Black Poetry : mitchell and ness

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  1. thespokesman

    thespokesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    maybe mispelled title


    In these times


    In these times, its throwbacks
    I sit in a throw; I’m cold wishing I could go back
    To Rodney king before he got beat
    Would he avoid if he knew his fate when he power steered that street

    Would Farrakhan still march for me?
    Would jay still commit larceny?
    Even though we two men of contrasting faith
    I still pray for him, if we meet those gates

    Bill gates, I guess he would be cocky if he knew his empire
    On earth, he do things different, try to force it and burn fire
    On many fortune 500’s would be 250’s
    Would I be a poet, street mc, somebody feel me

    If I could go back, I’d forewarn king of his death
    I take a last breath, to stop jfk, maybe things a right stead of left
    But this is what we got due to men’s plot
    Would I fight for forty acres and the land we plotted?

    I tell you what, I’d go back to the days when colored folks
    Were on the bus, picking cotton to pick up hope
    I’d take a young man with me to show em how men cheat
    On they wives, before rap glorified these lives

    It first turned on tv, shafting over dolo
    One of the latest global mistrusts got our women solo
    An that hurts me truly, that we gotta struggle to get a movie
    Back then, we was lucky to even see a movie

    Now get up and turn the channel
    Ain’t no remote
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    now dis here took me in
    the way u drop dis was tyte
    and i was feelin it
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes it would be well worth the trip back, if the results could be improved by the lesson learned...liked the way you posed this...the ending was crafty as well.
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To use old hip hop lingo, this was "dope". Keep going back. It's the only way to fix the future. Trust. Nice piece poet!!!

    blak
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    like how you did this...very nice
    Peace
    Blue :heart:
     
  6. true love

    true love Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i am in awe right now over the talent and heart you put into this piece. it had me totally gripped til the end. much love to you for this very tight piece.
     
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    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was incredible brother! Thank you for this!
     
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