Black Poetry : STAYING IN THE GAME

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  1. Eric Mitchell

    Eric Mitchell Active Member MEMBER

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    STAYING IN THE GAME


    Does your day begin with thoughts of yesterdays tasks unrealized, because you wasted precious time answering chaotic calls warning of major emergencies that exist only in the minds of the person reaching out to touch you in places that you'd rather not be touched, causing not only a pain in your you know what, but also illness serious enough to lay you low. When you step out of bed, do your feet hit the ground running, trying to catch up to the schedule that you set for yourself but can never actually do because your itinerary is liquid and the best you can hope for is to go with the flow. Does the promise of job security overpower the mental exhaustion of overwork. And does the expectation of 4 wall responsibility foster good feelings in you, even when the walls are not padded to help protect you from yourself.

    My degree was my key to seat in the corporate game. I bust my @ss everyday to stay off the bench and continue to get a chance at bat. I give ideas that hit home runs, but someone else runs the bases and gets credit for my grand slams. Then when it comes time to renegotiate my contract, there’s a salary cap. We don’t live in a fair world. But being bitter aint going to improve your situation. Get your shiiit together and step up to the plate. And remember once your in the game it only gets harder.

    By Eric Mitchell
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up sho ya right !!!
    heavy hittin one way to
    get it together is team work !
    u feel me ...
     
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    Dang!!!!

    You hit the nail on
    dead on!!!!
    Always running to
    meet the corporate
    demands!
    It's like peddeling on
    a 3 speed bike with
    the gear on three!
    Your moving really
    fast but ain't getting
    nowhere!!!!

    Feeling the write!!!!
     
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    Yes, sort of like doing the one foot ahead, one foot backwards shuffle. We can only try, failing that, there's no hope.
     
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    FINDLOVEINME Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I CAN RELATE OH TOO WELL TO THIS PIECE

    JOB WELL DONE
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    im loving the way ur pen and ur mind have coneect so well on this tyte drop...
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eric, everytime I read one of your pieces brother
    I get inspired
    you got the right attitude
    for the altitude
    lets just pray we get the multitude
    inspired too...

    keep droppin' these :bomb: brotha, cause our people need 'em...
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eric Mitchell, Home Run King!
     
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    :wave: Hello and Welcome Eric Mitchell :wave:

    WOW !!! i enjoyed this !!! Is this poetry or life !!! i can't tell ...

    We are so blessed to have such talented writers in this Family

    Thank you for joining us ... please keep the life flowingggg ...

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Strong Medicine...
    but I'm loving every bit of this...
    Your voice is one to be reckoned with...

    Feeling the message here!
     
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