Black Poetry : I'm Free But I Still Don't Get It

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Street So'ja, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. Street So'ja

    Street So'ja Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the sea of humanity
    We're lost
    Assess the cost
    In the Black Man's Holocaust
    Yea we free
    Free to be discriminated against
    Financially lynched
    Overlooked for jobs we was supposed to get
    You can't compare gay and Black
    I don't know you gay until you finger sna
    But I'm black
    From 2 blocks away I'm Black
    Travel to the moon and back
    Guess what I'm still Black
    Get on the bus to go to work and it hurts
    When everyone on the bus grabs their purse
    Uh, guess what I work
    Probably got more money in my pocket then you paid for that skirt
    And I'm wearing a tie and a white collar shirt so I get irked
    And why am I an angry Black Man who is suspicious
    Cause only a Black Man can spend 20 years in jail for a crime he never committed
    Every day in the hood somebody gets killed
    But the only crimes that get solved is when the police get killed
    I have had guns pulled on me by the police
    And I was just going to Mickey D's with my cousin to get something to eat
    They said there was a crime committed up the street
    Uh, but you got the wrong man it wasn't me
    And how many crimes are committed for fun
    Unless the perp is stupid and dumb
    Cause most crimes are committed for the Twenties, Tens, Fives and Ones
    For the money, dun
    All you hear on TV is about Trillions, Billions, and Millions
    But I just need a little sumpin, I'm just trying to feed the children
    Every day in the world you feel we're equal
    But when I go for a job they act like they don't need you
    I'm see through
    And when you drive on the highway your color don't get you pulled over
    Held over
    All to be told sorry for the inconvience
    Yea by the highway demons
    Stopping me and my grandmoms like we was going out of style
    With the racial profile
    You say I'm free but I still don't understand it
    If I'm free then why the DOUBLE STANDARD


    From: Deep in The Streets - So'ja strikes Back
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SO'JA....

    preach baby... preach!!

    i remember this one!!... & i am
    diggin' it just as much now as i
    was then!!... get cha flow on... :)

    NothinButLove...
    Sunshyne~
     
  3. MADDRAPPER

    MADDRAPPER Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    **** THAT STREET **** IS REAL AND ILL

    LOVING THIS HERE STUFF IT'S BUFF TO FLOW AND GROW ON YOU KEEP REPP STREET SOJA
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Raising the blak fist to...

    So'ja,

    your blak panther shirt is in the mail (i have mine on now). Your awareness to OUR situation is deep. I'm gald your eyes are open and your mind sharp to reflect such...you are a teacher brother mos' def'. Keep it real. I got ya back from Cali to NYC.

    One love, blak
     
  5. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Street,

    I too remember this serious piece of knowledge most def!!

    Where ya be brotha - missin' ya flow!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
  6. Desert Storm

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    From Da Screets

    YEA, Freedom is a double standard, just like the consitution or the declaration of independence you have to read in between the lines,and see who this really applies to. YEA,these days seems you can only be free if yo cash is tyte like a celbrity or an actor with high status and popularity,but the ones who be actin silly are camaflaged in between there own people. Shootin up schools and blowin up building wit bombs. The real problem isn't us it's them. And if we steal or cheat it's for a good cause. So keep ya head up Soldier even though the stormy weather looks tough. In God we trust, even when the water is too deep and things be lookin rough,this game is like blind mans bluff. But who's really bluffin,is the question I'd like to ask. Freedom to do but not free to be yourself.
    Keep ya head up so'ja! Liked this piece. Hearing loud and clear
    Desert Storm
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I AGREE WIT D~STORM
    SO'JA MAN I FEEL YA DEEP IN DA HOOD
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja

    I hope you know ima fan dog... you always come wit a powerful message!!!

    Madd Respect
    Reas
     
  9. one_love

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    Yo Street so'ja where have you been?

    This is a tight scribe. Did you post this before? Cause it sounds so familiar? It's true. Missing you.
    One_Love
     
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    tell

    the truth, Poet! Loud let it ring!

    Power in your words!

    Thank you,

    A
     
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