Black Poetry : The Errant Poet (Dedicated to Gil Scot Heron)

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    EVEN GREAT LEGENDS HAVE DEMONS

    DEMONS THAT PROVIDE
    BACK ALLEY PRESCRIPTIONS
    OF ELIXIRED
    DEATH BY THE DOSAGE
    WITH HALLUCINATIONS
    OF - SELF - OUTSIDE OF -SELF-
    STILL LIVING

    BUT THERE IS NO SUCH
    THING AS PRODUCTIVE
    MILLIGRAMS OF HOPE
    WHEN IT IS INTENDED
    FOR CONSCIOUS
    PROCESSING OF AN
    ALREADY INTELLECTUAL MIND

    THE POSSESSION OF CRACK
    TURNED
    CRACK POSSESSED

    *MEPHISTOPHELES
    WORSHIPPING A LITERARY
    LEGEND WHO
    MANIFESTS EXPERIMENTS
    WITH SOCIAL IMPURITIES
    AND THEN STOLE THE
    APPARATUS OF HIS
    CREATIVE THIRD EYE
    WHICH HAS NOW BEEN
    INCENERATED BY MORE
    YEARS THAN THOSE
    OF INCENDIARY DOPE RHYMES

    THESE DEMONS THAT PROVIDE
    STREET PRESCRIPTIONS
    SIT PATIENT-LY
    WHILE THE PATIENT
    RIDES HIGH ON THE
    AMNESIA EXPRESS
    TOURING THE LAND OF
    THE LOST BOYS AND
    BEYOND THE EXURBS
    READING MIND-ALTERED
    EXCERPTS
    FROM HIS WORKS
    " The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
    AND MANY MORE THAT HE HAD
    FORGOTTEN

    NOT FORGOTTEN

    THESE DEMONS THAT PROVIDE
    STREET PRESCRIPTIONS
    IN BACK ALLEYWAYS
    DON'T OFFER
    90-DAY STAYS
    AT REHAB CENTERS
    THEY GIVE MIND BOGGLING BLOW
    DEVOID OF ANY
    TREATMENT OR REASONING
    TOWARDS A "HIGHER PURPOSE"
    AND LIFE'S TRUE MEANING

    THESE DEMONS
    SIT PATIENT-LY;
    ... INAETERUM
    WAITING FOR POETS;
    GREAT LEGENDS
    TO OVERDOSE
    AND
    DIE



    *Mephistopheles = Lucifer

    I have dedicated this piece to Gil Scot Heron - who was sentenced in October 2001 to a 3 to 5 year prison term in upstate New York for possession of crack cocaine...

    "my brotha, you must bind that demon up & send it back from whence it came"


    (c) 2002 FINDING SO(u)LUTIONS
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whoa!!... this is off da chain mane!! :D

    i'm familiar with "the revolution will not be televised"
    & i sure that Mr Heron would love this piece... i
    mean... how could he NOT?!! write on sis!! :)

    :heart:
    SunShyne~
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GA

    Thank you sistah for peepin' in on this piece.... I was disappointed when I found out that this legendary poet/musician had been sentenced to prison time, and even more disappointed to know that he has been wrestling with a drug problem for years. (just as many others have)


    Again, thank you for the read....

    Always :heart:

    N2
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm wit GA! It's Brill!

    Madd Love
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    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sista N2

    This piece is deep, my sista!

    May I Print this? I know someone who would love to have this especially.

    Thank you so much for this!

    SWT
     
  6. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you brotha, for reading this piece & for feelin' this vibe!


    N2
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Shadee

    You are more than welcome sistah to share this piece. I thank you for even thinking enough of it to want to share it. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, and again, you are more than welcome to it.


    :)

    It's all luv.


    N2
     
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    This is nice. It's sad that that brother has had drug issues (heroin, crack). Like you said the brother had an "intellectual mind". It would be real interesting to sit and rap with that brother and see where his mind is at. Anyway sister, this is a cool joynt, I can dig it no doubt. The brother GSH will always be remembered.

    blak
     
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    I am surprised.....
    didn't know about Gil Scott
    I am a fan of his music also..
    this poem touches home...thanks for sharing..its a
    "mastered piece"

    Behind substance abuse..
    there lies so many great minds...such a shame!


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    i support your peice with the utmost.
    i read about the great poet in a magazine
    and it occured to me how "they" constantly are
    trying to shut
    up all the revolutionaries by walls or
    caskets.
    hell, they'll even use baskets to ship
    dope in to our backyards as an escape
    from what should be fate.
    saving themselves from a predestined destruction
    we gotta see past the obstruction

    keep it going...
    hw
     
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