Black Poetry : Poetry

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by SayWord, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. SayWord

    SayWord Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am not a poet
    Poetry created me
    And not the other way round
    Poetry surrounds me
    With simile and hyperbole
    Sending me metaphors
    Telling me to ignore
    All the conformities of the world
    Poetry has become my girl
    We give birth to poetic thoughts
    Creating new world ideas
    That have old time thinkers in fear
    Because they are being crushed by te box that they think in
    What's wrong with their thinking
    They must have missed it when they were blinking
    Now they're too dense to let this sink in
    So they are sinking in their own ignorance
    Thier minds are saying Slavery is an afterthought
    Or, the Jews should get over the Holocaust
    God only knows what happened to Japanese prisoners in American
    concentration camps
    That's why poetry is here to shed light on the dark and damp
    What's wrong with their grey matter
    Doesn't it matter
    That people are being oppressed all over the glode
    It's happening
    Their stories just aren't being told
    Outkast said it best
    "How can you be free
    When others are oppressed"
    I'm not impressed
    With American freedom
    Let freedom ring
    Let it ring in urban neighborhoods
    But there are no bells there
    Or they are being drowned out by gunshots
    People are acting like "Haves"
    But the're really "Have Nots"
    Why were being led by Trent Lott?
    All the nonsense has to stop
    We've got impromtu hating
    We've got date raping
    Am I the only person who thinks killing anyone is genocide
    Or better yet fratracide
    Why are we trying to hide
    The fact that we're all brothers and sisters
    We don't have enough listeners
    God knows we don't have enough thinkers
    I'm starting to wonder
    Do we have enough lovers
    Do we have enough leaders
    Everyone is a follower
    But what are we following
    Words give us insight
    So why aren't we reading
    If we are willing to breathe in pollution
    Why won't we read in solutions
    That can better our lives
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wordz poet & poetry
    felt ya scribe and all inside this flow
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice very nice
     
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    SAYWORD.....SAYWORD.....

    I WAS GOING TO LEAVE IT AT THAT, BUT I CAN'T. THIS IS AN ANTHEM BABY...AN ANTHEM THAT NEEDS TO BE SHOUTED....

    Everyone is a follower
    But what are we following
    Words give us insight
    So why aren't we reading
    If we are willing to breathe in pollution
    Why won't we read in solutions
    That can better our lives

    WHEW...YALL BETTER GET WITH THIS......STRONG.
     
  5. SayWord

    SayWord Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for all the love. Means a lot to me
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SayWord
    Welcome to DESTEE.

    You said the word. We are so controled by all these things, that do us wrong. Seeing the real, but can't move a arm or muscle out of not knowing how, or fear. Being afraid of the one standing out. Shouting about the wrong.

    All of our past leaders.. got just that. We don't need a single leader. A few thousand like those here. Can petition the masses.
    Rock the ground so hard.. only the mountains survive the tremors.


    " I'm starting to wonder
    Do we have enough lovers
    Do we have enough leaders
    Everyone is a follower
    But what are we following "

    So real....
     
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