Black Poetry : Paper Tiger

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  1. skrybble7

    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Paper Tiger feeding on greed and hedonism
    Paper tracks and trails leading to a paper religion
    We the people we the oddity odd to see we go from
    we the citizen to we the consumer even we the low wage
    no rage so complacent less than paper commodity
    Soft and decadent
    Human sons and daughters transformed from humanity
    to insanity to so much corporate fodder
    fish food for bottom feeders
    less than human conditions inside the fallacy
    inside the illusion of human names
    in reality we the paper children inhabit
    paper numbers alpha-numerically placed in paper social positions
    we the organic origami bent and folded to molds of corruption
    given paper ears all the better to hear placating deception
    to hear words like “more jobs” and fail to translate the falsehood
    it’s all good more positions at Burger King and the Gap
    “more jobs” means less jobs with living wages less job security
    While entire industries are either shipped overseas or simply
    given away
    More paper rules guiding the way the paper tiger plays
    Corporations declared decades long wars on workers on a paper nation
    Importing exploitation wage workers and exporting jobs with good pay
    “Free Trade” means a corporate give away so they can pocket more of
    what they should pay to American workers that they abandoned
    and nothing’s random in the paper database
    “Global Economy” means the inescapable grinding down of American wages
    Paper cages to incarcerate the mind to be blind to any divine truth
    We the People are fed the illusion
    While the paper tiger feeds off the confusion
    Pay us less and less at the same time charge us more and more
    For food and water that gets more polluted everyday
    “why my fish got mercury in it?”
    “If cars can run off the sun then why they still make ‘em with gas?”
    “And why is gas prices so high?”
    Paper rules for paper fools
    America the beautiful
    America the blessed by God
    America the dutiful
    America the super power
    Owes trillions of dollars that grow by the hour
    To countries that just like so called “American” corporations
    Just don’t have the REAL interest of this once mighty country
    transformed paper nation at heart
    Paper politicians controlled by corporations sell the soul of this country
    For a few more dollars tell a few more deceptions
    “lobby” is just another way to yank their paper collar
    So that “national security” only means Corporate and elite false sense of security
    Even after 9/11 ports are still wide open because the paper profits got to flow
    North and South borders are still wide open so that anyone can slip through
    And every enemy on the sneak tip is hip to this too
    But the paper power in their paper towers don’t care
    As long as their pockets get fatter
    Nothing else really matters
    So the once great nation of We the People
    Is being gutted and de-clawed and defanged all in the name of paper
    And the truth is any real predator on the global Serengeti…
    when they’re ready... can tare through a paper tiger
    faster than you can say “papier mache’ ”

    Map ‘06
     
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    Hard Hitting scribe, Skyribble. On the mark, also.

    Makes you wanna ((HOLLER)) :explode:
     
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    WOW poet of the week.. this rips with truth. Well thought out and the flow itself is awesome. Its a five....star and five
    :welldone: :welldone: :welldone: :welldone: :welldone:'s
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    you hit major points and a view of today
    this piece express it well ....................
    paper tiger
     
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    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lol Thanks 1Poet. It be like that sometime I guess. Much love.
    Thanks HODEE. I appreciate the good word, poet. Much love
    Thanks Rich for feelin' a brotha. Much love fam.
    One love
     
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    Thanks Skrybble7 we appreciate the truth.

    It’s back on you. For disclosing the truth and the things you do. Brother this was for real I see your point. Welcome to the Destee family of things to come. I am looking forward to reading more of your post.:welldone:
     
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    wow, the was serious, much poetic respect.

    Lyr1c
     
  8. skrybble7

    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HODEE, thanks for the love and welcome, poet.
    It is very much appreciated.
    One love

    tzevi1278, thanks for the love and much love and respect to ya too.
    One love
     
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    wow my poetic brotha you got it going on. see i knew the real agenda would be poppin out of ya. you got me anyway and that what i like about you. full of suprises honey. ooops almost called you your other name. feel so natural now. well keep up the good work love your poetic sista always.:smooch:
     
  10. skrybble7

    skrybble7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lol same views if that's an agenda. No secrets though. Just tired of watching things get worse and worse for us. Makes you wonder what will be there for our kids and their kids... Anyway, you can call me what you want it's all good. lol Thanks for the love my poetic sistah.
    One love
     
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