Black Poetry : Pick a side!

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by YeshuJah, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why you still trying to appease them
    at the expense of the one you should love the most
    is beyond me.
    I'm your dose, my game is real- it ain't no pose;

    but a rose is still a rose-

    I show you love that's opened doors
    you thought would forever stay closed.
    You think I brow beat the silliness
    you consistently impose
    because I think I know the most?
    Hell no!
    I'm tryin-a show you how to shake past ghosts.

    If you keep thinking the way you always thought
    you'll get what you always got- nothing.

    But in your quest for something
    you're falling in love with your skin,
    looked in the fool's mirror and thought you was in-

    You need to get rid of that stupid grin!

    You got two kids for father's who don't care,
    how in the hell you gonna be out 'till 2AM
    leaving them to embrace fear?
    No way, not round here!
    Tell your chitty chat girlfriends
    not to come the fukk around no more!
    I'm the new gatekeeper & I am keeping score.
    I'm paying the bills & making the kills
    to get you outta this ghetto
    of ignorance & aimless wanderings,
    but you still find it necessary to entertain
    these losers & their ******** meanderings!
    Life is serious but these dumb ***** don't know
    so they approach it everyday on the whatever and the so-so/
    then they wonder why I'm tryin-a move your focus
    from their's to the skies?
    baby girl this is about you & I,
    I suggets you bid them all goodbye.

    Yes I hung the phone up on your mama
    and your sister too!

    If ya tryin-a be an eagle ya can't run with chickens boo-
    They keep telling you I ain't all that,
    but since I came your rent ain't been late once-
    and that's an undisputable fact;
    your baby boy finally stopped wetting his bed,
    'cause I convinced him that I'm daddy now
    & the boggie man is dead!

    I suggest you pick sides now, or I'm gonna
    head for the door just like I said..
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have so much

    respect for any man who will accept the responsibility and raise up another man's seed. I heard all you have spoken here...I believe what you've said....and the portrait is so stark and real...

    For the love and for the children, I hope the "women" she represents in this piece, will recognize the gift from God that a good man is, and hold on tight.

    This is excellent! Thank you ~ I will be sharing this one far and wide.

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I feel this one

    Children !
    The love of another child
    As a Man of love for children
    I myself bringing up two who
    have only knew me as Daddy

    This piece speaks to me and makes
    me very proud..:)
     
  4. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    Alyce, thanks for the come in on this. I appreciate the comments.

    RICH, I like you am living this. Respect to you. My wife is straight though gotta give her the props.

    Love all.
     
  5. sexe1

    sexe1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this...you totaly kept it real.
    :eek:
     
  6. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sexe1

    the stakes are too high to play it any other way. Thankss for reading and responding.
     
  7. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeshujah.........

    This is a powerful message of loyalty and choosing, the best for yourself and your kids....fortunate is the woman to find a man
    to be willing to take on her responsibilities as his own.

    Epiphany:heart:
     
  8. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    epiphany

    thank you for the comment and for reading the verse. I think as black males we owe it to our ancestors to rise above the attitude that a sister with kids is a sister with baggage. After all, they are all our children.

    JAH Love.
     
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