Black Poetry : That's Entertainment?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by watzinaname, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is the entertainment value
    of destroying a life?
    A husband who left mentally long ago,
    a lonely and frustrated wife.
    You watch them and say, pass the
    popcorn please.
    But this estranged couple doesn't quite
    feel the humor that the audience sees.
    We all have skeletons in our closet, and if a bone
    slips out, why put it on public display,
    then wave it in my face to the point
    that I'm reliving that horror everyday?
    Because contrary to popular belief, the best
    time to kick a person is when they're down.
    Make sure you sharpen the toes on them boots
    and spread the tale all over town.
    Likening the victim to vermin, the angry crowd
    chases the rat down an alley, treacherously black.
    And what do rats do when they're cornered?
    That's right, they attack.
    And then miraculously, you realize, it finally
    becomes clear,
    that maybe you shouldn't put your faith in
    everything you hear.
    And now you hang your heads, feeling guilty
    for what was said and done.
    All the hatred that was spewed,
    solely for the sake of having fun.
    Your excuse for doing all that spiteful
    ****, "Well, everybody else does"...
    But not only isn't it funny now,
    it never really was.
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very emotional flow...
    release..
    posed well
    Peace unto you
    Angel
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    watz

    sistah you drop some serious vibes I really be diggin.....
    This one, jus went to the top of my favorite poems by you....
    Lovin it
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for your support, mzblkangel.
    Thank you for letting me know you're diggin this vibe, Nita.
     
  5. queentswana

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    Wow...don't we all have skeletons lingering in our closet :devil: ...
    it's how we handle and deal with them once they fall out.
    this is a very well written piece...very well.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We all have those skeletons, sometimes the bones slip out, sometimes someone pulls them out. Your kind words are very much appreciated queentswana.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very deep and thought provoking, sis - as usual.
     
  8. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you gempis, I've been in a deep train of thought lately. Finally came up with something more fun, still mixing it up in my head though.
     
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    word
    lets bring this back :)
     
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    :sand: almost lost myself gooood
     
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