Black Poetry : My Ode to Philly

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  1. AfroBoricuaRoni

    AfroBoricuaRoni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Philly
    My Philly
    They sleep on your beauty
    Use you to reside once life in New York becomes too pricey
    They don't really know you
    Not like I know you
    Think all you live up to is
    Cheesesteaks and soft pretzels
    Cream cheese and hoagies
    But you're more than a tourist attration
    You were here before they even came to be known
    You hold history
    The love you attain goes beyond the landmark
    Home of them Eagles them Phillies, them Flyers, them Sixers
    You bred them stars
    Them...
    Jill Scott
    The Roots
    Bill Cosby
    Eve
    State Property
    Miss Jade
    Patti LaBelle
    Res
    Bilal
    Musiq Soulchild
    Aaries
    Kindred
    Will Smith
    Boyz to Men
    Sylvester Stallone
    and more...
    Even them that wasn't born here come to you to bloom
    Them...
    Glenn Lewis
    Amel Larrieux
    Floetry
    What the hell do these mainstream idiots know?
    Philly
    My Philly
    The home of soul music
    Land of the Million Man March
    The city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection
    When they come at you
    Philly I am your protection
    My nest
    My heart
    My Philly
    Can y'all feel me?
    Snap once for Philly
    Power 99
    103.9 The Beast
    North, West, Southwest, Southside, Olney, Alleghany, Mount Erie, Frankford, Northeast, Cheltenham, Oak Lane
    And all that lies within
    They come into the game and bite off all you put in
    Got your start by way of Billy Penn and Benjamin Franklin
    But don't forget our enslaved ancestors
    They get credit, tambien
    You hold culture
    You hold beauty
    To rep for you Philly has become my duty
    Question is...
    When did you fall in love with Philly?
    For me, October 28th 1985
    Let's give you love and credit for all that you provide
    Your mean streets don't hurt
    They build backbones
    And stepping stones
    Philly
    My Philly
    One love, for life


    -Roni
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    o' yes u drop it to da max
    flow on tell me mo !
     
  3. Joker

    Joker Active Member MEMBER

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    thank you for representing and letting them what it is about what it's hittin' for here and thank you for not forgeting FKD but you did forget G- town and that hurt my feelings alittle (just kidding) keep representing
     
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    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Im from P. H.I.L.A. period P.A. period this poem im feeling ot.
     
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    noiresista New Member MEMBER

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    I like how you put your thing down for philly
    I lived in philly most of my life but never thought of an ode to the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection.
    Keep doing you thing
     
  6. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh yes ya broke it down...alittle tight flow...:angel1:
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "We the Mexicanos... Gratz and Norris"

    Born in the City of Brother Love,
    And they think New York is a cut above?

    Wit' ya all the way on that halfball logic!
     
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    def' ain't sleepin on philly...

    you're totally on point with the talent...
    believe...nobody sleepin on the music
    that flows from that city...you don't even
    have to name...I have all the cds...
     
  9. msluciousb

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    This was awesome!

    Big ups to those who love their home.
    And give history for those of us who roam...
    I love what you offer in that city of love and
    all the talent that you speakin of!
    ONE LOVE

    Blessings On Your House!
     
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