Black Poetry : Son to Father...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    From the mind of a son...to his father
    {fathers...try to understand}

    since my beginning
    people have been telling me
    how to do
    what to do
    (and) when to do it
    all for the sake of
    WE DON'T WANT YOU TO SCREW IT (up)

    people have made it their business
    to mind my business
    saying; "listen,
    you're bound to go far."

    Squash that...

    i've gots to be a man
    i'm not trying to be DA MAN
    just wanna be my own man

    i hope you understand

    your son's gotta live his own life
    build a home
    hopefully...find a good wife
    make a way on his own

    feel me.

    when i bear a son
    i want him to be proud
    of the work i've done

    for him

    from now on
    (if) people keep telling me
    "keep it real, dawg
    like you wanna be"

    you'll see

    all will be good
    as you want it to be.

    you taught me good
    told me what to see
    ...what to look for
    in front,
    back,
    and all around me
    showed me
    all you meet
    you don't wanna be.

    you've told me
    but you can't protect me
    from the many paths
    of (my) destiny

    from up's and downs
    and life's many woes
    unhappiness
    and all these ho's

    {whoa...apologies...i didn't say that)

    ...all these beautiful ladies
    everyday, i see
    strutting their booties
    right in front of me

    you can't protect me

    from the twinges of sadness
    we, at times, endure
    deception from others
    whose hearts aren't pure
    and when those heartaches
    creep up on me
    i'll suffer the pain
    you can't protect me

    but i thank you for trying.

    you've taught me that thugging
    and drugs are wrong
    doing so will find me
    one day
    all alone
    that many evil acts
    bear a price to pay
    that man (or GOD)
    will collect
    someday

    you told me that smoking
    isn't good for your health
    abuse of anything
    carries the possibility of
    death
    robbing and stealing
    will buy you a cell
    and killing a brutha...

    well...

    you've imparted your wisdom
    i know what to do
    just let me be me
    coz i can't be you

    {Moms and Dads...
    i know it's hard
    but...one day...you have to let go
    cut the apron strings
    and let your son grow
    and, though, you don't know
    all these things you've told him
    he heard you
    believe me
    HE HEARD YOU}

    i mean no disrespect
    i'm just trying to be me
    my father's oldest son
    my mother's baby b.

    you've given me the tools
    to be successful...on my own
    courageous
    wise
    even handsome and strong

    when i walk out the door
    i'll still be your son
    wouldn't disgrace my poppa bear
    Mom...
    it has to be done

    you can't protect me from the monsters
    asleep
    under the bed

    you can't protect me from the system
    or
    the woman in red

    but i do understand

    you don't wanna see me hurt.:)

    i love you, too
    both of you.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Baller

    ya speaketh truth in ya vibe
    one must grow into it's own
    one must feel the passion
    feel the beings of pain
    no one can protect the deep emotions
    ya on point brutha .......:toast:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a necessary PEACE for me...

    given that my BABY BOY just walked out into the world of MANHOOD. yes, i understood what he had to do. just needed to say it.

    THANKS FOR FEELING ME.
     
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    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I absolutely love this!

    Thanks for sharing. This is a nice piece!
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    balla

    I'm going to share this with the menfolk at ma house. Beautiful scribe. Although my two still have a way to go, but nonetheless, I shall share this with them and continue to plant the seeds.



    :heart:
     
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    Definitely feelin' your vibe from both angles, as a son who thought he knew everything, to the father who's trying to steer his own seed in the right direction. Thanks for this
     
  8. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it's hard out there...

    WE KNOW THIS. we just don't want them to have to find out the hard way, what life is truly about...so we keep the apron strings tight. but after a while, we hav'ta let'em go...gotta let'em go.

    THANKS FOR THE LOVE, Y'ALL.:)
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller,

    One word

    "priceless"

    that's the best I can do.

    blak
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    reality is like that...

    filled with one word sentences...that speaks volumes.

    THANKS Blak.
     
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