Black Poetry : Struggles

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by ladybug, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. ladybug

    ladybug Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Step on a crack break your mothers back”
    Well I am thinking ****… this must be pay back

    I don’t know what kind of superstition
    Or karma type **** has blown my way

    But these things happening to me
    I just wish would go away

    I can’t get a job
    Nor any assistance

    My car is barely making it
    And can’t go much distance

    My fridge is empty
    But I manage to keep my stomach full

    Hell I don’t see how I can even afford
    To pay fo my *** to go to school

    My rent gets paid
    Every first of the month

    But god only knows
    The things I’ll do for a buck

    Times are hard
    And know one cares

    Not even my friends or family
    The ones who always said “they would be there”

    The things I go through
    Just to make ends meet

    Are starting to hurt da hell
    Out of my **** feet

    I am tired of walking
    On this dead end road to no where

    But I gotta keep on pushing
    If I ever want to get there


    Get to the top
    Which people are always trying to keep me from

    But it is the hate they feed me
    Which gives me energy to live

    Cause I can’t just stop
    And let it satisfy “them”

    No matter how hard they try
    To bring this black woman down

    I will not give up my fight
    And give up my “crown”

    See to live the life I am dreaming of …

    And no it is not to live out
    That “all American dream”
    That “we” always seem to read about

    Because you see that dream
    Does not consist of me
    Or keep my best interest at heart

    The only thing “they” are interested in
    Is tearing my world apart

    But I have my own vision
    Of times ahead

    And well all I can say is……
    I get there when I get there…….

    See you soon!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed see ya on da top !
     
  3. Reason

    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mos Def

    When you get there hit me up and we can toast to it!!! Feelin this peice!

    Reas
     
  4. ladybug

    ladybug Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks man.......ppl be tryin' to hold u down but u know i will always maintain if i dont who will

    much love
    vigilant heart
     
  5. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feelin' ya

    on this Ladybug. A lot of people going throught this on account of this economic tyrmoil since 9/11- yet G Dubya wanna go to war.. go figure. I heard ya loud and clear. My favorite line: 'My fridge is empty but my stomach is full' Now that is the grace of JAH. Hang in there, help is on the way!

    JAH Lives.
     
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