Black Poetry : More2Life

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NittyGrit, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i use these rhymes as my grind
    to move heaven & earth
    confess my love for the south
    and soaked my soul its dirt
    my spirit came out filthy clean
    'cause the heritage hurts
    angels cry'n in the sky
    i wipe my eye with my shirt
    nobody listened to my pain
    so i talked to this verse
    i lived through my yesterday
    but today is much worse
    so i'm holdin' on to tomarrow
    for everything that it's worth
    i'm gone grind 'till i shine
    before i ride in that hearse

    pain became a strong link
    in my family ties
    i see it every time i look
    into my big cousin's eyes
    his feet grind the conkrete
    snow, sunshine or rain
    occupied by the occupation
    of just tryin' to maintain
    listen to his story
    hear the other side of the game
    he smokes weed just to breath
    it sedates the pain
    gettin' high means gett'n by
    what an awful thang
    now he's stuck in a rut
    without the drive to change

    I see the trials and tribulations
    of everyday life
    and realize without dream
    there's no reason to fight
    without a hope for better days
    you might die in the night
    without a mission or a vision
    people don't set their sights
    on the hills
    so paying bills
    becomes their purpose in life
    nothing ventured, nothing gained
    nothing works out right
    I'll give my life to live this life
    This is my sacrifice
    going out on a limb
    is how a bird takes flight

    NittyGrit ReddClay (c) 2003
     
  2. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SPECTACULAR!

    Made me think of down home blues, and run over shoes
    and how often the crap shooter really does lose.
    But, I know this with an Angels kiss...That God takes
    care of his own...Stay strong!


    Blessings On Ya House!:cool:
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ohhh wee you put the stank

    on this Nitty fo sho. Nothing ventured is real. Erry time my eyes open I'm takin a chance.



    One
     
  4. Blkthunder

    Blkthunder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    go head
    Flow on..
     
  5. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i appreciate the love
    yall expressd for this poem.
    I wrote it when i stood in awe
    of my grandfather...
    an everyday man
    that was strong enough to stand
    and never give up tryin

    I hope it serves as an ecouragement
    to everyone who reads it
    to live this life to the fullest
    because we don't know if tomorrow
    is ours

    NittyGritt ReddClay
     
  6. LURK

    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NO DOUBT POET...
    I'M FEELIN YOU'RE PAIN...AND YOU'RE MESSAGE..
    NICE FLOW TOO MAN....

    KEEP EM COMIN!!!!!
     
  7. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my spirit came out filthy clean

    i like that line

    not the best in this but stuck out to me for some reson

    keep it up

    never read u before........i'll be lookin for more
     
  8. ASHANTA

    ASHANTA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    excellent poet and powerful