Black Poetry : Pray That I be Not Consumed - Not Just A Flow

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just Venting...I think....I pray that I am..But I don't know...


    Just a few years ago
    I said goodbye
    to your father
    my brother
    he who Watched
    from the Watchtower
    helped to shape Destee.com
    into what it is today
    Yes just a few years ago
    I said goodbye
    to my little brother
    one part of The Xtreme Family
    back then it started with three
    You, Rich and I
    when I said goodbye to him
    I took you in
    his seed
    my flesh and blood
    to raise as my own
    giving your mother
    a place of peace and security
    until
    things got better
    healing began
    and time moved on
    but just a few years later
    violence
    snatched you out of my life
    and you have gone the road
    of your father
    my brother
    at the tender age of 9
    no more shall I see your face
    when I come home
    go to your plays at school
    or even teach you the golden rule in Sunday School
    again
    I must reach down in my grief
    and keep the family together
    your mother distraugt
    beyond belief
    your siblings not understanding
    and I
    I
    I'm being consumed by my dark side
    trying to hold it together
    doing what I do best
    scribing about love
    yet
    love keeps leaving our family
    senseless violence
    accidental death
    metal intruder
    shot from a rod of death
    aimed one way
    but took its own course the wrong way
    struck you
    replay of the same scene
    years ago
    when it was a friend's daughter being shot on her birthday
    but she made it
    you didn't
    but I know who did it
    everyone praying that I leave it alone
    let the law lay down the law
    but the law has no remedy
    for what ails Chitown...
    but I do
    Pray for me
    while you sit high with your father
    Watching
    because
    Pray for me
    not that I don't give in
    but pray that when I do what must be done
    I'll have mercy on their soul...:whip:
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Deep sight
    feeling da grip
    da same blizzard
    dat hit my home
    rocked it strong
    took thy child
    then they smiled
    yet have i forgotten
    as Da underworld
    of destruction of me
    has come and seek
    da soul for soul

    O' how i can relate
    and da tymes we all
    shared rawness
    do what must be done
    as i pray in da name of thy father
    that mercy be deem

    feelin you deeply
    Da $R
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I felt the sadness in this, and I think it's only natural to want justice. You will see your way through this brother. Hugs to you and yours, my condolences.
     
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