Black Poetry : The fake poets society.

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by THA HOOKUPMAN, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    Being a poet is not learned
    It’s a title that is earned
    Highly uneducated dummies write for recognition
    Using their pens as ammunition
    To kill those who live poetry for real


    Getting dreads so you can think they are conscious
    Going natural to change the poetic pose
    Using your locs as a poetic bribe
    Making up lies to feed their so-called scribe
    Causing poetry to become a fad
    When dreams of being on destee's forum is all they have
    No originality

    Just showing their capacity
    To verbalize school words
    Misspelled nouns and verbs
    You have seen them
    Playing Nubian
    Less African
    Playing the role
    Poetry turning out cold
    Dressed up crap
    Rehearsed

    Dead....... words in a hearse
    I refuse to take a part in the drama
    Reciting verbal vomit
    Real scribes have nothing to hide
    We shed tears through our pens
    On our paper our life bleeds
    As the paper and pen meets
    Healing urges intensifies heartbeats

    Real poets speak
    When no one wants to listen
    When fake ones just get up
    So they can shine and glisten

    Steady dismissing my love for the art
    This craft is my escape…
    So don’t disrespect when you take part


    When you walked through the doe
    Everyone knew you weren’t a poet
    Spitting just so your *** could shine
    Don’t ever think about getting up on the stage
    If the words that that you think about spitting are mine

    I see you in the back as I come from the heart
    Liking everything that you hear
    Biting my thoughts and copying my words
    Just so you can get up without fear

    Steady at the bar drinking your beer
    With a buzz, getting high and drunk
    Thinking you can do what it is we do
    Don’t get up, better yet don’t even start

    Cuz you know everything that you put down ain’t sh$%
    Won’t compare to what other poets bring
    If you can’t live it then don’t walk it
    If you can’t spit it then don’t talk it
    You could never understand what these phrases mean

    The crowd starts laughing when they realize
    The piece wasn’t even your own
    Screaming and gauking as you bite my words
    Playing yourself, get off the stage and go home

    Heard a brother talk about
    How this event was a competition
    **** man you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about
    For me and others like me
    It’s just a simple rendition
    Just the art that we in love with, no doubt

    It took a long time to perfect this art
    The thoughts and words you hear now
    When it took just two minutes
    Before you realized you shouldn’t have tried
    Sweat of frustration coming down from your brow

    No applause, finger-snapping just silence in the air
    People who try to shine don’t have much to say
    But real poets don’t write every once in awhile
    Hell, REAL POETS, we write everyday

    We write just to say
    The things others can’t relay
    What the hell you and I go through on any given day

    We don’t bend or sway when we articulate the words
    Don’t give a fu%^ if you listen
    Cuz like it or not we’re gonna be heard

    So all you fake ***, biting, wanna be poets
    Getting on the Mic just to have the crowd scream
    Don’t try to be everything that you’re not
    Simply do your best to just be
    Waking up at 2 AM to scribble a thought
    Pulling over on 240 to write
    Risking almost everything for the art
    Unplanned genius
    Not trying to be anything
    Nor pretending to be aware of blackness
    Or whiteness
    Just displaying happiness
    As a real poet shines
    The fake poets are left behind
    To writhe in their own waste
    And try to figure what they did wrong
    As they re-live their poetic past
    In the trash
    On life support
    With no one to turn to
    Losing themselves on the road to poetic celebrity
    Never obtaining longevity
    Becoming the newest members of a lost deity,
    The fake poets society.


    THIS IS JUST A PIECE ...NOT ABOUT ANYONE ...OR THIS FORUM ...ITS A SPOKEN WORD PIECE...PLEASE TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS JUST A POEM......HOOKUP
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Many thoughts go through my mind with this one, so I'm taking the time to sort through them all. I know there is a disagreement for some between what poetry is, and what it is not. That debate will go on forever. What I will say about this piece is that, as in any art there are those who will never quite have a knack for it, some will learn the art after being schooled, and there are those who just have a natural gift. Flow on, as I know you will...
     
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    IntuitioninMD Banned MEMBER

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    WOW

    That was really nice. It makes me feel like spell checking my stuff. lol
    For me it is truly a privilege to be part of this community. I do believe that we all know that we take the chance... and risk someone copying what comes out of our hearts and minds.... ---yet knowingly... we still take the risk. I love it. This is very brave and raw. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis what i'm talking bout .............u mastered the reality & truth in a combo pack
    poeticly sprayed !
     
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    Shake me, wake me, anything but fake me!

    Well thought out and delivered.
     
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    tru indeed....too many prose for da wrong reasons...
    i see this on da daily....tyte joint man....
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Love the play on the title...made me remember the movie

    To say that you are a passionate poet...passionate about the Art of Poetry...
    would be an understatement to which I must "Overstate"...

    Poet...your flow is "Wicked"...like a sickle blade sweeping through a field of weeds
    the energy in your flow is gripping, soul striking and mind altering...

    Will indeed...hear you perform this spoken word diamond one day

    What can I say...other than I'm blown away.../ just when I started
    to catch my breath...you took this piece to the bridge and slowly
    brought it home but with a fiery bang...whoa

    Indeed, the fake poets society...does exist but enlightment is available
    and in time...it too shall come.../ Relating completely

    Masses of kisses over your brilliance, talent and gifted intellect...
    Yours,
    Sage
     
  8. msjulia2u

    msjulia2u Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow very strong and powerful... nice work..Ms J
     
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