Black Poetry : I've been told, and so I said...

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  1. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've been told,
    my words now only scratch the surface,
    because my past dug deeper,
    and that I've lost my edge,
    and that I've become more human,
    that I don't have the same hunger now,
    that I did back then,
    and I wondered,
    if what I was told,
    held truth,
    or if i was just expected to be,
    some expectation,
    or former me,
    because like sex,
    pain sells too...

    I've been told,
    that I've sounded stronger,
    and more vicious,
    and barked louder,
    than i do now,
    and that what i do now,
    is good,
    but it's not,
    ME, not
    the ME that they knew,
    because HE,
    screamed and holla'd,
    and acted a fool,
    to be heard,
    and made no apologies...

    So then I said,
    f*** what you remember of me,
    I'm still me,
    greater,
    expanded,
    elevated,
    I still shake fruit from the tree,
    but now after I eat,
    I plant the seeds,
    cause my family too gotta eat,
    depend on me,
    and are why I breathe...

    I said,
    f*** you for wanting to keep me,
    in that same place,
    in that same space,
    with a young boy look,
    on my grown man face,
    without the experience,
    to even recognize real s***,
    or real strength,
    or who my REAL self really is,
    because you wanna read,
    a different,
    kind,
    of,
    struggle,
    because your memory,
    is greedy...

    Then I said,
    this is me NOW,
    because of who I was THEN,
    and I'm only dealing,
    with today,
    with or without pain,
    with or without rain,
    whether you choose,
    to leave or stay,
    and I'm gonna love you ANYWAY!!!
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    maturity just doesn't set in you have to want it

    you know people have a bad habit of doing that, trying to keep you in the same place where they can have power over you that's what is all for any way, they never want you to grow but grow you have and they can't stop you now

    and the last line shows that you've grown

    from the past


    peace
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sometimes...

    people tell you things...to keep you in the same vain they sing...or, on the same level they're on...never wanting you to grow strong...to be strong...to love longer than the minute and a half they can. NOW, you've become a MAN.

    AND, your flow is strong.

    let the river flow
     
  4. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Da Street So'ja & Baller- Initially I was a lil' hurt cuz it was like my friend was saying my swagg was gone, and that bruised my ego...but then I realized that as I've grown I've had to silence my ego because it's a trouble maker. I'm SOOOOO glad that i'm not now who I was THEN, and appreciate the growth as much as the struggle. Thanks for your support!!!
     
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    Much respect Poet

    And it takes a bigger person to love those who attempt to hold you in this way...Sometimes people suck, but to still love them takes guts and I appreciate you articulating this...Very important for those who are still in this predicament.
    Again Nice drop poet! Ya dig!
     
  6. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No doubt...

    Rashad- I love those that don't even know better because they probably need it more than anyone else. I realize that not everyone welcomes change because it means that they realize a need to, or that they haven't at all. Thanks for your support!!!
     
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    Folks fear change, because God forbid your change should give them an inkling that they may need to change a thing or tow about themselves. Seems like you've done what what you've needed to to grow and survive poet, much enjoyed this.
     
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    If not careful...

    pressure from people can wrack futures. I've told my daughter that sometimes friends don't want to grow/change and don't want you to either and it may come to a point when you must move pass a friend or two. Doesn't mean you don't love them. I'm gonna have to read this to her.

    Reading you is peace always!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I can feel every lick of this it kinda speaks to me how i changed in a major way yet
    pose the same love ....awesome joint and good food to my mental.
     
  10. DymePlaya2g

    DymePlaya2g Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    watzinaname- you are absolutely right...and im glad u enjoyed it :)

    Coco- it took me a while to figure it out, and i had to do it on my own...so u having this convo with her puts her ahead of the game.

    Rich- i completely understand. i've gone thru a complete overhaul, and found that i love everyone the same, but love myself MORE.
     
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