Black Poetry : Save the Drama

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PositiveMindset, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    At the smallest infraction, brothers wanna commit their hands 2 action.
    Whether it be layin them maliciously on another or resorting 2 gun-clappin'.
    Not hearing the angel on their left shoulder before angrily reacting.
    Can't we see stabbin' & shootin' brothers behind minor disagreements
    satisfies the powers that be?
    It gives strength 2 those who outnumber us drastically but remain cowardly.
    How could we possibly compete in the race
    When we constantly quarrel with our teammates?
    It's like we're in the Olympics & noone wants 2 pass the stick in the relay...
    So we stay at the starting gate...
    And say it's the other team's fault we didn't reach the tape.

    But in reality, we have noone 2 blame but ourselves,
    And our failed attempts at regaining our composure.
    We constantly move around the world with a huge block on our shoulders.
    In a sense, it's understandable due 2 the situations we've survived,
    But directing our anger towards our brothers
    isn't going 2 make our lives more enjoyable.
    It just makes them think that even we believe
    our lives are justifiably destroyable...
    Like caged lab animals given diseases 2 test new medicines.

    Veey few of ours went overseas, but many of us are war veterans...
    Who aren't eligible 2 receive the Purple Heart 4 getting wounded on the battlefield.
    Although some receive childish ghetto recognition cuz at the drop of a hat, he'll kill.
    The cat wields steel in case his opponent has superior hand-2-hand combat skills...
    He feels threatened if he can't make U turn away when he grills U.
    Not 2 glorify bein' a thug, but bruh, I did my tour on Sugar Hill 2...
    And survived long enough 2 retire with no war wounds.
    But my mind is filled with old war tunes that accompany memories of
    activities I'll have 2 account 4 when the Lord's court resumes.

    Yeah...
    I know it seems impossible 2 defuse the bomb of anger once it's been ignited,
    But we need level-headed soldiers & teachers 2 help our nation become united.
    Don't allow someone else's ignorance get u slighted...
    When U feel you're about 2 explode, count 2 10, giving your mind time 2 fight it...
    I've tried it...And it works.
    Now I think of who'd really be hurt if I let my anger get the best of me.
    If out of blinded rage I commit a crime that sends me 2 an incorrectional facility.
    I'd survive cuz I'd be protected by the dynamic duo of my body & mind's abilities & agilities...
    But I wouldn't be 2 sure of the promise of the survival of my present & future seeds.

    So I remain aggressively unmoved & free...

    One who rules his destiny...

    But please don't think that's an open invitation 2 start testing me...

    Cuz old dogs still bite.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dramatized...... save it
    well said and i hear ya
    coz the bite can hurt
    flow on brutha
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a tight drop
    i hear ya...
    flow on
     
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    Loved the way you posed this. Won't have to wait for anyone else to kill us off, seems some are doing the job single handedly.
     
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    Tight and true POSITIVE.. I wil have to read this again. Come and read this on poetry night. I really liked this.
     
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    I know it seems impossible 2 defuse the bomb of anger once it's been ignited,
    But we need level-headed soldiers & teachers 2 help our nation become united.


    dude...your wordz are true strength...i felt this to death...word
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Thanks for allowing me to rest inside your
    wisdom...in motion. Your level of awareness
    and consciousness...just leaves me heavy
    with inspiration and empowerment.

    Love the concept...Continue on Brother
    Whenever I see that avatar...I know
    it's gonna be "good"...and that's an
    overstatment...
     
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    speak on indeed
    this scribe stright to the point
    the thoughts flows are deep
    and serious
    those last 2 line are
    very clear
    Quote"But please don't think that's an open invitation 2 start testing me...
    Cuz old dogs still bite."
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    YES YES YES !!!!!!!!!!!
    :bowdown:
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fam, I thank U completely 4 feelin' this piece...

    This was inspired by a situation on the back of the bus I witnessed & it opened the floodgates.

    Life is an experience,& if U can't take from it & give 2 others, it is a waste.

    Peace.
     
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