Black Poetry : money don't matter

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Derrick Jay, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it ain't about money
    never was and it isn't funny
    just when you think you have enough
    you're broke
    i'm not joking
    this token of value placed on ourselves
    selfishly
    there is no mystery
    why we are so easily enslaved
    jumping into the graves of debt
    for material pleasure
    a paper trail wrapped around our knees
    afraid to answer the phone without caller i.d.
    faking a secure smile inside the store
    while wanting to hide from credit reports
    our pockets and souls are bleeding
    from all those things we claim to be "needing"
    and still we are not happy
    sinking deeper into the abyss
    the saddest part
    is we do all of this
    bear all of these scars
    feed all of this greed
    not for who we are
    but for who we want people to perceive us to be...
     
  2. givemefreedom

    givemefreedom Member MEMBER

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    hey,,


    You have put life to a song that we all can relate to. We all try to dance to someone elses song, and we never think about our own song. It's so hard to be ourselves so we try to be someone else but in the end the only person that we are hurting is..... Self...

    Thank you for letting me take a looking into your world.

    Life is a journey.... enjoy the ride
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    MAN D.JAY

    ya just walked me down the path of knowledge
    coz this be so true and live like in my mind
    brutha thanks 4 dis one ........by da way man ya sho nuff
    been missed round hear glad to read ya again!!:toast: :D
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Derrick Jay...

    good to see you walk'n da block again, my brutha. ageless pages have been aging without you. DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN NO MO'.:)

    AGREEING...agreeing.

    it AIN'T 'bout the money...coz i'm happy in my brokeness.:)

    WELCOME BACK, D'Jay.
     
  5. poeticdelight

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    **clapping***

    dj :)

    you had me fooled
    you have a profound serious side

    but anyway, most definitely this is
    the point where i am in my
    life too

    my professor posed a question
    to my class "what is your mission
    or purpose in life..what would u
    be doing or continue to do even
    if you had all the money in the
    world?"


    pd
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    Jay

    this sounds like something i might write

    >DSSNY<
     
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    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I SHO NUFF....HEAR YOU...SHO NUFF
     
  8. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thats peace ya'll, and we still battle the pull of the matrix...appealing through our material addictions to keep us enslaved, but in the words of lauryn hill "i get out"...
     
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    so true so true so true ...

    thanks for this one Derrick Jay

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  10. Nia Maishani

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    The Truth is about to knock the door down

    Digged this flow.

    Nia M.
     
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