Black Poetry : The Worth Of A Window That Doesn't Open

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I can't breath
    the stale air is choking me...
    a long day at the slave...
    that's the J-O-B for the
    "slangfully challenged"
    ...they got me baling digital cotton

    singing spirituals cause my spirit
    needs celebration sensations
    dulled by thoughts of
    "I wonder if this is what the
    slave experienced" while trapped in the
    middle and I feel trapped in the middle
    with no name maybe forgotten

    and I stare out of this window that
    won't open
    seeking value in it's creation
    then I learn that

    stall air doesn't stop dreams from
    flying on an atmosphere composed
    of fingertips waiting to grope my thoughts
    and take them to spaces
    places adorn faces that I may never see
    but they travel nonetheless to
    find an oasis to grow up and take
    care of me

    the window void of release
    keeps me buffered against the
    sounds of needy cries and
    hunger pangs sounding
    and bullets landing on destinations
    that look like me...I can't even hear the
    bodies hit the ground or the sirens
    verbal frowns when they see their
    pick up....

    I cannot hear the
    manifestations of souls lost
    souls bought
    "I got that good ****"
    to buy survival
    in a 20 dollar bag
    or the preacher man
    who found a soapbox
    to pimp the spiritually aching

    I can't breathe but I still breathe
    cause my eyes my mind my gift
    from horus the gift of my souls chorus
    takes me beyond my reality
    to a place where oxygen isn't
    necessary just outstretched arms
    to accept the joys of living

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    verb

    man work dem keys
    ya bringing truth up in hea!:toast:
     
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    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    blak

    Nice!!:)
     
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    Thought process working overtime here. Thanks for this.

    BE
     
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    twin,

    my mind's full from dis one...a definite read for all to see...

    tight once again...
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Man...

    Im speechless at the talent! it's crazy...

    Madd Respect
    Reas
     
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    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I still can't believe you scribed this one so quickly!! Justy another testimony of your skillz!!

    *minute-made*
     
  8. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loved it!

    Bailing digital cotton--a metaphor for today-- I liked that and many others--well done-- agood insightful piece that talks to this day and age--Amun-Ra

    Check out my new column “Dangerous Psychology When We Cheat!” at “http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4987
     
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    Take a breath dawg!!!!

    Outstanding vibe!!!

    :peace:
    GQ
     
  10. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You are one talented brother! I can't even come up with a reply to display how good this is. "Digital Cotton"! Gotta love it!:toast:
     
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