Quiet Poetry Lounge : RACE CARDS

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are some cards that are played real hard.
    Against me everyday.

    Sometimes they come in awful fast,
    some stick around and stay.

    When they are played.
    Just one. The damage is the same.
    Trumped from the left.
    Trumped on the right.
    From behind everyday and night.
    The game is stacked.
    They come at me.
    Faces seen, most behind my back.

    No letting up, still loosing no matter how long I play.

    I apply for a job.
    The race card shows.
    I try to get a loan.
    They look at my nose.

    Numero uno suspect.
    I committed no crime.
    I’m born black in racist times.
    They play the cards.
    Stacked against my race.
    Stacked against my skin my walk.
    The cards are race.

    When they trip.
    I catch them off guard.
    I play the only one they
    gave me in this game.
    I play my card and call them out.

    But I’m ignored.

    One card holds no clout.

    Besides they expected that one.
    It’s all I have.
    Took it to EEOC
    and they even laughed.

    “He played his race card.” They all laugh.
    We have institutions stacked up all across this land to handle that.

    Negroes never learned the system right.
    Political swiftness is how to fight.

    Not with your fist, a gun or knife.
    But if it calls for weapons see.
    We have arsenals to beat
    down any retaliation decree.

    We tell you we make them
    for protection abroad.
    If a fight breaks out
    we plan on winning the war.

    We have chemical, biological, and lasers to use.
    I can burn you from heaven, with mounted satellites fool.
    Convictions that violence, fraud, and any other expedient is justifiable.
    I plan on raising high again that old flag that flew in the civil war.

    Attorneys stacked in our deck.
    You have no chance.
    Of trumping back.

    We run the courts that help us usurp the laws.
    Police do our brutality, like the Klan did.

    Recall.

    The mayor, supervisors and aldermen too.
    Will help us run the area you
    live in into the ground on you.

    The banks make sure you get no capital.
    Not a chance you will hang around.
    We create quasi laws, like civil rights.
    Thats a few ways we break you down.

    This isn't the last time we gonna take your rights.


    The Supreme Court will help us reverse any deal.
    You know we took everything.
    Didn't leave a prayer.
    Nothing will work for you.
    Finally used the cards against your race
    and took almost everything away.

    Oh you know that data we ask on apps.
    The data where you declare your black or white.

    Yes that.

    Now we know you don't fill it out.
    Its a clue to us now and a signal your black.

    Asians check it off.. cause we give them a break.
    Whites don't hesitate they have keys to the gate.
    The Spanish they check it, it means nothing to us.
    But your the one we know when its not checked to pass up.

    It took you over a hundred years
    to get from the back of the bus.
    Next year after the Republican Congress is in
    the world will belong to us.
    We are gonna take peppermint candy
    out the hands of kids.

    We gonna get so bad
    we gonna rob crack heads.

    Taking all we want turn
    back the hands of time.
    You will never.. if we get our way
    even win a little of that back.

    We have cards that we play
    on almost any race or creed.
    Were good at doing dirty nasty deeds.
    I really liked the ones we made
    when we hunted down the Iraqi creed.

    Matter of fact me and my pals
    play every Friday night.
    With a deck of those cards
    we made for the Iraq fight.

    Like the treaties we broke.
    You know those people we killed.
    Took their dignity, pride, broke their sprit to live.
    Took this land and choked them
    almost out by genocide.
    Placed them on reservations
    and still control their will, customs and pride.
    But the plan is to let them build it,
    then we take it and run.

    All the while I’m still trying to stay above the flood.
    Like the New Orleans levee break. That FEMA ignored.
    My race card didn't work.
    Seems like no one is helping me in this fight.
    I couldn't be the only one.

    We know that was the race card.
    Cause Florida was helped.
    So was Texas, Bush even promised to
    rebuild that Republican Congressman’s house that he lost.

    My plan is to gather some cards not yet played.
    Made up of people like minded
    and a few that are brave.
    Some workers, some thinkers.
    Some that muscle you back.
    Add them up.
    With some legals and drop on the table.
    Our stack.

    Now play this!
     
  2. watzinaname

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    Hodee, this was masterful!!! You showed all your cards when it came to explaining, to a "T" how the cards never were in our favor. ^5 brotha, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    man this was mad deep , as they say the cards are played dirty with out a care
    this how they play when it come to us ......u have one ace in the hold this was
    heavy ........
     
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    They are playing (in another name) the game of chess...this deck being held, is a (white) man-made deck...one race winners only...
    but....
    "As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end"
    I think it's now (past-time) to put "Action speaks louder than words" in action
    awesome piece Hodee, it was laid out with all 52 cards played...well.
     
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    awesome pc of work Poet....enjoyed the read thankyou for sharing

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    to hodee

    Hodee you wrote me some kind thoughts some time ago and i just checked my replies. and you invited me to chat my name is nevar. i wrote the piece my confession. it was about me confessing how my relationship with my man was dry and included famous singers and songs into my poem. holla at me if you will. love your poem
     
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    ITS RACE TIME!

    The United States has a dirty deck of cards they are about to play. It is the Race card. Mid-October hear the whisper that will come into a roar. About not letting a Black Man win the Presidency, and bringing the image up for us all. John McCain he wants to say it. But his lips have trouble forming the word. You’re a Reggin that is Ni**er spelled backwards Obama your candidacy is absurd. So he will enlist that weasel Carl Rove that keeps his kind in check, he can get a snake elected. This must become our year. So disrupt the flow, quit buying dope. Don’t drink at bars and clubs. Cut back your smoking and crack cocaine smoking and open up a new door. Put Obama in, and after he wins. Move swiftly with all the change. No Dirty tricks an accident or slip. I hope nothing comes his way. It will unbalance this place, because it’s tilted on race. So get ready for what ever is played.​
     
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    this was a great analogy brother...epic in stature...
    i dunno how i missed this the first time around...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    wow Hodee , how you doing man? This was a very thought out and intricate piece.
    I like how you put it all right so it comes together in the end.

    "We all don't have the right hand /but we play our cards the best that we can"

    and thats all that really matters

    nice read brother

    -L
     
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