Black Poetry : last man standing

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  1. caramelpython

    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Last Man Standing

    On my own two legs Oh how I stand
    Watching dumb young bucks fall with a wave of my hand
    I'm the magic man
    Passing the hours like sand
    making sh*t hit the fan cause im a grown a*s man.

    Now that is how the cookie crumbles but life goes on
    I was ugly when I started but now I'm the Swan
    watch my wings shield the seed of witch I have planted
    Plus my Queen has my back and wont ever be taken for granted
    she's the reason for my vibe in every line of my book
    Her love stole my soul but she was never a crook

    I hit the streets every day so my tribe can grow
    I traded nike and sweats for suits and kennith cole
    I dug into white collar america like a celeberty mole
    felt my mind and heart grow cold while on ghetto patrol.

    I'm the last man standing
    because the streets cant claim me
    but my soul's not clean just look at the stains B.
    so I shed the skin like my name portrays me.

    Look at all the traps that try to claim me
    Look at the plight of my people the people who named me
    Look at my paith that I have chosen to walk
    Now, feel the coviction in the words I talk

    Foe's fall like dominos when they cross my paith
    I strike with knowledge of self with my mental staff
    A mental blast
    dam this is a simpel task
    pass this dam pain that cripples fast

    I'm the last man standing
    see how firm im posed
    see how a python wraps himself in human clothes.

    I'm the last man standing
    See how my feet touch ground?
    See how the theives try to touch my crown?
    sssshhhhhhhhhhh....
    not a word or a sound
    not a tear or a fear as my footsteps pound
    White americas doors like hip hop tours

    So can I get an Encore?
    Do u want more?
    I'm the last man standing when the smoke clears the floor

    PAUSE!

    Keep it real I was told by some lost soul
    Who tried to say leaving the ghetto was a sell out's role
    He said I loved the projects they raised me tough
    He loved the projects and never gave a F**k
    .
    I said I'm the last man standing as they tore down Murder Homes
    Watched the buildings drop as the dust fell on their domes.
    I said I'm the last man standing as they built houses to erase them
    I said I'm the last man standing and watched "them" replace "them".
    With doctors and lawyers from other places
    Watched hope replace fear on families faces.

    they once called this place the city that reads :read:
    Now they all call it the city that Bleeds
    Teachers being fired because crooked administrators stole funds
    Read it 4 yourself if u wish on the front page SUN!

    But hey I'm the last man standing until more wake the he11 up
    Brothers still in chains yelling the still dont give a F**K!

    :maddd: caramelpython :maddd:
     
  2. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep Standing Bro
    Keep Speaking
    Keep teaching
    Enjoyed the read
    As i stand
    i'm also still standing

    Peace and Blessings
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    caramelpython, i enjoyed this read, it's hard shaking off the nonsense to move up and out of the ghetto...there's always the haters and those that will try to bring you back down...but you are definitely a fighter...i enjoyed the read!
     
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    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    rasheed...... :toast: 2 you for the love

    redlady........ :bomb: :bomb: :bomb: The minds of the weak to :teach:what must be taught no matter what thoughts are of those who are blind :shades:
    :thanks:
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THE FIVE RAISED BLAK FIST AWARD goes to...the brother caramelpython. This piece was incredible man...a pure headbanger and thought provoker. keep tellin' 'em brother I don't think they hear you.

    ***raising the fist to you**

    blak
     
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    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Man, I think they got that message brotha. They can't take it though. That was tyte. :peace:
     
  7. caramelpython

    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blakverb..... My brother I thank you for this support. It's always nice 2 know when u think u are the last one there are others there doing the same... :toast:

    kente417mojo...... :thanks: as long as we sing the song it till never die... ;)
     
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    deep scribe feelin ya on dis
    just flow speakin loud yes indeed
    i with blak on dis
    THE FIVE RAISED BLAK FIST AWARD
    bring it on........
    Peace Angel
     
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    the last man standing wearing the crown

    yeah the city that read
    now the city that bleed
    heart is so heavy very sad
    feeling every line
    seeing this every day
    deep flow
    nice drop
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  10. caramelpython

    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mzblkangel .................... :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: my sister u know how your workd make a brother feel... always welcomed indeed... :D LOL


    Bluewater................aaahhhhh sister Blue u know how it is here and how things have gone.Maryland into Murderland, Charm City into Harm City. Thanks my Queen sister. ;)
     
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