Black Poetry : "don't hate" - pt.1

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  1. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    don't hate Osama for drama for the twin towers... collapsing
    when powers that be
    flew their politics right into affirmative action

    don't hate Saddam even if he killed some of his own people
    when blacks
    have been under more sorts of attacks under more than presidential leader...

    hate propaganda

    don't hate Iraq b/c they have our P.O.W's hostageand
    maybe killing a few
    when their civilians can see a b-52 aiming for their home
    their sons and daughters
    and we cry waters when they kill ours...

    don't hate Bush for loving oil
    when you would steal instead of toil for a living
    storing up your wealth and not sharing
    not caring for the less fortunate
    part of stingy and ungodly proportionate...

    don't hate b/c they stopped giving welfare...
    and gov't spending (from our tax dollars is consumed
    for weapons
    when you yourself will not give to the beggar w/o
    criticizing and assuming "they
    did it to themselves"
    not realizing that you can be in his/her shoes...
    passing them by
    we question their condition but has God ever asked us why??

    don't hate the war
    when you fight everyday with forgiveness
    in the heat of battle with complacency
    fighting the fire with fuel
    your nature is dual
    and you are audacious enough to call this war cruel...

    don't hate
    don't hate!!!
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is an interesting but honest take on current situations...

    kind of brings to mind the saying.."clean up your own backyard before you start on anyone else's"

    and you're right, thanks to the media putting these events in the spotlight, people tend to forget the everyday little wars and atrocities that go un-noticed...and therefore are pushed to the back of the mind of society...

    K
     
  3. Moses the Poet

    Moses the Poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah, I FELT that.
    These truths pierce holes into the armor of hypocrisy.
    This media treats the war as if one american soldier's life is worth 500 iraqi lives.... speak on, souljah!!

    Strong scribin'

    Andrew
     
  4. poeticwordstris

    poeticwordstris Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yeah preach on

    you had me goin on this one that was deep u got that wisdom ur a smart one!!!!!!!!!!! i'm feelin this
     
  5. poeticwordstris

    poeticwordstris Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Re: yeah preach on

     
  6. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I felt this! Much practical wisdom here.
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    don't hate b/c they stopped giving welfare...
    and gov't spending (from our tax dollars is consumed
    for weapons
    when you yourself will not give to the beggar w/o
    criticizing and assuming "they
    did it to themselves"
    not realizing that you can be in his/her shoes...
    passing them by
    we question their condition but has God ever asked us why??
     
  7. adefinitediva

    adefinitediva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I did this poet!
     
  8. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Spill the real J'hiah

    Dig'n your flow.

    souldeep!
    Coco
    :heart:
     
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