Black Poetry : Jehovah's Witnesses Effect

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  1. brotherman

    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jehovah’s Witness Effect

    Let’s have a rational conversation
    You and I
    About this stern consternation
    I have applied
    Everything ever forementioned
    On my part
    Let’s set aside
    Deal in common sense
    And let it ride…

    Good evening
    how are you doing?
    How ‘bout your self?
    Family doing well?
    We’re doing fine
    If nothing else.
    How can I help you?
    I got some some questions.
    Question on
    Don’t take too long.
    About what?
    About these social
    Rights and wrongs.

    I don’t have time
    To be talking politics
    So I remit
    On entertaining your perspective
    Cause it won’t change s----
    Just trying to get my foot
    Anywhere I can fit it
    So if you looking for support
    You can forget it.

    Bruh, sister, mister
    That is my case and point
    We’re too dried up with complacency
    So let me annoint
    Refreshing life lessons
    Learned not too long ago
    Because our children
    Will bear the load
    If we don’t pave these roads.

    Like I said before
    You just wasting time
    Ain’t nothing you can tell me
    Is gon’ change my mind
    Cause for the basics
    All you need is an education
    Then you can go for self
    Within this wealthy nation
    My kids will be alright
    They got a college fund
    They got a certain sum
    Of bonds
    Won’t have a need for guns
    I got a house so I’m invested
    So I don’ done my part
    What you really need to do
    Is give your kids a start
    So I’mma be alright
    No need to ask for more
    You know the deal
    So get for real
    That’s what the dream was for

    Sorry brother
    If you allow me
    Let me disagree
    The dream was more
    Than intergration
    Peace
    And unity
    It went beyond
    A house
    A car
    And steady bank account
    Well beyond a status quo
    And who you profess to know
    Remember Martin
    Malcolm
    Biko
    Garvey
    And Hewey Newt’
    Lumumba
    Ghandi
    Yashua
    And Marley too?
    Remember the countless
    Civil rights
    that this country
    Constantly abuse?
    And not too long ago
    Remember slavery dude?

    Not to cut you off
    I just don’ heard it all
    That **** horse is dead
    And you hurt my head
    down to my balls
    You sound like them black muslims
    Who don’t believe in God
    And worse
    They believe just like that cat
    Bin Laden
    All you need to do is get yourself a job
    Do you own thang
    Work hard young man
    –impress your boss
    Get in with them good
    And get up out the hood
    Once you learn to play the game
    They’ll see you understood
    Cause ******* ain’t gon’ do nothing
    But hold you down
    When it’s time for action
    No one comes around
    I had my chance to bat
    But I don’ passed the hat
    Cause in this time and day
    I’m just too old for that
    But this here
    I will tell you
    So we can cut it short
    I hear some of that -which you saying
    And take it to heart
    But maginally
    So pardon me
    If we can’t come to terms
    You ask too much of a brother
    Who has never learned
    About my true history
    Degrees of my beliefs
    Political agendas
    That may prove detrimental
    To you and me
    But see I’ll leave it to my kids
    To pick and choose
    To what degree
    What path to take
    With the knowledge
    You feel so pressed to
    Press on me
    So let me go now
    On my way
    So you can continue
    Your task
    Of enlightening every joe
    On the street you might pass
    And when you see me
    Kindly speak
    Don’t even stop and ask
    Cause I’m
    Struggling trying to juggle
    My way…

    Into the “middle class”

    Disappointed like Jehovah Witnesses
    I witnessed the dis-jointed
    How could the natural
    Fall to mystic
    An indifference pre-appointed
    From systematic living
    And all of its components
    Left me puzzled
    Confused
    And disgruntled

    ….hey, excuse me sister –can I get a minute!?!
    :eek:
     
  2. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ya know I'm feelin this Man!!

    Yeah, this conversational piece is off the hook Bruh!!
    I'm diggin fo sho!! Do yo thang Boi!! Holla!!
    :toast:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm loving the analogy...

    of frustrated JW's...having knocked on doors...having endured the sarcasm and instant rejection...having been there. closed minded people hate new ideas...regardless of its content. unless you're introducing them to a dollar.

    Str8 Piece

    Peace&ManyBlessings
     
  4. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was great.
    I enjoyed read.
    Thanks


    Scribeaboutit!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  5. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For real

    Yo man, this is fresh! Had me laughing my ayse off. I had one of them tripping once, told him I was a Jehovah's Witness too- he was like- what Kingdom Hall you got to? I said yo bro I just don't go. He looked at me kinda puzzled, so I told him to look out the window at a flock of pigeons on a wire- I said they be Jehovah's Witness too, see they bear witness to Jehovah everyday, so there ain't nothing special about you. His jaw dropped and he left, never came back.
     
  6. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i hope i've never been the sister that said "ain't nuthing u can tell me...u just wastin's your time", brotherman...

    tyte, performance last night!
    dee
     
  7. brotherman

    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YeshuJah -I am guilty for some of my antics back in the day too, but hey I studied with them on a regular so I feel I had a pass to.

    Ra -this scribe came from our reflecting on monroe street at lunch!

    coco -you know I am trying get mega hits like you

    Mizdee -still couldn't touch the kareoke -they got all the props

    Baller -JWs earned that image because they be at'cha for real...but this piece wasn't in anyway about them
     
  8. brotherman

    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh yeah, I am gonna let up with some of these heat seeking posts and give ya'll a break from the mandinka side and show a little more understanding ...unless
     
  9. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You provoke much thought, with every read. Thank you.

    BRB
     
  10. GYPSYMAN

    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SPEECHLESS.....again !!

    nuff said
    g-man
     
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