Black Poetry : Front Men

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Some people have not an original thought of their own
    They can only speak what another will script or condone

    They’re nothing more
    Than mouthpieces for some other shallow identity
    Manipulated and rigged by an obscurely-powered entity.

    Hand-puppets controlled by curtained, backstage rule
    False-faces fashioned by masked ventriloquists
    Throwing their voices through a substituted, grinning fool.
    Stringed marionettes dancing a jig to a silent, hidden tune
    Aping machinations like a Sambo-ed buffoon


    It sure it a sad, pathetic thing
    That any man who proclaims to hold the title
    Would allow himself to be used
    To send a
    Secret Agenda
    The buried message
    Of another’s dressage
    Second-hand
    Like a trained dog
    Barking by command.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    venting...are we.:)

    YES...there are those who are led around by words others choose...who can neither lead, nor rule, on their own...only pretending to be the authority on the throne.

    BUT...IF WE KNOW THIS

    why do they bother us so?

    LET IT GO.:)

    the river flows.

    (very well scripted)
     
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    AMEN!

    Jeffrey Osborne said it best...
    "...Oooohhhh, sensitive, that's what I am
    Make no mistake about it
    'Cause the little things
    Certainly mean so much to me
    Maybe I should tell you
    That I have my faults
    And there are no guarantees...

    I trust my heart, and usually
    It never lets me down
    But every now and then, I guess
    I lose the way
    Like people often do (Often do)
    And that just goes to prove

    I'm only human....
    "


    Thank you for all your support, Bro Baller! And your words of advice are duly noted.
     
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    Blue Active Member MEMBER

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    lol...great topic. often times we don't meet who we really want to meet. We end up meeting the "representative" instead.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    So true. Your view is yet another way to look at "Front Men." Either way, they're just "proxies" for someone else.

    And thank you for the feedback!
     
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