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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They spoke his name in plain sight
    In ways only Jamaicans can say it
    Calling forth the friend they knew
    Lawd Jesus never prophesy
    Had no hopes of doing right
    When we called him out
    Lawd Jesus was found to have traded a gun for a car

    Finding ways to Pontus pilot
    No charges held against this wanna be gangsta
    Whom all proclaimed him Lawd Jesus
    Was there any hope for repentance
    Family stating do not play with that ragamuffin monarchy
    We have plans for you on that cross all bear
    Stay with us Lawd Jesus and there is nothing to fear

    When people saw his writings
    The things that he would say
    People think he is a writer preparing for a judgment day
    We should put his rough copy together and protect them
    Find ways to preserve in hopes one day Lawd Jesus will arrive

    So many Jesus, Jesus and Christopher
    Does any name “I and I” ever proclaim us
    Lawd Jesus was a poet, an extraordinary writer
    For those who knew him in Bed Stuy
    He was an ordinary guy and quite contrary to his family

    Tomorrow another will answer to Lawd Jesus
    Is it required that he be gangsta with fifty shots
    Dark and young and have dread locks
    Determined to walk the halls of central booking
    Sagging to deflect homophobic labels
    Bisexual deflections of I am all about shawty
    What are families to do when there is no place for Lawd Jesus
    His writing, creative valor, hidden in futility and the many ways to teach

    Patrice C. Queen
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Reading this is wonderful, hearing this in the chatroom last night, even more so. Such creative flair brought through your commanding pen.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    great write ...enjoyed this piece
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You Already bout had me In the ZChat room Last Night Sis. THis Just Solidified the Journey!
    Great Peice. Would Jesus Be able to Live in this World Today? And if he could....Who would he be? My Homie, The Main G From Bed Stuy. Holding Our Unity!
    Peace My Sister
    BLESS
    GOD IS LOVE
     
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    actually I wrote it during the open mic.... I finished editing it before i posted it..... Thanks for loving and understanding it

    We have great poetry sets

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    I hope i can post the audio soon... I am gonna work on it

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    There is actually a saying that says "Live or die in Bed Stuy"

    peace

    Patrice
     
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    The whole of this was powerfully written and moving; but this line at the end said it all for me.
     
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    High five, Bed Sty

    :congrats:
     
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