Black Poetry : Struggle Lullaby

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  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rock-a-by baby
    Close to the roof top
    When the angry wind blows
    The tenement will rock
    When your father breaks
    Your mother will fall
    And down will come baby
    With black struggles and all

    Twinkle, Twinkle little baby
    How I wonder what you’ll grow up to be
    Up above this world that dies
    Hope is with you that it will survive
    Twinkle, Twinkle young child
    With black struggles, dreams can take a while

    Hush young man, don’t say a word
    Mama can’t buy you no mockingbird

    And since she can’t buy you a diamond ring
    She pretty much can’t buy you much of anything

    Because living on the edge is no paradise
    But every single day she wishes you could live nice

    Every dollar earned is quickly another dollar spent
    And with every month, your mother can hardly pay the rent

    Your big brother helps her with no father figure in sight
    And you’ve never seen her cry like she does alone at night

    And even though change seems to take so long
    This strong black woman just keeps carrying on

    Because

    You are her sunshine, her only sunshine
    You make her happy, as she tries to leave her past behind
    You’ll never know how much she loves you more each day
    Praying to God that as you grow, the streets doesn’t take you away

    Beautiful dreamer
    Awake unto me
    Now you’re all grown up
    And there’s much truth to see
    Sounds of the cruel world play in the day
    And in the moonlight, they’re all here to stay
    Beautiful dreamer
    Now a grown man
    Time to venture out
    And time to take stands
    Gone are the cares of
    Friends thought to love you
    Become something more
    Than the issues you’ve been through
    Walk in the steps of hope and of love
    Don’t see life as a regret, but as an example of
    How one can grow…how one can be
    Beautiful dreamer awake unto me
    Beautiful dreamer,
    Now sing this to your own family
     
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    one to sleep on
    struggling in da depth of my slumber
     
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    Very creative. I really enjoyed this...
     
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    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank ya'll for the love. It's a blessing to know that I can share talent with other Talent holders. This is my freshest piece.
     
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    and a divine deep mental piece too thankz for sharing your creation
     
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