Black Poetry : From The DPSS Handbook, Chapter 25 (How to EFF The System)

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    True Story

    Young teens in trouble already have it rough. Unarmed, with no home training, limited education, no information, and no skills...this is an example of how our "programs" can serve to further complicate and arrest their development.

    This is for all the Katies and their unsuspecting baby-daddies

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    What else could she do?

    16, at home, mom long gone
    father beating her half to death
    in his low-down drunken
    esteem of himself

    well, Katie ran away
    yes, that's what she did
    without a backward glance
    she tripped, and slid

    too close to the curb
    & from pillar to post
    trynna contact the agency
    that would help her the most

    what else could she do?
    when ev'ry worker said, "no...
    you're not an unwed mom
    we can't provide for you" so...

    Katie memorized, internalized
    all that they said
    and slowly the light came on
    inside her young head

    THE SYSTEM ain't set up
    to help non-pregnant teens
    and she had to make it
    by any and all means

    Katie marked her calendar
    carefully checking her flow
    when the cycle was right
    she was all good to go

    met Mr. Sperm Donor
    coochie danced him til two
    She learned to f_k the THE SYSTEM
    what else could she do?



    Alyce (c) 2002
     
  2. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sistah...

    got chillz as I reached the end...I'm feelin the pains some of us must face, trials of this nature, and I pray for all STRENGTH, COURAGE and WISDOM....know you do the same
    1luv
     
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    T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    one of the things that makes you go

    "hmmmmm"

    well done, as always, Ms. A. Real, and thought-provoking. Now, What can WE do?

    T
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce,

    What some feel they must do to survive. This is a deep scribe. Sad.

    Madd Sistahly Love
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    GURL ALL YOU DO IS BRING THE TRUTH!!!!

    JUST ANOTHER NEW JOINT FOR THE COLOURED GURLZ!!!!!

    *government-owned*
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wide open

    you know that you busted this one wide open Ms. A......
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce.....

    Queen,

    It's ripped, torn, and ragged my dear!!!

    Excellent piece!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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