Quiet Poetry Lounge : I’ve got poems to write

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by THA HOOKUPMAN, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    I speak my poetry because it is too free flowing
    To be locked in cages of white pages
    It rages like the Nile from South to North
    Springing forth from my larynx like newly freed slaves....

    I’ve got poems to write
    Recite
    Stage and orally speak aloud
    Get up and scream
    Out from my mouth
    Bellow blows of lyrical prose
    I live in books
    Will not stop and if I have to, will body block and...
    Throw them bows – to compose my lyrics,
    Write essays
    Expose life’s fiction for the non-fiction it really is
    Give speeches,
    Tell stories, and see what kind’s of talk teaches…
    With text from my lips
    I use my tongue to do the writing in walls of insight
    I would love to sit around and play games with you
    But I can’t
    Cuz I’ve got poems to write
    Have a two-way ticket to the Green Mill and Barrister House,
    the Greenwich Tavern and the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe
    I’m on a ride traveling different roads
    But like many, to the same destination
    Will invite you to relieve some pain
    Feel me out
    Hear me out
    Allow this stuff to rain
    Down your inner corridors
    Have you searching inside yourself
    Go places in your mind that you have never been
    Find memories
    That, have long been hidden
    Take time out
    You may not have time for me
    But I have got time for you
    I need to feed my inner soul
    Create and build insight
    Don’t want to give into the hypocrisy
    Cuz I’ve got poems to write
    They scream out from my skin
    And speak to me at night
    I fight with society and my own closet secrets
    Challenge the majority of consistently inconsistent bigots
    Not all at once, only in bits and pieces
    Make fun of politicians because it is easy
    Show the world that I am not going to be part of their live reality stage play of AMOS and ANDY
    On stage is where I begin to tell
    The truth and how I see it
    I’ve got poems inside of me
    See
    It is not only I
    You too need to mentally let go
    Instead of rush into what you say
    Think and think
    Until you on the brink
    Then think again
    Take some time to create your flow
    I know the exact feelin’
    We all get egos
    From props we receive on stage
    Win awards
    Slam contest
    And fancy accolades
    Have so many amazed
    At the nouns, verbs and syllables raised
    But remember that this thing is bigger
    Then any one person may claim
    It’s never been about you or me
    It’s always been
    The poetry
    The philosophy
    The history
    I present the truth
    So you can free/ yourself
    From yourself
    If you’re caught up, then remove self, from everyone else
    For all ya’ll here, I have no apologies
    So open your eyes
    To finally
    Know that this is truth
    And it will never be
    Hidden or defined
    Prepackaged
    Or derived

    This won’t be boxed nor will it be plagued
    Even when you can’t search yourself for a cure
    I don’t know what I would have ever done
    If I couldn’t write no more
    Starving for ink or lead
    Or if I’m missing paper by my bed
    I’ve said it before
    If you have an idea or short story
    Share it so you can inspire me
    Put it on paper
    A napkin or sheet
    Whatever you can find
    Record
    And please believe
    This
    Has never been about me
    It’s always been the poetry
    Don’t you see?
    Here, just to make sure
    I’ll give this to you – to continue

    thank u all we all brothas and sisters in poetry
    write on write on :thanks: hookup
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done
     
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    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HookUp Man--whoa!!....you, kinda got me speechless. For a while I didn't want to write anymore, but I continued, and you gave me many reasons why I should continue in this piece. But I will write for the sake of writing, for the sake of sanity, for the sake of poetry!! Thank-you, and holla at me please, [email protected] because I've noticed alot of good poets out there in the D (Detroit right) And I'm tryin' to make it out that way sometime...but thanks for the rhyme, thanks for the rhyme!!!
     
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    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    thank u :spin: nabraska :1on1:
     
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    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    thanks rich :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
     
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    it all comes to mind in time keep flowing
     
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    :hearthis: Yo Hook, you nailed that. You told it like no other could.
     
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    Hookupman
    Hookupman
    you just took me there
    and back
    oh dagggg
    so much energy
    so much amor
    for the words
    that we speak freely and willingly
    unlocking those chain
    yes i am really digging this drop ^5
    flowing indeed :)

    Blue:heart:
     
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