Black Poetry : For Want Of Knowledge

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  1. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For want of knowledge
    you chose the streets instead
    of college.

    For want of knowledge
    you gave birth to three before
    you could vote.

    For want of knowledge
    you place material gain
    over a satisfied souls
    sweet refrain.

    For want of knowledge
    you spent the better
    part of your life wondering
    where did the time go

    For want of knowledge
    you bent your head
    but didn't pray

    For want of knowledge
    you fathered children
    but didn't pay

    For want of knowledge
    you didn't understand
    that having a mans
    baby didn't guarantee
    you a man

    FOR WANT OF KNOWLEDGE
    YOU HAVE BOUND YOURSELF
    TO MENTAL CHAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FOR WANT OF KNOWLEDGE
    YOU DAILY INTRODUCE
    POISON TO YOUR BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And because I have filled my
    want of knowledge, I hunger
    for more.
    BJS (C) 2002
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    definitely feeling this
    some people don't realize
    what they do to the people who surround them

    great piece

    dssNY
     
  3. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa
    was all i could say after reading this fa sho'

    i'll definitely peep this again, for knowledges' sake
     
  4. Amun-Ra

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    For want of knowledge we lose too many each day to the streets, to despair and hopelessness--well done poet!

    Amun-Ra

    :)
     
  5. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In deep thought with this scribe!! :)

    N2
     
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