Black Poetry : Just-US, No-Peace

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As I stand here before you, awaiting your sentence
    I can’t help but ask; Who are you to
    demand my repentance?

    Four hundred years and then some,
    I built this land, toiled the soil
    but never once was I allowed
    to reap the spoils, and you‘ve got the nerve
    to be appalled at the outcome?
    If anything I should be in your place
    Your robe, with your gavel
    with you standing before me all
    jump-suited and shackled.
    For all the crimes you’ve committed
    against me; the chains, the whips
    the rape of my queens, the hangings
    from the tree…
    It’s amazing I didn’t snap sooner!
    Your oppression transformed me
    from a chanting shaman to a
    negro spiritual crooner
    waiting on a chariot to
    swing low…
    and you wonder why I
    struck back with such
    a mighty blow.

    So, as I stand here awaiting your sentence
    I can’t help but ask; Who are you to
    demand my repentance?

    I’ve asked for forgiveness from
    the one whose home welcomes
    no wickedness. I’ve been assured of
    my place in the hereafter
    that scowl you see… is just my way
    of disguising the laughter….
    Ohh what a celebration it will be
    when your crimes are brought
    to light for all to see
    by the way…. There’ll be an Angel standing next to Peter,
    he’s the witness for the prosecution…ME

    “I just heard news of a brotha I grew up with being denied parole. He knocked a policeman out during an attempted arrest. They needed to call 6 officers to do a minor traffic stop, my guy got spooked by all the boyz in blue, and with fear on his back, he Flipped-out. Just needed to vent on how I long for that day when the script will be justly flipped on this crooked as “Criminal Just-US” system.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    bring it str8 and real of reality in our hood of struggles
     
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    feeling this deeply
    Peace
     
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    This was real.........Afrostotle, your flow is always conscious!

    Peace,
    Angelic
     
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    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the love.Don't get me wrong, I do write about "light-hearted things, but "this thing of ours"(I'm stealing from the mafia) is served best when the inspiration is hot. So, if I come off negative in any of my pieces, forgive me, it's just where I am at any given moment.

    Peace, Power, and Prosperity
     
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    don't apologize son...
    this ish was dope...
    peace
    khasm
     
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