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Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by DeepSista, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. DeepSista

    DeepSista New Member MEMBER

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    Reflecting on the years of times past
    children smiling, playing
    not wanting to get picked last
    families going through their trying times
    single mother's standing in welfare lines
    men struggling to make ends meet
    the homeless not knowing where they'll sleep
    Songs were of love and happiness
    let me take a moment to digress..


    It's as though the world today doesn't give a dayum
    just as long as you pay Uncle Sam
    the little girl who has lost her way
    the little boy who who's been found out gay
    the lil ol' lady who has no family
    you turn a blind eye and pretend not to see
    the violence in movies, tv and on the radio
    you shouldn't have to guess which way these kids are going to go
    no respect for their elders and dropping out out of school
    not enough of us guiding them only makes us fools
    our loved ones who have gone to war
    politicians pretending not to keep score
    the price of gasoline going through the roof
    show me the reason for this .....for I need proof
    AIDS killing off women quicker than cancer
    is there ever going to be a cure for this we'd like an answer!
    our jobs keep moving overseas
    how is this supposed to help our economy?
    entertainers and atheletes making a killing
    yet, for the average Joe it's hard to make a living
    Songs are made by singers who choose to molest
    when will all this turmoil come to a rest

    Well, seems I've taken enough of your time
    and please forgive if some of these lines do not rhyme
    Reflecting on times of the here and now
    I pray someday we'll get through this somehow


    (c) 2004
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    THIS WAS DEEP STRONG
    LOVE THE WAS IT FLOW
    DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO
    RHYME U KNOW THE MESSAGE
    DEEPLY FELT AND IN HEART
    TO BE KEPT
    FREEDOM SPEECH IS GOOD
    TYTE DROP
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    had to revisit this strong power piece
     
  4. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks deepsista
    for the rhyme and the remindsof what was, what is and what should be..
    I love those paul laurence dunbar rhythms in poetry.....
     
  5. plainrhythm

    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    woah! that was a beautiful, strong piece! it deserves a standing ovation!!!!
    :juggle: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific:
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh, this is incredible! You have me hangin on every line.
     
  7. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...I second all those before me
    as the "Social Woes" of our society
    have evoked a poignant scribe
    to be manifested from your pen...
    to our eyes...wow

    Nice work poet!
     
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