Black Poetry : It Ain't About The harlem Shake

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    get that money...ain't no way
    you take that from me


    it ain't about the harlem shake
    it's about the U.S shakedown
    shake
    shake
    shake
    shake
    shake the populace out
    of civil liberties

    "give me freedom or give me death"

    I saw freedom hang himself the
    other day while big brother watched
    and didn't do a thing to stop it
    but he buried his lil' bro with no eulogy
    see it's dumb to think your free...
    [whoa, that was a jaw dropper]
    let me repeat it it's dumb to think your free
    [okay now let me bring that into full context]

    freedom left before it came
    and when it did, it discovered it was sterile
    shot blanks, got hard for no reason
    cause in theory it's state is flaccid

    you really can't say what you want out loud
    if it goes against the majority grain
    or wear what you want to wear to get a job
    or style your hair the way you want to without
    being told that it's too "ethnic" here at the job
    (they can tell you that without saying a word, you'll
    hear it) or wearing certain clothes
    without being dubbed "criminal" or being back and
    male and not being dubbed "criminal"

    there are enemies in this state
    that want to know
    what you eat
    how you eat
    why you eat
    and when you eat

    so that if you chew too loud
    they can fix your plate with a little

    lost job
    and jacked up
    credit rating and
    misplaced email transmission
    legal trouble
    so you'll
    die of a little

    stress

    it ain't about the harlem shake
    that counts we were dancin' in the
    slave quarters...that dance ain't new...

    it's about how silent you can be
    when you see
    the constitution being raped.

    (ya'll know they dubbed Langston a
    communist)

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
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    Blak

    You sendin' me to the dictionary.....you know I likes it there too! :lol:

    This is tight.....I'm lovin' the abstract.... :D

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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i cain't harlem shake

    and i know they ran a brotha all up outta this here country cause he had views and wanted to help his own peoples. now ain't that about some ..... yeah i ain't trying to eat none of what that ***** America servin up no mo. been standing in her cafeteria line to **** long so no I bring my own lunch from the house. let big brotha watch that and ain't no way in hell I said "AIN'T NO WAY IN HELL I'M CHANGIN MY HAIR BACK TO STRAIGHT SO DEM WHITE FOLKS A FEEL MO COMFORTABLE". See i cain't harlem shake blak.




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