Black Poetry : Harlem Time

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Jun 5, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Had to be there everyday
    Among the blackness
    Digging the uniqueness
    Tight bell-bottoms
    Afro picks
    Bright Dashikis
    Gil-Scott Heron
    Incense sticks

    “A” train
    Up town
    The original Chocolate City
    “El-Dogs” for players
    Life very gritty
    But always very pretty

    Survival a means to test your wit
    Downtown Negroes just didn’t fit
    Harlem was beautiful
    Harlem was an attitude
    Obtained and perfected
    By more than a few
    My corner of the world
    132nd Street and Lenox Avenue

    In Harlem
    I always smiled
    Breathing in the atmosphere
    Maybe because
    On some street corner
    You too were smiling
    You were there

    BE
     
  2. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    See...

    I knew there was a reason why i wanted to live in Harlem...u painted a vivid picture...was diggin the rhyme...

    LOVE&RESPECT
    DP2G :D
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    NOW BE............

    I LOVED DES SECOND COMING
    OF
    BRONX TALES
    IN HARLEM NIGHT
    THOSE DAYZ ON DA STREETS
    AVE,,,,,, CORNER SINGING DA BLUES
    LOVE IT BE............:toast:
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You took us there bro...Nice one
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    harlem...

    it was always my dream
    to live in new york alone
    for a summer in my early twenties
    but i never did...
    then i used to fantasize
    about how i woulda been
    a part of the harlem renaissance
    somehow if i were born at that time...
    thank you for this cool-*** tribute!
    -7 :spinstar:
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yeah

    felt your expression

    they are putting all the money on 125th st, but those projects on 127th and
    Adam Clayton Powell Blvd are still busted, give them people some jobs.

    but definitely felt your eloquent flow my sista
     
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