Black Poetry : Madness around my way

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo, my babies having babies
    Young and naive they have no daddies
    Brotha don' hit and quit their panties
    Using their mamas as their nannies
    And they still get another chance to act fast and fancy
    Madness!!!!!!

    The government got money for an unwanted war
    But they don't have enough money for welfare
    Warfare
    For my brothas to go over there
    And kill and get killed in army gear
    Comin' back with depression and about stuff over there
    Bringing back a shell of a family member here
    But they look at us and say "Do I care?"
    Madness!!!!!

    Lady moved to Atlanta about a year ago
    Got locked up cause her 3 year old baby died of a heat stoke
    Put her in her car because she had none to take care of her, now
    they want to get her lots of time or death row
    When just a month ago
    A lady was brought up on charges for letting her husband moless her 12 year old
    Bless her soul
    Get this, her husband was brought up on charges a year before
    Because they had evidence on this negro
    Yet, the mama still let him live with them mo'
    She's the one that deserves mo'
    Mo' time that is, fo' her po' judgment yo
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!

    Malcolm X's birthday just passed and I look at my peers
    And they say they don't care
    It's not fair
    For my people to not be aware
    That this is the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Education case and the mere
    fact they don't care
    Gets me in a bunch here
    Cause they don't realize without this case there would be no education like here
    There would be no good books, no computers, no new desks over there
    And they don't care?
    I can only sit and stare
    At the passing people that did not celebrate this day with fresh gear
    Nor, do they care that the marvelous Malcolm X's b-day that passed us near
    I'm bare
    And with a tear
    That they wouldn't even care
    Madness!!!!!!!

    I had a teacher come up to me the other day
    She said, "Stand for something or you're fall for anything one day."
    I said hey
    If I do I do, but if I don't I don't, I'll still get my pay
    Who's to say
    What I stand for you will approve of and what you stand for I will approve of, say?
    I live each day
    Living life the best way
    I see fit and today
    You come to me saying it's not okay
    Hey, I'm alive today
    And that is all I need to say
    She replied by saying, "You'll see."
    It wasn't until today that I actually seen it
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hypocrites walk among us daily
    They talk behind our back and walk among us boldly
    Sayin' I'm a democrat yet vote republican at the poles quickly
    "I don't like her" yet you all at the club with her nicely
    Hypocrites all in front of me
    I believe in saying what you see
    And whether you think I'm ugly
    Or pretty
    Be a real man or woman and tell me
    Happily
    No disrespect if you fall in this category
    Just be real with me
    Don't show hypocrisy
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When the bad times come so many of my people just give up
    They want to just stop when they **** up
    But they don't realize that god will always lift them up
    The pride and pace will soon erupt
    And although a black man or woman ****** up
    That will all be fine at the end of the day
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The school system is a mess
    And I must confess
    That this
    Is not right, just a pest
    Child molesters, rapist, strippers what else
    Teaching but got another life way above us
    Riders for learning yet they neglect us
    Got a teacher that did it with a 16 year old without fuss
    Got discovered and cops came up with a bust
    Back in school a week later right by us
    What else
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Madness is amongst us
    It neglect us
    And hieghtens us
    Makes us cuss
    And rape us
    Of the victory destined for us
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!
    Madness!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Indeed madness
    all around us yet we continue to unite the unity to move
    in greatness and stop da madness
     
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    The madness is such that you question whether you do have the ability to change it. But in God much can happen. Foxi, I marvel at your way with words, particularly when you pen something that may be hard to think about, yet we must. Your words pack powerful blows.
     
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    Thanks you both so much. It's been a while since I worked my pen but I just had to write. I said I would wait a while for my transition thingy but I couldn't stop like some many from the fam predicted. I couldn't stay from my pen. When I started writing it just all came out. Thanks again ya'll.
     
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    indeed sis...let da ink flowwwwwwwwwwww!!!
     
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    wow foxi....very thought provoking and real.
     
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    Not so little sister anymore... :wink:

    where have you been? / on hiatus with your
    youthful wisdom and powerfully earth shattering voice...

    Foxi...you never cease to amaze me...

    Captivating peace...what more can I say

    Your work is brilliant!
     
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    I admire the strength of your poetry writing...and just think...you are only 17...Amazing! :rolling: Gurl, you are certainly going places with that mind. :spinn:
     
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    Foxi,
    strong eloquent write on the madness
    touching the core of our sadness
    educating those who don't see it
    calling on those who ignore it
    to change it by our hands (our actions)
    where we can
    by the tongue and the pen
    where we can
    and at least to hated it in our hearts
    when we deem ourselves too weak to do anything more.....

    Peace and Blessings
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aw, thank you so much family. It's been a while but you welcomed me with open arms. Much love to all of yous. :thanks:

    :wink:

    Foxi
     
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