Black Poetry : Penitentiary Struggle....

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Pharaoh Jahil, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You lock me in your prison
    Like I some type of animal
    Calling this bull, rehabilitation
    What the f*** are you rehabilitating?
    Everyday, I wake up to the same ol'
    Hoping I wont get killed
    Sleeping with one eye open every night,
    Hoping I wont get raped
    Watching my life every second
    I have to carry a blade on me
    Just in case some fool trys to get crazy
    I have to shower around a bunch of dudes daily
    The food is garbage and it taste like ****.
    The crooked prison guards are beating me
    with their sticks out of fun just to see the
    ****** squeal......

    Then they throw me into solitary confinement
    Sitting up in there naked, cold and dark
    Wondering, how much more hell I have to go threw
    before they break my spirit.
    Thoughts going threw my mind about "Freedom"
    I forgot how it feels
    Missing the feminine touch of a woman
    Thinking about my lady who waits for me
    ooh, I miss tasting the fruits of her womanhood
    We only get to touch each other threw the letters
    She sends me pictures of her, I put them on my wall
    Staring at her for hours, wishing I was there
    Holding her in my arms, kissing her
    feeling her breast against my chest
    These bastards have taken me away from my Queen


    They don't give a f*** about us
    They watch us murder each other everyday
    The guards just sit on their @zzes and watch us slit
    each other from the throats and don't do ****
    EVERY [email protected] DAY, I have to see another brotha die
    I have to hear about a brotha getting the death penalty,
    I have to see a brotha serve LIFE!

    This is their idea of rehabilitation?
    Or is it really apart of the plan to break the black man?
    The government spends more money to build prisons
    When schools in black communities
    Are overcrowded and run down
    The teachers don't even give a f***
    About our education
    They just come to get paid
    Mean while, the judge is sending another
    brotha up north to Pelican Bay or Ruwkus Island
    Thinking he done another day of so-called justice
    Going home to his surburban high class home
    And his wife ask "How was work"?
    "Oh, the usual, Locked some ******* up"!
    While brothas like me have just became another
    victim to the system.
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is amazing....:)
     
  3. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You're right brotha. Too many of our brothas are locked up in this so-called "rehab." Check out my "Freedom From Society" piece when you get a chance. I think you can relate!!
     
  4. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very, very on point. let it flow, man.
     
  5. angelicsage

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    Phah....this is why I always make it a point to check you out...
    cause your work is always conscious...and if anyone on this
    forum got black men in their family....they can relate to this...
    because I think we've all been affected by the inequitable
    law structured solely to catch and destroy our black men..
    for "somewhat, victimless crimes"...the punishments simply do
    not equal the crime...

    this is an issue that hits home...
    the was on the real...
     
  6. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    speak out my brotha speak out :bowdown:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed well felt here too many behind da cage in captivity
     
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    tight flow
     
  9. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx yall. Im glad yall loved it.
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa..you brought it there and you shut this DOWN!!!
     
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