Black Poetry : the road you tread...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (To my Mentee, I write this plea)

    The road through life is
    A constant struggle
    …An uphill battle
    Between
    Right and wrong
    Alone
    On your own
    You fall victim to
    Its doom

    This road you tread is
    Paved with the
    Glitter and glitz of
    Da bling bling
    Weaknesses and fallacies
    Sing loud of
    Pretty women
    Drugs
    And things

    This road is
    Constantly patrolled by
    Da Po Po
    Who would love to keep you
    On the low low
    Behind 6 by 8 feet walls
    That’s calling your name
    You’ll only have self to blame
    To blame
    For losing the game of
    An incarcerated mind
    Locked away
    Doing justified time
    For nickel and dime(ing)
    Knee deep in crime(ing)
    Not trying
    To find your peace
    …Your center
    Your scheming(s) and dreaming(s) of
    Quick release
    Will never cease

    The road you stroll is
    Cluttered but lonely
    Filled with the bad
    The ugly
    The phony
    If only
    You could hear
    Their cries
    From dusk to dawning
    Moaning
    Screaming
    Crying
    “Please, God, listen to me
    I want the keys to
    Prosperity
    Promised me”

    Can you hear them?

    Can you hear
    The paining
    The sighing
    Of frustrated lives and
    All the lying
    That got them there ‘bout
    Things that couldn’t be
    And people who didn’t care, and
    Their acting out their anger and
    The danger
    “Acting out” of anger
    Has brought down on
    Them

    Can you hear them?

    Can you hear their cries
    Of helpless nights
    And hopeless tomorrows
    And all the sorrows
    They feel
    For yesterday’s ills
    Lived
    And what they would give
    To live them over

    Can you hear it?

    Now they’re dreaming ‘bout
    “Get out of jail free” cards
    That come with being
    Free

    If you don’t straighten up
    That’ll be you
    Locked down in a
    Dungeon of hell
    Called a 6 by 8 feet
    Prison cell

    Wasting away.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    str8 up off da hook
    brutha Ballerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    man happy to be reading u again
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tight drop
    likes this flow
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There's hope for those who can be scared straight. This was on point.
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$

    it's not often i make time to write...this is my first in quite sometime. THANKS FOR READING.

    mzblkangel, i'm glad you liked it. BLESSINGS.

    watzinaname...true, true. if only we can get them to think about what they're doing...and the consequences. MANY THANKS.
     
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    Freedom is a splendid thing...

    And after it's taken away...oh man.

    Incarceration is a nightmare of mine that scares me straight.
     
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    yeah but when u do flow u lay it down correct
    indeed i alwayz await ya return in scribe brutha
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm soul pleased to read this...

    You are meant for this...
    I can't wait to see the
    difference I know you'll make.


    be blessed my soulfriend
    Coco :heart:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    PositiveMindSet...

    you speak from the mentality of one who cherishes life and its freedoms...not everyone comes from where you're coming from. UNFORTUNATELY. THANKS for reading.

    $$RICH$$...always with an encouraging word.:) THANKS, my brutha, for being who you are.

    Coco..."you are meant for this"...i won't ask.:) THANKS for the luv, my soul companion. keep that river flowing. ... ives
     
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    SPEAK ON THAT MY BROTHA!

    ANOTHER MASTERPIECE! A TRUE KEEPER...
    BLESSINGS ON YOUR HOUSE!
     
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