Black Poetry : RAISED BY THE STREETS

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  1. Eric Mitchell

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    RAISED BY THE STREETS​



    HAD TO FIGHT FOUR GUYS TO KEEP MY BIKE THE FIRST TIME I RODE IT THROUGHT THE PROJECTS. MORE AFRAID OF THE WHIPPING FROM MY MAMA THAN THE FISTS AND FEET THAT STRUCK ME FROM ALL SIDES.

    THE STREETS ARE GONNA GET YOU.

    THE OLDEST OF THREE, I FOUND MYSELF IN A FIGHT ALMOST EVERYDAY, FENDING OFF A PACK OF FIERCE PREDATORS THAT WOULD ATTEMPT TO PREY UPON ME AND MY SIBLINGS. DIDN’T MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I BEAT THEM DOWN, I ALWAYS HAD TO WATCH MY BACK.

    THE STREETS ARE GONNA GET YOU.

    MY FATHER WORKED HARD EVERYDAY AND PROVIDED FOR US AS BEST HE COULD, BUT HIS ADDICTION TO MALT LIQUOR INCREASED MY REALM OF RESPONSIBILITY AND MADE HIM SOMEONE ELSE I HAD TO PROTECT.

    THE STREETS ARE GONNA GET YOU.

    MY MOTHER, UNAWARE OF THE PRESSURES I FACED, SAW MY CHANGE IN ATTITUDE AS EVIL AND PROCEEDED TO BEAT THE DEVIL OF ME, NUMBING MY BODY AND HELPING ME FIND A RETREAT DEEP WITHIN MY MIND. THERE I DECIDED NOT TO WEAR THE MENTAL CHAINS THAT BOUND MY PARENTS AND SO MANY OTHERS WHO HAD COME TO THE PROJECTS TO TRY AND MAKE ENDS MEET.

    THE STREETS ARE GONNA GET YOU.

    I HAD THE BRAWN, SO I DEVELOPED THE BRAINS TO WORK SMARTER AS WELL AS HARDER. I FORMED MY OWN PACK AND MADE MYSELF THE ALPHA. ALONG WITH MY AGGRESIVENESS AND DESIRE TO SUCCEED, I LEARNED EVERYTHING I COULD ABOUT FINDING THE WEAKNESS IN OTHERS AND MADE THAT MY STRENGTH. I ALSO WENT TO COLLEGE AND EARNED SOME PAPERS THAT SAY I KNOW SOME THINGS.

    THE STREETS ARE GOING TO GET YOU.

    NOT ONLY DID I SURVIVE, BUT I LEARNED TO THRIVE IN THOSE SAME STREETS WHERE I FOUGHT EVERYDAY. BUT I PAYED A PRICE. I AM INFECTED WITH VIOLENCE AND A HEART THAT’S COLD. SOMEHOW I HAVE BECOME THE BEAST. SO, EVERYDAY I DISGUISE MYSELF IN ITALIAN WOOL SUITS, CONCEAL THE DANGER WITH A COURTEOUS SMILE, AND WADE IN AMONG THE SHEEP.

    BY ERIC MITCHELL
     
  2. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Eric Mitchell

    I feel you. The streets can be tough as hell.

    Welcome to the Destee.com Family. Dapz.

    :thanks: for the drop.

    :toast:
     
  3. PurpleMoons

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    This is an awesome drop!

    It pulled me into those
    projects as I visioned you
    riding your bike as a youth
    and growing stronger into
    a man!

    Wonderful Piece!!!!!!!!!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bigs ups to ya for surviving and going forth. I was into the detail, the rhythm, and vibe of this scribe.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up wow!! da streets whewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!
     
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    lovin it... i was feeling the end.. maybe we can get a part 2?
     
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    yo dun...this is supa-real right here...
    cause the streets have no fear
    while jackals leer
    and hyenas jeer
    at the sheep that cover both hemispheres...

    cuase da paved durdy roads
    encompasses souls thas sold
    snatchin chains of 10k gold
    even the rats are bold
    while hearts remain cold...

    i dug this piece completely man
    please flow on some more...
    one love
    khasm
     
  8. CarrieMonet

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    survival is the name of the game, I like your poem!
     
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    Absolutely feelin' you on this my brother...
    :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
    This needs to be hammered home then maybe more of us would survive...keep writing brother, we need it...
     
  10. Eric Mitchell

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    I'm feeling the love and support from all of you. Coming from people that have so much talent, it is especially appreciated.
     
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