Black Poetry : Ghettographic Lines

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    on reservations we live
    demarcated by the boundaries
    where the echos of
    tears falling in empty stomachs
    are no longer heard and shadows
    are only visible under an
    interrogative lamp

    "and why do you exist?"

    shadows only answer from
    an upright position
    the disposition of bodies
    are prone on the ground
    silent

    leaving shadows with a voiceless
    response

    we live on reservations called the
    ghetto out
    lined with boarded up homes, breathing
    crack pipes and broken down
    dreams that sit on blocks stripped
    in three minutes by reality

    the ceiling of the ghetto is made of
    granite with glass sunroofs
    that tease the "ghettoites" /
    "condem"sation opaques the
    ports filtering sunlight so only
    the heat passes
    and it's getting hot in here

    bodies pass out and fall
    at the base of the wall
    of the ghetto

    and the last thing
    seen is the other side of the
    ghettographic lines

    where there is a house on the
    corner for sale

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A lone house ...

    4 Cell....


    You work wonders on my mental!

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  3. dnommo

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    entering from the garden of serenity

    verb,

    you penned this well and i am still taking notes...

    keep scribin'

    ***returning to the garden***

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    takin notes as well

    Man, this is kinda like
    listenin to some hip hop -


    like listenin to some Mos - or some Kweli ,
    or Dead Prez or KRS -
    it's kinda like ... eye opening ,
    paying attn to what you should already notice -
    but never think about.

    You think for the masses big bro.

    one.


    ( oops, )

    i mean ,Three.
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hyp, my poetical lil' bro...you know ya hip hop I see. Have you heard KRS-One's new CD, it's kinda tight. Thanks for the words.

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    dnommo, you takin' notes? My pen is exhausted from takin' lessons from you. thanks brother.

    N2, "4 Cell"...hmmm....now you know that's one heckuva title. Workin' wonders on ya mental ain't easy cause you are hella deep.

    to all my fam. the pleasure is always mine.

    one love,blak
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    repost
     
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    a pound for the profound.
    Speak on it.
     
  8. herlove

    herlove Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    faintly we tip the scale of ghettographic lines that sometimes seem slim trim and fine and the difference between them and u are only time...... maybe the only escape is the evolution of our minds cause the reality is we all walk this ghettographin line ...
    feel your flow
    brotha i know !!!!!
     
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