Black Poetry : Of the World (pt. I - Poverty's Song)

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Everyday I bling-bling, but I don't have ching-ching.
    I don't have a 9 to 5 but I average a 40 hour week.
    Everybody knows me by sight when they see me on the street.
    But they act like I'm a stranger, turnin' their heads & refusin' 2 speak.
    That's why it's easy 4 me 2 get 'em on the sneak.
    I'll even crawl through their bedroom windows when they're asleep.
    I'm so good with what I do, I can steal the shoes off your feet.

    I'm comfortable & right at home in the inner-city.
    People who ain't from here are quick 2 call it the slums or the Ghetto.
    Being the streets is where I got my schooling, I refuse 2 let go.
    I only have a 9th grade education so I can't earn a living honestly,
    so I'm game if U wanna stage a bank robbery.
    Just go 2 the hood & ask 4 me...
    Poverty.
     
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    hmmmm i guess ya laid it down..
    nice read...dig dat...but i hear ya..
    every day life
     
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    u speak on !!
    i'm listening
     
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    just reading this
    put a gangster rap beat
    in my head
    of things i see
    every day
    dang
    tight
    brother
    Peace
     
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    Improve the economic position of any man
    and you will find the deeds to which he
    would ordinarily commit will change
    within his hands...take away the economic
    position of a man with the advantage...
    and vice versa...

    Crime amongst many other tradgedies...
    are all linked by one commonality...

    and you said it best in the title of this piece...

    "Poverty"

    if there were an "Applause" smiley...you would receive just that
    but there isn't so I'll give you the next best thing...

    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  6. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Introducing....

    The Way of the World...
    ..again.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We will survive by any means necessary if driven to that point without any other means. Liked the way you drove this point home.
     
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    twision Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hmmm....if they ever decided to do a 2004 "Good times" this should be the anthem!!!!!!!

    This was classic.

    Perfectly coined and posed
    Something people need to hear mos' def'
     
  9. PositiveMindset

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    My sister watz., survival is our forte & we do it so wonderfully.
    It's a shame that sometimes it seems that this is all we can do livin' with poverty. Thank U.

    Brother twision, as I got older I wondered why they called the show "Good Times" when it was plainly bad times as opposed 2 their "Happy Days". Thank U 4 the feel.
     
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    very tyte i just love this piece
     
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