Black Poetry : there be wolves (in da hen house)

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There be wolves (in da hen house)

    Is it our fallacies
    Or inherent iDiOsYnCrAsIeS
    That define our eccentric PeRsOnAlItY?

    ~ The peculiarities are relative

    I’ve seen the dark side…Went on a joy ride
    ‘Round the dirtiest steps of back alley ways
    …In existence, today
    Where the homeless
    The hopeless
    And the lowliest play

    Where the righteous is preyed upon
    By the wicked of heart
    Titillating their pains
    While driving them apart

    There be wolves (in da hen house)

    In that ostentatious space
    Where (the) salaciousness (in us) goes
    Rests the roots of great expectations
    Where lasciviously festering temptation grows

    We prayed on that fact
    …Asked for forgiveness for our lack
    (of self control)

    We ask for respect
    Carrying instruments of death
    Saying, “I’m da man…I’m da man”
    Knowing we “ain’t” the best
    (at nothing)

    ~ If you were, you wouldn’t have to brag about it

    When you think of the prostitutes, crack heads, and whores
    Walking along those New Jersey shores
    You should be abhorred
    At the vomit their orifices spew
    …The horrendous acts
    They endeavor to do

    Sistahz on a mission…to rip a brutha’s manhood
    Trying to make their stand “hood”
    So they can feel good
    ‘bout their
    “Drama-infested,
    Attitude-filled”
    SELF
    Ignoring the pains
    Of everyone else
    Thinking she can start
    Deep in a man’s core
    A five-alarm fire
    That’ll have him begging for more

    ~ Like he’s just gotta deal with her roar

    Call herself the baddest [email protected]
    Coz she got an itch in her banana split

    Don’t she know that’s just an itch

    ~ An itch don’t make you bad

    Wolves (in da hen house)

    Young brethren
    Crying ‘bout the respect
    They don’t get
    When they “ain’t” earned none

    Think about it, son

    Respect “ain’t” GiVeN
    If you’re ready to die
    For something you haven’t earned
    You haven’t learned
    To respect
    Life

    There be wolves (in da hen house)

    There is no honor among thieves
    They’ll shoot you
    Rather than look at you
    And leave you begging,
    “Please”

    Leaving you a prisoner
    In your own home
    Burglar bars
    Surrounding everything you own

    Mr. Charlie don’t come ‘round
    …don’t even show his face
    Got you killing one another
    Overdosing on the free base

    Got you [email protected] ‘bout what the preaching men do
    While ghetto-rapping yo’ own tired-azzed do-do

    Is that true

    Back biting
    And recycling pass-around lies
    While trying to APPEAR
    Intelligent and wise
    Like we don’t know
    That’s just a disguise

    ~ like the FUGEES said: “Ev’rybody wear the mask but how long can it last”

    Wolves (in da hen house)

    Momentary madness and gladness
    Mixing to form Insanities
    Won’t let Calm enter me
    Issuing Imminent implosion warnings
    Caused by an erosion of my
    Humanity
    My moral compass is no longer a friend to me

    But I digress

    Remember when your word was true
    And cursing a brutha out…was the worst you would do

    ~ coz life meant more than a minor infraction to you

    By noontime, the next day, you were back on the streets
    No excavation done in the cemetery

    But, when challenged
    You were more than ready to fight
    No guns
    No knives
    Just the strong arm of might

    Afterwards, you were willing to extend your best hand
    Coz back then…it was always the best man to win

    No…not by the knife
    Or nickel plated glock nine
    Just fists and sinews
    Mightily kicking that behind

    But they’ve discovered the knife
    Even picked up the nine
    “Ain’t taking no *** whippings…”
    I’ve overheard them crying

    Blame drugs of all types
    For the mess they’re in
    Launching neighborhood turf wars
    They know they can’t win

    But they’ll pick up whatever
    To shore up their manhood
    Coz “whipped good”
    Won’t look good…on their resume
    No matter what “honor” says

    The prisons are full
    The cemeteries, too
    Adding
    Rebuilding
    While you’re just trying to do you

    Ain’t that true?

    After sunset falls
    The darkness comes out
    The innocent one learns
    What “after six” is about

    Drugs
    Alcohol
    In varying combinations
    Rapists
    Murderers
    And personal degradations
    Pimps
    Prostitutes
    And crack cocaine
    Binding the stupid
    With invisible chains
    Gang bangers
    And dope slingers
    Bringing chaos to you
    Under cover of darkness
    What you see ain’t always true

    Sectional cities
    With street turf wars
    Rolling bling-bling cars
    Hiding behind burglar-proof bars

    It’s odd

    On the streets, ev’ryday
    My people be ill’ing
    Murdering
    Harassing
    Blasting
    And stealing
    But never giving RESPECT
    And they think that’s okay
    There are wolves (in da hen house)
    Being cleared out today​
     
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    House cleaning and removing da howling
    awesome write poet
     
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    wolves rip the meaning of respect and life with the center of attention on their naivety of what respect and life really is.. Their wolves in the hen house.. really dig it baller.
     
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