Black Poetry : The Runner

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Roxanne, Again, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Roxanne, Again

    Roxanne, Again Guest

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    I came up hard
    Like the hardest player
    If I didn't break none
    Than rules would not be needed
    As I feed on the weakest of my breed
    Same situation
    Different struggle
    Enslaved and captivated
    By the drugs in my genes
    Family tree
    Bloodstreams
    Keep me high
    Roots are strong ties
    Nobody even wonder why
    Feeling like dope dealing
    Is better than dopefiend
    Sold your soul stealing
    As if to say
    One pipe dream is better than the other
    So it seems my pockets
    Are merely reflections
    Of what is inheritably true
    From a mother
    Who loved me past
    The dead beat daddy
    Who was there
    But didn’t seem to care
    About a **** thing
    Except his self
    Legacy of some Inner City blues
    I am surrounded by this
    A Judas kiss
    Pulled into the Blackness of my mind
    The crucifixion where I find
    The sinner to the left and right of me
    Father forgive becomes my plea
    For I know not who I am
    Don’t even know what I wanna be
    Sometimes I am reminded that I am more
    Than the ***** I ignore inside my spirit
    I hear the ancestors weeping in my soul
    How can strong strides uphold the proud pride
    Of a people whose lies told
    Have become the anthem cry of the negro
    Lift every voice and scream
    Scream until our Black men can love our Black women
    Scream until our Black Families can love our Black babies
    Scream until Black minds can think Black thoughts and not get caught
    Behind criminal intents and self defense
    Against a nation that can not rise
    If it despises the race in which it exists in
    Are you on your mark?
    Are you set?
    Where you going?
    Where you been?


    Are you on your mark?
    Are you set?
    Are you going to
    Scream
    Little Black Boy
    Little Black Girl
    Catch a dream if you can
    In this world
    In this land of the free
    Who will you become
    The meek
    Or the greedy
    Shame you take
    More than you give
    Live off the Blacks
    Shackled
    Someone’s body lies there dead
    It is said
    He rests in Peace
    On the very street
    He claimed he give his life for
    Standing for something more
    Than a crack pipe
    Or a crap game
    These are the weary years
    The silent tears
    Ain’t it a shame
    Searching for a God that surpasses this drunken state
    I arch my back and contemplate on loving myself Black
    I take a few sips of cognac
    I count my greenbacks from dope sacks
    I sold my soul long ago
    Ain’t been no where
    ‘Cept deep off in some ol’ bullshyt
    So picture this
    Come up
    Hard as urban concrete
    I seek what can never been obtained
    The stain of a people lost
    The cost of a mirror image
    Reflections Black
    I do not know
    A finish line
    Moving too fast
    Are you on your mark?
    Are you set?
    Go.
    Roxanne © 2003
     
  2. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa! this is tight!!

    welcome!!!! glad to have you aboard the destee family home! lookin forward to readin more scribes from ya
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    likes this flow
    it was tight....welcome again...:angel1:
     
  4. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice drop
    hearing you
    on this scribe
    much love
    Peace
     
  5. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is definitely a 3rd eye-opener.

    I likes, I likes.

    Keep bringin' 'em.
     
  6. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    now u rock da mental deeply
    dis was off the hook and some
    bring it on and let it be heard
     
  7. Roxanne, Again

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    Again...

    my spirit does rejoice. Thank you for enjoying which I am honored to scribe, The Creator is all due, I am just glad to share the gift.
    Peace. Be @ it
     
  8. Khasm13

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    hold up...
    how did i miss this piece on da first go round?
    man

    you droped some good questions
    that my mental is still digest'n...
    i'll be back...
    tyte @ss scribe my sista...tight @ss scribe
    one love
    khasm
     
  9. Roxanne, Again

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    Sometimes

    First glaces are small insights to the second moment we see who/what we're really looking at....ourselves. Godspeed wins in every race!
     
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