Black Poetry : Street Song

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  1. DigginThaShyne

    DigginThaShyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Street Song

    ‘Brother can you spare a dime?’
    Symphonies of well-rehearsed lines
    by unlucky men
    ring out in discordant harmonies toward heaven,
    a shoe shine, and peddlers shuffling wares
    lost cares drift through the city like smog
    middle-aged women hanging out of tenement widows
    wondering when husbands are coming home
    the hustlers and bustlers trying to two talk their way into
    a dollar from a dime
    beggars and bottles of wine, the immigrants sweeping the stoops
    of corner stores, children with no place
    eating stolen bread
    in some run down shack’s deteriorating doorway
    and it’s only the middle of the day
    when night comes, and sunlight creeps no more,
    the melancholy song of suffering
    stars, crosshairs reflecting loneliness,
    grown men drowning in half empty bottles,
    to momentarily escape life’s futileness
    pain becoming both ceiling and floor
    but the song is not all sorrow
    the voices don’t always have grief
    downtrodden, belittled, ignored in the least
    the streets keep singing
    the song goes on
    at least until tomorrow
     
  2. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    now this is beautiful...
    i saw each image you painted
    thank you
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'M FEELIN THIS TARHEEL....
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  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    land of the free and unfortunate

    there are alot of people who need help but they are over looked
    it is very sad

    feeling this piece all the way
    but why wouldn't I after all the piece is called the


    STREET SONG

    DSS
    great piece
     
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