Black Poetry : Pains of a brotha

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  1. bolly02

    bolly02 New Member MEMBER

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    Pains of a Brotha

    Pains of a brotha
    Felt throughout the body mind and soul
    striving and fighting everyday to feel whole

    Being oppressed and undermined by the powers that be
    what hurts the worst is when the oppressors look like me

    Pains of a brotha
    Putting your “all and all” into your full time job which is your bread and butter
    only to come home over-worked under-paid with your dignity in the gutter

    Denying us entrepreneurs a business loan for our hard earned labors
    yet giving a million dollar record deal to one with self-destructing behaviors

    Pains of a brotha
    Striving with pride to uphold character, honesty and integrity
    yet looked upon like an animal and a criminal by our society

    From the top of my head to the bottom of my feet
    the pain of being a victim of narcissism ignorance, malice and deceit

    Pains of a brotha
    Remembering Black Wall Street, the prosperity; morals, discipline, and unity
    yet we hate on each other in the name of self hatred, greed, narcissism, and iniquity

    Longing for a father- figure to step up to the plate
    vowing never to be like him; breaking the cycle when its time to procreate

    Pains of a brotha
    Often looked upon and recognized for our athletics and recreation
    seldom acknowledge for our intellect and suppressing those with higher education

    Thinking of my future child’s hopes, dreams, and future aspirations
    wondering how he will take it when the harsh cruel ignorance comes to his realization

    Pains of a brotha
    Being labeled as a sell-out for my pursuit for higher learning
    the sell-outs are those who pimp our sistas for their so-called earnings

    Walking through the hood looking at our future doctors and lawyers playing in the street
    not realizing the injustice, the stigma, and the obstacles they are destine to meet


    Doctors say that pain is an indication that something is wrong
    it is past time we as a people remedy and cure what is going on.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the house of peace & respect
    welcome from above through da warmth of love

    awesome piece on pain of a brotha
    looking forward to reading more of u soon
    sharing and showing love welcome bolly02
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :hiya: bolly02
    Welcome to the right spot, it's great to have you here.
    Great piece poet...truth at it's best.
     
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    Such painful treatment on the brothas, takes such strength to endure and rise. Your message makes the reader stand up and pay attention, and it was posed so well. Welcome to Destee, looking forward to reading more from you.
     
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    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yesss... We all know it to be true.
    Just passing props where props is due.

    Give thanks.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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    bringing this one back up for the the pain of a brother can be ...........!
     
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    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So true, so true, but keep ya head up brother. If they don't hear your reasoning then maybe they'll see your example. Seems it is left up to the poets, to save this world, I can tell you are ready!
    Bless up and write on!
     
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    You moved me


    truly, with your honesty, and the frank expression of your feelings. I believe many of our men feel this way, and I'm so glad that you found the words to relay the hurt. I agree it's past time to heal the pain!
     
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    this right here is the real of real talk

    power to the people (fist in the air)

    is that a smiley? that would be dope.
     
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    *STANDING OVATION!* Brotha, you had me wanting to wave my handkerchief like I was in CHURCH!

    But, instead I'll just throw some pens at your feet so you'll keep on writing!

    SPIT, my brotha, SPIT IT OUT! I LOVED THIS!

    And this reminded me of KRS-One's "Stop The Violence" project on the song "Self Destruction." Kool Moe Dee said it best!

    "I never had to run from the Ku Klux Klan. And I shouldn't have to run from a black man."
     
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