Black Poetry : I know why brothers kill and blood spills and ******* think that keeping it real...

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    brothers tuck their shadows in their
    sagging back pants pockets to assume the role
    of not being human / corrupted thoughts have
    them behaving like their wasted seman / bragging
    'bout being bout it, bout it and bling blinging /
    but still walking to hang on empty corners of
    their minds looking for their souls to dance with
    but the rhythm has left them

    I know why brothers kill and blood spills and ******* think
    that keeping it real means to make dollar bills

    brothers ***** their shadows behind closed
    doors of one hoe "bro"thels impregnating
    themselves with self hatred cause knowledge of
    themselves is too hard to find / it's easier to
    look at another brother see his own reflection and
    pull the trigger / in his mind he's just
    another ****** / and who's gone care about his demise...
    and his spirit walks in circles waiting to be exorcised
    ...for proof that there is a God...

    I know why brothers kill and blood spills and ******* think that
    keeping it real means to make dollar bills

    brothers duck sunrays and new days because tomorrow
    scares them into silence / violence is the mode of
    communication to ease the sensation of what
    appears to be a never ending fear of life's retaliation
    for living while black / so popping gats and peeling
    caps becomes therapy for misguided cats / who believe
    that...the size of the man is judged by the size
    of steel in his hand...****...

    I know why brothers kill and blood spills and ******* think that
    keeping it real means to make dollar bills...
    to feel as if their life matters

    brother on brother crime found in rhyme over time
    tricks brothers into thinking that the way to live
    is too kill /

    they don't understand that keeping it real
    is not about the dollar dollar bill it's about the
    love for one another that's real / that the rule
    makers of this society don't want true equality
    that the only way to true freedom is unity
    of self...over standing "your"story...

    and overstanding the game that it's built to keep us
    limping and lame if we don't learn it...

    I know why brothers kill and blood spills and *******
    think that keeing it real means to make dollar bills...

    because brothers are mentally ill and they need
    "soul"therapy to really keep it

    real...


    (c)2002 blakverb "quik thought"
     
  2. Joyce

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    Now Blakverb, you have, I mean you have really said a buncha stuff right heah. O that many of the brothas you described here, could read this 'in your face' poem. It's raw but it's plain truth for making the mind and heart wiser.

    Joyce
     
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    sgp.

    mmm mmm mmm... you said sumthin' then
    BLaK-Man! keep on preachin' the real ****...
    i'm foreva listenin'.

    itsallLove, chile!

    elayne.
     
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    WOW again! "Tomorrow scares them into silence", that is truth for all of us. "Soul therapy" is what is needed by all mankind, and is right there in the Holy Spirit. But how to spread him around?

    But I understand your frustration with your brothers, when you see that clearly and you Love that deeply, it hurts to feel their pain. You know the way they go they have nothing to gain, unless they can see what you see. What is needed is pride and dignity in self.

    But you have such powerful words to reach them. SPIT THEM LOUD and get them way OUT THERE!!!!!!
     
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    brothers duck sunrays and new days because tomorrow scares them into silence...that was deep, I could see it and feel it...you said a whole lot here...and I loved your scribe.
     
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    this is just too true
    well done poet
     
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    Much to ponder here Blackman...well said. Soul therapy needed for sure. Thank you.

    BE
     
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    keeping it real Blak

    as you always o
    Live, large and in living color
    ~vibing off your flow~

    Natasha
     
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    to overstand the power of this poem
    is to embrace the power
    of cycles being broken
    and new ways of life life being chosen

    Excellent Work!

    NittyGrit
     
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    I know that's right Sherykah ... where do i donate!

    BlakVerb ... Man ... we need a few million more just like you.

    Wonderful!

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