Black Poetry : My Childhood

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Desert Storm, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tha many rides on Bay Area Transit
    Make up most of my childhood
    Or walking on foot through Oakland neighborhood.
    The many faces that I saw at tha park
    The time I was choked my this boy, cuz I wouldn't stop tickling him
    And my mom had to pull him off
    The same man in tight green and striped shorts
    That ran around Lake Merrit
    And didn't wear a shirt
    Tha addict that pulled down her stockings and
    peed right in front of my dad and me
    In downtown Oakland on a newly planted tree.
    The needle I found on tha train riding home with my mom
    Tha lady who I asked to have some of her chips
    And told me, "thats why little children go to hell"
    Tha stand off between my mom and her while riding on tha train
    Has gave my mom unreckognizable fame.
    The Korean restaurant, where we ate clear noodles and beef, closed down
    The two delicious tacos filled with celantro, onions, and spices
    fill my mouth
    the mission district where I would go crazed
    Over papusas tha Salvadorean dish with beans, meat, and cheese.......
    The side converstaions in the line at the grocery store.
    The Oakland earthquake that sent me flying off tha bed and onto tha floor
    And one of daddys friends died from that freeway that collapsed
    Tha many hippies lined on university ave
    The tie dye shirts more like a souvenir
    to remember berkleys past
    being cramped in my nanas house
    the smell of grits, corn beef hash, my favorite, cuz my nanas from the south.

    the anal tasks that we used to do
    my nanas from a family of 12, and there was always a new chore to do.
    The neighborhood addicts that would come over to try and get some money from her
    As a little kid, I always knew there was something wrong with Bridgett, she was always skinnier than before.
    My uncle Dean that always promised to take me and my cousins to an Oakland A's game.
    Not seeing him again due to lung cancer
    I miss tha cucumbers he grew from his garden
    always wanting to give to tha kids.
    tha many visits to Pier 39 and chinatown
    The pork buns and fried shrimp with the head and the tail
    Every two years in a new city in the Bay
    Looked forward to the move
    At the most we were half hour away

    No longer a hop skip and a jump
    Missing tha thangs I used to do and see
    In my youth.

    Desert Storm
     
  2. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    glimpse into your life

    that was cool, a glimpse of life through your eyes! Thanks for the travellin' it was very interesting!
     
  3. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No Prob!

    Thanks for travelling wit me!

    DS
     
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    Hi Sis
    This was a wonderful journey
    It is amazing how the things we seem as a child
    Just don't and did as a child, helps to
    direct our past. The joyful things that push past the
    unpleasure scene that still are in our thoughts.
    ANd then to think we made it so far. Wonderful drop sis
    this flow indeed brought back some
    childhood thoughts ..much love

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    i think we all missed our youth

    if there was something to miss

    thank you for a look into your childhood

    and it was so well written

    it felt like i was right there with you

    peace
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You painted quite a vivid picture poetess, and I enjoyed the view.
     
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