Black Poetry : Get Your Foot Off My Neck!

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Danilyn, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Is it just me?

    Am I the only one who sees
    your foot on my neck?

    Last I checked, the new
    millennium said
    slavery days had ceased to exist
    But you insist on bounding
    my intellect in iron chains
    and I remain the one
    who helps others get the glory
    while you continue to hold me down
    below the radar of prosperity…

    I detest the idea of the
    “because I’m black” mentality
    but you’ve left me no choice
    I must voice my opinion that
    I sit still because of the
    pigmentation of my skin
    while I watch white with
    dycks get all the tricks out
    of your corporate goodie bag.

    Hell yeah I’m mad that opportunity
    only seems to present itself to
    those already getting gifts
    due to the greatly despised
    “*** kiss”…

    My lips refuse to touch
    your **** talk
    But if I walk, you’ll probably just
    let the doorknob hit
    Even if I wanted to
    your foot is still on my neck
    cause your big business games
    are more intricate than my
    5-card bluff
    and every time I stand by
    and watch you freak the system you created
    you’re calling it (my bluff, that is)…

    So therein lies the rebirth (in theory)
    of what we fought and died to end
    and now, a new fight begins
    with a new face and a dressed up smile
    when all the while backstabbing
    and placing my success in a virtual head lock.

    How can I fight what I can’t see?
    How can I see what you say doesn’t even exist?
    Hiding behind mounds of legal jargon
    that protects criminal behavior
    you steal my flavor and leave me
    entry-level and underpaid…
    I can’t wait for the day
    when the mind of darker skin
    holds equal weight
    When the ladder of success
    starts low enough for me to reach…

    My hands are up, stretching high
    my fingertips can brush the bottom rung
    but my struggle has only just begun –

    Cause you just won’t

    get your foot

    off my neck.
     
  2. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Uhmm! Hmmm!

    There it is!! I thought u'd come out and play someday. I could feel it!!

    Wooweee...
    Tyte flo here Boo!!;)
     
  3. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dani.


    my sister... my sister!! Bravo!! :D

    i feel like just plasterin' this on every bulletin
    board 'round dis heah joynt!!
    (hey... you g'on let me stay wit you when they
    find out i did it?? :lol: )

    i really enjoyed the read!!

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
  4. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ahh yes, invisible chains create strain and the foot is planted strong.
    loving this read as i smell shoelaces...

    Derrick Jay
     
  5. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lovin this here
    understanding completly what your saying
    keep um comein Danilyn
     
  6. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rashad...
    It was only a matter of time before
    this here exploded out of me. I'm ready
    to play....:D

    Sunshyne...
    uhhhh, u may want to rethink your idea
    ifn you gone need a place to stay! :lol:
    but for real, they need to know...so come on!
    We'll make some room for ya! :)
     
  7. poeticdelight

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    speak poetess speak

    one

    pd
     
  8. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    flow it girl.
    -7:spinstar:
     
  9. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Derrick Jay...

    u smell the shoelaces, huh? if you do,
    then I know you feel me. Preciate the love
    brotha!
     
  10. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sis

    this was a serious intellectual knowledge kickin flow!!!

    let em know!!!

    :toast: Aminata
     
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