Black Poetry : Move In Moving Up

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by HODEE, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They move in with money and move us aside.
    Where we once did reside.
    Finally saw a purpose for the land.
    It has come to their minds.
    No love has existed for years.
    But the plan never included the residents there.

    Move on little doggie go find your place.
    Deteriorating buildings rebuilt high in the air.
    Artistic designs streets charmed.
    The price is increasing the poor gets harmed.

    I can’t afford the taxes.
    I already own the land.

    Another ploy created by the cleaver shady man.
    He has all systems at his disposal.
    Investors lined up on his side;
    he knew when he did this.
    Things would grow leaps and strides.

    No warning
    no alarm
    no cry
    in the night.

    I didn’t see it coming;
    I’m not prepared for the fight.

    Gentrification is the call of the day.
    Displacing the residents from where they stay.
    I saw it happen when I was a child.
    The river front growth, there after no one resides.

    Now value has come to a once a desolate place.
    Can’t afford today to eat there, live there no way.

    Get a reserve of funding, hold on to the land.
    It is all that is bargain smart and can change hands.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've seen this happen in so many places. All of a sudden what people have come to know as home, is now out of their price range. And the have nots now have even less. Keep spreading the knowledge poet. Flow on.
     
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    This piece is so sad and it bites me with a bit of reality.
    Thanks for dropping this master piece.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man i know this so well seen it too many times
    nice drop
     
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    This is incredibly powerful and so true, HODEE. I praise you for bringing up this issue.
     
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    Very socially conscious piece...
    You always have such deep and
    thought provoking poetry...

    Nice read,
    Sage
     
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