Black Poetry : I Have Earned the Right to Ask (A Spoken Piece)

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The West...Africa that is
    my birthplace where life really
    begins/ at the roots of life's tree/
    trunk and leaves nourished in Detroit/
    Motor City...United States of America
    not so united/high melanin counts slighted
    but I have earned the right to ask/
    though the whip lashes and tossed overboard
    mothers and fathers whose screams
    I hear nightly...whose dreams I carry
    in my mental womb beyond their Atlantic tomb...

    I have earned the right to ask
    for being the subject of lynchings
    and beatings from police lights that flash
    from back door servitude and the raping of my mothers and sisters by massuh
    and his descendants
    for destroying our sense of self
    and psychologically making us dependant
    on a system that is systematically
    set up to destroy us

    so I have earned the right to ask
    via your CON stitution that says I have
    freedom of speech/even though speaking freely can
    land you in jail...I have earned the right when you
    gave me my other two-fifths by your law,
    when God already created me as man
    in his likeness

    you've been sinning from the beginning
    since Jamestown and hulls of hate ships
    to economically ignoring the poor while
    doling out funds and guns to Afganistan
    to carry out Russian assassination hits

    so I have earned the right to ask


    Why does common sense not apply to you?

    9/11 propaganda ploys and mental tinkering
    built on Uncle Sam's plans to pillage oil from Iraq
    on the "WTC casualties of economic wars" backs

    no survivors of three planes yet definitive
    photos of terrorists...which justice system
    in this country would support this
    convicting of criminals with no witnesses?

    knowledge before hand yet sitting
    with hands over your eyes makes you complicit
    to the attacks/ receiving photos from Saudi Arabian
    bedmates after the fact/creates mass confusion and suspicion

    400 billion dollar defense budget that can detect
    a conversation anywhere in this nation
    can't detect terrorists alledgedly in this country
    planning to jack airplanes with box cutters (?)

    Freezing flights yet ushering out
    a privileged few/what should a people do?
    Question...authority///but fear of reprisal
    confines the "most free" tongue
    so those whose minds can see put on blindfolds
    and freedoms song is no longer sung

    civil liberties raped/haliburton no-bid
    contract billion dollar escape/and Cheney's wearing
    Dickies and George's hiding in Bushs/are listening
    to stock skyrocket red blaring/and the bombs bursting until
    the Constitution don't mean a **** thing and privacy is beheaded/
    then force fed with fear down the throats
    of constituents/

    constipating the thinking backing up
    common sense and the natural nature to
    question the questionable

    like How could Dan Rather find Saddam for an
    interview when he could easily evade you?
    the master of stealth operations and deceit
    conquering the world with the air
    of Western Hegemonic Conceit...

    toppling statues and purple fingers
    can't cloud the "free" mind
    open eyes can read between lines
    of State of the Union Addresses
    and lies...

    the war is all about oil, not democracy,
    about economics and hypocrisy
    led by a "self anointed" prophet
    with eternal prophesy

    devil in a blue suit and a power tie/
    red, the color of the blood of soliders
    auctioned off for dead presidents
    and black gold covered handshakes
    that secure promises of market
    control in the Middle East

    so I have earned the right to ask and
    speak what the **** is on my mind
    even if it gets me killed...

    (c)2006 seangarrison aka blakverb "Just venting"
     
  2. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DAYUM....And that you have....
    THIS IS SUCH AN AWESOME PIECE!!!
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    brother once again you grace us and with a deep and super awesome
    scribe in da spoken verses
     
  4. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ahhhh! Fah Sho'!

    I remember reading this piece that you wrote way back when, it was giving me tha goosiest bumps. Thought you were gone.

    Brother, this was a profound critique that speaks volumes.

    Really, thank you for sharing.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
  5. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    guess who's back

    with a bang man

    yes the "old" verb is back
    man i enjoyed this fire
    and now it has compelled me to go back to the lab in seclusion and then come out with some fire of my own

    b. verb this was fire man

    i remember i called you out couple years back saying you wrote a piece with no fire and boy did you shut me up with the rebuttal


    lol
     
  6. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whew...the word play, rhymes, and visuals are simply leaping from the page, Blakverb style. But your message...that if we don't have the right to question, who in the world does...leaves a potent imprint. So great to read you again.
     
  7. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OUTSTANDINGLY VERB!

    I agree, it's great reading you again.

    Also, an opportunity to pick your mental
    would be soul-grand! :)


    Madd sistahly love
    SmoovV
     
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