Black Poetry : Take a step in my shoes

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Take a step in my shoes
    Feel the chains on your wrist with your back bruise
    And the verbal abuse
    All combined equals misuse
    With the saying "ni**er this and ni**er that."
    Afraid to look into a white person's eyes becuz you were brought up to believe that
    Don't hit back
    And don't say that
    Always a saying to go with this and that
    Working in cotton fields
    From six in morning, your hands never heal
    Taking care of their back @ss kids, yo this **** is so real
    Cuz if you don't obey
    And do what they say
    Your black @ss might be far away
    Not on earth, no never that, so you better pray
    That you don't do nothing wrong, so watch what you say
    Take a step in my shoes


    Walk those dirty @ss street
    In 90 degree heat
    Fightin' for a cause that would take almost half a century
    to defeat
    And even then it's in front of me
    But secretly
    Walk those streets with dogs and police
    Spraying water at your back and feet
    And tell me don't you soon bow down to me
    Look those police in the eyes and ask why they took four little girls away from me
    Not only that, why did they take Martin and Malcolm
    And about six kids away from where I'm from
    And see don't you feel deaf and dumb
    When they put you in jail cell for obstructing justice
    Calling you unless
    And defenseless
    mindless
    and careless
    Anything to make you feel less
    It's called prejudice
    Oh but my bad, you wouldn't know anything about that would you?
    Take a step in my shoes

    Walk the street with your head held low
    Becuz your cuzin' can't find a job so he chose sell drow
    Your mama cracked out and crying on the flo'
    Daddy gone and you feelin' mighty low
    Becuz you can't find a job even though you got a degree though
    Affirmative Action, shole ain't helpin' this negro
    "Look up", what the he11 am I lookin' up for?
    To see my youth walkin' around callin' my princesses and queens "*****3s and hoes"
    To see my brothas, my kings, being called "ni66a" and agreeing saying "fa sho"
    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
    I won't look up and see my child pullin' at my leg
    Crying for food that I can't get even if he begs
    And hear him brag and about another lie his daddy don’ gon’ said
    I won't go to yet another funeral becuz one of my girls was beat dead
    By another brother over love
    Who was the cause of her being out the world
    Your feet getting real tired now I bet
    But do believe everything I said
    Everything I do is a reflection of it
    The way I walk, talk, and the way I do everything ****
    It's in my shoes
    Take a step in my shoes
    B4 you judge me!!!!!
     
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    what size u say they are ......?
    this was deep str8 tyte on point and real
    i felt every bit of it line by line sista wow!!!!!
     
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    If I put one foot or both in your shoe/s ...I could never feel what you felt, mainly because that was your walk, ...indeed I felt the drop of this one deeply. And just imagine if you will, how many of us have walked in those same shoes...before they got to you.
    awesome piece poet, but than again...all your work is great, far beyond your years. ^5
     
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    Can we know exactly how each step felt? No, but since these are are bretheren we should have some inkling, some sense, of what it was, and what it is to walk in such shoes that make our feet bleed with every step. Sometimes we need some compassion too, along with the "nonjudgement". Thank you for having us consider how those shoes must feel. Great write poet.
     
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    Thanks fam. The shoes symbolizes the life of all black people from the ancestors, to the mothers, fathers, and the people now. It's the struggle of everyday life for us. Like shoes, one size DOESN'T fit all. When you look at our lives it has always been a step above the rest in regards to cultural strife. No one to my knowledge has ever gone though as many struggles in America as our people. The shoes represent US. Thanks you again family for feeling my poem. It's dedicated to all of us.
     
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    poet,

    this scribe is strong...the depth of your symbolism rings true...i look forward to reading more of your work.

    one.
     
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    wow this was tyte gurl. yeah befo we judge why a gurl on a corner we must ask what cause her to put her in that situation. instead of criticizing see how it feels to

    Take a step in their shoes!!!!!!!!!!
    flow on poet.:star:
     
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    Ni**er this and that
    Yes sister to walk in those shoes
    Its was felt my sister
    From the defenseless
    To calling my Queen B**ches and H**s
    This was Deep Deep Deep
     
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