Black Poetry : In the ghetto....

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  1. info-moetry

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    I'm from the ghetto
    where life and death are depicted in powerful mu-roughs
    where justice is non existent
    and ex-convicts are some of our people's only heroes
    as they convey their jail stories
    with shorties on the block
    like “yo sun, I told the C.O.'s straight to their face
    that I was born to rock
    on the streets everybody knew I had it locked”
    where a black man's co-defendant
    has no choice but to be defensive
    so of-times his defensive words
    are found to be very offensive
    in the ghetto it's vicious
    flooded with killers, thieves, preachers and snitches
    those on the inside know whose who, but those lookin' in from without
    have a problem tellin' the difference
    like that annoying early Saturday mornin' knock at the door
    by those who claim they're jehovah's witness
    as they quote scripture after scripture
    tryin' to paint a picture that's vicious
    with smiles on their faces I say not to be rude, but I ask them a question
    before they finish their very next sentence
    what's the difference between God and the devil
    as they look me up and down
    as if I was on some sort of low level
    still smilin',
    as they ask me to state my question a little clearer
    I tell them to hold on for a second
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    ….......................................................................................
    when I returned to the door, I just reached down and held up a mirror
    and said:
    tell me who you see........

    Bro. Info © 2011
     
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    "...in the ghetto it's vicious
    flooded with killers, thieves, preachers and snitches
    those on the inside know whose who, but those lookin' in from without
    have a problem tellin' the difference"


    Info,

    Riveting work...

    sun :wink:
     
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    Nice piece Info. This has an Etheridge Knight vibe to it. If you're not hip to him Google him.
     
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    peace 1poetsought, thanks for the love...


    peace blak, i will check that name out......
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    enjoyed this ghetto ride
     
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