Black Poetry : How can I live when...

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  1. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How can I live when...
    the baby down the street is screaming at the top of his lungs
    because his mother can't feed him because she's too busy feeding
    her crack habit and swallowing the neighbors young
    How can I live when...
    a fifteen year old takes it upon himself to become a man
    going through the trials and hails, all that life entails
    because his daddy somehow ended up in jail
    How can I live when...
    the girl up the street has secrets no ten year old should have
    molested by her step pops at night and bruised
    by her her mother's fist in broad daylight
    How can I live when...
    all of the boys around me can't grown into young men
    too busy slinging and drinking to notice the perdicament their in
    underestimating the power knowledge has bestowed upon them
    How can I live when...
    everyday its a struggle to maintain indifference my composure
    is slowly waning, don't know how much more I can take
    coming home to this after being in college
    How can I live when...
    being away from the hood is opening my eyes to
    see the light in the world to truly guide me
    now I understand about the rose that grew from concrete
    How can I live when...
    that rose is me ?
     
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    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are in closed in the mindstate
    until you get out and see from the outside looking in
    nice drop poet really enjoyed
    8/10
    uno
     
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    this was deep and felt , surely ya da rose indeed
     
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    choclatangel:
    Your piece was nicely posed with deep feelings
    Nice write. Flo on poet.

    Much luv
     
  5. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks family, I was feeling real down and out and instead of letting my situation get to me I decided to "let it flow". But it's just sad to see what's happening to my people because of drugs, poverty, and weak mindedness.
     
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    When one ROSE sprouts....another follows, and that itself is beauty. Water the concrete you grew from..and others will grow too. In turn, your heart will begin to smile.
    Beautiful heartfelt piece, Victory is in your favor.
     
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    sheikdadon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    anotha hot joint dats my lil sis :)
     
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    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the advise Queents, that is exactly what I plan on doing. I'm opening up a mentor program in my town, it's going to have to start off small because there are only a few of us "roses" willing to help the others along.


    And sheik you know you my sis, I sent you mail so check it! :)
     
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