Black Poetry : How did he do it???

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  1. thespokesman

    thespokesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How did he do it?

    Two lives, double edged sword
    One hood, one love, one hug from a thug
    As he gets out the pen
    Grabs a menthol, popping crystal
    Off the light yall, its almost nightfall
    Now he off lock, what he do, what move does he ponder
    I often wonder did he suffer from hunger
    Does he breathe longer?
    Is he a reformed whore-monger?
    Is the outside world where he belong a...?
    Young child sees but no embrace do to so much longing
    Without his father, he never knew the latter
    How could he climb through life with no ladder?
    He’s growing up, he’s getting a little older, he understands
    What he doesn’t is how a man, can not be a man
    Physically he got a **** just like them
    In his mind he tells himself he don’t wanna be like them

    How he end up just like them

    When he grows up, he wanted to be an architect
    Rebuild the community he helped to defect
    Now he wants to be political but the streets tell him he’s hypocritical
    Cuz he don’t pass coins to bums and his lyrical
    Essence defies his presence
    Who would listen, for he’s just an adolescent?
    With transgressions like the next man
    In line to play, all he wants is next man
    Can he get it, no
    Cuz society places barrier like rising tuition
    Feed him liquor and sweets on every corner for nutrition
    All he know is what his mama told him
    Books were available but that wasn’t what consoled
    At night, when the time was just right
    His sisters gone, working overnight.
    He grabs his sketch pad
    Scribbles notes and figures,

    How he end up just like them

    He knew the game that was his second wind
    His forte, late night, blowing in the end
    He became an addict or did he design attics?

    He stays next door to you, you tell me………….
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nice scribe love how you did it
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i likes this alot...
    nice read
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    spokesman, this makes a profoundly important point that is close to my heart: much of the world ignores teenagers. I like the way you came with this