Black Poetry : Rhetorical Question

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by islander, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This may be a future poem, but I thought of this while I was running this morning:

    "Crime doesn't pay...so why would we get reparations?"
     
  2. Jazz4u

    Jazz4u Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    interesting question
    love to see what comes of it....j
     
  3. islander

    islander Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Me too...my mind is already bubbling
     
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    I think it's cause slaves weren't the ones committing the crimes.
     
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    Crime doesn't pay, because it is wrong to commit a crime. It doesn't benefit the perpetrator. The victim still has rights that were violated. The courts and justice system should respond. But in this case it hasn't. Why not?

    Because it was accepted by thousands... in charge as a solution to a problem they help create. If you make a law.. Everyone should follow it. They eventually outlawed the trade.. But Congress and the Presidents still looked the other way. Not one state was allowed to secede from the union.. But those same states were allowed to still break the law of the land.

    Millions died in the transport and millions died during the process.
    Massive graves were from Manhattan.. to Florida.. and they all have been violated and moved.

    During the interment of the Japanese prisoners.. none were killed. None were beaten. Hanged or mutated. Yet they were paid for the inconvenience.. and robbery of land and personal property.

    JUSTICE HASN’T TAKEN PLACE. Why are they sealing records and covering up until these people die? This is wrong. Let them pay for the crimes they committed and pay for the stolen lives and land.. that slaves had after the Civil War.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well said HODEE .......
     
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