Black Poetry : Loaded Question

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by amirah, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Baby, why you cryin?"...
    (that's what he asked me this mornin..)
    I said:
    sometimes I don't really know...
    maybe i cry cuz i'm carryin somethin heavy
    or my day's been rough
    maybe I cry for my elders
    who were stronger than me...
    but lookin to us
    as the strong ones
    cuz we be educated, liberated and got more money...
    but our souls are poorer

    sometimes i cry for folks
    who don't look like me
    cuz they're in the same boat
    and don't even know it yet

    sometimes i cry
    cuz once upon a time
    we had ancient rituals
    now we just got holidays
    and some kids and grown folks don't even know
    what's sacred..forgotten maybe

    sometimes i cry
    for dope fiends and hoes (yeah those)
    cuz somebody belonged to somebody's family once

    and...the "dopeman"
    who on this day
    is sittin at the table giving thanks
    for the bounty and food so plentiful
    ..compliments of somebody's soul
    wishin they were somewhere that the dope can't take em'

    ...To answer his question:
    I'm cryin cuz i remember where i was
    this time
    last year...
    and i'm not there no more...

    "Just somethin to be thankful for..."
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    The ancestors are thankful for you and this peace on this day

    and so am i ... Thank You Amirah
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    THANKS FOR BEING U

    I TOO CAN SAY I AM THANKFUL
    COZ I AIN'T WHERE I WAS LAST YEAR
    AND MY MENTAL IS FREE AND HAPPIER!
    THAK U FOR THIS PIECE OF TRUE HISTORY
    IN MY HEART....I'VE LEARNED TO BE GRACEFUL
    FOR WHO I AM AND WHAT I AM COZ THERE
    IS SO MANY WORSE OFF THEN ME.
    YET I OPEN MY LOVIN HANDZ TOO ALL:heart: :D
     
  4. gradulism

    gradulism New Member MEMBER

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    REALNESS

    YOUR RIGHT A LOT OF US HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT WE HAVE COME FROM AND HOW FAR. REMBER ALAWYS TO REMBER YOU PAST AND IMPROVE YOUR FUTUR.

    LOVE 2U
     
  5. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank Yall

    for lettin my speak my peace...I couldn't let the day pass without giving due...appreciate your :heart:
     
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    hi-wa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    pree-shate that amirah. gr8 vibe.
     
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