Black Poetry : if by chance tomorrow happens to come

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you approached me wanting to borrow
    you told me you'd pay me back tomorrow
    you used to just take without asking
    now you come to me grinning and masking
    trying to take me and have me waiting
    but now i'm sho nuff debating
    cause another brother was just lynched in mississippi
    trying to help protect the belongings of his family
    anyway dad alwayz said
    keep this stance until you're dead
    don't put off until tomorrow he'd say
    those things that you can do today
    and about that borrowing you tryna get done
    he told me that tomorrow don't never come
    i said all of this just to say
    you aint gittin' nothin' outta me today
    i refuse to continue to be the one full of sorrow
    bout what you promised me on tomorrow
    i won't continue to be your fool
    waiting for no 40 acres and no mule
    or separate but equal or true integration
    or fair representation for my taxation
    i'm now pretty sure tomorrow will never arrive
    so i'mma do this here while i'm alive
    go for self and build up my own
    before my chance has come and gone
    tomorrow's promise you can have it and it's pacification
    find me among those working today on this sit-chu-ation
    today, gittin' it while the gittin' is good
    bein who we are and doin' what we should
    advancing ourselves in the present, the now
    not bowing to the golden calf, bull or cow
    on today, we're the ones
    working with this philosophy, "tomorrow never comes"
    then if by chance it happens to
    we'll still be the ones who've done what we need to do
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rasheed,

    I felt you all the way on this one. Your ink was literally thrown on the paper...yet smoothly it flowed. That's what I like about your work. You write with passion and force.

    ~j ....not waitin' on reparations for my change...gon make it happen for myself. :sand:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was well felt brutha indeed
     
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    All the yesterday's ...will never return, and no tomorrow's will ever come. This was right on the money, very good drop. Indeed one to live by.
     
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    This is very well spoken and posed, rasheed.
     
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    This poem came as a result of a collab challenge by Blakprince to free flow with tomorrow as a subject.........

    Joyce,
    Thanks for your comments and compliments....

    RICH,
    Brother, thanks......

    queentswana,
    Thanks, U know, it's alwayz NOW.....

    gempis,
    Thanks, yeah i really feel this......
     
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