Quiet Poetry Lounge : Poem:"4 More Years they Chanted"

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  1. Rhyme4ReasonFBR

    Rhyme4ReasonFBR Active Member MEMBER

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    "4 More Years they Chanted"

    4 More Years they Chanted
    In droves of crowds
    and it's progressive how they got loud
    as the hour drew near
    4 more years
    the tears had dried that was in some of their eyes
    like no one in this war died
    I hung my head, it was sad
    **** what if 4 more years is all we had
    following in the foot steps of a terrorist and his dad
    four more years,
    four more tears
    four more enemies
    trying to make that money
    having to move across waters in danger of being kidnapped
    and losing my neck and hat
    because there's no money at home
    one of the greatest places in the world to live
    yet I feel so alone
    and the crowd chants 4 more years louder
    into the sky
    but when I ask them the questions leading to why
    silence is the only reply
    "it's just because"
    some hoes don't need a reason to suck ****
    they just do
    but I'm not drawing any relation between them and you
    but if you gonna **** up my future
    show me an agenda
    tell me why I can't afford heat this winter
    why am I copying out of my friend's schoolbooks in class
    4 more years chanted the masses
    when I went to cast my lot
    I brought my brother
    I brought my mother
    I brought my son
    everyone I knew had done what I'd done
    someone show me where my effort made a dent
    show me where the pride in my clean house went
    in all honesty my soul is bent
    but my head is high and I'm fighting to believe in something
    I'm fighting to be bigger than myself
    to own more than my four walls and a piece of hall
    with a front door and a dog out back with tears in his eyes
    because the bone shrank, and the scraps are no more
    4 more of this bull****?
    my anger is lit
    but I must bite the **** out my bottom lip and hold my calm
    because a black man is a threat when he feels something
    so I must fall back in line
    shut my mouth
    and pretend I'm dumb
    for 4 more years
    went the song

    4
    More
    Years

    4
    More
    Years

    4
    More
    Years
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    well this speaks loud....
    and i know where you coming from
    4 mo years to drown us so mo

    tight write
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well said we have to face another 4 of this destruction.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Preach on brotha. This was so powerful, and we all feel ya, feeling like we have done what we were supposed to do, and so did everyone we know, and look, still we get the short end of the stick. Take a deep breath brotha....this is mind boggling.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This hits many of my feelings about the outcome of this horrible election. Well done, my friend.
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poet...first allow me to say how "Incredible" your gift
    for writing and poetry is... :bowdown:

    and now I must speak and give homage to the
    insight, passion and rage that flowed throughout
    your words...

    As I read...I felt the fire burning and churning
    in your belly...I heard your voice speaking this peace...
    and saw your pen...each time it met the paper
    in attempt to write yourself free from the burdensome thought...
    that we will live in hell...for 4 more years

    There were so many elements to this piece that
    struck my soul...speechless ~ to many to mention
    but know...

    Your voice was heard and spoke the sentiment of the masses...

    Peace & 1luv,
    Sage
     
  7. caramelpython

    caramelpython Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :zipit: This is what im talking about my brother! :cry:
     
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