Black Poetry : Good Times (Whatever happened to J.J?)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, May 21, 2001.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wonder who sat down and created
    the show "Good Times"
    and who p[aint]ed the screen
    with the scene where...
    Penny was abused and burnt by
    her mama / was that a Good Time?
    I haven't seen too many "Good
    Times" in the project and ****
    sure hadn't smelled any
    but, the stench of dead bodies
    were abound ...half which walked...
    and what about "J.J" maybe I'm
    tripping but, "Wasn't he a playa?"
    and these Good Times in the projects
    glorified this lifestyle...speaking
    of J.J. he was one talented brother
    but why did he have to be so ****
    "Stepin' Fetchit" like / swinging
    his arms and jumping around screaming
    "dyno-mite" smiling like he had "kool-
    aid" pumping through his veins.
    But these were "Good Times" in the
    projects. And Michael at least his
    role was "somewhat" of substance
    he was "pro-black" ,but, ridiculed
    and called the "Militant midget"
    hmm...last time I checked there was nothing
    small about being "Militant" and
    why does being "pro-black" have to
    mean you're "militant"? Unless
    you're fighting against a system that
    tries to "beat you down"? But we have Good
    Times in the projects right? So why
    was he fighting? and ****! ****! ****!
    James is dead...good...I got tired of that
    brother working so **** hard yet
    not progressing any ,but, these Good
    Times in the projects was "Sitcom" worthy
    Situational Comedies creating situations
    we're supposed to find funny! But, who's
    laughing in Cabrini Greens or the
    Brewster Projects or any other concrete
    jungle where the people are classified by
    So-ciety as animals and uncivilized?
    I have not seen a Good Time that was
    "permanent" in the projects only
    temporary glimpses of how So-ciety
    "says" you're supposed to be then it's
    back to the ghetto status quo
    of cable bills and empty fridges and
    dirty nose kids and "did" fingernails and
    praying to God but, feelings of
    life in Hell and flags flying high
    as the 9 millimeter rockets red blare
    deafening sounds of separated flesh
    and dropping bodies racing tears to hit the
    ground....and there's a "Mad Dog" at every
    corner trying to jack you in red and black
    blue and black or red,white,and blue
    with tattoos pronouncing "to protect and serve"
    yet killing many....this Urban middle passage
    has me Pass the age of understanding that
    Good Times was never sit com worthy and
    now I sit with the remote controller
    in front of the "tell lies to yo' vision" screen
    with two choices:

    "who wants to be a Millionaire?" (dumb question)
    or the
    "weakest link" (who wants that label?)

    yet there is an answer to both, you'll
    find them in the "Good Times" of the
    projects in a society which equates your
    "Val(You)" to financial standing and if
    it doesn't equals you as the "weakest link"
    to this economy

    and when that happens people need to
    watch there backs cause they'll be digested
    in the belly of the beast.

    (And by the way what is "J.J" doing now? Hmm,
    pigeonholing yourself as a buffoon will
    clip the wings to your career.)

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Need ya say more Blak? Ya done gone on and told it like it T I is...

    Peace
    GQ
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak~

    You are truly too much!
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for this clear example of forced preception by the media. Well done.

    BE
     
  5. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brotha brotha

    you sho said a mouth full!
    and it's right on time...
    -7
     
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    Blak ...

    i've passed this title a few times
    knowing the blak verbs
    and the blak words
    that lay beyond
    would fill me

    so i waited

    till i had time
    to fully
    appre(she ate it)

    now i'm full

    thank you for this

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my reply turned out to be too long to attatch to yours, so I will post it seperately.

    As you will see this one really got me going
    thanks for the tight scribe
     
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    claaaassssiiiiiccc!!
     
  9. dnommo

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    okay okay now you got my mind moving into a new direction. inspiration is fighting with curiosity today...
     
  10. shaneak

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    DAMnzzzzz!!!!!

    is all i can say. That was deep and it took me there. Now I'm there and i'm seeing what you see....

    I had seen it...and saw so many other writing inregards to yours....i said. let me read this one before i read the rest...and now I see why. I have never been to fond of good times... Just didn't seem natural...but then the cosby's didn't either..sometimes...
     
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