Black Poetry : keep it gangsta???

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Derrick Jay, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i don't want to keep it gangsta
    trying to find peace
    let my soul release stars flight
    that point in which midnight
    catches the suns tail
    i don't want to keep it gangsta
    sick of that ******** whine
    real gangstas don't talk about what they do
    or spit rhymes
    standing in front of microphones
    zoned out of life by strife
    and weed smoke
    i don't want to keep it gangta
    thats a movie ready "the end"
    trying to move my people forward
    take them out of mortal sin
    gettin yo *** off the block
    30 years later still talking bout slingin rock
    man ain't you tired?!
    yo *** needs to be fired
    i don't want to keep it gangsta
    your black credit has long expired
    telling lies and liquor jokes
    relishing in the glory of killin your own folks
    do you really sleep at night?
    i don't want to keep it gangsta
    but i'm ready to fight
    take back the streets i call home
    make it safe to be out at night
    safe from peril
    safe from heartache
    safe from pain
    safe from juvenile delinquents
    rapists
    robbers
    from sick pranksters
    and most of all
    rid the corner
    of those who want to keep it mothaphukin gangsta...
     
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    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A prophetic piece. Prophetic as in "he who proclaims a righteous truth, and issues a call for accoutability."
    Sometimes the truth is like fire shut up in your bones -- if you don't proclaim it, it will consume you from within. Never stop proclaiming. Never stop weaving your verbal tapestry of truth.
     
  3. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do yo thang Poet!!

    This here is some ole "Get off my corna sella dat ****" Piece!! Very strong message Poet!! I dig!!
     
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    I got too many gangsta friends to concur totally but I must say that you point is solid for the negatives that destroy us. But maintain conciouness and balance the gansta mentality cuz the streets is reality -with little hope and dreams. Love you for it though, peace.
     
  5. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i can dig it bro'man...i'm originally from liberty city, miami and it don't come much rougher than that. but if we just subscribe to whatever reality is given us and not see beyond it then wherever we go there we are...

    i love ya back bro...dig it

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
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    brotherman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah so true

    i never been to liberty city -heard of it but spent my time on 79th street back in the day and graduated to south beach when i bounce that way now. almost got checked out in south beach one time...long story though, long story.. i feel ya though
     
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    Well said DJ. Liberty City...You know.

    BE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    da city of Liberty u pose in is well felt ......write dem words
     
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