Black Poetry : Streets

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by LyricalOasis, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. LyricalOasis

    LyricalOasis Member MEMBER

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    Silence. Violence.
    Darkness. Madness.
    Cold. and many selfish folks.
    This world, this world I continue to call home.
    Ten year old girls walking the night like they grown.

    Silence, Darkness, and the cold.
    Dope dealers on the sidewalk,
    Innocent victim held at gunpoint
    seen a crime, forced not to talk.

    Violence, Madness, and some selfish folks.
    Homeless man where are your clothes?
    Rich man, I wonder, why dont you find this man a home?
    Hit him once, a blow to the head.
    He coulda helped him find a job but he chose to kill him instead.

    See I may not be from the streets
    but the family I belong to has seen these defeats.
    See I may not be from the slums of New York, Boston, or New Jersey.
    But the visits I take constantly hurt me.

    You may look down on me and brag, you said "You aint from here, you aint seen pain."
    My pain and yours may not be identical but they still weigh the same.

    See I may not be from your streets
    but please dont curse me and say I should see what you have seen.

    Bless me and pray to God above that I do not see my brother, sister, or mother shot and their souls only exist now as doves.

    You say your city doesn't sleep,
    and I say I have yet to see my town up and about.

    I know I shouldn't have room to talk,
    When I have never seen a woman outlined in chalk.

    But shouldn't you be happy, I didn't have to see what you endured?
    Bless me and pray to God above that I should not feel your hurt.
    Though I wish sometimes I did
    So I know where you coming from when you say "I was abused as a kid."

    SO you wouldn't feel so completely alone.

    Silence, Darkness, and the cold.
    Violence, Madness, and some selfish folks.
    The streets is a story most leave untold,
    so what you feel I wouldn't know.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well posed and written
    so many yet don't know
    i feel ya
     
  3. LyricalOasis

    LyricalOasis Member MEMBER

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    Thank You, for the note appreciate it.
    See that's what encourages me to write even more.
    Thank You very much for the comment RICH.
     
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    Hey LyricalOasis
    the streets can be cold
    this is a nice flow
    feeling this
    Peace
     
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    Alizentang Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this lyrical. Keep writing.
    Just cause you don't know the pain of the streets, doesn't mean that you don't have anything to write about.
     
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    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was feelin this for sho. Very heartfelt.
    I loved the way your emotion was flowing through this.
    I also love the psalm in your signature.
    Every line of a psalm is a silent healer.
    I'm likin ya style, so I hope to see more work from you soon.

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
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