Black Poetry : I'm on my way....

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by SwtT, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am 17 years shy to the world that I have come to know
    Because I tried too hard and I can’t let myself grow
    I tried to live my life according to my own thoughts
    Ducking and dodging emotions so that I can’t get caught….

    Up.
    I laugh and I shrug off my mothers words
    Because as I’m like.. “Forever is for the birds”
    I’m smart I can do whatever I want
    Me and my girl can get an apartment

    I think back and say I should have heeded
    Listened to those words cuz its what I needed
    My mothers a wise woman she knows a lot
    But I thought I had a real plan and a plot

    Get myself out in the world and party all the time
    I’m about to be 18, shoot, my life is mine
    I can go to Chicago State and chill wit the guys…
    But it took me 3 years to realize………..

    There are friends that you make, friends that you lose
    But ultimately, you will have to choose
    Your future or the girls you’ve known since 7th grade
    One’s a mother, compared to her, I have it made

    I have one more year of High School and I’m thru
    I could pack my bags up and go to NIU
    I’m a smart girl, I’m in so many activities
    Speech, Choir, plus athlete festivities

    It took me 5 years to grow up into who I am
    And unlike my friends, I don’t need a man
    That “man” is 17, so what can he do…..?
    I could tell you the drama one has put me through…

    I look back and think I almost lost my head
    Turning down college for being lazy instead
    I’m about to turn 18, I gotta take control in my life
    Graduate from college, maybe become someone’s wife

    I wanna strive for the finest that life brings
    Ain’t nothing like having your own money (among other things)
    I’m committed to making something myself
    Not satisfied for stacking a shelf

    I want to flourish and become
    Do things no one else has ever done
    Well, I get that saying things is a start
    But I begin when it comes from my heart



    :heart: SwtT:heart:
     
  2. Alizentang

    Alizentang Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You took me back a few years. Love it

    :heart:Alize:heart:
     
  3. PurpleMoons

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    You go gurl! You got what it takes to make your dreams a reality
    you got the three D's
    A dream
    Determination
    And dedication

    And mad poetic skillz too! Tyte piece!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis was beautifully done
    i was down memory lane remembering days some years ago
    wow!!! i like dis all the young ladies should see this
     
  5. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Alize :heart: I always appricate your comments :)

    Purple- Thank you! :) 'm gonna make it......im almost there :) :heart: Thank you for the cooment :D
     
  6. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich!!! :wave: I almost missed you there.....Thank you so much for those words..I really appricate them and yes, all the young ladies should :)
     
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    tyte flow.......go ahead w/ur bad self! much love n luck to ya :)
     
  8. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooo... i can honestly say thats my fav poem of urs. this ish is hot as hell, it flows so nice. man girl u hit hard with this one...
     
  9. Sierra

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    Hey SwtT, :wave:

    Beautifully written and expressed!!

    You will achieve your goals!!

    Nothing will hold you from them!!

    Very nice piece!!

    ~Sierra~ :heart:
     
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    Swt-t this also took me back a few years and it's very real.
    The decisions you make now will affect the rest of your life,
    so glad you have the vision to see...what you need to do
    in order to achieve, your own personal success.

    Much luv,
    Angeli