Black Poetry : The Playground (Destee's fame)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Playground​

    (Destee’s Fame)

    The avenues and boulevards
    To virtual back alley courtyards
    And intersecting cyber streets

    ~ This global WEB from which we speak

    Destee.com is a farm (land)
    For homegrown calm and astute Ci-Ti-ZeNs
    Of the creative flow persuasion
    (Of every nation)

    ~ UPlifting peace and downPLAYING violence ~

    I WITNESSED…as its humble beginnings
    Flowed into a circular
    Never-ending society of
    “You and Me”
    Friends

    Born out of the ashes of her AFRONET dayz
    Destee.com has CULTIVATED the ways of the flow
    …The place to go to let musings thrive
    Where fantasies and dreams come alive
    Through discussions, and
    Chat rooms, and
    Poetic schools, and
    Short story class rooms, and
    Anyway you wanna be
    That’s alright with me, too

    We are a dotCOM community
    Of love, (support), and great unity

    A venue
    Where madd skillz are displayed
    As flows are arrayed in
    Dazzling shades of
    Sizzling word play

    A wordsmith farm
    For poets—like me
    We maintain the river’s flow
    Gracefully

    A playground
    That resounds with the
    Chitter-chatter, and
    Booming laughter of
    Poetic throw-downs
    From the meek and flamboyant
    The shy and outspoken
    That serious sister
    And that joking brother

    A playa-playa kinda lover
    (See what I’m saying)

    Come on ova and play wit me

    Like the hoopsters
    And Big Ballaz
    The playground has always been
    The spot (to come to)
    To get down
    To display your talents
    To showcase your skillz
    To live to the fullest of your gifts
    As your **** develops into
    ~ ALL IT CAN BE

    I see poets like
    Amun Ra
    And his other-worldly musings
    Showing us how he be living

    I see His $$RICHNE$$ flying the air waves
    Bishop’s in the lighthouse
    And Watcher—RIP—rounding out
    The brothers xtreme
    With Blakverb making the river scream
    Its consciousness

    I see…
    The Queens and Kings
    Of the river’s flow
    Wordsmiths
    Poetic junkies
    And addicts of the soul

    Swing low, my chariot…go
    You know…you know
    Mutual admiration
    All wrapped up in
    TRUE

    I give to you
    No ghetto ghost riders
    Or, poetic phrase biters
    We’re non-fighters
    In this poetic crew

    (Just wanna make mental loving with you)

    I see poets like

    PLATINUMILLITY1 of the valley
    Where dnommo planted thee
    Let me Reason out the possibilities
    Before Rhymebad captures me

    Maple Xtract’d from her classes
    All she wanted but did not know
    Gave MsDlite her favorite syrup
    Told her to eat and get out, yo’

    My little Huntress…Blackbelle
    She hails from Jamaica
    By Toronto, Canada’s way
    Left the vagina chronicles
    For me to fondle
    But NO…they don’t flow that way

    Ga_Sunshyne
    Touched a gold mine
    When you let her N2URSouL
    Left you standing…shivering
    In that wet, Georgia cold

    I fell victim to the notion of
    Watzinaname
    So I gave it no fame
    ‘til I met a poetess named
    4everluv

    And everything I had ever thought of
    About a name
    Went by the way…as they say

    Then came Hodee
    And Harry Hyman
    Asimplepoet I aspired to be
    But she wasn’t having me
    So, I tried to become the 1poetsought
    But, instead, became lost

    Da Street So’ja found me
    While patrolling the streets
    Of the concrete jungle
    I had been humbled
    By the experience of a
    Desert Storm
    Who did me no harm
    As Alyce tried to see
    What Astrologer4U had told me
    But triniti warned me
    To stay away
    So, I held sway
    To the many who came before me

    Now…I can’t lie
    Sweet Apple Pie got scandalous
    Told all the ballaz
    “You couldn’t handle this”
    If she got down like that

    Like what???

