Black Poetry : Excuses for Nooses?

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Apparently there are excuses
    for nooses
    Harmless stunts devised by
    playful teens
    Trying to get their laugh on
    Apparently, by any means
    What harm can be intended
    by a knotted loop of twine?
    Why does this image make
    some folks complain and whine?
    Angered to the point of violence,
    seems quite excessive
    All because some spirited youths
    decided to be mischievously expressive
    Apparently there are excuses
    for nooses
    There are many symbols of hate
    a noose is but one of those
    Images of ancestors hung by a rope
    It's with good reason that our anger shows
    Can't have one group of rules for those
    who are welcome to sit under apple trees
    And another set of regulations for those
    whose trees bear peaches or cherries
    I guess there are still some folks
    who never tire in their pursuit
    To see odd images hanging high
    Visions of Strange Fruit
    Apparently there are excuses
    for nooses...
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mmmmph..

    apparently there are excuses for all kind of abuses. I dig the style but more more than that I feel the sentiments behind the rhyme
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, asimplepoet, so many excuses for inexcusable actions. Thank you poet.
     
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    "Can't have one group of rules for those
    who are welcome to sit under apple trees
    And another set of regulations for those
    whose trees bear peaches or cherries"

    u hit the nail on the head with this piece poet...nice!

    one love
    khasm
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Khasm for your kind response, much appreciated.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    we're getting no respect

    if that had been a swastika all hell would have broke loose
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    direct hit ......we seem to be taken for the ride that has given us as a people no respect ......tyme to stand and deliver
     
  8. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You've got that right So'ja, no respect for us, thank you.
    It's high time Rich, appreciated brother.
     
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