Black Poetry : The Roach Man

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Nia Maishani, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Nia Maishani

    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Roach Man cometh
    creep through your door
    uninvited caller
    homeless... poor
    He knows your gullabilities
    detects free cooch
    everything available
    Roach Man will freely mooch

    Sample all your foodstuffs
    until fully fed
    crawl into your bed
    nightly but never wed

    Roach men run in droves
    into government housing
    most strongly attracted
    to other filth and lousing

    The worst of the Roach Men
    attack the little children
    rightful recipients
    of benefits Roach Man's filchin'

    Roach Man... not much of a man
    perhaps simply Roach
    unlike the Antman's duteous efforts
    Roach Man's habits warrant reproach

    Whilst most detest
    the Roach Man's being
    even if some day he's abandoned...
    there always lurks a sympathizer near
    just waiting to reside in tandem
    Roach Man species
    never endangered
    so long as he may live dutch
    his livelihood dependeth on...
    Roach Woman...
    his lifeline and crutch.
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow...that message was strong and direct. I liked the way you posed this.
     
  3. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i agree...excellent poem...excellent voice...

    one.
     
  4. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    i heard it ...wow dis was deep
     
  5. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very deep indeed....very well posed my sister...
    Angel
     
  6. Nia Maishani

    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Asante...

    I greatly appreciate your sentiments and support,

    :spinstar:watzinaname, $RICH$, dnommo, mzblkangel:spinstar:

    Much :heart:
     
  7. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ohhhhh my sista :bowdown:
    wonderful to have your wisdom in this part of the forum
    roaches male and female alike get stomped :)
     
  8. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    feeling this straight up flow...wow...very deep indeed
    Peace
    Blue :heart:
     
  9. BaduX

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    aint that the truth
    man you couldn't be
    much more rite...
    i love this...
    MUCH LOVE
    GOD BLESS :angel1:
     
  10. true love

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    OH MY! This was really something else. Much love to you for this piece. This was very deep.
     
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