Black Poetry : I Slept With Conformity

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  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Last night, I slept with conformity
    Gave her my virginity so society would accept me
    And the sex was good, it was like I wasn't even there
    Because I wasn't
    She sucked my individuality so dry
    That my reflection asked me for my ID
    We made waves in our sheets
    Played scenes in repeat as we were
    Flooded in the passion of mainstream
    Creamed with saliva
    Because I was thirsty for acceptance
    We performed positions that would scorn religious eyes
    Conformity gave me delicious vibes
    As she told me to relax and enjoy the ride
    So I let her enter into my brain
    She made me hate myself so much that
    I returned my name to customer service
    They gave me enough money to buy an entire new facade
    Because God made too many mistakes
    As he placed my pieces together
    Last night, I slept with conformity
    And normally one would feel guilty
    But this was the best one night stand testified
    Because she taught me how to lie from the inside
    And the only time I spent with my personlity was at night time
    Because during the day, I made sure I was black enough
    Since this skin now comes with a price tag and a bar code
    Even though I thought it came naturally,
    Conformity told me I had to buy the new version
    The latest edition to a one race fits all definition
    Last night, I slept with conformity
    And the sex was so good it was like I wasn't even there
    Because I wasn't
    The walls sweated so much as they held us tight
    Because she likes that boxed in feeling
    She likes that bondage feeling
    She likes that never free, always in prison feeling
    Because that's when conformity can get really freaky
    So man ***** reality, I want to be what my black people want me to be
    The same old saggin pants and long T's
    I'll just lie and call this a freestyle instead of poetry
    Call my woman a b*tch as she pretends she didn't hear me
    Praise the streets instead of planning an escape
    And rape my history by f*cking my future
    Conformity taught me how to stain this culture
    Prolong a darkness that's too scared to shine
    And the only black I know how to be
    Is instilled in the heart of mine but
    My people told me that that wasn't enough
    I had to distribute some things, prostitute some things like
    My orgininality, my creativity, and my identity
    Conformity told me she was just trying to create unity
    But where is the love
    When my fellow African American attacks me for being different
    Shouldn't our past make us the same?
    Shouldn't our ancestors link us together?
    No, I guess that doesn't matter
    Last night, I slept with conformity
    And the sex was so good, it was like I wasn't even there
    BECAUSE I WASN'T
    And as we continue to have sex, there's just something different
    She told me I'd feel better with everyone else
    But I just feel more alone
    So tonight, she gave me an ultimatum
    Either choose me or choose her and that's that
    So I chose me...and I never called her back


    Copyright 07
     
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    POWERFUL

    I like the science in this potent revelation.
     
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    :hearthis: This piece is excellent. I feel/hear/see it. Thanks for sharing, Phenomenon
     
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    Conformity is a comfortable bedmate, until we want to really see ourselves again. The word play, metaphors, and visuals were potent. Top notch piece poet, you blew me away.
     
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    She sucked my individuality so dry
    That my reflection asked me for my ID
    We made waves in our sheets
    Played scenes in repeat as we were
    Flooded in the passion of mainstream
    Creamed with saliva
    Because I was thirsty for acceptance
    We performed positions that would scorn religious eyes


    this reminds me of the regretful morning after a passion filled lust session. Excellent piece

    NittyGritt
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    "The Standard Has Been Changed"
     
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    whooa!

    You better do the [email protected] thing. I felt this, smelt this, taste it and dang near lived it. It was a insightful and excellent drop poet. Never lose yourself for i admire you for your difference
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome scribe poet
     
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    Wow,I almost forgot to exhale! Thanks for the inspiration this evening.
     
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    wow

    nothing wrong with that poet

    you have to do what you have to do

    and you chose to stand strong

    great work poet
     
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    Wow

    U left me completely speechless. This was an amazing drop. U had me hanging on your every word.This was just so real, it really hit home for me. Thank you for this.
     
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