Black Poetry : Orange Or Brown

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by KUJIMANI, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. KUJIMANI

    KUJIMANI Member MEMBER

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    I came into this place one day
    Because I choose
    to live my way
    Partying and drinking
    And stealing all night
    I was playing the game
    I was living the life
    Until one day they said to me
    Strip those clothes off
    And give them to me
    I said strip down
    What do you mean
    These are my threads
    Nobody takes
    them away from me
    Then the Officer said to me
    Son you now belong to me
    You are no longer welcomed on
    The outside you are no longer free
    So while I am standing
    In my birthday suit
    The Officer said to me son
    The only choice you have is
    Orange or brown now
    Put one on because this is
    What you'll wear now
    Then he said come follow me
    As they put the cuffs and
    Shackles back on me
    We started the long walk
    Through the infirmery
    As we are walking nothing
    But cells all around me
    That is when I realized that
    I am truly no longer free
    As we got to the cell
    The Officer said to me
    This is your new home
    So get comfee and
    Your new name is 109983
    Just in a blink of an eye everything
    Was taken away from me
    My pride, My Freedom and Dignity
    So Young People if you don't
    Want to share these
    Orange or Brown threads with me
    Stay off the streets and use
    Your head and think
    Do the right thing!

    Yours Truly,
    BROWNS

    KUJIMANI
    Liquid-Thoughts Copyright2002

    CHECK OUT **I MADE THE CHOICE**
     
  2. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If only we could know the future and understand the differences that one decision or course of action may have on the rest of our lives, oh the misery we could avoid. But I guess that is what choice is all about but knowing that God has a plan for our lives and his way is not our way, who is to say that where you are now and what you are doing today is not Gods plan. And who knows what your future really holds, make no assumptions, accept the unacceptable, but expect the impossible when trusting in God.
    I will print your poetic admonitions and share them with those whom I think they may also inspire.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ya right
    that's why i put up a fight
    to teach and tell da story right
    coz if u do wrong ya on yo on
    and u now belong to a freeless throne
    ya be stolen from ya home
    in da night like that ya gone
    from a name to a number
    how can u live
    how can u be humble
    all u can do is fuss / cuss & rumble
    ya life starts to crumble
    so many get caught up in dis mess
    if only we could see how sweet
    it is to be free........tell the truth !!!
     
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