Quiet Poetry Lounge : Teacher....teach me!!

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by kente417mojo, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wish I'd have said
    enough with the nonsense
    enough with the uselessness
    teach me something good
    teach me what equality is
    don't teach about men with nations under their fist
    but how could you teach
    what does not exist?
    teach me love and compassion
    just to be spoiled by this world
    of liars and addicts
    and forgotten by it's leaders
    forget atoms and electrons
    creating grenades, missiles and bombs
    instruct me on free-thinking
    and how to obtain Samadhi
    and a consciousness unseen
    to most human beings
    teach me something I can apply
    in everyday life
    filling my brain with information
    instead of dirty white lies
    real freedom is our prize
    not material gain
    we all get caught up in your game
    of "make me rich and die while you're at it"
    so tell me teacher
    are you really capable of teaching?
    or are you a mouth-piece
    a puppet to the "Beast"
    wooden doll
    all strings...no brain
    teaching directionless ways
    a path down a never-ending road
    destination untold
    until we're useless and old
    wondering why
    we never saw that American pie
    then reality hit us
    your teachings were lies
    compiled of white heroes
    and grateful slaves
    honorable, red, white and blue praise
    discovering land already made home
    seemingly erasing reality
    rewriting history
    and making it your own
    teach me what really happened
    red blood with red skin
    women and children
    handshake forgotten
    gunshots at the end
    teach me history
    not out of the books
    read it from the sky
    it tells no lies
    it's seen it all
    it has seen your rise
    and it will see your fall
     
  2. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BRAVO, Brother Kente. So many times we are taught pieces of irrelevant and nonusable information. Hours upon hours of classroom time spent with knowledge that cannot be used for any certain purpose. You bought this home. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    We're taught the history that glorifies America's majority, which too often leaves out everyone else's story.
    Speak the truth, flow on.
     
  4. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That is correct about fall of white america, for surely what goes up...must come down. And we shall rise to the people we once were. The teachings and the schools are simply call "killing fields" ...they surely work hard to smother and kill the spirit of our people, but ...we shall rise.
    Very awesome piece that holds much truth. thanks for spilling the milk on the carpet.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YES INDEED ON POINT HERE ALWAY COME DOWN !
    U HIT MAJOR KEYS HERE......TYTE
     
  6. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a str8 drop indeed
    on point.....thanks for sharing with us
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks you all for the great responses. I was definately in a mood Friday and had to vent a little. Not meaning that this isn't the way I feel, but it was double time when I wrote this. :idea: I'm really glad you guys enjoyed this. Jazzy, Watz, queen, $$RICH$$, Angel and oldsoul...thank you and much love. :peace:
     
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