Black Poetry : Games we played......to the parents raised in the 70's and 80's

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Before we had the Ps 2’s
    Or the X BOX….
    That rocks…..
    There was nothing but
    Us.
    Well we did have our Atari’s
    And if you had a little extra chedda
    Maybe a 5200 that had the deluxe Ms. Pacman.
    But for the most part
    It was just us.
    And the games we played.
    Games like
    Red light Green Light.
    Under the humming street lights.
    Or Simon Says, and Lord knows I could never forget
    Hide and go get,
    And when the hustlers would roll through my set?
    Me and my peeps would play that’s my car,
    Yearning to be the next superstar….
    Playing baseball with a tennis ball and stick,
    Playing football with no helmets or pads,
    Feeling every hit.
    And hoopin,? ****
    Straight gravel, and dirt,
    It wasn’t a foul if you didn’t get hurt…..
    Now and then I go back to how it used to be
    Where my foundation was laid,
    Reminicin on the games we played….
    Pinch the booty and run,
    Cowboys and Indians with no gun.
    On the back porch smoking fake squares just for fun…..
    Standing against a wall, ducking and dodging from a game
    Of dodge ball,
    With that big red rubber ball that seemed to bounce forever……
    Seems like our minds had more imagination, we’d record our favorite songs
    From the radio station. And rhymes we would recite, laughin at a skinny dude with a blue Jean hat that yelled “DYNAMITE”!!
    And **** Thelma was fine!
    But back to the games that kept me out of trouble,
    Watchin the cute girls up the block attack the rope on a double……dutch
    my memories are such, that I seek them to ease todays
    picture, painted with depressing hues’ that sing of misty blues,
    And it puzzles my mind like the Rubix cube. At how we can allow our seeds,
    To be trained by a sponge named Bob?
    Yo, we need to get back on our Job, raise them like we were raised,
    When “It’s in the Game” was an unheard phrase.
    Tell em Like I was told……cause now that you have grown old, you to can say…..
    boy take yo *** outside……
    Grown folks is talking…………


    Copyright © 2001 T.L. Stevens
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok!!! Now this was all the way TIGHT!!!! Tbone man you worked this and you have just given me an idea!!!!!!Scenario TYME!!!!
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lets flow then

    Hey lets keep this vibe flowin...my fellow scirber! I'm getting ready to check your piece right now!
     
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    tbone, you sure are right, and I've been doing that lately, before the cold air sets in and my children get "plugged in" I say take your butts outside! Ride your bikes, play tag, hide n' go seek, just GO OUTSIDE! The house is so quiet, and there is peace! I like to be able to look out the window and see them playing with the children in the neighborhood AS THEY SHOULD. Nice scribe.
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    go run!

    Yeah I feel you red, I got nephews 8 and 9 years old that just learned how to ride their bikes! Whats up with that! Kids dont even know how to swing! There all over weight, but they know how to play that **** Game boy!
     
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    excellent scribe poet
    diggin the flow
     
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    do i know you?

    Ok....did you grow up on my block, cause them games be the games that kept me busy, spinning around in tall grass fields till
    my head got dizzy.....staring at clouds that looked like famous faces full of glory....yeah i'm feeling this ...
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you never know

    Hey flip you never know my block was full of brothers with no names, just nick names.....
     
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    Enjoyed the piece...took me back, to days of playing jacks
    and, red light-green light....Yeah this flow is tight!
    Jyntl
     
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    Memories of pleasant times.
    Thank you :)

    Coco :heart:
     
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