Black Poetry : somebody's baby on the county bus

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, May 28, 2002.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    they wear the jump suits
    color coded to identify
    and classify
    and they're shackled
    together like animals
    when they ride


    the most day light
    they'll get
    is a field trip to
    another
    court house
    and the outlook is grim

    just ask the public defenders
    just another day's work to them

    ain't nobody postin that kinda bail
    leave that nickaz *** in jail

    I can only imagine the
    ride, especially for
    the first-time offenders
    I know they think they
    gonna die

    so relieved to see a stretch
    of landscape
    rolling by

    thinking about that
    25 to life bid...
    and being forgotten
    in that hole
    when they close
    the lid

    yeah, I smelled the
    rubber burning
    as the bus passed by

    and I hurt
    for all their mothers
    and began to cry

    Alyce (c) 2002
     
  2. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SAD BUT TRUE!

    As usual you reached down inside and moved me in a special way.
    And I could see the whole scene laid out before me like a movie.
    Those few words said so much. Your words are incredible...
    Scribe on my sista!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
  3. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    everybody is somebodies baby
    and mothers do cry when their
    baby's life goes aerie
     
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    Watcher Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce...I watched a bus go down the highway yesterday with some of mama babies on them......Some of them never to return....sad......so sad.....thanks for this one here.......
     
  5. poeticdelight

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    Hold UP

    wait a minute let me quote


    "ain't nobody postin that kind of bail
    leave that nickaz *** in jail" :lol:

    tight to deaf Ms Alyce :)

    pd
     
  6. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there is always someone left behind to cry and wonder why...

    and even though they have committed a crime to get there...sometimes you have to ask what made them do it....it's not always as simple as doing the wrong thing....

    K
     
  7. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms. A

    once again you have did what you do best. Just hope I never be one of those mommas and my heart goes out for the mommas that stand alone.



    One
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mother's only want whats best for there children............There is nothing more heart breaking to see than the tears of a mother .................
     
  9. Rashad

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    Perfect picture of some of mama's babies...

    Alyce this is nice...Sad but I like the wayyou put it down...I can feel the wind of the bus going by...
     
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