Quiet Poetry Lounge : History's Crook

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by THEONE, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. THEONE

    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shackled to the ground as we commence to reach for the sky
    No hopes of every grasping it and my only question was why
    Why must ungodly things hold us from the goals in which we seek
    From day one we were suppose to be equal but History's Crook labled us weak
    Weak cause were black men, but alot stronger in the mind
    Weak cause we dont resemble them, but can accomplish feats they want come close to in a lifetime
    At first we were bound by the neck now the rope is around our brain
    Trying to manipulate us, keep us under the impression of being in bondage with chains.
    No hope for success, are at least thats what they want us to believe!
    Reminiscing on how you done our ancestors!
    Callously stole their lives like common thieves
    Stripped them of there pride by nullifying their name
    Gave them the threadbare replacement!( The Title Slave!)
    And there is always this little glitch in history
    Stating you tried to compensate us
    Hell, we didn't want your "Forty Acres and a Mule" we just wanted to take us
    Modern day society seems to be painting the same picture
    Black men working hard all their lives
    While History's Crook reaps the benefits and steadily grows richer
    Broken promises an a heart full of pride keep us pushing on
    Aspirations of making a better life for the next generation to struggle along
    By any means necessary! We've taken a page out of Malcolms' book
    By all means peaceful like Martin said, We want mimic History's Crooks


    Copyrighted 2003 By. Larry Johnson All rights Reserved
     
  2. Nita

    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THEONE

    You are the man!!!!!!!

    You speak the truth so well in this piece.
    We need to stand up and correct the damage that History has caused
    so that all shackles will be loosed
    and all bounds be broken


    I love this one
    Nita
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deeply flet well heard the river of truth flowing from ya pen
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi :wave:
    you are deep
    feeling your flow
    indeed
    much love
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Prideful truth in this, I'm enjoying your flows.
     
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