Black Poetry : Somebody explain this shyte to a brotha

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  1. n2deepthings

    n2deepthings Active Member MEMBER

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    Somebody explain this shyte to a brotha
    © 2004

    Iamwhoam1959

    We relegate ourselves to far less than second class standards
    And blaming the white man has become our standard
    Yet we support agendas that take us for granted
    You know the drill
    Pass out a few crumbs
    Leaving the rest of them stranded
    Now how do you think those who were transplanted?
    Thru the midst of the Atlantic
    Feel about the seeds that they planted

    Was it all in vain?

    Now they say don’t hate the playa
    Hate the game
    So how does one explain?
    The lore of red and blue gangs
    Streets laced with bloody stains
    Crack sales, gang bangs
    Earning rep
    the late poet Tupac called it - street fame
    But Pac reminded us
    That it’s the thugs in suits who stand to gain
    And despite the daily carnage we remain the same,
    Afraid to name names, accepting with mind numbing alacrity
    Our collective shame

    And how do we explain
    Our lack of ambition
    What ancient karma has come to fruition?
    As descendants of kings
    Bow in homage to inferior traditions
    Cuz neither Muslim, Jew nor Christian
    Has stopped our unrelenting march to perdition
    We hear the truth
    But offer little resistance
    Preferring a marginalized existence
    So how many more will die
    Before we listen?

    But we listen
    To compromised politicians
    With doggy style ways
    As hidden cameras displayed
    57 new ways to misbehave
    And thus they betrayed
    The martyrdom of Martin and Malcolm
    As they were welcomed
    In to the rituals of the beast
    Participating in their blood lusting androgynous feasts

    And what do you suppose
    The millions of immortal souls
    Say as we lie in repose
    Watching us fold
    As more and more leaders become exposed
    For bargain basement prices they become bought and sold

    And how do you explain
    Our belief in a theology rooted in Caucasus caves
    Forced on us by the ones that called us slaves
    Thus we worship a man made god
    With genocidal ways
    And on Sundays we behave
    In total acknowledgment of how far we’ve strayed
    And just skip past the spot where the night before
    A four year old was sprayed
    Each night bullets blaze
    And crack heads prey
    On the elders
    What once was a village can no longer shelter
    It’s become more like Helter Skelter
    But this is not a Lennon and McCartney song
    And by the way,
    Mr. Minister,
    In 95 weren’t we suppose to atone?

    So somebody explain
    Why future kings continue to die
    And 13-year-old mothers try to get by
    Offering their temples
    To the lowest bidder
    Living in denial as their stomachs gets bigger
    An existence 5 zeroes from six figures
    But wouldn’t you figure
    Some one would hip her?
    And perhaps deliver
    The truth about her holy roots
    That the seed she carries is the sacred fruit
    Of divine intentions
    We need to put to rest our self-hatred
    And self-inflicted lynchings
    And recognize we are Black gods and black goddesses
    On a holy mission?
    Only by accepting our greatness
    Can we make a difference
    Yet with all that is stake
    Can you explain to a brotha?
    Why we still won’t listen?
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Know that 'both "Policits and religion, runs the world, and with that being said...
    Yes, "One" can explain it, but it would take, collectively all of us to change it.
    Awesome piece poet, we need to keep hearing it, until it sticks...wonderful slap of truth, thanks
     
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    word ......it take us all to be jointly to work it in perfection
    and change the minds and structure of living today tyte drop !
     
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    Tight drop enjoyed the read.....
     
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    This is a insightful piece! You are creative and thoughtful...Nice work!
     
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    The smooth rhythm, and wonderful rhyme, only take a back seat to the timely message and the style in which it was delivered. This was on point poet, something that all should read and follow.
     
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    Whoa!!!!!
    I'm just in awe by the
    truth that no one wants to admit.
    OOH, I love this.
     
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    Ok my brother let me explain the master plan, the first thing is change the thought change the man, how can we do this? while man is forcus on the human Gods, they forget about the master planner satan, we fight not against the world, we fight against good and evil, it is written in the script of the laws of God, Satan cannot drwell in love, he can only live in darkness, what is happening today happen yesterday. Its not the power of a man who lives upon the earth, The virus snake that runs foe to foe, unclean thoughts that plagues nations , taunted by un- forgive able love, without human kindness hes destructive to self. Crime against humanities wars that plaque the earth.
    The taste of bitter brimmed by curse. The thoughts that shivers the summonsed of calm. Visioning mans voices of love, pleadings of peace be still.
    Sins of human birth, past down the evolution of murder that grows within the blood streams of generations that cursed the holy grounds. Words of calm sings out sending thy peace, lord of nations of man.
    Be thou my glory, all that live beneath the earth I will hear. The fears increase thy foes. Ascending to the almighty God. The evil of man shall not claim the swords of man who sings his own song.

    Curse by the sperm that created a darkness,
    that there Son’s may cry.
    Sisters and Brothers joined within the furor of hell.
    Devil worshipers God said the curse,
    shall fall upon the children,
    Let me break it down nice and slow,
    blind that refuse to see,
    When the light is a clear,
    Genocide within the rotten roots of a fool.
    The thieves that stood before the cross,
    the betrayal the foundation of parents,
    who just don’t give a dam,
    fathers who abandon there seeds.
    Mama baby daddy maybe who really giveS fu--.
    Crying that slave masters did it to me,
    Get of the titter and free your self.
    White powder that clouds the mind,
    kill my brother sell him dope.
    A universe of Zombies the walking dead.
    Children raising children, Children raising parents.
    Close minds saviors that live in the dark.

    Nature contains the history,
    of the evolution of matter,
    life, and man. It is the arena of past,
    present, and future.
    It contains every quest that man can pursue.
    A thirsting entry that leads into from where it extended, extensive new root planting of locally indigenous circle.
    The tree the root defines a series ,
    of versatile crying to be release,
    the blood that continues to leak,
    until the fountains run dry,
    knowledge and wisdom activities and events.
    The historical significance,
    summoned by the ancestors,
    reconsidered as the blood of thy brother,
    shall continue to repeat until the mission,
    of thy father answers to the curse,
    trampling on Gods creations shall not be erased,
    both culturally and physically relevant,
    to the link to the heavens and earth.
    Death within the womb, crack infested, dope up,
    ***--, slapped and posioned within the womb.
    the curse of the blood, the symbols of hate.
    The man the beast who hated God,
    so it repeats, the devils children,
    who curse the blood before it links.
    The blood, crypts, son's. Jesus.
     
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    whoa, that is dope! I love the message, the structure....dang, it just flowed! tight!
     
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    N2deepthings06 Welcome to Destee.

    That is a deep drop. I like how you stayed on point. This flow contains much truth and questions not understood. This is a great read.

    Who is Iamwhoam1959 is this the author, Or a pen name of yours?
     
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