Black Poetry : I Am

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  1. Absolut

    Absolut Active Member MEMBER

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    I Am
    by Absolut da poet

    Pain lies
    inside
    face hides
    tears
    long since cried
    through words
    speak mine
    Though some sleep
    seek not, this vibe
    He's
    too soft
    too deep
    I find
    PEace
    SO sweet.
    So rest those bleek
    aside
    Cause still,
    I rise
    like the sun and the rays in the skies
    light shines and divides
    though my color was dull in hard times
    these bows, I throw, at those, who test my life.
    COmbine these lines
    these rhymes
    then solve for X
    My pies don't exist
    Though I might catch a case for raping lady liberty
    cause she's never given me, ANY
    IN my pursuit for hapiness I find, MANY
    Who without a pot to piss
    Yet I should love this bi*ch and die for this ?!?
    The home where slaves roam
    and gays hide
    the rest
    are just dumb if not blind
    to notice how she's running are lives.
    Tax the air that I breathe
    but it's illegal for me
    to pray in a school I can't pay
    Graduate and told I'm a ***** anyway
    no matter what the paper say
    Stanford, Harvard or Duquesne (dukane for the literary challenged)
    All they need is a reason just to lock us all away
    I'm in disbelief that I'm a citizen
    Just a prisoner in the belly of the beast
    binded by bullsh*t beliefs
    That I'm free to do, and say, and be
    strive and achieve equality
    not just for me but my peeps
    the Afro-centric
    Asiatic
    natural born American
    walking like an Egyptian
    scrating out a place with pen
    to say I was a king of men
    For God spoke in my voice, and love shown in my eyes
    To say I cut down wicked ones
    with silver tongues
    who told us lies
    Who kept us down and stole our soul
    Who used us to mine their gold
    Who vicked this land
    renamed and claimed their own
    And we should thank our white savior who walks on clouds
    that rapists, murderers, theives
    built what they found
    For the purpose of forming a more perfect Union
    a building with no ni99as, gays, or women
    The corporation of America,
    In dollars we trust
    after p*ssy we lust
    but touch our PEARLs and get Fukked
    We HARbor gats
    smuggle crack
    and Kill cats who touch our dough STACKS
    from New YORK
    to IRaQ
    you could be a BIN, MaddasS, INsaNE
    but slow our game,
    you best back track your steps,
    or we'll blow out candles on kids backs
    relax your breath
    and then parade in the name of your DEath
    Life finds me weary from War
    I seek to break even a Peace
    a place
    where my space is defined by the love that I gave
    I played this game
    I braved this pain
    stained my cheeks from the blood
    I remain
    the SON of the one who IS Come
    the father of mine
    who died
    in my face
    the pain still hides
    but we shall inherit the EARTH
    for we have been chosen from Birth
    this Land may be yours but my right
    this war may be yours but my fight
    it keeps on through the night
    til the morning light
    we'll be flushing the weak from this life
    I pray GOD give me the strength
    Cause heaven is FAR from here but I'm not ready yet
    Life can be more than can bare but I have no regrets
    Cause I can...
    pass this test
    Cause I am...
    ...
    Can you hear Me?!?
    Cause I am...
    ...
    I am.
     
  2. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is tyte, a masterpiece
     
  3. liquyd

    liquyd Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Took the word right out my mouth...
     
  4. Clio_the_Muze

    Clio_the_Muze Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace and Blessings....this was hype....
     
  5. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    this was tye dude...
    that's the ill vibe
    peace
    khasm