Black Poetry : I Need Help

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  1. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The kling/klang
    of machete's bang
    down upon
    leg/arm/head
    Africa runs red
    rivers run bodies
    transporting
    the dead...
    through
    the Congo
    NOT long... long... ago
    but
    this week
    even as we
    speak
    Original's
    have fallen
    for
    "ethnic-cleansing"
    roaming
    the Motherland
    like
    the Clan
    grinning
    as Black Blood
    floods
    Green land

    I need help


    ...to understand...



    We struggle
    divided/undecided
    on MOST issues...
    AS
    blistering bulletts
    might miss you
    to hit babies
    playing
    in front yards
    where we play
    dominoes and cards
    watching CRACK
    AND BLACK-TAR
    being shot from palms
    and
    windows of
    fine Cars
    directly into the
    fiber/fabric
    of our
    communities
    seeing only the
    beauty
    of
    Platinum rims
    and
    GOLDgrins
    worshipping
    the
    chrome forty-fives
    and dying for
    GREEN skins
    made of coded paper
    as Black Skin
    folds over on
    city streets
    we wager
    our race
    for a taste
    of this
    Burning land
    we choose to
    USE and FLASH
    till
    the last..
    dying MAN...


    I need help


    ...to understand...


    Yet we don't
    care
    for
    "No Africans"...
    failing to see the
    TIES THAT BIND

    and...
    "Aficans" laugh...
    and call us "ACATA"
    meaning-cotton choppers/pickers
    failing to see the
    TIES THATBIND

    after all the BLOOD
    we share
    spilled in mud
    on streets of Johannesburg
    to Pittsburg
    from Rwan-da
    to Flori-da
    we refuse
    to see
    the

    C
    L U E

    S

    left in
    today's
    news
    and History
    text's...

    From north or south
    east or west
    Nigerian...Native Miami
    Carribean...
    Dallas...Ethiopia
    Los Angeles
    or
    England...

    We have nothing in common...

    But


    D E A T H

    i need help



    ...to understand.









    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WE need help, my friend

    to understand
    why others don't see
    the ties that bind
    while trying
    to be all WE can be
    as we step on
    over
    our community

    i need help

    can you help me?

    pleasssseeeee!!!



    REFLECTION inspiring piece, GYPSY.

    keep the river flowing.
     
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    Gypsyman!

    this is OUTSTANDING!....all that you speak about are things I've tried to comprehend....I read somewhere, this madness is all part of the Plan.... but that don't make it easier for us to understand.

    We're all responsible for the part we play as individuals...but we do have to come to terms with the knowledge that we wrestle not against flesh and blood in this mess....

    word, Gypsy....

    thank you

    a
     
  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    Gypsy

    dawg you answered your own questions

    when you combine stupidity
    with the lust for money
    or even lack of money
    you get TROUBLE

    nobody cares about who lives who dies

    just as long as a profit can be made
    while doing it

    DSSNY

    MUCH peace to the my big - d brethen

    Much love and strength
     
  5. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    pEACE pOETS

    bALLER...aLYCE...sO'jA

    THANKS FOR CHECKIN THIS ONE AND BUILDIN' WITH ME ON IT
    THAS PEACE

    G-MAN
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gypsy

    This is some "real" schitt!! I can almost hear you speakin' & emoting with this piece G-MAN...

    It's awesome & sense of truth is ringing ever so loudly...

    Definitely on point! Two Thumbs UP~~!!

    Madd :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    WOW! ON TARGET

    WHAT U SEEK U ALREADY KNOW!
    BANG DEM KEYZ PLEASE!:toast:
     
  8. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    N2

    Peace N2...funny u should say that u can almost hear me voicing this one...God willing I will rock it tonight down in the "DeeP"...
    thanks 4 the feedback...your input is "invaluable".

    much love
    g-man
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich

    True...I believe I do know why we are in such a state...but I still do not "understand" sometimes....thanks 4 the critique Rich.

    thas peace

    one
    g-man
     
  10. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    An absolutely Brilliant text!!!!!!

    Some day I will re-visit this piece from the creases of some leather-bound text...I will turn the pages with my unsteady fingers and with a trembling voice...let my grandchildren listen to the sound of your thunder

    A masterful scribe poet

    *generations*:jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
     
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