Black Poetry : the deck was stacked against her...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Deck was Stacked Against her...
    overwhelming pressures
    mobilized against her
    ...trying to defeat her

    The Deck was Stacked Against her...

    she reached down into the bowels
    of a crippled soul
    blood and sweat
    dripped from intensely focused eyes
    that spied
    the lies of an enemy
    knocking at her door

    The Deck was Stacked Against her...

    mass destruction rained down around her
    terror seeped into her soul
    she found comfort in the
    knock...knock...knock
    of the boogey man
    at her door

    The Deck was Stacked Against her...

    "why did this happen to me?"
    she asked

    "Why do grown women cry?
    why do i?

    WHY?

    The Deck is Stacked Against me...

    the headache and heartache
    that's heaped upon a sistah like me
    as ev'ryday bullshyt
    is thrown my way
    day
    after
    day
    ev'ry
    mutha
    ********
    day
    finds me
    knee deep in **** that shouldn't be

    The Deck is Stacked Against me...

    but that's no excuse

    so,
    each day
    i rise
    to fight another day
    to defeat another deck
    that stands in my way

    The Deck is Stacked Against me...

    but
    i do what i do
    anyway.

    HEAR ME."
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    working da odds

    man i feel this one coz the deck be against me at tymes
    flow head on !!:)
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS for the read, $$RICH$$...

    i think we've all had our back against the wall at one time or another. gotta face the struggle and continue the march.

    One.
     
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    sho ya right

    that we must do to live and see tomorrow;)
     
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    the deck that was stacked!

    Tho the deck that be stacked
    does seem like it would break da back
    You find her standing still.
    Determined through adversity
    That she and her's would be free
    Da deck was stacked against her
    But undaunted she remained
    as Terror reinged down upon
    her, each step she said a silent
    prayer...
    layer by layer
    of shittiness
    step by step
    sure footedness
    Guess she got by on her blessedness
    Cause da Deck is still stacked against
    her!

    *Spontaneous flow did occur, my humble apology!
    Feeling dis one like I gave birth to it! Much love homie!:heart: :D
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no need for apologies...

    who knows betta than a sistah...'bout how dat deck be stacked. OFF DA DOME IS ALWAYS OFF DA HOOK.

    let the river flow.
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you kindly Mr Baller, sir!

    I would expect no less from you. You are the:cool: est!
     
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    Baller,

    Your work never fails to touch my heart and soul. Your words show and speak how you have a strong understanding and appreciation of the struggle we black women have been through and continue to go through. Only a strong black man who can knowledge that. I thank you. :)

    Madd Sistahly Love :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    babygurl...

    me, and my four brothers, were raised by a strong, Black Woman. can you imagine, raising five men, and demanding--and getting--respect due? i watched her, everyday, struggle from one situation to another...but always achieving her goal.

    so, i have nothing but LOVE for a sistah who's handling her's...and even when she falters, as long as she's trying...and not whining--i didn't say crying...there's a difference--all the time.:)

    One.
     
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    In the words.........

    Of Maya Angelo........Again I rise!

    Baller, this was a compelling piece, thanks for bringing the
    struggles of a sistah to the forefront.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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