    That was a dream of a man in my hood
    He had in his heart he should
    If the world would
    Give him a chance to do the good
    But at the age of 23 a bullet was put
    In his heart and left through his foot
    He was walkin’ out the door
    Of his house and left layin’ on the floor
    A gansta that was jealous of him shot him more and more
    Until the shoting became just a bore
    Another chance for the world to become more
    And the chance was broken to the core

    So right now you ought to see why I’m depressed
    But NOT useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Projects ain’t got no grass
    Lil’ girls walkin’ around with sass
    Lil’ hood rats thumpin’ loud beats with bass
    And together they disrespect what their parents says
    Scrapped to the fulliest causing constant dismays
    Cursing and argurin’ in several ways
    Until on the ground together they lays
    But I don’t know, I guess they think crimes pays
    Or it might just be another phase
    But many die before they even get a real life tease
    Pasted
    and Erased
    Pasted
    and Erased

    So, I’m depressed
    But NOT useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Depressed because I was once like that
    I thought you wasn’t a true “G” unless you had my back
    Talked about people because all they lacked
    In school I slacked
    And on the streetz my pockets were double stacked
    Fought several
    Became the biggest and toughest rebel
    Skipped every revival
    And became my own family’s rival
    You see, I had so much potential
    I was aware of it but I wanted to keep it confidential
    Which broke my bother physical
    and mental
    So much that I became mental
    Until one day I went to a midnight revival
    And there they taught me a great fundamental
    That your life is yours, live it to the highest potential
    I got back in school
    A different school of course
    Started passing every course
    But this still didn’t remove the feeling that hurts me the most

    I’m depressed
    But not useless
    Not even graceless
    Much less faceless
    My attitude is priceless
    I’m just depressed

    Depressed about the politics
    That keep stuff from the public
    The people over in Africa with the AIDS effect that make them sick
    My people here who will do anything for some #*%$
    You take your pick
    The problem is no one is taking heed
    To the need
    of the educational
    potential
    deferential
    in our own face both mental and physically
    Breaking both personal
    and professional
    families
    My name is Foxylady
    and I’m a lady
    But we must all form together as “man”
    To cure the increasing problems at hand
    Make a stand
    If you can
    And cure the depressed man
    To the fulliest reprimand
    And take heed to my land
    The depressed side of NEVER EVER LAND
    And today I take my stand
    To change the statistic of the black woman
    The Black African American woman
    African American
    African American
    African American
    African American
    I take my stand
    for every human!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i feel u so much here
    this get to me when i see
    all this happening round me daily
    dis here touch home indeed and
    very real.......thankz for bringing it out
     
  3. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Little Sister.. words can't convey how in awe I am of your enormous talent ... SPEAK !!! :teach:

    Much Peace,
    Akilah :spinstar:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You flow so freely from your heart and mind...this was so vividly expressed....keep flowin as you do.
     
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    your flow is deep and seeing these things now at your age will only make you a stronger person and a more talented writer peace. keep flowing
     
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    wonderful flow
    foxi...
    speak....go head on...
    the insight from this is
    strong...i feel you on this one....
    and open mic it was even better.....
    flow on my lil sis......
    Angel
     
  7. angelicsage

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    Heard this one "Live and In Color"...

    Still hearing your voice...as I read
    and it's still tyte...Lil Sis!
     
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    My little sister, when I read pieces like this emanating from minds as precious as yours, I have no doubt that our Nation will regain it's greatness. It only takes a pebble 2 cause a ripple.
     
  9. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awwww.....thanks so much fam.....it took a long time for me to put this in words that I felt comfortable to say in from of ya'll......and when I finally got it done, it was nice to see so many of you read it and get something from it......thanks fam......you just don't know how you've made my day......THANKS!!
     
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    yes i love your vibe on this scribe sister..enjoy reading it....and i sure did enjoy hearing you spit it on the OPen Mic Friday..much love to you :grouphug:
    Peace
    Blue :heart:
     
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