Black Poetry : If I Do Poetry, Does That Mean I Gots Soul?

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Gifted tongues full of magical speech
Utterances of self-proclaimed axioms
denotes what he or she or they mean
via a poetical sagacity

Sort of like a…

life incarnate—oh yeah!

Spittin’ vernacular lines just to feel whole

But do I gots soul?

Livin’, breathin’, gaspin’ for the oxygenic
verve that reinvigorates platinum prose; had
me stumbling on stage left—fumbling

and introducing my smooth groove

as simply…ME and poetry

Stepped to the microphone with a purpose
Only to hear the drone of words parlaying
in the back of my dome yelling…

***** YOU AIN’T GOTS NO POETICAL
SOUL!!!!!!


Umm…I say I stepped to the mic uptight
but still feelin’ alright but nuttin’ came out,
it was lame when I tried to spit dialogue
deep in the bowels of ya’lls cranium

Remembering the time when being well-read
was just a joke to dopeheads

and the

casket slammed shut bringing nightfall to my
eyes that once were alive

****!!! Oops upside my head one mo gin’
I told myself to vibe before I got to seein’ red!
****!!! Look what ya done done poet
Ya vernacular is cold dead!

Buried six feet deep albeit a tiresome sleep
Since I felt all I wanna do is slam some
funky poetry game—forget the cost of
a versed writer’s fame—this IV stuck
soul ain’t showing no shame

Revived just in time to devise my life’s rhyme

F
L
A
T
L
I
N
E

and chalklines
out of time to claim my strong mind

Rose up from the stage with the mic in
hand—big time in demand

Laying it down—fresh, new, and bold

Audience snapping, crying, agreeing

Yeah Poet – You Gots Soul!!!!
 

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