Black Poetry : Reflecions....of me

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  1. tbone5769

    tbone5769 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sinking deeper in the well of
    Man made hell,
    I dwell
    in my father’s house
    And I douse
    myself with
    Holy water.
    To cleanse my spirit,
    From all the ****
    I had to live with.
    And I have a lot in my collection.
    I look at a puddle on the ground
    And I see ….Reflections.
    I see Reflections of me, when
    I stare at the puddle that has come
    from the Rain
    Filled With pain,
    And I watched my mother maintain
    her faith, in God,
    But I know it was hard.
    To smile, when
    Meanwhile, the pimps, and ho’s
    on the Stroll,
    would litter my mind,
    And I served my time,
    Or at least I thought it was over,
    When I left the hell, where I was raised,
    But in my mind I’m stuck in a Purple haze
    Of confusion,
    Cause now I look at the young guns on the street
    AndI see Reflections of Me.
    I see that same litt e boy who wanted to be the man.
    But never had the heart, to
    Play the part
    Of a hustler, so I just stayed on the sideline,
    Never wanted to be in the game just wanted to be a
    Fan, of the man.
    I see me when I look in the eyes of the shorty’s on the street.
    trying to compete with death,
    Hoping to live to feel your next breath.
    Just like me, looking for A Man,
    To reach, him,
    To teach him
    How to be a Man,
    Not the Man,
    With the heater in one hand, and the bank roll in the other.
    Money Cash, hoe’s
    Don’t describe a righteous brother.
    I praise God for letting me out of the fox hole,
    And I survived the war in the Jungle,
    So I gives Thanks by giving back
    to the little boy who has the nine in
    His backpack.
    Looking for a war to fight.
    For a ***** giving him orders
    Orders that he’s too scared to do himself.
    So he preys on our young brothers who eyes can’t focus
    Devouring his own kind like a sea of Locust.
    I am a man hunted by his past, so I can’t go on
    Unless I kick my past to the curb.
    Word….life tolive and die in the hood.
    I didn’t understand, what Is understood by many.
    And now I take any
    Opportunity to lend my thoughts
    to the young brother who is caught
    In the line of fire.
    And the fast life is what he desires
    Just like me, and How I used to be…..Little
    Hustler wanna be…
    Is a reflection of me.
    How I used to be.
    Hopefully he won’t have to take the same road as me.
    So when he get’s older, his recollection, of his
    Collection of memories, will be pleasant
    not filled with misery.
    And then the cycle can begin,
    And his Reflection, can decend on another brother.
    So we won’t have to hear this story ..again.

    Copyright © 2001 T.L. Stevens
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kick It Like That Fella!!!!

    Outstanding TBone!!!

    :peace:
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    Tbone,

    This is such an excellent read. I'm really feeling you in this piece. Just imagine the profound impact it would have on our people's recovery if every conscious black man accepted the responsibility to teach/lead 1, just 1 confused young brother. The cost is only time, quality not quantity. I loved sharing what was on your mind. Thanks.

    Madd Respect
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    Tbone ya came in strong

    wit a flow got me wishing fo mo!!!
    tyght stuff man scribe on and i lay inside yo vibe:toast:
     
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    Just my thoughts.....

    Yo thanks for the read people! They were my thoughts of youth and how life is such a revolving door of madness. Our young brothers and sisters are our future we need to guide and mold them to be better fathers and mothers so we won't fall by the side as a race .....

    Peace
     
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    Tbone...truth in your words poet...you have entered today with fire burning the mental of the reader...always an honor to read your works...

    one.
     
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    Thank You

    Thank you for the props, live to lead, those who are lost in the struggle, and your mind will be free

    each one teach one....