Quiet Poetry Lounge : hole-of-cost (holacaust 2001)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is the cost of man standing strong with his back
    tarnished by the sun And his skin shows signs of wear
    from Tags of memories of lost souls, lost lives, Lost reasons,
    lost drives to succeed and yet Each time the needle bleeds
    their arm when It breaks the skin they don’t understand
    the same tags of today were identifications Of yesteryear;

    tomorrow will never bring us peace until we see the
    truth of our history for HIS-story is more than arms
    stretched wide on a tree with nails driven in His wrist
    (oh you didn’t know?) and a spike drilled into His feet
    to symbolize the veracity of HIS so called heretical deeds;

    “Who do you say that I am?” when you see me walking the
    streets of a known drug corned wearing the style of clothes
    of the criminal intent watching the activities of the corners
    being portrayed on “60 Minutes” from stolen videos from
    the plumber’s truck across the street. (Oh you didn’t know?)

    and now I am supposed to be optimistic when I walk out
    my door to enter the work-world and yet I can’t wear braids
    because it’s a sign of “rebellion” And I must walk with my
    head up (although I look down to avoid the needles from
    the night before) and I must speak with proper vernacular
    (although this is not even used by the ones who proclaim
    we must use it in order to be successful)

    And everyday we wake up in the hole of darkness, seeking to
    fill the hole of our mate ( or one we use as a receptacle Of our
    salaciousness whichever suits you), fill our empty Minds with
    pigeon-holed news broadcast before we step out of our hole in
    the wall, down into a hole in the ground as we attempt to overstuff
    the hull of the train that will take us to a job in the center of town
    and sit In a hole in the middle of nowhere called a cubicle. Then
    have the nerve to get lost in the black hole called the internet;

    What does it cost us to be something we are not just to feed
    Our kids, feed our minds, feed our hearts, feed our need to be
    Successful as the perception of deception recreates a false Mental
    picture of what one must be instead of what one should be;
    All for the sake of happiness, this hole-of-cost us our souls…

    If we are not careful…

    i've emptied out these thoughts so now i can return to the peace of the garden...
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    MO, MO, MO

    you have my utmost respect
    liked you subject matter very much here, MO

    i feel privileged reading your work
    it inspires me

    and YOU know i don't throw words around to make people feel good

    thank you for this work

    Up north on 95 North
    Da Street So'ja
     
  3. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Street,

    man imma hafta to ride up in Bed-Sty and chill for a minute...gotta wait till my lady gets here first though...

    thanks for the read man...
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    cool

    wit me, MO
     
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    Now "that"....

    ....was classic

    "10"..............no joke

    1love,blak


    keep bringin' da heat brother
     
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    what, indeed...

    does it cost a brother to be a brother instead of a lover of nuggets...lest we forget all that came with this set. hmmm.

    THINKING.
     
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    thanks for the read bro's...my flow changed for a minute but i am desperately seeking the pece today...

    socially conscious scribin'
     
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    verb thanks for the read man...i gots my black glove on this week
     
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