Black Poetry : Independence Day

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known 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 another revolution

    (c) 2000 BE
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are so

    historically correct! (not to ever be confused with politically correct)...

    Sends chills when you come conscious, BE!

    SAY THAT AGAIN!

    Keep us on point

    a
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    beat

    what can i say without riding you

    dawg you know i'm loving this piece right


    Da Street So'ja
    Ready To Strike
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TRUE...TRUE...

    YEAL...i be hearing dis.

    One.
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    BE...................

    YA VERY MUCH ON POINT
    SO TRUE ....SO TRUE!!
    I LOVE DES HERE READING AGAIN!:toast:
     
  6. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    PEACE

    AHHH THE WINDS OF REVOLUTION ..I SMELL FIRE ON THE WIND..
    TYGHT ..SIGNIFICANT PEICE.

    On A Continuous Journey
    GYPSYMAN
     
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    I Love Your History Lessons!

    done so beautifully in Poetry

    very nice Heartbeat

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  8. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    Ahhhhh ****

    excuse my expression

    but this was tight

    "greed and hypocrisy"

    u are soooo right

    pd
     
  9. KentuckianKween

    KentuckianKween Active Member MEMBER

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    i'd LOVE to hear & see this performed... everything flowed so well...


    you should stand on the corner of a busy street on the 4th and read this over and over and over and over, etc, etc.. :)


    i luved this.. keep shinin...

    :D
     
  10. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Poets. Have a happy 4th, 5th, 6th, etc., etc.

    BE
     
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