Black Poetry : the snipers have been caught now

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a collective sigh has
    encompassed the country

    you can all let the kids
    go out and play now
    they can go back to school now
    parents say amen and pray to
    a God you may not understand
    but the kids can go to school
    now

    cause the snipers have been

    CAUGHT
    (
    or so they say)

    i've been known to be too much
    of a skeptic / maybe I"M GUILTY

    of SKEPTICISM

    but

    I know of too many stories where brothers were
    framed as paintings hung on the wall
    of misjustice
    and too many brothers framed and
    sold on auction blocks to ease a nations's
    conscience
    so many panthers

    and other MILITANTS (or so they say)
    were framed / labled communists
    just like Martin

    so the mixed mainstream media
    of muted musings could
    silence our heros

    a collective sigh has expressed itself
    over dinner tables
    over coffee in the morning
    over hair appointments
    over water coolers
    over internet messages
    over first class school bells
    over talk shows in the morning
    over exhaust coughing / going to
    work

    so we can all breathe and say
    ahhhhhh....

    and listen to the hypocritical wind
    blow through the bush and
    say we cannot condone VIOLENCE
    with his hand on the button
    to wipe a country off the map
    create a void on the atlas
    where the words

    "MADE IN THE USA"

    can validate who profited
    from removing

    "THE EVIL DIABOLICAL LEADER
    FROM HIS OFFICE"

    (from the white/out house)

    let the collective sigh begin
    and forget all the

    rapists
    killers
    financial bandits
    culture corruptors
    genocide ethnologists
    distorting history anthropologists
    land pillagers
    drug dealers
    prison profiters
    the
    institution that we call this
    wonderful country that
    has bred this deviance

    let's all exhale cause the snipers
    have been caught now (or so they say)

    and let freedumb ring.

    (c)2002 blakverb
     
  2. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh yes

    i love this here

    there is so much more to this sniper case than they are saying you dont even want to ge me started.

    but i will say that i think that the 2 muslims are jsut sacrafitial lambs. It was just to convineint in the way they were caught and the things they are saying
    1. why would muslims leave a note saying i am god/ that just makes no since
    2. why would you drive around with your gun and sleep in your car when they just searched your old house and you know your on the run
    3. they had been so smart up to now why sleep in a parking lot

    i dont know i got a whole lot of problems with this case but hey
    what do i know

    but anyways back to the poem which was about way more than snipers i love the message

    at first my favorite line was
    "and listen to the hypocritical wind
    blow through the bush and
    say we cannot condone VIOLENCE
    with his hand on the button
    to wipe a country off the map
    create a void on the atlas
    where the words"

    but then i read

    "let the collective sigh begin
    and forget all the

    rapists
    killers
    financial bandits
    culture corruptors
    genocide ethnologists
    distorting history anthropologists
    land pillagers
    drug dealers
    prison profiters
    the
    institution that we call this
    wonderful country that
    has bred this deviance"

    GREAT PIECE
    defeinetaly made my morning a lil better
    i tottaly understand where you were coming from
    and my last comment is that u refered to me as queen in your response to my poem ashamed and ah
    i'm a 20 year old man check the profile

    but know offense taken
    JUST DONT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol
     
  3. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Incredible commentary, and sadly so much is true. VERY WELL SCRIBED.
     
  4. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    shery, lonelypoet, and gaylee,

    thank you.

    ***Lonely poet. please accept my apologies brother.
     
  5. wildflower7

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    i haven't sighed with relief yet...
    still looking around (watching mine and my babies' backs)
    still ain't lettin them play outside...
    perhaps i'm somewhat of a skeptic... too.... -7:spinstar:
     
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    Living in the DC aria myself I can honestly say I am somewhat relieved that this particular idiot has been caught, but I do feel your flow and message immensely. The funny thing is and I don’t know whether it was well thought out or just a knee jerk reaction but a local black news reporter commented that now everybody knows how people in certain neighborhoods feel about the chances of being innocently shot by a stray bullet. I am going to keep watching to see just how long he stays employed (lol).
     
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    garrison.


    boy oh boy!! i'm sorry it has taken me so
    long to ingest this heah peace!! by now...
    all the good replies have been taken, so...
    i'm just g'on say...

    "and let freedumb ring." (dayyumm!)

    that sums it up quite nice-ly. did i mention
    this was tyght?? :D

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
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