Black Poetry : LIFE LONG WHAT HAVE WE BECOME !

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    We as people in da community
    humble love and stumblin souls
    lost ways, hearts as cold
    folding under the struggling maze
    setting off anger in blaze
    what has we become
    black on black crime and some
    In this white wash society
    untouched by our reality
    is this another formality
    through the techincolor journey
    becoming against one another
    something we can nolonger cover
    brutha vs brutha
    sista against sista
    mothers at daughters
    fathers ova sons
    drugs / prostitution then da guns
    becoming programmed
    as ameri-killin-kan property
    It really aggavate me
    trying to kill me
    with there toxic tongue of pollution
    without seeking a simple solution
    can it be just some deep illusion
    from our mental confusion
    will we forever let loose the hazard in da air
    or will we unite in unity to bring about da care
    political industry hiding there waste
    upon ya lips is what u taste
    and now even after 400 plus we still have to face
    the deep struggle and poverty at hand
    to every black woman & man
    Staying in hush is never good
    whispering words i would if i could
    deep inside killin da roots
    yet judging giving others da boot
    nothing is written in stones
    that we can't change as people who belong
    da same cent u toss can be a cent to boss
    what has we become !
    black on black dat's dumb
    Learning our direction is da key
    if our minds wanna be free
    no matter what yo belief, we need our collective unity
    to know whom we are and our goals
    from da forefather's of da african mold
    if we continue to be mentally weak
    our fate soon will be defeat
    ancestors turn from thy worthy sleep
    in da bloody tears they now weep
    tell me what has gone wrong
    while i sing this deadly song
    yet knowing we as people are strong
    or are we a myth from da clone
    tell me while i'm on my knees
    people , people, people please !!!
    what can u do to help me see
    that we are a community tree
    and we rising to become free
    from our now self mental slavery

    Life long what has we become ?:crying: :( :eeek:
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoaaaa... deep!
    We've become so very accustom and comforable to mimicing...that we lost our way back home.
    But..just like children running away from home, when hungry enough, they will find home at all cost.
    Awesome heartfelt piece of art Rich...deep.
     
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    Indeed, Queenie.

    And I feel you 100, Rich.
    And not to minimalize the depth of your post (rock solid, for real)...there are many apparent pathologies in our "community" (as if we truly possess one of those any longer). The one that is most obvious to me-even before the IR couples on tv, the effeminate Black man dressed as women (Rock, Snipes, Clark-Duncan, Fox, Martin...), or the punk integrity impugned roles we accept in life-is the absolute lack of Black Women with natural hair on television.

    It sounds shallow, but while the Bruhs more typically wear our hair short, the Sistas on TV could make such a profound statement/impact just by wearing their hair natural, whether it be short or not. In fact, when I think of "Blaxploitation," I immediately think of Sistas with afros. The multitude of us with the outrageous weaves is becoming quite an epidemic. But, then again, the wigs have always been big in Hollywood.

    TV becomes more and more our perceived potential reality, i.e., our "technicolored journey."

    Sweet piece
     
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    yes sista queent i agree , now i seek a solution to change this trend
    thankz sis for the visit and words of truth.

    Big ups Sefirot indeed todays T.V. has become our signature & Traditional
    story through da technicolored journey , time we as people make a change
    and seek truth to our potential reality of life, thankz a million .
     
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    Hey Rich

    I'm feelin ya on this Rich. I've missed ya and all my peeps. I been busy with school majorin in criminal justice. Alot of things have been happening lately on the news i can barely keep up with whats going on and with whats current. I should return back soon though, stay blessed and keep up the good work:)



    AM :ilu:
     
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    Thank u sis and drop in as you can when u can , most of all make them grades
     
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    preach on brotha
    u is a sick poet
    deep stuff.
    one luv.1
     
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    Thankz a million Rapchild i'm just bringing the message to be heard !
     
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    $$RIIICCCH$$$:
    This an awesome piece. I would love to this on the mic.
    Let me know when your ready?:)



    Much Luv
     
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    big thankz happy u like , maybe sunday night i'll be happy to read it
     
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