Black Poetry : Tag on his toe

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  1. Anwar Aswad Ami

    Anwar Aswad Ami Active Member MEMBER

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    TAG ON HIS TOE

    My child left the house
    To be a child of the night
    Running the street with his sunshine friends!!!!
    They’ll be the cause of misfortunes in the end.
    I wonder if my child is coming home?
    I hope the dope devils will leave him alone.
    They use to chase him, but he runs no more.
    I believe they caught him for his spirit seems sore.

    It seems all his days have turned to night.
    The trip he is on is a no show flight.
    The things he is doing is so insane
    Why can’t he feel his mothers pain?
    He’s so close to the top
    Why can’t this madness stop?
    Out there somewhere burning up his brain.
    With everything to lose, with nothing to gain.

    Night after night, I lay awake
    My other sons and daughters, weep at his mistakes
    Oh, where is my son?
    When will he show?
    A lot of mothers have been where I am today
    Wondering if they will receive a call that their child is DOA
    How many mothers must feel the pain?
    While their sons or daughters die in the bloody rain.

    Please don’t let me see him with a tag on his toe.
    I don’t want to see him in the morgue with a tag on his toe.
    Who can she reach out too?
    Who do she tell her troubles too?
    Mr. Preacher man! Mr. Politician man!
    Is this in God’s plan?
    You see you created this system that can’t decide.
    All the children, just go along for the ride.

    Scare him, shake him
    Frighten him, shock him
    Arrest him and beat him if you must
    Sometimes life can be so unjust
    But don’t kill him for I’m a mother and it’s hard to let go
    My child can never come home no more with a tag on his toe.

    Hello! Ms Smith. This is the police calling
    Are you robert smith mother?
    Yes he’s here ms. Smith, yes he’s gonna stay
    You see ms. Smith, robert was d.o.a.
    No, he won’t be coming home no more
    He’s in the morgue with a tag on his toe.
    He had and insane thing running round in his brain
    Out there where no dreams can come true using crack-cocaine.

    Peace he just couldn’t find and he will never know
    That he could never return home with a tag on his toe.
    Was it a drive by shooting or a gang thing?
    A police bullet or crack-cocaine
    Lord! I’m in a sad mood tonight, but it's no quiz
    I know where my son is.
    What he was doing was eventually going to show.
    He could only reap what he sow
    He’s now in the morgue with no smile no laughter
    Just another body on a cold, cold slab with a tag on his toe .
    © copyrighted 1996 jahway anwar aswad amir
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  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...you posed so well very touchin
    emotions flow....i really dont
    have words for this
    the cycle is all wrong...
    but we most move on...
    my prayers go out...
    my God bless you
     
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    true love Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very sad...i'm so sorry...i love this poem. much love to you and i will keep you in my prayers
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very touching flow sadly sad
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sad ...very sad to lose our seeds to the sreets..I'll keep you in my prayers
     
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    Powerful piece and potent with truth...my condolences to you and your family and any family that has experienced this tragedy.