Black Poetry : simpler times...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by baller, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i didn't say they were easier times
    i said...simpler times

    when going DOWN TOWN
    was a seemingly magical THANG
    {only US country folk would know anythang 'bout dis:)}

    KNOW WHAT I MEAN

    before the
    jerry
    scary
    drippy curls,
    when the
    AFRO
    was the thing to have
    {either it was blowing in the wind
    or cornroll'd
    with rubber bands on the ends for HOLD}

    remember when FAT ALBERT
    was the show to watch
    then came kick ball
    or hop scotch in the park
    and Momma Lou
    was always cooking somp'em
    like candied yams
    or chicken and dumplings

    dem wuz simpler times

    remember when you got whippings
    with branches laced together
    and the louder you cried
    the more your momma tried
    to beat you 'til you shut up
    emphasizing it with every swing of the branch

    I...TOLD...YOU...TO...SHUT...UP

    like that was going to stop the sniffles

    WE COMPLAINED BACK THEN
    BUT NOW WE KNOW WHAT THE DEAL WAS

    remember when families ate together
    ...prayed together
    ...stayed together
    and actually loved each other

    YEAL...dem wuz the dayz

    remember when you got your first smooch
    and all the kids were teasing you
    but, deep down, they wanted one too

    remember when
    we played all day ball
    like b-ball
    'til nightfall

    remember the hoola hoop
    and hide-n-seek {in couples}
    where nobody sought anybody
    coz everybody
    wuz laying cheek-to-cheek
    in the middle of the loff

    do you remember family get togethers
    at Grandma's place
    and all the faces you didn't see
    ...daily
    you got to see

    and remember
    kids playing {double dutch}
    right after sunset
    the sky...a strawberry red
    and all the grownups
    would sit back and watch
    or join in

    simpler times

    do you remember?
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller back in the joynt with a bang!!!

    I remember playa!!!!

    :peace:
    GQ
     
  3. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sour apple charms blow pops
    zips kicks
    watermelon now or laters
    and chico sticks
    sparklers
    a candy necklace
    hopscotch and monkey bars
    count chocula for breakfast

    yeah...i remember well...

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
  4. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ahhhh Yeah!!

    Real Nice Scribe here Poet!!
    And Yes I Remember!! Ahhhhh Yeah!!:)
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    overwhelmed by nostalgia...being back on the old place...reminiscing 'bout the old ways...back in da day.

    THANKS for reading.
     
  6. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller

    Wonderful read.
    Thanks. :)

    Scribeaboutit!
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man i member dem dayz !!!!
    where have yesteryears have gone to !???
     
  8. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I absolutely loved this..this is what memories are made of and no matter how much the world changes we can always go back to this time and place in our hearts and our minds...

    thank you for making me remember simple times..today

    k
     
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