Black Poetry : Ghetto Butterfly

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Listen up, this is the story of a ghetto butterfly
    Who excelled and now lives life high
    You know why
    Because unlike so many others she learned to fly
    Sigh,
    I'm about to tell you how I
    Really learned to fly

    Growing up in the project was rough and hard
    Labeled as a troubled youth from the start
    Can't lie cause I gave my part
    Disrespected and had no guard
    **** that, I didn't even have God

    At the age of two in a one bedroom apartment in the projects
    No father just my mama in my face smoking cigarettes
    Had no job just welfare but still my needs were met
    Loved and shown no regrets
    But I remember them hateful memories of the men who to her was neglect
    Upset
    But yet
    She feed me and loved me like a pet

    By the age of 6, I had to start living life on my own
    Home alone
    Mama had been gone
    Never home
    Just alone
    In the house looking at T.V singing that [email protected] Barney song
    I love you, you love me, where's my darn happy family, huh?
    Alone
    I had no father but had plenty of uncles came and gone
    If they my uncles why they never stay long
    Huh?
    Grill cheese sandwiches are all I had why my mama was gone
    Bread and cheese and water from
    The faucet like I dumb
    Other than that I had none

    Clothes all raggedy
    People poking fun at me
    Never went to school daily
    Mama popping in and out from me
    Late nights alone lonely
    Just silence and roaches surround me
    Going to school and the teacher calling child protection service on me
    Wondering if it really was a GOD why would he do this to me?
    Thinking all silly
    confusing and not delivering me

    Ten quickly rolled around and the drama started for me
    Turn fast and pretty busy
    If mama wasn't gon' buy **** for me
    Might as well do it for me
    Started hangin' out with dem ballers daily
    Hangin' on the corners like a boy nightly
    Robbin' old folks for their jewelry
    Pistol whip like I was the grown up if they talked back to me
    Had the whole neighborhood scared of me
    basically
    I was that cat hungry
    Hungry literally
    And emotionally
    For the power of the hood in me
    Partly
    I was a grown up in my way naturally

    By twelve I was an honorary member of the Crips highly
    I was suspended consecutively
    Fighting other folk's battle because that went with the territory
    Blood and bruises didn't matter how I let the other person if the job was done greatly
    Never beat still a legend on the streetz masterfully
    As for school I had been left that alone just went for enough for the teacher to know me
    Generally
    I paid handsomely
    For a "D" to just pass me
    I wasn't about to look dumb and ugly
    I had to pass with my class yearly
    If I didn't, I would be junkie

    Sellin' in the hood was good for me
    I had it all and feak friends around me
    I was feeling right heavenly
    Had plenty
    Of money
    Boys hangin' and snifflin' around my *****
    I was that thug mistress rigiously
    And boldly
    Ready to take any cat down who disrespect foxylady
    That was me

    By 13, I think I had finally found my love
    He was a junior in high school boy
    We dated and talked, He was my angel from above
    I was his swan
    And together we made a prefect song
    Suddenly
    all that was taken from me
    In love but a rival gang took my baby
    He was gone instantly
    After they shot him in the head quickly
    Didn't have time to react just sadly
    I grabbed his body
    And went home motionless
    Later I heard that the whole incident was because of me
    The rival gang retaliated because I had jumped their main lady
    My conscience ate me
    And that's when my wings opened for me

    It wasn't long after grieving that I put God first in my life rightly
    Went back to school and did greatly
    Didn't know nothing at first but the teacher were glad to have me
    Made some new friends
    But neva left the old ones end
    Got beat out the gang like a crack fiend
    It was sick dog but after this I was like if it hard this bad to fly I was going to keep flying
    I was the first ghetto butterfly in my hood to start flyin'
    None stoppin'
    Never Hoppin'
    Or jerking
    Always perkin'
    Always flyin'

    I'm a ghetto butterfly
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tyte drop sis....flow on
     
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    Speechless. Life takes on the ghetto butterfly, and the butterfly wins. You painted a picture that just captures us in.
     
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    lilcherry76 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    REAL DEEP

    man i gotta give you your props on this one, its real good and it's like that everyday for somebody, and for you to take flight lets others know that through all the stuff folks go through, that there is always a way out.........keep it comin' i'm feelin' this one. :court:
     
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    Oh how I love this poem. I wish that I could get inside of your soul and express what I fully felt while reading this poem. Thank you.

    None stoppin'
    Never Hoppin'
    Or jerking
    Always perkin'
    Always flyin'

    I'm a ghetto butterfly


    ~j
     
  6. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all so much. You know, I had actually forgotten about this one. Then I was like, "Ghetto butterfly, that's me." :huh: Thank you all so much for your support and for feelin' this piece.
     
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    lil sis you know this was tight
    flow on...
    tight drop
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    Mind~$oul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice drop. It takes alot of honesty and courage to write a piece like this. I know, I write personal stuff like this all the time. Realizin where you came from and undestanding and trying to forgive a painful past is sometimes the only way i person can grow and move on. Keep your head up. It gets better later.


    one luv
     
  9. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much fam.
     
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    keep flying sis...
    let no one keep you grounded....word
    one love
    khasm
     
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