Black Poetry : Going way Back

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gotta go back back back
    way back to find the days
    where brothers were pugilists
    throwing blows instead of bullets
    preachers were real instead of
    conmen in pulpits Gotta go back back back
    way back when Malcolm was talking about
    the ballot or the bullet and the Panthers
    wasn't taking no bullshyt what is this?
    Current days of watered down wishes
    and issues about red kool aid
    (what flavor is it) and ***** terms
    passed around like sun rays on cloudless
    days Gotta go back back back way back
    when Rappers Delight was the joint and
    no brothers were found dead between
    the verses when Showdown meant
    Grandmaster Flash and the furious...1...
    2...3...4...5 and the Sugar Hill Gang.......
    not 9 millis that go bang........bang the drum
    gotta go back back back way back when the
    slums had no crack just smack which was
    just as wack but not as many brothers were
    killing each other/trade offs undercover
    different drugs but fewer deaths meaning
    more potential warriors were left for promise
    Gotta go back back back when we valued school
    so much that we'd walk 3 miles in the blazn heat
    to get an education now we dealin' with
    kids that will cause a fuss to take a bus to
    get some mental stimulation but hang out in the streets
    in a second to see reflections in concrete
    Gotta go back back back way back when
    Mr. Johnson and Mr. Earl and Mr. Brown and Ms.
    Mamie and Ms. Williams and the reverend would
    beat yo' *** before you got home when you did something
    wrong and yo' parents were cool with it cause
    they knew "the village loved their child" now
    child abuse is the lastest escape to find rules
    to break at the home...911 can be a joke...
    Gotta go back back back when Public Enemy
    had a message that stirred the masses now we
    got Project Pat Chicken Heads shakin' *****
    over misogynistic breakbeats that incomplete
    an image for blak girls...gotta go back back back
    way back when the 8 track played real
    music, by real singers, with real soul, now we got
    vocal transformers and Nstync that help complete
    this soulful whole (or so they say)...Gotta go back
    back back way back when dancing was an artform
    not a way to exhibit how you *****..whatever happened
    to the biz markie dance, the wop, the humpty,
    the smurf, or the roger rabbit? whatever happened
    to that song "I got a habit"....Gotta go back
    back back way back when the blak fist was raised
    and people were screaming power to the
    people and cutting the pro-blak rug way before
    kids were singin' "....baby 'cause I'm a thug"
    all day and all night I wonder on whatever
    happened to just happenin' to be brave to
    be free cause too many are now sissies
    and scared of mental emancipation gotta go back
    back back and read books about how we
    were way back which is only yesterday in the
    spirit and how close we are to holding
    greatness as a whole. Whatever happened
    to going way back?

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
  2. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blak!!

    this scribe was mos def on point...many good points I'd like to speak on but that would take up entirely too much time:D
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yo BLAKVERB Y(0)U der? huh

    all due respect heart to heart
    now where do i start?


    it can't go back
    to trey sacks
    and 8 tracks
    just facts

    the future pre destined
    no question
    when you don't follow the lessons
    it's leave you wondering guessing
    confessing
    you don't get the message

    the future moves at an accelerate pace
    and we move in haste
    towards the last the dayz
    but we still GIVE PRAISE

    you know what
    i did the math and it don't add up
    **** out of luck
    over runneth the cup
    and who gonna really be able to give a ***
    when society goes amok
    make sure them belts are tucked


    DSSNY
     
  4. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Say it Blak...Say it all.

    BE
     
  5. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blak you went way back
    man this was tight
    brought back a lot of memories of yesterday
    when we had more respect for ourselves and those around us..

    Thank you blak man!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man ~o~man

    DID YA HAVE TO TAKE ME WAY BACK WHEN
    I REMEMBER SO WELL LIKE YESTERDAY
    I TELL U MY MIND IS OFF AND RUNNING NOW!
    THANKZ:toast: FOR WAY BACK WHEN!:D
     
  7. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To show my appreciation for the comps...I say once again, with head bowed, THANK YOU

    blak
     
  8. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    hahahHA!!!

    your work simply amazes me!

    now we got "project pat chickenheads shakin' their a**"


    you right LOL *smh*

    peace

    pd
     
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    This takes me back way back to a day of black understanding This is the type of piece all should read good job.
     
  10. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for taking us back, I remember quite a bit of what you've brought forth, nothing wrong with reminding us.
     
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