Black Poetry : The Truth Is An Interesting Concept

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  1. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black power!
    White power!
    Gay rights now!

    Everyone has a cause,
    An opinion,
    A philosophy.
    Everyone is fighting for life,
    Some want to live,
    Some want to die,
    But for the most part people just want to survive.

    I hate you because you’re a Democrat!
    I hate you because you’re a Republican!
    I hate you because you’re a Baptist!
    I hate you because you’re a Catholic!
    I hate you for the sake of hating!

    Fight the power!
    Fight the power!
    Fight the power!

    Power!
    What is this power and where did it come from?

    Is it …
    The power of Racism? Yes! Fight it!
    The power of Government Authority? Yes! Fight it!
    The power that Drugs has over our bodies? Yes Fight it!
    The power that Molesters have over children? Yes Fight!

    Power! What is it?
    Is it power for a woman to think she is equal to a man?
    Is it power to hold back thoughts, feelings and emotions for the sake of others?

    Anger…

    Anger consumes me like a can of soda that has been shaken and is now ready to explode.
    I’m just waiting on something or someone to open me up.
    I’m angry about love gained and love lost!
    I’m angry about happiness and unhappiness!

    I’m angry with joy and peace!
    I’m so angry I could scream!

    The world!
    The world!
    The world is in such a mess!

    Fathers raping daughters,
    Women turning tricks on every corner,
    Children are growing up without imaginations and creativity,
    Babies having babies and…
    The Government is always trying to establish a New World Order but no one is promoting religion anymore.

    Save the Earth!
    Save the Whales!
    Save This and save That!

    God made this earth and He can take it away in a blink of an eye,
    He doesn’t need human help to save His earth!
    We humans can’t save ourselves,
    So how are we going to try and save something else?

    But everyone has a cause,
    An opinion,
    A philosophy,
    Or at least that’s what people think.

    Someone needs to start an organization to fight against the “whatever” bill the legislature is trying to pass,
    Well, why don’t you do it ?
    Me! Oh! No! I can’t I’m um.. um..
    Fine! Shut up! And stop complaining!

    Let’s change violence on television!
    Let’s change explicit language in music!
    Let’s change the abortion law!

    Change!
    Change!
    Change!

    How can the events of this world ever be changed with positivity when it’s much easier to settle for negativity?
    Negativity is more fun and no one “really” gets hurt because they don’t know the truth!

    The truth…
    Now that’s an interesting concept,
    The world knows no such thing!
    Columbus discovered America and the first people that were already here, the Native Americans, were renamed Indians, because after all White America is “superior” they know everything, yeah right!

    Oh! Don’t get me wrong African-Americans know everything too.
    We have a whole understanding that only we understand and we understand this understanding so well that we don’t want to share it with anyone else because after all,
    It’s a “Black Thang”.
    Yes indeed the truth is an interesting concept.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nice love how u took this flow into new high !
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, the truth is interesting when you really look at it....I liked where you took this vibe.
     
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    Take me higher! I need to go there with you! Yes, love, fight the power! The Truth will set us FREE!

    Now that I got that out of my system.... good write!
     
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    ill drop...
     
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    I enjoyed rippin and rollin down the verbiage laid in this drop...
    the "truth" or rather the "truth" as they would have us see it
    things that make ya go hmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm :)
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this poem was an "interesting concept"
    I enjoyed it...
     
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    Whew!

    You had my adrenaline flowing!
    I can hear you speaking and I
    would respond, "yes! Fight it!!

    The message is deep and the
    energy was flowing!!!!!!

    I loved it!!!!!!
     
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    :wave: Hello and Welcome Ireadastory :wave:

    i bet you one thing ... i aint finna pop the top on that can !!!! :eeek:

    you have captured much emotion and shared it with us all ... Thank You!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    man....you took this and flowed with it!!!


    very nice:)
     
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