Quiet Poetry Lounge : Running Backwards (A Tired of Being Tired Song)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Apr 24, 2001.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Running backwards
    because tomorrow seems to bring
    much of the same...
    the sun keeps shining but a
    cloud rides over my head everyday
    raining red, white, and blue drops
    permeating my fragile self with
    socialization institutionalization
    degradation diction of why I was
    the abscess of procreation
    and I have tried to stay strong but
    even the strong get weary dealing
    with stabbers of the black on the daily
    Malcolm said you can't stick a knife in
    my back six inches and pull it out two
    and call it progress, even if you smile
    and say have a nice day
    I'm running backwards trying to avoid
    being trapped between hurtful words
    from standers on the curb I called my
    brother...Am i my brothers keeper? or
    my brothers grim reaper carrying a tool
    in my pocket so I can feel (dis)comfort
    in seeing another 24-7
    Lord I pray that I get in heaven
    swearing and cursing sometimes even
    questioning my faith in you / I know I
    must be like Job but this is getting old
    spread eagle spotlit cold stare frostbit
    slam!!! twenty-five to life locked in
    corrupt condemned and crushed metaphors
    for justice / broken scales and blak robes
    and white masks sending me back because all
    I ask is equality equal wealth equal
    opportunity so my insanity is only a demented fantasy
    but it is this reality that has got me going
    crazy
    I'm running backwards so far that I want to
    run with the lions and elephants and the gazelle
    on the gorgeous lands of the Serengeti I'll
    ride the middle passage in reverse if I have to
    because after the whips, pain, and chains I will
    have freedom once again, speak my native tongue,
    and bring to life my real name and
    run forwards into the arms of africa.

    (c)2001 blakverb "off da top thinkin"
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh Me, Oh My...

    You've got me in only the way that
    action verbs do... and ya' know I love
    it, don't you?!

    "10"

    ....I see the strength of a BlakMan;
    all with my eyez closed!! And, he
    lookz damnnnnn good! Much :heart: for you!
     
  3. 8th wonder

    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Riding on the tails of N2 on this one...

    most def a 10 brotha...
    feelin ya all around...

    8th!
     
  4. Twofish

    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "10"

    since we seem to be the judges in this case I agree with the above
    blakverb your consciousness astounds me....but you already knew that didn't ya?
    Lol...I surely missed your style though...

    caught my attention
    wit mad introspection
    teachin me lessons
    ya wordz needle sharp
    ya wisdom injection
    is like, madd ART
    from the heart connection
    :) just a little freeflow 4 U :)
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the "Dime" pieces queens. As always I stand humble before you *standing*. Being aware is half the battle the other staying strong against the onslaught is the other. But with Queens supporting Kings and Kings supporting Queens we will all persevere.

    one love sisters, blak
     
  6. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    <<<<shakin' my head...

    Verb...

    you know how i feel about your "off da top thinkin"...

    & my request.... as always... is the same....

    just let me know. :wink:

    OneLuv...
    GA~
     
  7. Desert Storm

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    No Joke

    This is like smoke
    Off the top of the barrel
    Of a 44

    Premeditated
    Yet inflamed
    By words
    Brought to life on a page

    Well scripted
    Yet fitting
    And descriptive

    You're not alone
    Diamondcrystals
    First prize
    Yet drifted away
    During election time

    And stayed
    In my mind
    Delayed
    Swayed
    Passed the time away
    Worrying
    Judging
    Rocky
    Relationship with God and
    Wondering and trying to get closer
    To the Lord
    I feel ya
    Been through it
    And still
    It seems to be an unfinished process
    Reciprocity
    Velocity
    And them some
    More
    Oh Lawd!
    Give me the courage,freedom,and strength,
    TO endure
    Endure
    Endure.

    Loved this piece. Truly heart felt. Loving this. Not alone. Great topic

    Desert Storm
     
  8. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GA & Desert Storm (two queens with two of the "flyest" names), thank you for the words, ya'llknow I "do be" lovin' 'em.

    one love,verb
     
  9. StarGoddess

    StarGoddess Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    man blak....

    ur off the top thinking is deeper than my ponder and prose mode will eva be....


    keep spittin that hot **** boo....
     
  10. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tired of being tired... If I could write about it, I couldn't communicate it this well. I thank you Blakverb for penning this from the soul's depths.
     
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