Black Poetry : the american life

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  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To my brothas
    My mothers
    The men… women
    They don’t scream “spare me”
    They cry ‘liberate me’
    From the daily
    Struggle to survive
    The American life

    Those political prisoners
    Captured due to the
    Government’s inabilities to compromise
    To sacrifice
    Power in hopes of
    Some type of ‘equality’
    Takin’ up extra space
    Using their time
    Enslaved by the system
    When all they wanted
    Was to thrive
    The American life

    To the hustler’s
    On the block
    The strippers at the spot
    The illegal grinds
    That constantly diminish
    Your body and mind
    But pumps your pockets
    With I hope enough
    To gain determination
    To have ambition
    To get out one day
    And defeat the struggle
    The American life

    To the brotha’s intertwined
    In the fight against the man
    In hopes to unite justice
    The college student continuing to do
    Even against all odds
    The corporate America
    Survivor
    To the 9 to 5 divers
    Swimming in trenches
    Of corruption
    Just in hopes of making it
    In this world
    The American life

    Got babysitters charging to much
    Cuz leaving kids now and days is a must
    For a single parent
    Trying to pay the bills
    Changing granny’s name to momma
    Cuz kids only know what they see
    Only learn what they
    Parents feed
    When all that is real
    ****** breaking a sweat
    To get by in
    The American life

    For the givers
    The donators
    Compromisers
    Takers
    The doers
    The leaders
    Who follow paths give
    To the know alls
    Trying to maintain structure
    The golden pot
    The kings
    The gods
    Prince’s wifing dimes
    To live out a fantasy
    Of independent grinds
    Of making it alone
    But still stuck
    In poverty
    The hood
    A borough that aint never gonna change
    Cuz all else hasn’t
    So the struggle
    The fantasy
    Still remains
    Trying to live
    The American life

    ****
    This is for the fallen
    Remembrance for those
    Who have fought the battle
    And lost it
    To time
    Let us pour one for those
    Whose bodies survived as examples
    Repeatedly depicting the
    Reality of lack to overcome
    Crime
    Money
    The system
    The fight still rages against
    Corruption
    For the slain
    The sick
    And the lost
    Fighting hard with
    That strong desire to end our struggle
    This bull **** American life

    Let me end this
    Wit a trophy
    For us
    **** them
    For our people
    Who are dying to live
    But struggling in the fight
    For those who aint scarred
    Of the truth
    The 5% who understand
    Those who appreciate our roots
    Them dudes who know what we all need to do
    Let us stand up for them
    Raise our fist for them
    Cuz with out their hope and dedication
    No one could make it through!!
    **** this American life.

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    the american way indeed
    awesome scribe welcome back Daroc ya pen been missed .
     
  3. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow, tyte drop, I'm suprised there's not more hits on this one.
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, choclatangel, there should be more hits, but they'll come in time. You painstakingly charted why the American Life, remains unreachable to most. Well written piece, welcome back.
     
  5. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks alot guys. i been busy with college. ... and now applying to grad schools is about to hit me hard.but i appreciate the love
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    um

    i'm feeling this poet
    and you know i'm the street rebel with a cause

    and you state that cause here

    but is it a dying cause?

    i wonder
     
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