Black Poetry : Nothing Political (Content)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartstarter, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Heartstarter

    Heartstarter Member MEMBER

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    **** your pretense,
    call a spade a spade-
    just don't name it n*gger
    or ******* or honky or tom no matter
    how colored the ignorance and

    shake the sugar from your coat,
    call that c*nt a c*nt-
    but not if it shops uptown or
    sticks itself to a sunday pew
    or gives the best blow-jobs around

    don't pull the punch,
    call a pr*ck a pr*ck-
    just not if it signs your paycheck or
    is a good provider or preaches
    community unity at the VFW and

    suck that decorum,
    call the victim a victim-
    but only if it fought back, left marks,
    dressed appropriatly, lived to tell about it
    on the channel 2 news and not

    if it rides poles to pay rent or
    trades p*ssy for crack on southside,
    works the zombie shift at Porno-Emporium
    or lives in a row house with dingy windows

    so spill it on the chalk line,
    strip it to the bone and spit-
    lick it till it bleeds
    the same scarlet as mine.
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    powerful wordz here
    I can appreciate the brutality of honesty becuz we DO have to take responsibility 4 what we are

    1luv
    2fish
     
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    Heartstarter ... i'm going to let this peace stay because Sister TwoFish dun already gave you some love on it ... but this is wrong ... how you gonna walk up in here cuss'n and talk'n any kinda way? Please ... show some respect. Thank You.

    :heart:

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    destee - due to the fact that this is a public forum, I feel we must respect others with our language. However, in defense of the situation - freedom of expression is important and we all know wordz are wordz...as spiritual as I am I sometimes find a need to curse in certain instances. When one feels very strongly in their conviction they often try to find the most powerful way to express this - for a poet this could often be those hated "curse" wordz, becuz those words create great emotion - the proof of that is your response. But 4 the sake of the kids I feel u though.

    PEACE JOY PROSPERITY LIGHT LOVE ACCEPTANCE CREATIVITY UNITY
    2FISH
     
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    Sister TwoFish ... i feel and appreciate your comments. It's quite a challenge to host a poetry forum and maintain high levels of decency and respect, due to folk's desire to express themselves freely, but we're doing it.

    My gentle warning stands in regard to Heartstarter. They are brand new here and they walk in curse'n and talk'n any kind of way. I don't know if you'd welcome this in your home from a first time visitor, but it is not welcome here. I hope they adjust themselves accordingly, so they can continue sharing with us.

    Since we're on the topic, we do have a very lengthy thread that is the foundation for our banned word policy.

    If you have any questions, i'm right here.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Thanks...

    This is hard language for a hard topic. I appreciate the read and the heads-up; though most of my work is hard-edged.
     
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    Heartstarter ... thanks for receiving the heads-up in the Spirit in which it was given. You are most certainly welcome here and i hope that some of your work can find a home here as your talent is quite obvious. Looking forward to reading more of you.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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