Quiet Poetry Lounge : how long...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by baller, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How long
    {my} brothers and sisters
    do we allow injustice
    to focus
    its attention on US {you and i}

    why?

    {may i ask}
    have we sat by
    silently approving
    the endangerment of our race

    how long must the gavel
    hit US in the head
    before we realize the truth
    of what is being said

    how long must prosperity
    run the other way
    before we get off our ***
    and stop doing what they say

    how long

    how long must we sit
    at the bottom of the pack
    as others pile on...pile on

    how long must we stand
    for **** like that
    saying "my GOD,
    if we can just hold on...hold on"

    how long

    we have come to a precipice
    ...a changing of the ways
    it's not our way
    but we're tired of the old ways

    how long

    as tomorrow awaken
    with the dawn's early light
    and nights
    ...such beautiful nights
    sing of confusion and fright

    we rise
    with the knowledge
    gained from years of turmoil
    we stand for right
    'cause we can't take this
    no more

    how long

    how long
    {my} brothers and sisters
    will wrong be substituted for right
    while we shudder
    under cover of night
    and profess our
    equality
    with the keeper of the pie

    we can't even acknowledge
    that a lie is a lie

    how long

    {i'm asking}
    will we continue this game of
    do
    and i'll do the same
    kill us
    we'll imitate you
    don't worry about US
    WE'LL do as you do

    how long

    ****
    haven't we woke up, yet?
     
  2. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo!!!

    I heard every word. I have felt and thought the same way. But have a come up with a plan...a resolution the illusions that soceity has placed in out heads. To see us as the wrong. No...just keep focus...and try and work together...in hopes that we shall overcome....
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    shaneak...

    we've been down too long to be still waiting for someone else to make a move on our behalf. WE HAVE TO STEP UP...WAKE UP to the realities around us. stop living in illusions as if that's the reality of the world.

    THANKS FOR THE READ.
     
  4. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I hears ya.

    and my heart bleeds like yours does for this issue. That this poem only got this many reads says something about the state of mind of many called black. High pie society has perfected the art of gaming US, and to many extents we be willing participants in our own demise. I figure, though, if they who be conscious just light their lights in whatever small corner they toil, we will eventually have a light big enough to engulf this darkness. Until then, let's chant down BABYLON.

    My love fe you is blood to blood.

    JAH Lives!
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    too many willing participants, brother YeshuJah...

    'coz too many of US are under the impression--because they're o'kay financially--that things are as they should be. they don't realize the ongoing struggles that are warring outside their door. 'til the weight of wrong comes crashing down on their head, most of them don't wanna know.

    THANKS FOR FEELING ME.

    One.
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller

    say it loud please. I agree with the family on this one here. Until we realize as a people the potential we hold collectively...






    One
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for reading ZoRb...

    'til we realize the power in THE UNITY OF NUMBERS, we will be as we are. MLK led masses. Ghandi led masses. Malcolm X led masses. the masses can affect change. change can lead to a better tomorrow. tomorrow can be whatever we choose to make it...if we choose to make effective use of our time.

    peace.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    BALLER

    MAN~O~MAN
    ITS TYME
    THE TYME IS NOW!!
    FOR TO LONG WE'VE SAT AT THE WASTE SIDE
    LOOKING IN
    WAITING
    I TRY IN MY HEART TO MAKE THE MOVE
    BUT OUR BRUTHAS & SISTAH'S SEEM NOT READY
    FOR THAT CHANGE
    BECOZ ONE THINK OUR THANG IS TO BE DES WAY!!
    MAN U SAID A TRUE BLESSING HERE
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    being old school money...

    i knew you'd understand a brutha. it's time to start a movement, $$RICH$$...time to shake up some thangs. see what i'm saying. we can do this.

    One.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MAN~O~MAN

    ITS SHO NUFF TYME......
    I'M WIT YA 110%
    WHEN AND WHERE DO WE START??
     
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