Black Poetry : MAN IN THOUGHT

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Keita Kenyatta, May 26, 2004.

  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Do I scare or amaze you
    like grass that's growing wild ?
    and will you seek to control me,
    even though I'm not a child ?
    Is it my mind, my energy,
    or spirit running free...
    that makes you say to others
    lets control my destiny ?
    I was told to just be strong
    and always stay on track.
    For the world is an illusion,
    though their eyes see me as black.

    What a shame to have to live this way,
    where my skin becomes the mark...
    of if you'll guide me to the light
    or simply keep me in the dark.
    Three ministers and two imans,
    with a Rabbi on the side...
    are now struggling with themselves,
    informing me I need their God.
    But where i live are hoods and thugs,
    and perpetrators selling drugs...
    with rap that's kicking strong in sound,
    informing me to shake it down.

    But Stop !!....is this truely reality ?
    or has Africa been snatched
    out of you and of me ?
    You'll say I'm American,
    but if this were really true...
    why would America kill
    the very best of me and you ?
    We say there's no solution
    without this thing called revolution,
    but there has to be a better style...
    cause we could really free ourselves,
    and be free to be ourselves,
    if we teach our young and do it with a smile.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    let it be heard flow on poet of da week
     
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    Mind~$oul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That last stanza was off the hook. Our self imagine is soooo ****** up right now. Put a person to a mirror and ask what do they see...or better yet where do they come from. I bet you they'll stumble across the answer.

    one luv
     
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    indeed u really laid it down tyteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    had to rumble in this flow some mo.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This one like all the ones are awesome and it says a lot, thanks poet
     
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