Black Poetry : from da dirt

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by thespokesman, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. thespokesman

    thespokesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    From da Dirt

    Da boy

    From the dirt
    Am I African
    Tell me I’m not
    We ain’t the same
    Otherwise u would carry you as another
    But when it’s convenient u call me brother

    We a shame to you and the ancient scripts
    Cuz to survive my boyz cuss and buss clips
    But we got the same lips
    Our women got the same hips
    Trying to be soulful
    Still I stutter
    How the idol land I came from ain’t my mother

    We used to red, yellow, black, green
    But now I see more
    I see the ritual
    We separate but equal
    Right we supposed to be people
    This ain’t bout no whites
    Jews, it’s about me you

    And the land across continents
    U tryin to learn to me
    I’m trying to learn yo flo
    But all I get is a secret code
    Ebo
    Whateva way it go, water flows

    Ain’t no tears, ain’t no crying for me
    If we go to war would u flee
    Would u suffer the fate of me
    How my symptoms be
    U ain’t feelin me
    U ashamed of me

    With the gang bangin I gave u a bad name
    Street fame gave me the brain
    But all I got is where God reign
    I claim the dirt and heaven’s womb as my tomb
    When u see me, see a man alone
    The zone alone when hard times, don’t cross lines



    You’ll get it in time
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man o man dis here was awesomely laid out str8 tyte bruh!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Perhaps someday you'll be called brother just because, not because it is convenient at the time. Keep flowing the message.
     
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    thespokesman,
    Very interesting, i enjoyed the way you wrote about this very real gulf between the sons and daughters of Africa. At least that's what i see in your poem. The influences all around mold us into what we are and we must grow to use our abilities to influence things toward the best direction.

    Peace and Blessings
     
  5. whomikejones

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    i often wonder bout this too
    me being black american
    i hear cats say they want to go back to africa
    maybe in time

    hey yo i peeped ur book son
    u need to stop writing for a hobby

    who? mike jones
     
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    Earthly Allure Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is definitely insightful pa. I truly agree with you one hundred percent.
    ~Earthly Allure
     
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