Black Poetry : On Death and Dieing for Causes

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  1. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1977

    Who made the decision
    That dying for a cause
    Is the ultimate bottom line?

    Could not living for that cause
    Be finer
    Or leastwise just as fine?

    Dead folks
    Don't have to face
    The look in the starving childrens' eyes;
    Nor see their bloated bellies;
    Nor hear their wailing cries.

    Aint no dead folks
    Trapped on ghetto streets;
    Nor seeing others there.

    Dead folks
    Just decay away;
    It seems they just don't care.

    Yet dying in pursuit of goals
    Dare not lightly push aside,
    But committing suicide for glory,
    Is no reason for martyred pride.

    For it's the living that save the living
    and the things done in a life,
    Death is merely a punctuation
    That ends ones personal stife.

     
  2. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you know i am feeling you on this flow..
    the points you have made
    and the simple facts
    flow more
    feeling this
    Peace
    Blue :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis was an eye opener feeling all dis here
    keep speaking poet
     
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    Love your message...
    this is something I don't
    understand about a lot
    of other cultures and countries
    who have individuals who
    know they will die
    completing pointless
    missions...this makes
    me think of 911 as well
    as many other cases of this...

    I agree, what does being a martyr really prove
    in the end...and how does it help...
    ~~~it doesn't~~

    Power to the Message Rasheed!
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Definitely food for thought here, liked the way you posed it.
     
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    LyrikalShe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amen to that! Enjoyed this much.

    Serenity...
    Brandi
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    loving scribe Amen brother Rasheed
    our poet of the week ....sho some love family
    to the flow and poet thread
     
  8. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice drop
    flow on poet of the week
    :angel1:
     
  9. blakverb

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    deep brother and interesting. I think that it all depends on what the cause is. If I had to die for my people in order to make tomorrow better, I would.

    Sean
     
  10. rasheed

    rasheed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blue. Thanks; here's to meaningful life and death and life everlasting.

    RICH, Thanks and may we continue to live abundantly and death will be a door to a more abundant life.

    angelicsage, Thanks and may we live to the fullest and may humans be blessed to stop trying to justify suicide because of desperation for justice.

    watzinaname, Thanks may we continue to think and seek the best.

    RICH, Thanks again for the love and support.

    mzblkangel, Thanks and all the best to ya

    blakverb, Thanks, those who would live for the people are those who would die for them, May you be blessed. We're going to die anyway so let us die while giving our lives and living in the best cause.
     
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