Black Poetry : Independence Day

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

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Active Member MEMBER

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    America
    Getting off on a liberty fix
    For what took place in 1776
    For those who left their motherland
    They came to the new world
    They shook the Indian hand

    Set up shop
    The new world grew
    Wealth and power the manifestation
    Needed to cut England loose
    And all that taxation
    Telling them what to do
    Without representation

    Soon the Red Man was under control
    The process began to take all their land
    Christian religion took their native soul
    The new natives got New York City for 24 dollars
    Hell no
    England can’t have any of this
    They wanted to be free
    So they raised a warring fist
    “We’ll pay no more tax
    Our fight has just begun”
    They formed an army
    Led by George Washington

    The Red Coats put up a so-so fight
    Starting when Paul Revere
    Gave a warning in the night
    It wasn’t so much
    That England gave up
    Other tasks were at hand
    Like economically controlling
    The continent of Europe

    So America was born
    Complete with slavery
    A country not yet torn
    New frontiers to blaze in the west
    And for over two centuries
    America was the best

    But greed and hypocrisy
    Took over this land
    And for those on the economic bottom
    It’s more than they can stand

    The “haves” and the “have-nots”
    The gap gets wider
    No one gives a ****
    About a positive solution
    Wake up America
    Before you have another revolution

    BE
    © 2000
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tyte flow...i like it!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes yes yes yes yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    brutha BRUCE u spoke the truth here
    u laid out a nation's masterpiece
    thank u , thank u , thank u !
     
  4. Sierra

    Sierra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Bruce,

    This is a very enlightening piece!! Very nice read. I hear you on this one!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
  5. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I heard that babe!!!
    Tell it like it is!!!

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bruce,
    You are truly a genius. I would have never thought of anything like this. It is truly a masterpiece.
    Love and Peace,
    Foxy....
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feeling your truths, Bruce...Great read of history and socially conscious message! Hearing u on this.
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whew! Wake up America before you have another revolution. **** that's real! Good Verse.....
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whew! Wake up America before you have another revolution. **** that's real! Good Verse.....and right on time!
     
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    MADDRAPPER Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NICE BRUCE I WROTE ONE DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD ALREDY DONE IT UP BU TANYWAY DONE IT ANYWAY
     
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