Black Poetry : Ordinary Men

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ratings:
    +86
    Lets see
    There's Tiger
    Alan
    Kobe
    and Shaq
    rich and famous athletes
    All of them Black
    (don't knit-pick with Tiger this is a poem)

    Then there's
    Clifton Best
    Arthur McMillen
    and Omar Chenier
    a CPA
    Crane Operator
    and Chemical Engineer

    Fame and fortune
    may never come their way
    but they are good black men
    hard working
    no media frenzy
    for the things they do
    the kind of men
    I wish black kids would look up to

    BE
    (c) 2002
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    indeed indeed BE..... glad i have Kids look up to me
    and the legacy live on !
    nice flow of spray
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ratings:
    +86
    Thank you RICH. Real role models are hardly the ones on TV.
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    673
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    the near north
    Ratings:
    +836
    everyone can't be LIKE MIKE
    but they can be like
    the many people who make the world go round.
    hard working people
    who struggle...everyday
    but always have good things to say.

    i like this, BE.:)

    THANK YOU.
     
  5. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    business/management
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +1
    Now aint that the truth
    Well said poet
     
  6. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    see our T.V profilers and showcase men are one's
    in a class of wild oats but the everyday men of
    blood sweat & tears is the true heros and role players
    for our young one's in todays world...see many kids
    round me see me as what i am and what i do how i
    pose the respect and give back .....
    real hard working men is the value of every space that
    step in as is a ball player or sport man only look good
    to what they see but real life these kind vanish !!!
     
  7. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    motherhood
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +4
    tru dat, BE!
    -7 :spinstar:
     
  8. adefinitediva

    adefinitediva Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the 'Sip
    Ratings:
    +0
    BE,
    You've done it again!
    Now all the young folk
    need to read/hear this one!
    Think I'm gonna send it to
    my lil cousins and n'em.
     
  9. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,696
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    Self Employed, Business Consultant
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Ratings:
    +6
    I second this in motion!

    Well said Black Man with a Poets heart, love to read the wisdom you do impart...With your permission. I will share this with my Youth group!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
  10. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ratings:
    +86
    Thank you Poets for feeling this. It is an honor for me to have you share this poem with others. Thank you.

    BE
     
Loading...