Black Poetry : Re-Be (Change)

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In this land of excess, the simplest pleasures are taken 4 granted.
    This land has the fattest people while other countries live in famine.
    Here...We become addicted 2 medicine.
    So much that some fake illness, which in itself is sickness.
    A wickedness practiced by those with health insurance.
    My health's endurance is determined not by meds,
    but by the stability of what's contained within my head...
    The ability 2 retain information received when it's been said.

    Many have lost touch with thanking the almighty
    4 receiving their daily bread.
    they say he's dead or never existed,
    they can't accept what they can't see or touch...
    so they believe in luck,
    crossin their fingers & tossin' salt over their shoulders.
    when that supreme's court convenes, many will be
    held in contempt or be completely out of order.
    They don't wanna believe that time's growing shorter.
    Signs of the times coincide with situations
    our prophets spoke of.
    Peace be upon them.

    Disease be upon us & the viruses win...
    It's not even a competition,
    We're in a handicap match with "epi" & "pan" demics...
    Round 2004.
    I'm lookin' towards the heavens
    wantin' the towel 2 be thrown.
    But Big Coach wants 2 wait until the right time
    4 his power 2 be shown.
    Even Jesus had 2 wait til he was 32 years grown
    before his destiny was known.
    And he's the Almighty's own...

    2 add fuel 2 the flame, they're now desining clones.
    Like "The Last Poets" so eloquently said,
    "The White Man's Got A God Complex"
    Creating lives & altering sex...
    Don't be surprised if they come out with mutants next.
    But they won't be like Wolverine or Professor X...
    Naahhh...
    They'll be crossbred with animals.
    Half-bull, half-man...

    The haves rule the land with an iron hand
    subjecting their brethren 2 back breaking labor 2
    supply their demand 4 more capitol.
    They store attitudes in their hearts & minds 2 fool
    themselves into believing they're better than those that have not.
    As far as material gains, they get all that they want.
    But concerning spiritual strength, they're a sad lot.

    Seperating people into categories, making the masses
    willingly accept & participate in the labeling...
    Understand that in appearance, you're the same as me...
    But while u learned a lifetime of weakness,
    I've learned 30 years of strength.
    Tears of hate & mental bruises sustained in battle
    with the unenlightened is my fate...
    I accept it readily.

    This narrow path, I tread it steadily.
    Verily I say 2 U, it is easier 4 a camel 2 walk through
    the eye of a needle than 4 a rich man 2 enter the gates of heaven.
    Embrace these words & receive direction.
    It's never 2 late 2 begin correctin' the lifestyle you've been livin.
    Everyday, all day, give high thanks 4 the blessings you've been given.
    If U did wrong earlier in life, doing good now would lessen your sentence
    4 good behavior...
    Should the Savior return now, would U be able
    2 stand before Him guilt free...
    Or are U in danger of being cast away
    4 all eternity with the guilty?






    Chrisis copyright 2004
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Food for thought here. Nothing worse than being spiritually dead, the one is coming sooner than we think. You posed this so well, brotha.
     
  3. Sweet baby_face

    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was some food 4 thought
    This is like that old saying
    Reel tyte scribe.
     
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    My Dear Brother…

    I wish… I were articulate enough, intelligent enough, insightful enough…even profound enough to begin to describe the sense of grandeur I feel when in the presence of a King…a Visionary and Warrior…such as you

    If I could only…

    Each word upon the tip of my tongue would echo your name…for lifetimes to come…

    This enlightened work…was simply Divine!

    Scribe on...Consider me...impressed and enlightened... :bowdown:
     
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    Speak Brother Speak
    you have given
    once again
    a fantastic release
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
  6. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister watz., like a thief in the night.
    I have my cipher rigged with millions of tiny infra-red motion detectors, so I thank I'm safe. I hope. Thank U 4 the feel.

    Sweet., the Christ didn't accept money & told all his followers 2 do the same & be poor, righteous teachers... Can't take it with U when U go. Thank U.

    My sweet sister sage, your words have filled my soul with complete joy. I humbly thank U from the depths of my heart & mind, sister.

    Blue., I must share what I receive, if I don't, I'm slackin' on the job He's given me 2 do. Thank U, my sister 4 the read & the words.

    Re-Be. Change. 4 the better.
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And THIS my brotha warrior
    THIS
    is why I Love your mind so much
    you R a shining jewel on this board and i can do none else but :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    I'm so lost for words. Positively exquisite, this is the closest I can get to trying to attempt to descibe this piece. This is awesome & wonderful. Please forgive me, for totally downsizing the quality of this work, I just can't explain it.
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sister triniti, I thank U from my everything, 4 your words are a mental embrace. Thank U.

    Envy, please believe that downsized is not in my vocab when it comes 2 my kindred feeling the words. I don't do this 4 affirmation, I do this 4 us, as long as people read & minds feel, my job has been done. Thank U 4 the read & feel.
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Also...

    Envy you're reppin' The Bean?

    "DORCHESTER!!!!!"

    so where U from?