Black Poetry : NightTime On The NorthSide

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  1. afrostotle

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    To 18yr old Shavaughn...whom I used to mentor...
    Dear Angel,
    when I join you in heaven maybe you can mentor me... Your sun-drenched presence will be missed...

    Excuse my language but
    ****...I’m stressed
    at the blatant disregard for life
    at night time on the north side
    and **** Man…
    How am I...
    supposed to think, breathe or sleep
    or R.est I. n P.eace
    when …
    blood flows through the streets
    At…Night time…on the North side?

    And if it’s not the sounds of
    Gun-shots and sirens
    Shattering the serenity
    Of my silence
    It’s… the fear of
    Home invasion violence
    That keeps me wired
    And unable to
    Close my eyes
    And rest in…****…
    Peace is hard to find
    Because blood flows
    Through the streets
    At…
    Night time…on the North side

    And…
    even though
    school’s out
    on hot summer nights
    children can’t hang out
    for fear of drive-bys
    mama said…
    “best be on the inside
    don’t want to make the
    growing list of homicides”
    and ****…
    peace is hard to find
    while blood flows through the streets
    at…
    Night time…on the North side

    and I can’t stand…
    at the bust stop at the end
    of the block
    because my brother’s keeper
    feels he’s entitled to take
    what little bit I got tucked away
    in the bottom of my own pocket…
    And…****…Peace is hard to find
    At… Night time…on the North side

    and ****- I…cant sit to long
    at a red light
    if its late night
    because once again its…
    fright-time at Night time
    on the… North side
    and…
    for just one night
    I’d like to be able to live my life
    Without constantly worrying
    about loosing my life
    at Night time
    on the North side

    And …for just one night I’d… like to
    think breath and sleep
    Without the sound of communities
    Weeping because blood flows
    the streets…young brother Please…
    for the sake of those souls
    whose life you chose to take
    Let’s end it now so we all can
    R. est I .n P. eace
    At…
    Night time…
    on the
    North side.







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    And may Shavaughn find peace as well as every heart which is blessed to read this.


    Brotha, this poem is a testament and an elegy for all those who fell at "Night time on the Northside" and for those who weep for them.


    :bowdown:
     
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    Thank you Sister...I'm just saying...when are we going to take it upon our selves to right our own wrongs...because truth be told; despite all that we been through at the hands of opressors- we're going to have to answer for our genocide, masogony, neglect and many other things we can eradicate from our culture..thank you for the words sis
     
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    feeling you here , I too pray that it end to a restful night
     
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    northside...

    eastside...westside...southside...we've all tried to talk to our young brethrens 'bout the trend of their weapons...as they sing loud at night...and the fright they give the little ones...as they try to find some...peaceful sleep...without having to weep...for the likes of Shavaughn...and this one...and so many other ones...that's laid down...after another round of...

    IF ONLY WE CAN GET THEM TO SEE THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

    the river floweth.
     
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    Thanks for relating Fam...we are definately on a path to spiritual destruction... I don't judge..(that's above my spiritual chain of comand..) however, we have to start holding ourselves accountable...because the creator definately will.
     
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    When will it end, and how? For every soul who has lost their lives to senseless violence, and to those who loved them, peace be still. Flow on brother poet.
     
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    Peace Bruh $RICH$... My fellow uptown Mississippian...(Chicago for the young folks)

    thank you for your constant truth...
     
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    I thank you more than you know...I often refer back to you when mentoring young children around my way...when we go around the room and introduce ourselves, whether its Mama-given or a nickname that's street driven...you'd be suprized at the responses I get when I ask them...WATZINANAME

    from day one you inspired me to dig deep and be true to who I am...

    Peace Poet
     
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    Likewise afrostotle do continue to drop the wisdomize truth and help guide
    us back to the communities and what's really going on inside .....much luv
     
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