Black Poetry : I'll Drink to That

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by river, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I sit here typing on a computer
    That uses a metal for which
    Thousands die in my dark Motherland
    I know this but do not stop typing
    There is nothing I can do
    My right hand reaches for water
    In a plastic bottle that can't be recycled
    But will sit for thousands of years
    In the land fills
    That poison the air in Black communities
    I know this but I need water
    I can't drink the slow poison
    That gushes out of my kitchen sink
    I drink with the confidence
    That when the chickens come home to roost
    They will recognize me as the victim
    Forced to participate in my own self destruction
    I know this but still I drink
    Knowing that in a revolution there are no innocents
    But those who benefit from oppression
    Are just as guilty as those who do the oppressing
    I know this but still I keep drinking
    There is nothing else I can do
    Hiccup
     
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    YungMiss Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice Interesting Write
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sweet wet release ...burp))))
     
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    We're so caught up in the madness, it's hard to stop, especially when it's become comfortable and routine. Giving us something to think about river, thanks for that. So glad to read you in poetry again.
     
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    enjoyed this flow my sista.......:love:
     
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    don't give up just yet river

    don't get conditioned to this

    lol

    and that drink is a conditioner ain't it
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    yeait can mess shyou up
     
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    Ohhhhh Sister River !!!! ... this is soooo good !!! :toast:

    Yes Yes Yes ... tell the story Sister !!!

    We can only hope they recognize that we are forced to be a part of this!

    Whew ... we can only hope!

    Great Poetry Sister ... Thanks For Sharing! :toast:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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