Black Poetry : Mental Slavery

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  1. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mental Slavery

    I need my free
    My mind needs free
    From slavery
    My mind needs free

    Free from bad dreams
    That haunt me in my sleep
    See, I dream the dreams
    Of my past

    Where I still smell
    The scent
    Of burning bodies
    Of little boys and little girls

    Old women and men
    Laying in their slumber
    In their slumber
    In this massive grave

    There bodies
    Soiled with fuel
    Their souls being sent to heaven
    By the strike of a match

    How could I forget
    I was part of genocide
    But then
    I was the slave of the government

    Serving a 9 year
    Servitude in this senseless
    Thing I call
    The miliscary

    I need my free
    My mind needs free
    From slavery
    My mind needs free

    Free like a bird
    Soaring in the sky
    Wings flapping in the wind
    Not worrying about anything


    I pray to G_d
    My soul to keep
    And please take away
    The demons in my sleep

    But how can I
    How can I forget
    The past, the memories
    That haunt my present day existence

    I still dream of 3 young men
    Who were the victims
    Victims of war
    Shot by my own hand

    Victims of Adids
    Murderous way
    Bu I still fell guilty
    Guilty cause they died by my hands

    I need my free
    My mind needs free
    From slavery
    My mind needs free

    Here is the story
    The story of the 3
    Who lie there dead
    Because of protocol

    I was on guard duty
    And just across the way from me
    Stood the fixtures of three connexes
    Built on top of each other

    They climbed over them
    I see them walking in the compound
    I yelled….. stop
    But they did not

    Again I said “Stop”
    More forceful then before
    Again they ignored me
    And kept walking


    And then it happened
    I had no choice
    One shot fired over there head
    They began to run

    I shot again this time
    Aiming at one of them
    My M-16 felt heavy
    Sweat rolling down my face

    Bang…. The first one fell
    I kept shooting
    Until the other 2 fell too
    What have I done

    I need my free
    My mind needs free
    From slavery
    My mind needs free

    4 rounds shot
    3 dead bodies
    Laying on the sand covered ground
    Of my compound in Somalia

    The ****** up part is
    That they were just kids
    Teenagers aging from 13 – 15
    Can you understand my depression

    Me at the age of 19
    Killing 3 kids
    Not much younger
    Then me

    According to Uncle Sam
    I did nothing wrong
    But then why
    Why do I feel this guilt

    Since that day
    This nightmare
    Over-takes my mind
    Each night


    God can you
    Ever forgive me
    For sinning
    The way I did

    I need my free
    My mind
    Needs free
    From mental slavery
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Mental slavery has captured us in many ways it's like captivity masked
    love this joint !
     
  3. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It took me 13 years to write, that is my story, more of a spoken word piece.
     
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    this mental got me to thinking. gave me something to ponder on. hey where my personal reading papi. see i let you see me and all and now you drop me like its hot. im about to cry you a river. baby gurl need some love here. come get me!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow everytime I hit you up on your messenger you never respond....
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich and Nevar thanks for always commenting on my work. I sit here humbled everytime you two respond. Thank you....

    Mannie
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    thats because i go to bed at 8 honey what do you expect. you need to catch me before that sorry love maybe we will conversate tonight my caramel one.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow I guess staying up late to you is like 9PM huh.... lol
     
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    Your sense of morality was left intact, and so you could never quite justify that shooting. I'm sure your words have spoken volumes for those who have been put in similiar situations. Very intense write.
     
  10. sweettee29

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    brotha this piece just shook my soul very nice write

    flo on

    much much love sweettee29
     
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