Black Poetry : the interviewer versus the interviewee {repost}

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  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 IS your level of ED.u.CA.tioN?"
    The interviewer asked
    The first thing I thought was
    "you can kiss my Black ***."

    But I held MY TONGUE...
    And responded TO HIM:

    "In peace and tranquility
    I'm a masterful soul
    But that's not the answer
    TO THE QUESTION, I'M TOLD"

    "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. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    B.


    i remember this one!! :D & the message is still as
    powerful... real & true as it was the very first time
    i read it! thanks for sharing (again). :)

    :heart:
    Elayne.
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sunshyne...

    THANK YOU...again.:). shared this with my baby...he's looking for a job. HE KNOWS...i just wanted to remind him of the basics.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wisdom spoken here to da young one !
    Baller dis should be printed on every billboard
    a powerful knowledgeable piece!!!! keep em flowin'
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$...sometimes they forget that somethings may appear disrespectful to others...even when it's normal, everyday occurrences for them. WE ALL WEAR DA MASK from time to time.:(...got to, 'til we can make it on our own.

    THANKS for reading.
     
  6. poeticdelight

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    i like this one

    it speaks truth :)

    pd
     
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