Black Poetry : new world

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaz, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In your ignorance
    I forced you into brilliance
    I inspired you to write into your constitution
    The words that would later set my people free
    My eye is on the sparrow
    Now
    Do you really think that I would continue to allow you to
    Dismiss those of like hue
    While pretending to yourself that they are not included in
    The chosen few
    They are my children
    But so are you
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    shazzy.


    ...everytime i read you i am reminded that it don't
    take a long *** poem to bring a powerful message.

    thank you for sharing your ink, poet!!

    itsallLove, chile! (& you betta believe it!) :)

    elayne.
     
  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    just reflecting on the miracles of the past, for when this constitution was written my peoples humanity was measured in percentages and they were considered not "people" but chattel like a cow or a goat. but God in his wisdom provided the framers of our great constitution with the words that would set his people free.
     
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    Though I do go long sometimes...

    I'm a firm believer in short poems. This Shaz, is no exception. Enjoyed my read.

    Joyce
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    lovely flow as u know keep 'em vibing
     
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    the preamble
    to the constitution
    is filled with lie after lie
    and they ask WHY
    aren't we happy

    but my PIE is in the sky
    and only HE can make me to be
    the me i should be

    "one nation under GOD"
    do we look like the only nation under GOD...to you
    do we have true liberty
    or, do we do as they say we can do

    "in GOD we trust"
    but who can trust us
    in a society where justice is spelled
    "just'us"

    who were they
    to judge a man not a man
    then claim...in GOD we trust
    while owning us

    anything to justify their ends
    trying to cover their sins
    with propaganda and bullshyt
    now,
    here i sit
    in the middle of racial profiling
    police brutality
    and all that ****

    and they want us to understand

    i understand how their forefathers
    treated my forefathers
    and what they're doing today
    LAPD
    NYPD
    CPD {chicago}
    MPD {miami}
    so many PD's against us
    and they want us to trust {them}

    "and liberty...for which it stands"

    am i free to be a free man?

    sorry, my man
    i'll step off now
    i didn't mean to step on your shadow.

    NICE FLOW.
     
  7. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Joyce
    thank you poet for the read

    $$RICH$$
    thank you poet

    Baller
    Thank you for the flow back my brother and that’s what it is all about- the free expression of ones beliefs. To be honest I couldn’t agree with you moor, but have you considered the up hill battle we as a people would have been facing if the framers of the constitution and all its surrounding documentations –additions and amendments …… had not written words that they would ultimately be held accountable for. Not to suggest that accountability is anything less than an everyday struggle, but without the Words the battle would have to be fought from scratch.
     
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