Black Poetry : Show & Prove - Recession Proof

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by NittyGrit, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    which one is worse:
    not making dollars out of 15 cents
    or slaving harder at a job
    for more pennies to pinch?

    either way you lose
    in this game there is no first place
    when you're broke
    you're just a rodent
    in the money rat race

    all my life i've lived check to check
    and now i'm impatient
    my degree aint doing nothing
    so that was 30 G's wasted

    just to keep from complaining
    i have to look at it like this:
    i would rather have a plaque
    then to get those years back
    and have nothing to show for it

    i'm trying to pass financial blessings
    to the next generation
    and give them so much more
    to dream and live for
    than just a job or occupation
    i want my daughters kids
    living off of what grandaddy did
    instead of starting out from scratch
    i want to leave them something to work with

    i want my baby girl
    to see the whole world
    from the ocean surf of Fiji
    to the Egyptian pyramids
    so in social studies class
    when students say what they've learned
    she'll say "I took pictures of the Sphinx"
    when its her turn

    but my good intentions
    don't make not-a-nan million
    they only make for good conversation
    i have to remind myself
    to go get the wealth
    and stop procrastinating

    take it from me:
    keep your 30 G's
    and just learn this lesson:
    ...talk is cheap
    and doesn't sell well
    in a recession

    SHOW & PROVE!

    PHent (c) 2009
     
  2. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sista that was an excellent write and I definitely stand behind you in the Let's go out there and make it happen.
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    written with the realness

    i can respect

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912

    this video explains why you can't win

    give the video a chance you know how truth can seem so boring and elusive

    right

    we are all walking/talking credit/debit cards

    tell me i'm wrong

    if that was not the case there would be no need for statistics

    see this crazy set-up is about to fall

    a great man once said

    "NO EMPIRE IS FOREVER"

    nothing can out finite infinity

    great advice brethren
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's a crying shame how we work so hard and have little more than the lint in our pockets to show for it. Feeling your expression poet.
     
  5. Sweet baby_face

    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel so inspired reading this.
    It's timeout for games and play.
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel so inspired reading this.
    It's timeout for games and play.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up ! i can't help but agree here
     
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