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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds of Soweto

    And what kinds of poems can be written
    About the state of Afrikan people
    In the world
    Without the taste of violence
    Without the sense of outrage?
    What rosy words
    Can be phrased that will soothe away the murders of
    Hundreds and hundreds of young Afrikan students?
    What romantic verses can be fashioned to remove
    the sting of teargas
    the pain of riot sticks
    the crunch of a ten year old’s legs
    being run over by military vehicles?
    What pious semantics will stop
    The rivers of blood that flow from south west township?
    And where are outraged liberals for this carnage
    This combination Hiroshima/Vietnam/Final solution?
    And how come in my lifetime there’s been
    This genocide/this systematic extermination
    Of my people that hardly anyone notices?
    Was it like this in the great white wars to end all wars
    When millions were pogromed, gassed &
    Made into lampshades
    For the real estates brokers of europe?
    Was it like this in that great white version of
    How the west was discovered and stolen
    And made into america by those murdering hordes of
    Thugs, thieves, perverts and outcasts?
    It was like this when boy scouts
    Were sent to destroy the Viet people
    When they were sent to
    Blow up, shoot up, burn up babies
    Sent to rape, pillage and plunder
    In a war that has not ended
    Even though the soldiers have come home
    It must have been like this when Sharpesville happened
    When bombingham happened
    When a thousand other massacres happened
    Which most of us know little about because
    We try not to know there’s a war going on
    And we are the enemy wherever we are.
    So to my critics who say I should write poems
    About the state of Afrikan people which aren’t
    So outrageous and violent sounding
    I say, take me somewhere on this planet
    Where my Black a55 is not a target
    And maybe then
    I’ll be able to write some words about the sounds of peace.

    --©1981/hlr/mcc--

    Click here for mp3 download: http://whgbetc.com/soundsofsoweto.mp3
     
  2. PurpleMoons

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    Whoa!

    Tell it Brother Oldsoul!
    Tell it in a way they can feel it!
    Tell it in a way they will know it!
    Tell it so they can hear it!

    Cause if they don't see it, i guess they never will!

    :heart:
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You write what you feel, and your words made us feel the horror oldsoul. Flow on as you see fit.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man drop dat knowledge on us cause i can feel it fo real do it like u know bruh !
     
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    I usually flow with your pieces ..in one way or another,
    but...
    There's not a single thing in this one, that you didn't cover.
    It's quite amazing how both your hind and foresight is in sync,
    As to how ...our babies going out in a blink!
    :bowdown: Awesome piece poet :bowdown:
     
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    y'all better listen ya heard !!! this was tyte
     
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