Black Poetry : Soul Searchin'

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  1. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the depths of my mind
    I try to find
    explanations and reasons why
    Inequality lives
    but justice dies.
    Why “fair” is only equated
    with amusement parks
    and the darker the victim
    the lighter the cause.
    And why the fight
    must be won
    by those who are weakest
    and in our bleakest hour
    we lose the power
    to stand on our own two…

    I thought you knew.

    Or what about the pain
    of lies and disdain
    on our attempts to regain
    what has been denied us so long.
    Born to reign
    now bound in chains
    shackled to what “the man”
    calls truth.
    It’s only a game
    but how can we play
    when the rules are changed
    day by day
    and we can barely keep up
    cause we didn’t get
    the office e-mail.
    It’s hard to tell
    but when we fail,
    a silent cheering section
    waves its flag
    over our shame
    and we nearly came close
    to standing –
    only to be knocked down again
    by our own self-doubt.

    Down, but not out.

    In the 12th round
    of a fighting bout
    between us and them.
    Who will win?
    They say
    only the strong survive,
    but in the end
    the weak have God
    on their side.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    my sistah

    the game is played
    on da day by day base
    da strong hold clear
    yet the weak know prayer
    prayer is GOD.......write dem wordz
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I really enjoyed this!


    (Can't say I agree w/the ending.)


    But my favorite part was THIS:
    :toast:


    GREAT PIECE!






    And :birthday:
     
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    just like yesterday i still remember this piece...........nice write
     
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