Black Poetry : Power

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Randee, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As women we hold power
    until we start givin it away
    never caring if they stay
    only to wonder
    if this asunder
    will make us stronger
    will it keep longer
    than the last man
    so take your stand
    hold onto that power
    baby girl its your tower
    of strength

    but, they give away that power
    to anyone who wants it
    for a beer, a hit, these **** tricks
    let everyone know
    they in it for the dough
    self respect don't mean a thing
    popping out kids with no weddin ring
    trying hard as to not feel
    trying to figure out how they got the raw deal

    let me tell you

    you gave your power away
    the minute you lay
    down with him, him, him, and Jim
    do I need to explain
    why you alone in the rain
    when the good times did end
    why you left alone to fend
    these was not your friends, hommies or boys
    all they did was treat you like their toy

    because

    you gave your power away
    didn't care what the day
    and now standing in this dank room
    wondering if the drama will end soon
    wonderin what him, him, him and Jim
    are talking about you or taking it to the rim
    in the back corner by the jukebox
    ain't you glad you helped them get their rocks
    off, girl, you gave your own power away

    and, in doing so,

    you gave our power away
    and now right here today
    no choice in how they see us
    your loud *** mouth can't cuss
    loud enough to take back our power
     
  2. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    whoa gurl...
    this is so tru
    and mos def
    some of the people i knew...
    i like your voice
    keep speakin
    peace
    khasm
     
  3. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Women set the standards
    on how they're to be treated.

    You've penned words of wisdow...
    Thanks for sharing.

    feelin'it souldeep!
    Coco :heart:
     
  4. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so much it seems to speak about lately its almost hard to keep one train of thought from flowin into the next.
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Randee........your insight is profound...your message is even deeper......but not so
    that it is incomprehensible.

    Women do not realize the power they have.......if they did
    we wouldn't have as many issues, you address many serious issues here
    the poem is great the message even greater………..

    Let the wisdom continue to flow!!!!! I’m in your corner.
    Angelicsage
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ok let me just send you this MEGAPHONE so u can tell it to all the breezies givin us women a bad name :)
    tyte fo sho :)
     
  7. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the response, 'preciate it
     
  8. Ms. Acqua Di

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    What a soulful flow! So many of our sisters are unaware of their self-worth, thanks for putting down for everyone to know.:toast:
     
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    wow
    my sistah
    this is a well felted
    flow...positive, powerful
    wonderful message
    Peace
     
  10. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks again everyone
     
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