Black Poetry : street corners ( a quick thought)

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  1. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Street corners

    Concrete placements between
    Left and right
    Today and tomorrow
    Success and failure
    Right from wrong;

    Is always filled with Brothers
    who don’t see that the concrete
    is there to keep them from
    falling deeper into the abyss;

    but still they stand on the corners
    never deciding which way to go
    or whether they should turn back
    to the place in which they began;

    do they not know that the concrete
    is just a mixture of rock and water,
    heated to a boil and mixed with steel
    into a form and dried for a week?

    Or do they see it as a mixture of failure
    and past brought to a boil by anger and
    mixed with disgust to be poured into a
    place of least resistance left to dry forever?

    How can we help them to turn the
    Corner and to show them there is
    a better way to life if they just take
    the first step into the unknown;

    that corner is just a stepping stone
    but too many hold fast to today
    believing that the establishment
    is awaiting them around that corner;

    so they sit still like a deer in headlights
    awaiting the moment that failure can
    walk up on them and put two shells of
    history into their mental for quick death;

    so what’s lurking around the corner for you?
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man so true how u bring out the truth & knowledge at the
    same tyme to rock one's mind ......
    (what lurking round da corner)
    hummmm!!
    my eyez wide shut i be watching from top flyte
     
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    The reality of a better existence is an assumed destiny for many
    But for others it is as far from reality as the man on the moon
    Like the song says
    If I can see it
    I can be it (or something like that)
    They just can’t see it
     
  4. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    to you both...no doubt, no question...so many die standing on that corner just because they are afraid to look around.

    hmmm, i think i'll add this to this scribe.
     
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    I have always wondered....
    What's the big attraction?
    What's so exciting about standing
    on a corner for hours at a time?
    I'd like to know. Deep piece.
    Thanks for sharing

    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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