Quiet Poetry Lounge : I Remember When

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Bishop, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Growing up on the Westside of Chicago
    In the heart of the city’s ghetto
    Having fun
    Being young
    Go speed racer go
    And Banana split was the show
    Take a bike rim and make a basketball hoop
    Can’t slam on it too hard, just shoot
    Shooting marbles, and racing in the streets
    Cooling off in the fire hydrant from the summer’s heat
    Sweet-talking the girls, trying to get them to yield
    To all of the sweet nothing, we were trying to deal
    Playing in the streets until the lights come on
    And then sitting on the stoop singing the latest songs
    Late seventies to the eighties, that was the time
    From disco and afro’s to rapping and rhymes
    Remember the mood rings & leisure suits
    The blow out picks and the platform shoes
    The penny loafers and the k-swiss
    General Hospital & Luke and Laura we’d never miss
    Go to the store put your clothes on layaway
    And brag to friends about what you was going to wear on school days
    Kool-aid in a mayo jar was the best
    Fill that baby with ice, drink half and save the rest
    Man those were the days, times that were really fun
    It’s good thing when you can enjoy being young.
     
  2. Street So'ja

    Street So'ja Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bishop

    i'm up there with you
    i remember days before condoms

    you see "one" you hit "one"
    no fear of dying
    maybe scratch a little but not die

    you took me back to a better day
    when it seemed people weren't so material driven

    peace
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bishop

    remember penny candy, block parties, freeze pops (frozen kool-aid). Momma nem having "rent parties", freeze tag, electric company, Captain Kangaroo. Bet not let that skreet light catch you outside or that was a guaranteed beat down.

    Baddest one touch my hand or cross this line. Yeah them was good days. It's sad that kids now a days have to worry about being shot, for yo momma jokes (JOKES), shoes and clothes. Drug dealers, molesters, etc,etc,etc.

    *wishing I was back in the 70's 80's*



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  4. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    DAYUMMMMM! BISHOP.

    HOW I REMEMBERED THE DAYZ ON THE STREET
    PLAYIN CATCH A GURL KISS A GURL
    ROLLIN' CAR TIRES DOWN THE STREET
    DANCING TO THE DISCO BEAT
    PLAYIN SPINNING TOP AND TOSSING ROCKZ
    KICK BALL I HAD A FEW FALLS
    WHAT ABOUT LEFT HAND GIVE IT UP!!:D
    I TOOK ALL MY FRIENDS FOOD
    TAKING WATERHOSES AND WE RUN UNDER IT
    MY FRO WAS 10' LONG /STACK HEELS WAS THE DEAL
    I FEEL THE DOLLAR SHOW ...OH!! HOW I REMEMBER
    MMMMM! MMMMM!! MMMMMM!!!
    ((((SHAKING MY HEAD)))))
    CATCHING BUGS IN A POP BOTTLE
    GRASSHOPPERS /SPIDERS TOO
    YOUNG DAYZ OF MAZEMENT
    I
    REMEMBERED.:D
    THANK U 4 TAKING ME BACK
     
  5. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I member this

    Playing hidden seek,
    softball and hangin
    at the mall.
    Sitting on the porch braidin
    up the boys hair.
    Hey $$RICH$$ I member
    the bugs in da pop bottles
    Zorb, don't forget Mr Rogers,
    Soooooul Trainnnnnn
    and pulling the butts off of
    lightening bugs and making
    earings that glowed in the dark...hahaha
    did y'all do that too?
    Wearing Jelly shoes that felt
    like they was meltin when
    the temp went above 72....lol
    trick or treating wit a pillowcase
    going wearing just your own face
    Girls y'all member hand clappin
    to Rock'n Robin and dance steps to
    Stop The Love You save May Be Your Own.
    Brickhouse and A B C
    boyyy! dem was da days.

    Thanks Bishop this was a pickup.:)
     
  6. Jyntlbreez

    Jyntlbreez Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now U know I can't miss out on memory lane!!

    Runnin to the corner store for a fifteen cent T.V. Guide
    sucking on 'now and laters', with a huge dill pickle on the side
    Roller skating at the play ground, (the wind-up kind with the Key)
    singing slow jams.."Why Have I lost You" from Cameo,
    "Fire and Desire"...by Rick james & Teena Marie
    Da "Jacks" Queen of the hood, defending my title, the best I could
    And games of 4-squares and such..Extended days of double-dutch
    Dancin my SOUL out every weekend at the community Center
    Summer camp jobs, to try and be a mentor
    Sweet 16 house party, and daddy chaperoned
    Oh my goodness, It wasn't long after that, When I discovered the telephone! Sneakin to talk late, past my curfew
    With the boy that caught my eye, Always hung-up just in time
    "Whew"
    LOL
    Yeah! Those were some good days!
    It was great going back, thanx for the journey Bishop!
    Jyntl
     
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