Black Poetry : The American Game

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So small our slice of the American pie
    I’ve spent countless hours wondering why
    Why have we so little
    While others have the lion’s share
    Why do foreigners take part in the harvest?
    While our cupboards remain so despairingly bare

    The reasons are many
    Too many to name
    Time is better spent finding solutions
    To compete and play the American game
    We must put a team together
    Gathering the best we can find
    Anyone not willing to get on board
    We’ll pray that God will help them
    But they’ve made the choice to be left behind

    We can’t wait any longer
    Slavery has given us a very late start
    We haven’t been doing this freedom thing long
    We’re basically starting with our souls and our heart
    We’ve been treated so shamefully
    Through our blood, sweat, and tears
    There’s a lot of ground we have to make up
    We’ve only been free for 137 years

    In that time
    More than a few
    Have made it through
    Achieved success
    In the middle, upper-middle and upper classes
    But what I’m talking about
    Is success for the masses

    Education is the foundation of the game
    It’s chapter one in the book of rules
    The number one rule, simply stated
    The number one rule they’ve created
    Education is their basic way of measure
    It can never be taken away
    Education is their treasure
    It must become ours
    Its importance stressed
    From the womb and the cradle
    Our children must compete
    Education will make them able

    The team is us who’ll pay the price
    Doing the right thing
    Without thinking twice
    We’ll set the course
    Without selfish remorse

    Our time may be short
    Soon we’ll all be dead
    So we must begin thinking two generations ahead
    We must be focused
    With undying determination
    The first order of business
    Our children’s education

    BE
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TEACH, teacher!

    Our time may be short
    Soon we’ll all be dead
    So we must begin thinking two generations ahead
    We must be focused
    With undying determination
    The first order of business
    Our children’s education



    I believe.

    Thank you
     
  3. Rashad

    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ahhhhhh Yes!!

    Heartbeat this here is a dime Bruh!!
    Thanks for speaking this!!
    Loved the flo!
    Only if folks take Heed and Believe!!
    Nice flo Bruh!:toast:
     
  4. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce, Rashad,
    Thank you Poets. There is NOTHING more important to us as a people than the education of our children...NOTHING! Thanks for feeling this piece.

    BE
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    child higher learning an goal to da elder ........nicely done poet!!!!
     
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