Black Poetry : the interview...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by baller, May 1, 2001.

  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The interviewer sat across the table from the interviewee
    A superior-than-thou look etched across his forehead
    As he read…
    Question after question:

    “What’s your level of education?”
    The interviewer asked
    The first thing I thought
    “you can kiss my Black ***.”

    But I held it in…
    And responded:

    “In peace and tranquility
    I’m a masterful soul
    But that’s not the answer
    You’re looking for, yo’”

    “I gave my thesis to the Ph.D.
    When she took care of me
    Again, I know,
    An exercise in futility
    Yeal…yeal.
    But my mentality
    Along with my physical wealth
    Will make me a fortune
    …large mounds of great health”

    Interviewer: “Sorry, we can’t use you”

    “Afraid to give me a chance?
    That’s all that I ask
    A wise guy
    I know
    But I’m just talking trash

    My degree
    Did you ask
    Was that question for me
    One is in Math
    The other
    …Technology
    I know what you thought
    Thought this Brutha was dumb
    Hey, yo’, I got skillz
    Come on…
    Give me some.”

    Interviewer: “Your application for employment has been denied, sir.”

    “Huh!
    Come on…

    What did you say
    Did I hear you just right
    Rejected
    Denied
    Is it because I’m not White
    Did I offend you just now
    With my slight diatribe
    While displaying versatility
    With oral communications that’s tyght

    I can do this here job
    If you give me a chance
    I’ll eject all the chatter
    The jokes
    And sagging pants

    I’ll respect your lame rules
    If that’s what need be
    Impress you and your boss
    Just watch me
    You’ll see”

    Interviewer: “Never beg”

    “Oh…
    Is that what I’m doing
    When I ask politely
    Begging, you say
    Never a possibility
    Keep your stanking job
    Save it for your friends and ****
    Show your true colors, kid
    Just like your momma did.

    {When interviewing, remember to always be professional. An office is not a playground and you’re not on the streets. They—regardless of color—expect you to be ignorant. Let’s not prove them right, thus, offering an excuse/justification not to be hired.}

    Until we get our own, we are without power. Therefore, dependent.

    RAISE UP.
     
  2. Jyntlbreez

    Jyntlbreez Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awww yeah!

    Yu know i'm smiling right?? Lesson 2/Life 202
    Keep flowin it the way you do Professor!
    Jyntl
     
  3. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BALLER....

    once again... you speak the truth... & nothin' but the truth!!

    i am lovin' your style though... as Always!! :)

    NothinButLove...
    SunShyne~
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller~

    Keep flowin' like ya' knowin'!!
    Love this hea!!
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks y'all...

    ...too many of our younger bruthaz/sisthahz go into interviews, thinking they have to be true to the streets, then getting upset when they don't get the job. now, they've put in all this school time just to sit home...wondering what happened. i've interviewed them. they need to know that the streets won't get them a corner office downtown.

    peace.
     
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