Black Poetry : Hope

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  1. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hope

    Sometimes, I am scared
    Not because I don't know
    What tomorrow is gonna bring
    But because I know our children
    Look up to bull**** role models

    How they belittle women
    Calling them ******* and hoes
    Riding in their Escalades on 24's
    Bragging about the dope deal
    They just made

    How they flaunt
    Ghettoized metaphors
    Preaching the teaching
    That crime pays
    How sad

    See, they could have
    Talked about
    How to uplift a Nation
    Like Malcolm, Garvey, and Ghandi did
    Preaching teachings of salvation

    Showing our youth
    That tomorrow brings bright days
    And with hard work
    Dedication and Discipline
    They could achieve anything

    But they don't!
    They rather teach them
    How to disgrace women
    That education is worthless
    And the streets are promising

    Smoking their blunts
    On street corners
    Letting life pass them by
    Blinded by
    The all mighty dollar

    See sometimes I am scared
    Wishing that tomorrow
    Our children see the light
    And that education
    Becomes a tool for their salvation

    Let them dream
    The dreams of tomorrow
    So that their futures
    Will be promising
    No child left behind

    Unlike the fairy tales
    That one man tells
    Selling wolf tickets
    From governmental offices
    Still our children fall behind

    High school drop out rates
    At a all time high
    Cause only 70% of all students
    Achieve their degree
    When will the madness end

    Crying endless tears
    Our children are at risk
    Uncle Sam is serving hits
    Of political bull****
    Making urban children suffer

    So Mr. President
    I ask you
    What happened
    To educating
    Underprivileged children?

    Do they not deserve
    The all American dream
    I mean, happiness
    Success, and prosperity
    After all they are our future

    The leaders of tomorrow
    Should they not
    Have the tools
    Accessible to them
    So that their futures will shine

    Giving them hopes
    Dreams of success
    Letting them feel
    What it means
    To have a decent education

    Letting them know
    That we the people
    Do care about our children
    Letting them see what tomorrow
    Can bring

    Their futures must be protected
    So Mr. President
    Help us save our children
    Give them the ability
    To dream their dreams



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    Something has to be said to balance out all the negativity. Hope opens up the door to many things, including this scribe. So great to read you again poet.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you fam.. It means a lot to me.
     
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    without hope we have nothing , it brings new things in play
    tyte write
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks fam, I write what I feel so that others can relate.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there is more to this poem than most people think. Its national child abuse awarness month. think about it.

    Mannie
     
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    Great Poem yes indeed
    As long as we have Hope, and I do have hope
    All will not fall by the side of the road

    this is a poem that opens the eyes as well as the heart
    Nice flow


    Peace and More
     
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    How they belittle women
    Calling them ******* and hoes
    Riding in their Escalades on 24's
    Bragging about the dope deal
    They just made
    ^^^
    my fav part

    I realy liked this piece you really told the story and I hope this entire piece opens some eyes

    8/10
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks fam... but this is reality I see it every day... anyways, thanks for the love fam.
     
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