Black Poetry : T u r m o i l

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cocobutterskyn, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 25, 2001
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    171
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Spreading Joy.... need some?
    Location:
    Sixburgh, Pa.
    Ratings:
    +221
    I shake my head
    when I think about
    how many lay dead
    and how nobody
    gives a **** about
    the next man.
    it sickens me
    when an able body
    roam the streets begging
    for some change instead
    of making one.

    Sometimes
    I just want to scream
    to blow off steam
    when I hear **** like,

    "teenager killed because of their gear"

    "three children die in a house fire,
    momma was four doors down getting high~er"

    "nineteen year old shot down dead
    by a child packing an AK-47. "


    kids toting deadly war weapons
    most haven't journeyed far from the hood
    war in the inner city jungle.
    ~who is supplying the goods?~

    babies having babies,
    don't know who their daddies are.
    maternal instinct is becoming extinct
    father's ditching paternal duties.
    In the thick of all this turmoil
    normal has become adnormal.

    kids got some crazy idea,
    its cool to drop out of school... they say,

    "time flies when you're having fun."

    little do they know they're under the gun
    half of their boys won't make it before the year is done.
    they think street smarts is all they need
    in time they will see
    it might bring them to their knees
    begging and pleading or maybe
    in an alleyway bleeding.
    one more street graduate
    living a life of hell, just
    another sad story to tell.



    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2001
    Messages:
    2,077
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2
    every day on the evening news

    another sad case surfaces

    pd

    lovin your flow :heart:
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    so many daily as i watch helplessly
    indeed another sad song
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    673
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    the near north
    Ratings:
    +836
    my sistah...

    you dropped good ole REALITY **** up in hea. me be loving the flow of this. our kiddies gotta learn what's REAL and kick that fantasy **** to the curb. but, as long as it's JUST about the bling...bling, the violence will continue. UNFORTUNATELY.:(

    let the river flow.
     
  5. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    construction inspector
    Location:
    atlanta,ga
    Ratings:
    +1
    a real write, you lace reality in a poetic gown, giving us the raw in sweetened doses. reminding me of my mothers' wisdom and how she gave us the needed medicine in a sugared spoon
    GREAT WRITE
     
  6. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Messages:
    3,429
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    lend me some sugar.. l am your neighbor
    Ratings:
    +70
    the reality peeps need to see is wrapped in this one.
    call this one live with cocobutterskyn

    thanx for the news
    nfinite, jh.
     
  7. eternalprince

    eternalprince Active Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 7, 2002
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm not even going to waste my breathe complimenting. just know that I agree with everything especially the part about people turning the other cheek
     
  8. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    2,696
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    Self Employed, Business Consultant
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Ratings:
    +6
    A very poignat piece !

    You have told the truth here my sister, and with such conviction.
    Thanks for sharing!
    BLESSING ON YA HOUSE!
     
  9. MsBerry_98

    MsBerry_98 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    educator
    Location:
    MD, by way of AL, by way of GA
    Ratings:
    +1
    Wonderful work, CCBS. I've missed your work. I'm totally glad to read this blessing of reality.

    Much :heart:
     
  10. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 25, 2001
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    171
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Spreading Joy.... need some?
    Location:
    Sixburgh, Pa.
    Ratings:
    +221
    Is there really anything anyone can do?

    Perhaps these are the last days and
    we should get right with God and pray.

    Thanks for the love yall. It's appreciated
    and returned.


    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart: