Black Poetry : Race is not an excuse

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm so sick and tired of my generation stuck in a rut

    Never ever wishing to do anything but shake their butt

    And when you asked them why their achieving nothing

    They have to give the white man credit for everything

    But when will you get off hind parts and do anything

    I am not telling you what need to do but do something

    You will never getting anywhere using race as an excuse

    The white man foot on your neck is one you tend to abuse

    My race will never be a justification for what I can not do

    It is because of my race that continue to channel through

    My ancestors' blood, sweat, and tears push me to seek it all

    And I venture out of the nest attempting flight even if I fall

    But like the proverbial crabs in the bucket you hold me down

    The white man doesn't have to put on a lid with you around

    For every time I think I've made it out I feel you pulling me

    Never allowing me to achieve all that God called me to be

    You don't want anything but are upset when I refuse to stay

    Why can't you be happy that I am trying to paving the way

    I wish you'd come with me but if not please loosen your grip

    For the weight of your shackles is just too much for this trip

    I love you but I refuse to die with you in the bottom of this jar

    When I can see the faint light from the door left slightly ajar

    While you ignorance plasters you to the master's floor

    I refuse to accept it because I want so much more

    And never will I quite striving for the prize

    For my anthem will always be still I rise
     
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    sheikdadon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    STILL I RISE...
    I RISE LIKE NEW FOUND JOY N ABUNDANT LIFE
    RACE IS NO LONGER A BURDEN OF STRIFE
    I KNOW Y WE BLAME ALL BUT OURSELVES
    WE FORGOT WHAT ITS LIKE TO NOT BE HELD
    SOME FOUND A HOMES IN RATIONALIZATION
    I BURNT DA TENEMENTS MADE SOMTHIN MORE SPACIOUS
    FROM WENCE ONE CAN GROW LIKE LIFESPANS
    DONT BE FRAID COME TAKE MY HAND
    VENTURE INTO DA UNKNOWN,TAKE CHARGE
    GOTTA START SMALL BEFORE U LIVE LARGE
    DONT LET RACE KEEP U INSTITUTIONALIZED
    REAL NEGROS SEEN THE TRUTH IN DA LIES
    DA WRITINGS ON DA WALL DECODE DA *****
    EMBRACE DA TEACHINGS OF WILLY LYNCH
    THRU THAT YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO FREE YA HERITAGE
    BEING A MINORITY DOES HAVE ITS ADVANTAGES...
     
  3. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sheikdadon your pen is on fire. And all i can say is amen
     
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    sheikdadon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i got fuel from ya fire boo,but im tryna get rep power like da big dogs :bullseye: :coffee:
     
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    Word!!...

    Hey Ms. Poet. You flowed realer then real with this here piece. How sad it is that 'crabs in a bucket' ought to be added to the PSYCHIATRISTS LIST OF MENTAL ILLNESSES. Stay strong. Flow on homegirl:spinstar:
    :welldone:
    :picture:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was like rapid fire of truth flow on i enjoyed this piece.
     
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    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was real, i loved the truth and emotion behind the words.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not sure if it's because misery loves company, or learned behavior to hate on each other, but folks need to get a grip on that jealousy trip. Enjoyed how you flowed with the raw truth.
     
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    Nothing but the truth....
    Hella flo.


    Much luv
     
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    great message behind this piece poet....
    heard it loud and clear....

    one love
    khasm
     
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