Black Poetry : lil ol' me...at the starting line

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    some people call it favor
    others call it anointing
    I call it the strength
    to keep my hustle ongoing

    my grandaddy made a living
    and also made a difference
    but my daddy wasn't grown enough
    to hold down his position
    i aint trippin
    if much was given
    much would be expected
    but when you come from nothing
    just surviving is respected

    he never figured out
    how to be a father figure
    but every time he let me down
    it made me dream a little bigger
    if he had never made me sick
    i would've never gotten better
    and never would've graduated
    to the next level

    if you settle for surviving
    without planning for success
    then you'll never make a profit
    you'll just makes excuses
    put your finger
    on the talent trigger
    aim.....and pull it
    because passion with no action
    is a gun with no bullets
    useless

    i never dreamed of super stardom
    i'm a regular guy
    i don't need the lavish life
    middle class would be fine
    give me a white collar hustle
    or a blue collar grind
    and i can make a decent living
    off my 9 to 5
    but that would only be the start
    to my come up climb
    i'd also make a legal killin'
    owning something on the side

    i'm the one that broke the mold
    so the swagger is mine
    you can't carbon copy pioneers
    i'm one of a kind
    from alleghany to atlanta
    sugar hill to sugar loaf
    i got city slicker blood
    and the soul of country folks
    change is going to come
    sam cooke said so
    the revolution has begun
    on your marks
    get set
    gone
     
  2. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh my lawdy how i love the flow and message of this poem. Cuzi I feel like we walked in the same sneakers to get to this point right here. keep on keeping on for there is much to do before we rest. a job :welldone:
     
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    jus_dat_nice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i was going to pick out the lines that really got to me but then i realized the whole thing did so i put it all there :lol:
    :terrific:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome drop i was feeling it too
     
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    Hello Nittygrit...

    It has been sometime since I've read you and just as before, I enjoyed the read.


    That verse is like a slap in the face wake up!

    As I said, I enjoyed the read!
    Please come and share your talent more often with us.:)


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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