Black Poetry : Poverty, Homelessness, Injustice * Watzinaname/Da Street So'ja Collab

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  1. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    A Watziname/Da Street So'ja Collab

    Yo Watz - ladies first


    Homelessness: the injustice of poverty
    Begging the landlord again didn't work for me
    Relatives got tired of giving to my charity
    Fair weather friends got lost in the storm
    I doubt if the White House has a room for free
    Too busy ignoring wartime casualties

    Is money everything? I say no
    Moola never made the sun rise or a flower grow
    But being one with nature, takes on a different meaning
    When you've been evicted with kids in tow
    There's no room at the inn, be it Ramada or Holiday
    The world sure is cold, when your bank account is sub zero

    In the middle of poverty you'll find overt
    Overt despair, the depths of which is covert
    What's in a name when it's been dragged in the dirt?
    Hobo, Bum, derelict, yes those names gotta hurt
    Should be calling out the gov'ment power structure instead
    putting their apathetic assets on alert




    Homelessness: the injustice of poverty
    When the banker owns your country
    Trust me you'll be a victim of highway robbery
    Bill collectors hoggin' me
    Forget Republican and Democrat
    Federal Reserve is your sovereignty

    Can humans be this selfish? I say yes
    Money , the great emancipator but when you don't have
    It's the leading cause of stress
    And without it you can't get treatment for the cancer in your breast
    Lose all your money and murphy's law is your kin
    And you're wondering what could be coming next

    In-jus-tice It's just us
    Thinking of new words I can use to cuss
    I'm Da So'ja of Da Apocalypse waiting for the ultimate rush
    For the bankers to go bust*
    In God I Trust and free my people*"
    is not asking too much


    *only if they keep refusing to help in this noble cause especially the World Bank

    *"don't make lack of resources a curse to the people of the world

    ©MMVII
    JonQProductions




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  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is another case of "inner city blues" ...We live through this on a daily basics ...each and everyday!!
    This collab was/is well put together ...Reality sets in as it's displayed.
    Awesome piece of art drawn poets ...I love it :welldone:
     
  3. mrron

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    Great write poet's. My poem Bad Luck, addresses the same issues. Check it out too, on this site.
     
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    Great write, I'm feelin every single word right now, getting ready to graduate from college and still don't have a job or career on my horizons, its hard.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep scribing that reflect on reality of life we face daily within
    reminds me of a few pieces i did that calls for the same thing

    y'all rock'd it to perfection to get the message out.....tyte poet's
     
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    Yes, queent, "inner city blues" that are all too familiar. Thank you for your words of praise sis.
    Thank you Mrron, I've already checked out, and responded to your piece, which you posed so very well on the subject poet.
    Choclatangel, thank you, going out into what is called the real world is never easy. Preparing yourself is all you can do, keep your eyes on the prize.
    Yes Rich, you've written many pieces about this plight. It's something that can never be scribed about enough. Thank you much poet.
     
  7. smoothsoul

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    Can't add anything more to what the others have already said...
    powerful piece. Much Respect
     
  8. SmoovVerbiage

    SmoovVerbiage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great callab you two, on an out-in-the-open-subject-openly-over-looked


    Thanks for sharing your take on it with us


    Coco
     
  9. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your respect is appreciated smoothsoul. Thank you brotha poet.
    Thank you SmoovVerbiage for your kind words, so nice to "see" you in the forum.
     
  10. Da Street So'ja

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    thank you erryone

    i would like to thank Watzinaname for teaming up with me

    thank you Queen

    yea mrron i read and commented on your piece back when you posted
    and your piece was fire

    thank you Angel keep your head up don't buckle

    $$$RICH$$$ - thank you poet yes i remember your piece as well

    smoothsoul thanks so much poet

    Smoov - well well well look what the wind blew in SmoovVerbiage lol
    great to see and even greater to hear from you thanks so much

    and you all
    and i hope you guys clicked that youtube video at the bottom of the piece

    i thought is was very appropriate here
     
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