Black Poetry : Sink or Swim

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    struggle and strife
    stress and life
    the gun the knife
    fight or flight?

    survival or death
    flatline or breath
    right or left
    what is left
    when all I can do is
    write?

    hunger or eat
    a roof or the streets
    my existence
    unfinished or complete?

    steal or kill
    strongarm and harm
    crack or heroin
    2 and a half years
    or ears filled with
    childrens unevaporated tears

    drown or swim
    me or him
    the benz and timbs
    and loot to boot

    speedtraps and taps
    shelltoes and hoes
    sisters and bros
    only God knows

    past and present
    neither's been pleasant
    living life hesitant
    commas between my
    residence

    so what do I do?
    sink or swim
    frown and drown
    smile and style
    after crack pills
    and smack sells

    immoral and guilt
    comatose and blank stares
    circumcised crys
    desensitized times

    clocks and clouds
    blank faces no numbers
    lost in space mind wonders

    sink or swim
    live or die


    (c)2001 blakverb "quikkie"
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u laid out some facts of reality here
    man dis be all up in my head .....and where u been lately?
    :)
     
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