Black Poetry : Pay me Muthaph@$#a (a reparations piece)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    2,627
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +32
    reparations is like cutting out
    a part of cancer / you don't
    really remove all of the problem but,
    it's small progress to good health /
    so

    PAY ME MUTHAPHUCKA!!!

    I want economic repayment for
    all your killings and enslavement
    and profit on on my people's blak backs
    i want discounts on taxes
    and white folks for use to build the
    buildings to my businesses so i can
    make dough to economically
    support a system to suppress them...
    while telling them at the back door
    "hey i want you to have the same opportunity
    as me" "hey, the playing field is equal"
    "can't we all just get along"

    PAY ME MUTHAPHUCKA!!!

    for the ST-Diseases...STress, STruggle, and STrife
    that you've infected me with
    I want the remaining two parts of all my
    forefathers "three" fifths
    I want interest on business that you have conducted
    at the detriment of my health...
    I don't give a **** if you or your grandpappy
    did this here...cause it's just like debt...if you
    die then your spouse is stuck with the bill
    well your stuck with this debt to repay
    and that's real so...


    PAY ME MUTHAPHUCKA!!!

    don't pacify me with bullshyt programs that
    benefit everyone YOU consider to be MINOR-ity
    as we say "****** please"
    you can't quiet my *** with the cold tit of
    miss lieberty /coerce me to suck on a nipple
    tipped in syphilis / yeah muthaphucka
    I have a good memory (Tuskegee)
    don't plagarize a righteous passage and lay down
    lego bricks and claim it's the road to equality

    "give me dough or give me death"

    PAY ME MUTHAPHUCKA

    for the cool *** indoctrination of this
    nations racist doctrines
    in the minds of so many black folks
    who thinks reparations is a joke...
    so was 911 muthaphukas but you
    constantly call it...a tragedy, a threat to
    democracy, a threat to freedom...
    what about the reason why i want to
    get paid?

    Plymouth rock and Virginia shores are home
    to scores of trapped souls waiting to be
    uncovered and delivered to the arms of
    righteousness and payment is one installment
    of the movement so


    PAY ME MUTHAPHUKA

    pay me like you did the japanese who
    bombed pearl harbor and those you
    harbored in internment camps pay the
    residents of the ghetto camps / the fences
    are govenrnment guidelines
    that confine the mind...in the land of the
    spineless

    pay me like you helped coerce germany to open
    up their banks and uncovered their booty
    to compensate the jews for their slavery and genocide
    ...why should my demanding words continue
    to hide? why should we continue to let the injustice slide?
    you invite me inside your
    palatial home called america and want me to
    bask in the glory...if i stay uncompensated I'm stealing
    some **** (you did)...so

    PAY ME MUTHAPHUKA!!!


    (c)2002 blakverb
     
  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
    DAYUMMMMMMM!!! VERB !
    hell i want my cut.......:maddd:
     
  3. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ratings:
    +86
    thanks Blak for your poetic expression on this issue. I knew you would bring something as only you can.

    BE
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    2,627
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +32
    $$RICH$$

    Thanks bro


    Heartbeat,

    Thanks bro. The anger that this topic generates is overwhelming, sure it's a band aid to a much serious problem. But it is a start, an economic "appeasement" if nothing else. Who's to say that if reparations was granted or divied out or whatever that most folks wouldn't do right by it? Who's to say that what people chose to do with it would be wrong? This is a free country right? What i feel needs to happen is that there should be major financial think tanks that need to be conducted to get the people to understand the impact of a "mass cooperation". Let me rephrase that, it should be mandatory by us, that in order to receive payment (when it happens ,all i can do is think positively)
    you must go through this training. Knowledge, or lack thereof regarding financial systems kills us as a people.

    This reparations thing is not an end all, cure all what we have sustained as a people and on a greater scale as a humanity as a result of the slave trade and PROFIT from it. We have sustained mental, emotional damages that will never be undone so to say. But we must try. maybe some of the money can be used for the construction of a glorious institution to combat our sickness. I can only hope.

    But we as a people need to be paid...imagine working for and being the brunt of heinous human crimes at the hands of a lets say Microsoft, for hundreds of years, and not getting a penny? Social programs a lot of times are used as control tools (look at the welfare system) so those don't count. Affirmative action ain't the answer, why should I be the "token" or one of many for the sake of the false attempt to balance out the inequalities, to turn around pay taxes to a system that was built and still exists to keep us in check and then call it progress?

    A lot of people believe that "programs" are a sign of progress. maybe to a certain extent. But we are still behind so where is the advancement? true enough we, as a people, surely play party to the madness and many believe that the vicitim role as an excuse is passe', a lazy attempt to not want to do a thing. In some cases I am inclined to agree. But the psychology of oppression. It's affect on blak people can't be denied. It has been a rusty thorn in our sides and we are suffering.

    So to be paid is only a beginning. There will never be a single thing or single group of things to make up for the injustices that we have faced.

    The funny thing is, and you may know this is that (and I'm sure it is still in the works) is that there are a group of white men who were POWs during ,I think WWII, that have obtained legal representation to attempt to get "reparations" for work they claim they did for major companies in Japan. these companies benefited from their extra work. And they rightfully want to get paid, so why not us? why would it be a waste of time? why should we think it will never happen? we may not see it in our lifetimes but it may happen.

    peace brother heartbeat you are definitely a blessed poet

    your brother blak
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    2,627
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +32
    Hey fam...this is an addedndum to the piece...

    that piece about enslaving white folks is a sarcastic thing to get a point across. the blak man is a man about rightness not nonsense. But i hope i got the point across.

    peace
     
  6. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2001
    Messages:
    2,077
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2
    i love your topics

    you find a political topic and rip it apart

    thank you for this

    pd

    :lol: about to get something stirred up in here

    look at Rich :D

    peace
     
  7. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    motherhood
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +4
    you know what... i wanna get paid too, dammit
    i need a house to bring my babies up in...
    i need funds to finish my education
    and funds to educate the babies...
    they needs to free up the funds.
    and i am so serious!
    -7:spinstar:
     
  8. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    motherhood
    Location:
    maryland
    Ratings:
    +4
    but you know what...
    the only reason why i don't think it'll happen is because they're still profiting on plantations today... I'm talking about government offices, even in the private industry, the offices, the companies are modern day plantations...
    there are "uncle toms" "kizzies" "nat turners" (they have their own companies) "slave masters" "overseers"
    it still exists... I don't think we've completely come away from that.
    -7:spinstar:
     
  9. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    2,627
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +32
    W7,

    Queen you are so correct. The plantations still exist except now we dealing in digital cotton. And yes many of the overseers, uncle toms, kizzies, etc. they are everywhere. They are poster children of why we should have reparations, they are examples of the slave mind conditioning that plague so many of us. massuh did a good job on messing us up. It may not ever happen but fight we must.
     
  10. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Messages:
    3,429
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    lend me some sugar.. l am your neighbor
    Ratings:
    +70
    the truth of reparations has finally been spoken.

    nfinite...
    jh.
     
Loading...