    Keita Kenyatta and Queentswana
    Opened a corner spot next to the playground
    Where poets could chill when they came around
    YOU KNOW HOW THEY GET DOWN

    Sheryka took Afri-dancr to a party
    With Mr. Africa at B.E.’s house
    Where Poetic Quest and MsLuciousB
    Were going the spoken word route
    ‘til zorbi got called out
    But seanthepoet had her back
    No doubt

    I met an epiphany
    And it came to be (that)
    The skies opened wide
    As her light shone brightly (on me)

    Mz Cocobutterskyn did colabs
    With a Balla…on the smoove tip
    Took a sip of the erotica
    Made her holla her MADD LUV
    For a brutha’s skillz

    ~ But that’s how we live

    There was an OG playa—MADDRAPPER
    Wearing GQ styles
    He’d stop in and play
    Every once in a while
    He and DimePlaya2G
    Were throwing the street thing up
    Profusely
    Katana came along to save them
    ‘til they tried their mac-daddy lines on her
    And she played them
    But that’s the kinda things happening
    On the playground
    Where poets and poetesses come
    To get down


    And then there be ME
    Baller[/center]
    I’d holla across raging rivers
    Asking the giver of all things
    If HE would allow me
    To be the me
    I always wanted to be
    …allow my soul to fly free
    And my pen to bring to life
    The fantasies within me

    ~ O, Father, I beseech thee

    But at the head of the class
    …the top of the hill
    Spitting fire with dope rhymes
    Str8 popping madd skills
    Lives the playground Queen
    Doing unworldly things
    As she paves the way
    For others…unseen

    Destee
    My sista
    I remember your swag
    And the sway of dem afro-puffs
    Once you lost your do-rag
    The lines you would drop
    Yeah…I remember them, too
    Just wanna say thanks
    And much PROPERS to you
     
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  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SORRY...

    you know i couldn't get everyone in here...but, yeah, a brutha was thinking 'bout ALL'a you. ENJOY THE FLOW.

    Destee...you know how we do.

    much luv
     
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    All the talented effort you put into this flow, not only shows, it shines. This sure is a wonderful scribe Brother Baller...wow.
     
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    This was really sweet and all I've got to say.....is can i play? circle yes or no, give it to me when you meet me outside by the back door, I really do love the way that you spit, so 123, tag! your it!
    Write On! Write on!
     
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    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    great props poet

    thanks for the shout

    yea i remember all these names, names from back in the "day" lol

    and i remember afronet too

    we've come along way

    it's good to see good people like you still around

    thanks for the tribute

    and of course props to the namesake

    DESTEE!
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and the Family!

    The Playground (Destee's fame)​




    Simply beautiful Baller, beautiful,​

    The real deal:

    We are a dotCOM community
    Of love, (support), and great unity
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Like butta in da sun this was red hot divine and upmost love from ole skol folks to da
    new waves of us the then and now all into one hub we are yes family from the many
    faces and changes thank u brother for remembering how the lights all got started !!!
     
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    baaaalller....
    Not only are you an awesome poet,
    but you are also too kind and terribly sweet.
    This is a Poetic Master Piece. I am just honored
    and happy that some of you still come around.
    When I read some of the scribes from before my
    time I get so envious that I was not around.
    I guess it wasnt my time yet....
    To have had the pleasure to read and flow with
    some of those poets including yourself leaves me
    in total aaaawwwww....
    Thanks luv for the luv



    Much Much Luv to you
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yep, my place's the spot to relax and chill,
    I even fixed ya a home cooked meal.
    I have high prime meat, that I simmer by the pound,
    but that's how I get down...when the ball rolls around.
    Thank you poet, I enjoyed your flow, very articitly done.
     
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    Afronet?

    man did you go back with this one...i am honored by the mention and saddened that i've allowed so much time to go by without a verse...

    you've inspired me to visit the meadow once again...

    great scribe, poet

    one.:wine:
     
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