Black Poetry : freedom, knowledge and power

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    night after night i sit
    and contemplate
    what would happen to
    my soul
    if my dreams flew away
    i'd convinced myself
    my mind was
    invincible
    no hard thoughts could
    penetrate
    maybe in your world
    money makes it go
    'round
    you need the paper
    to have to power
    that's not always true
    ain't it funny how
    money can
    change you
    in the world that
    i'm from
    it's nice to have
    some change in your pocket
    everybody should have some
    but what are you gonna
    base your happiness on
    when the money runs out
    where you gonna turn
    shackles on my hands
    on my mind
    i'd like to be free
    and know where i'm
    going before
    i sell my soul
    to the money hungries
    thinking it's the only
    way to go
    surprise surprise
    first you get the freedom
    then you get the knowledge
    of where you are and
    what it means
    slowly slowly
    you get the power
    it's seems easier to
    get paid by the hour
    people are afraid to
    start low
    minimum wage
    what have we done
    to our youth
    the value of a dollar
    is more than a life
    they don't understand
    that they're lucky
    and how you live
    your life is how you get
    what you deserve
    it would be funny
    if it wasn't so sad
    my life doesn't shine
    but i know where i am
    working for my needs
    because that's what i know
    try to tell the people
    when i think they're
    listening
    first you get the freedom
    then you learn
    that's the knowledge that
    you need
    to get the power you
    deserve
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tru dat indeed this was a message of depth and reality
    love the flow on dis here piece

    freedom & wisdom knowledge u need to get the power u deserve !
    yes yes yes !!!
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    taste of reality and truth feeling ya flow...nice drop sis
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This piece made me thing of a situation where opportunity is in front of you, but you can't take advantage of it cause you're not prepared. Anywho, I liked the knowledge in this drop.
     
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    ...the path to freedom
    is an educated mind...

    teach on Sister Toylin...
    we hear you...

    Much luv,
    Sage
     
  7. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad somebody is listening. Back when I first wrote this, no one would hear me.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa, girl, lotta lotta deep truths here. I'm hearin every line. Flow on with ya bad self. :star:
     
  9. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you, Gempis. :)
     
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