Black Poetry : my life is no coincidence (based on a true story)

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  1. Sha'iyn

    Sha'iyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i've never stayed in one city for 5 years
    always on the go constantly changing peers
    separation anxiety such a weird fear
    i'm 28 years old and when i think of my mama i cry a tear

    so much i wanna do so little time
    a wise man told me, "it' all in your mind."

    i have as much time as i give myself
    sometimes i wanna live all by myself
    but, i would die by myself and all i'd have left..
    is this liquor on my breath and my clothes in the shelf

    i must break these chains i've been placed in
    and stop demons from breaking in
    intruding my thoughts
    too crafty to be caught

    i've never learned myself until i picked up a book
    written by a guy from another planet and now i'm hooked

    my father's doin' 25 years, my grandfather's a bishop
    my great grandfather drowned saving a kid in a river

    so, paternally, i'm vexed what will i do next?
    my mother's a nurse.. she injects needles for a check

    my grandmother's blessed rockin' sunday's best
    my great grandmother had such an early death

    only if i dig deeper, what will i find?
    nine times nine times nine equals something divine

    i'm related to some of the greatest minds oh, so bright
    my grandfather's mother's name is mary rice

    she is the sister to the mother of Condaleeza
    nothing to really brag on however, she's a diva

    eloquent speaker minus her boss
    in alabama she was taught how to deal with the white man

    education plus patience equals the right plan
    my right hand hand man wound up being my kin
    in this racist, still-segregated town i'm in

    and he reads the same books by the same dam man
    my mother's grandfather lives in Birmingham
    England that is, and i'm minutes from Birmingham, Alabama
    my grandpa's church is ran by my grandma

    her name is pastor Mary Craig my baby's mama is Mariam
    i need to slow down, right here, i'm scarin' 'em
    my grandfather's name is George, my father's George junior
    i'm the heir to the throne not later, not sooner

    i'm a libra, born on september 23rd
    my mother's bornday is 9/24 yep, you heard
    ordained by the stars, hidden outside the burbs
    to reach the ghetto youth and teach the righteous word

    but, god, i'm pushing 30, who's going to listen?
    "EVERYBODY WHO HEARS YOU AND PAYS ATTENTION!"
    did i mention i read a book by a man from outerspace
    who came to separate the wicked and leave them without a face

    so many 'ologies and 'isms and black people in prison
    at least we're livin' and welfare (farewell) is all they're givin'
    babies havin' chi'ren and calling themselves christian
    when i-a-n means 'to be like'
    i can count a handful of 'christians' who live like Christ

    when i write my mind moves like cuttin' on the lights
    from the ocean to a plant to a fuse to your sight

    i've read about egypt, africa, and america and how they were one
    now, i write about me, my woman, and my son

    i'm humble as can be yet, arrogant and free
    how can this be, it's just the libra in me

    YOUR sign is also deep YOUR mind is also high
    you must find THESE books to make it fly

    when your wings spread i'll see you up here
    in the atmos, stratos, tropos -phere

    there's no greater love so, i come on down
    there is hate up above in the midst of those clouds
    i surround myself with family from indiana to alabama
    and study my arithmetic, languages, and grammar

    and i have cousins in prison and my brother's treat me foul
    i don't worship animals though i'm wise like the owl
    to know that all the while that one spec of love..
    is what keeps peops open, everyone needs a hug

    it costs to be a good person and this i've learned
    but, this is a new day and it's our turn!

    we have teachers, speakers, writers, leaders
    followers, preachers, practicioners, readers
    builders, destroyers, doers, thinkers
    workers, wishers, listeners, singers

    this is my world, telll me about yours
    this is the first step, to get on one accord
    true story!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow ! left me speechless
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A poet able to paint visions, experiences, feelings...such as yourself, is apt have lived such an interesting life, and I appreciate you sharing your world with us.
     
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    Wow that was really great. A simple reminder to me that no matter the type of family we have...only we can manifest our destiny and its not based on the actions of the people we love and know.

    I appreciate this write very much. Thank you!
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hetepu!!!

    You study Dr. York's teachings...how wonderful. I enjoyed your true story and the character that lies within...pleasure 2 meet u!

    2fish
     
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    Sha'iyn:
    Your story is amazing just like
    your flo. But you already know
    I was going to say that. lol:)
    Yet another AWESOME WRITE!!!!!!

    Much Luv
    :blowkiss:
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    um

    hang in there poet

    your strength is evident

    so use it to your benefit your knowledge

    you'd be suprised

    felt your story man trust me

    stay focused and remember it's all a game

    sadly enough
     
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