Black Poetry : Ode To Ronnie

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    Ode To Ronnie

    I remember one day as a teenager, hanging at the pool room, I met a hustler named Ronnie.

    His game was billiards and I watched him make bucks.

    He taught me how to hold the cue stick, put english on the cue ball, and make bank shots,

    Soon, I became one of the pool sharks on the block;

    I've known many black hustlers, who were my mentors.

    Each one had a profound effect upon me;

    Many black men are geniuses who have been relegated to the street level.

    Among them, my friend and mentor, Ronnie.
     
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    nice tribute to a mentor and one you admire......flow on !!!
     
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    wow...memories from a younger time.

    they called me "8-ball." my cousin was "black rock." we ran the tables.

    when i was at Valley--Mississippi Valley State--i ran up on a guy who called himself "Da Lord." thought himself da shiznik on the table...'til i schooled him, righteously.

    gotta have yo' hussle down if you wanna run dem streets

    my great uncle taught me the game.

    we all have mentors.

    Nice.
     
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    LOL!!!! :lol:
     
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    "Ode To Ronnie" is reminiscent of the education we got as a rite of passage in a poolroom or the barbershop. You ran the table with this piece.