Black Poetry : Out on a Limb...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NittyGrit, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i use these rhymes as my grind
    to move heaven and earth
    confess my love for the South
    and soaked my soul in its dirt
    my spirit came out filthy clean
    'cause the heritage hurts
    while angels cry'n in the sky
    i'm wipe'n eyes with my shirt

    nobody listed to my pain
    so i talked to this verse
    my yesterday was pretty bad
    but today is much worse
    so i'm hold'n on to tomarrow
    for everything that it's worth

    pain became a strong link in my family ties
    i see it everytime i look into my lil cousin's eyes
    his feet work the conkrete
    snow, sunshine or rain
    his situation, occupation
    is try'n to maintain
    listen to his-story
    hear the other side of the game
    he smokes weed just to breath
    it sedates the pain
    gett'n high means gett'n by
    now that's an awful thang
    it got his stuck in a rut
    without the drive to change

    i see the trial and tribulations of everyday life
    and realize without a dream
    there's no reason to fight
    without a hope for better days
    you might die in the night
    without a mission or a vision
    people don't set their sights
    on the hills
    so paying bills
    becomes there purpose in life
    nothing ventured nothing gained
    and nothing works out right
    i'll give my life to live this life
    this is my sacrifice
    going out on a limb is how a bird takes flight

    NittyGritt (c) 2004
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nitty Gritt, I greatly enjoyed this excellent commentary on LIFE as it happens.

    GOOD JOB POET!
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very well posed
    this was tight and i likes this vibe Poet!!!

    Peace
    Angel
     
  4. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great flow! Thanks for sharing your appreciation for life. Makes me check myself. Flow on!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u took me through a life spin and well felt
    NittyGrit
     
  6. MzMelanie2u2

    MzMelanie2u2 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice...!

    You really made me sit back and really think about "Life"...this is amazing work poet..."Keep Em Comin"...1 :hearts2: :welldone: :hearts2:
     
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