Black Poetry : See Thru My Eyes(from the heart)

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  1. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    See thru my eyes...
    where i walk these streets at night and bullets pierce my bruthaz
    where my beautiful black sistahs stand on the corner competin with one anotha
    where young men drop out to hussle and pimps recruit from ur high school
    where the teachers smoke a blunt with u and the principal greets young ladieswith his tool
    where the cement is covered wit blood stains and chalk outlines
    where the police hardly come n the ambulance is late to the scene of the crime
    where the white ppl r tryna kick my ppl out n make a profit
    wher the jobs r limited, money is low, and time is not promised
    where garbage, condoms, and needles lie on the sidewalks
    where territory is claimed and ppl dont like to hide glocks
    where my beautiful children have to say inside or in the yard
    where the community centers take the responsibility to feed these kids that starve
    where the crack game has become the black name
    where the ghanja makes life alittle easier to face
    its a jumgle out there w/ the deadliest snakes
    ****... see thru my eyes
    see my room where i sit and write with music bumpin in my ear
    outside life gets crazier, ppl get stronger, and the competition gets fierce
    see that wooden floor with the leather circumference in the palm of my hand
    i call it a sanctuary cuz u can escape all the drama that knocks u off the place u stand
    see the ppl circulatin, the ?s that bounce around, see the consequences of glory
    they follow ur every step, cant wait to write or tell a story
    see the females that stand from a distance, plottin on u, waitin to make their move
    see the males that try so **** hard to get inside u witha point to prove
    see the ppl that claim to ur friends but r straight aimin for ur ends
    see the females that try 2 trick u, but game recognizes game, that lifestyle dont fit u
    see the goals u set and the sh** thats been handed to u, its coo to just lay back
    do u take it or let it go? every action has a consequence or u gotta do a pay back
    see the days n nights as they pass u by cuz u barely sleep at night
    see the loneliness that eats ur soul, cuz u rarely eat at this crazy life
    man... see thru my eyes
    see those dreams that enter u and constantly crawl
    theyre as big as an ocean, but the chance is very small
    look into ur motherz eyes n see her beggin for help
    single with 2 kids doin everything by herself
    look at ur siblings n see how they wanna b just like u
    so u gotta be an example for the kids that get excited just by the sight of u
    look at ur grandma n her desire to retire n put her feet up
    but grandpa keeps gettin laid off n as the days go by the bills speed up
    look at the opportunity of bein the only 1 in ur fam to go to a 4 year college or play ball in pac 10
    look how hard ur dad is workin to get u there n how disappointed he'd b in u backslid
    look at the teachers that expect u to b the best in n out the classroom
    see the bull, the fights, the gossip, the kidsh** thats liable to distract u
    can u see the ppl that come to every single game n expect u to score 30 n get 15 assists
    they look at u n see greatness so they dont know a bad game exists
    see the pain n the struggle that ppl in ur life endure so u plan to take them all with u
    but u know deep inside u cant take everyone cuz some ppl could b the end of u
    ****... just come n see thru my eyes
    see ur best friend whos been playin ball with u since u guys were younger n made plans to go to college
    takin care of her 6 month old baby, havin to b a 5th year senior, goin thru so much problems
    look into her eyes n make a promise to help her carry the weight
    see the stress and control it, b her backbone and part of her strength
    look back in the past when dreamin n settin goals was easy
    but now u otta make it happen n lettin go is so **** hard believe me
    look at urself in the mirror n ask urself if ur really content with ur image
    u seem so **** confident, but ur really deeply scarred n thoughts r hidden
    its hard to see just by readin these lines
    but im not tryna convine u, im just tryna let u see life thru my eyes...
     
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    Game recognizes game real tight!

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    thru ya eyez i vision it
    i know it
    the reality of it
    we have to see thru self eyez
    to feel it
    forth the eyez may close off
    the facts of our struggle
    i see thru your eyez as u
     
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    speak poet speak! tyte piece!
     
  5. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm really feeling that piece, keep on spreadin them visions!!
     
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    ****...keep it real, :)
     
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