Black Poetry : My View....

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the news I see chaos over flowin
    Homes and trees violently blowin
    My people runnin fast but aint goin
    No where they wanna be
    Cause we Cant see the "Bush’s" for the trees
    Women and babies we cant hear there pleas
    For help,
    cause the screams of others drown out the sorrow
    Hopin the tragic nights will be better tomorrow.
    But why,
    if there aint no where to go
    Living life fast but death is slow
    The tide is rising, but help is a no show
    While men stand behind podiums they smile and dance
    We getting wiped out by the thousands without even a chance.
    Did they care or did they know
    If they did they didnt show
    Cause Man ain’t no match
    When Mother nature’s wind’s blow
    Herding us in like livestock
    On the auction block.
    Stacked up like slaves of old, tryin
    To wait us out till the blood in our veins go from warm
    To cold
    But we were told
    We were free
    In the land of milk and honey
    My American pie is sour,
    Didn’t think it could get any worse, after the Twin Towers
    Fell,
    Now America knows my hell
    That we have walked in day to day
    But we still pray
    Knees are sore from kneelin
    Now we lookin through the hole in the cielin
    I just can’t escape the feeling of
    “so what”,
    when the water rose
    But now lies that have been spoken for years were exposed
    For the whole world to see.
    When tragedy strikes
    The mistakes grow large in number,
    While we lay in our own waste,
    In a nightmarish slumber.
    I wonder,
    Will this wake up, the public
    To what we have known since we came here on that long trip.
    Equality ain’t for all,
    Just for the ones that leave….a good tip.
     
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    you said a mouth full here
    this piece hit home and full of reality
    awesome splash poet
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    heart felt

    thanks, its easy to write about things that hit so close to home, having family in that area, I know how it was before the storm, offically touched down.
    huddled up little children with smiles turned up side down.
    choppa city, wasnt just a gimmick
    the gats are thick,
    in the big easy
    but all we see is Bourbon, and the quarter french,
    Not enough to cover the human stench....
    with bodies risin from the elevated dirt.....
    We gotta pray every day cause Our nation is being led by some fool
    who cant get rid of that stupid...smirk!
     
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    truely i know i too have family that was their and i remember
    how it was to how it is ............feeling all this piece.............
     
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    feeling this scribe very nice drop....
     
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    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks! I appreciate the Love, ive been away too long the recent events have lit the writting fire in me ...
     
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    Very Nice. You do have a clear view. Keep flowing the truth.
     
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    This was quite witty and wise poet, such a well written flow, that was definitely on the money.
     
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    tbone,

    Imma say it like I did when I posted on another piece. I made a similar comparison to the slave trade in a piece I just posted about 5 minutes ago. Great minds think alike. Keep bringing the funk brother.

    blakverb
     
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    Much thanks Blackverb! You are right great minds think alike, and we as a people have minds that obtain thoughts that normal people can't contain, there sanity they cant maintain, for we struggle only to rise again, and again and again. We are the promised ones that God has chose, to be strong that is why we can rise above "their" wrong, but it seems like the life we live is trapped in a continuous orbit, the pieces of the puzzle dont fit
    I wasnt there but I can only imagine how it was once they "set us free" back in 1865......running around with no clue of how to survive....but we did then,
    and we will now, while the Powers at be still wonder .....how.
     
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