Black Poetry : IDES OF MARCH

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  1. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's the Ides of March,
    and I'm marching to a new day.
    New outlook, on worldly possessions, because
    the flesh is weak.
    But the spirit is strong & belief
    still holds power.
    (Holding the power of knowledge of self)
    Who I am, Where I'm from, From Whence I came.
    Historical ideologies from the tree of truth
    placed our roots far from the forest.
    But I'm free, and will be if I must run to
    borders to escape prosecution.
    More like prostitution cuzz the system
    is tryin' to **** me
    You ******Emmit, Medgar, Martin, Mandela, Mumia, Malcolm, and Jesus; now it's my turn.
    You want me to burn like twin towers
    but the hour of vengence is visible on every tv.
    The revolution wasn't suppose to be televised
    but now it's sex, lies, and videotape--
    Bin Ladin's fate for America was foretold
    on VHS and Bush is doing his best to bring forth
    the new order.
    ****** runnin for the border
    but the boat's been turned around
    as the IMF has Haiti bound by billions
    dating back to a little general named Bonaparte'
    Liberia lost it's front page news
    even though through and through we as Africans knew better!!!
    We done planted the american flag
    up our black ***
    so all we can **** is stars and stripes--
    But it's more like stars and bars because Kobe, Mike, & R. Kelly
    is smelly w/unwanted rape--
    we really need some new role models to date,
    cuzz all there is is hate and apathetic fate following us
    to a new day.
    In some personal news, I got clues from a Karma member
    that thing ain't all good--
    Do you remember a monetary debt that wasnt't paid to the hood--
    ya boy Nabraska
    Didn't really wanna ask ya cuzz if you was truely a friend, I would of been paid and this would of ended....
    But you got your taxes, went to Mardi Gras and got your top redone--
    you mutha****** b******!!
    Now I ain't mad, the WORD has survived
    stronger and stronger till the day I die
    Planted seeds in Open Fields so I'm still gonna fly--
    spread my wings to the sky
    rest on the clouds enjoying my brand new day!!!

    (C)2004 Clarence Barbee
     
  2. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nabraska

    Bruh, you hit on so many topics...but it's straight...Dapz.

    I enjoyed this piece. We'd love to hear you read it to the Fam in voice chat. Click here http://www.destee.com/chat/ and check us out. You'd enjoy it.

    :thanks: for the flow, bruh...dapz.

    :toast:
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes the flesh is weak, but the spirit is strong. There is something very honest about your pieces. And I like the way you turn a phrase. Keep flowing poet.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well heard hitting heavy march on !
     
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    re: Ides of March

    Wow! Very nice.
     
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    :bowdown:

    Brother...if I've never heard a great voice in the distance
    sweeping through like a great army about to take over a city...
    I did today...and that voice is named "Nabraska"...Like Whoa!
    Brother...this is mos def a spoken word peace...please take us
    up on the invitation before me to let us hear this on the mic...
    Wow...consider me "Officially Impressed"...

    Keep it flowing Poet...your voice is needed!​
     
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