Black Poetry : There has to be more to this life

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This life has to be worth living.
    There has to be more to this life.
    There is more than taking another.
    Killing and taking a life.

    Forcing another to accept my view it isn’t natural to do.
    Will you be angry :bully: and take my head off if I disagree with you.

    Something is wrong with you.

    Something is wrong with this picture.

    I have this friend from another land.
    My friend from a land that is oppressed like me.
    He’s older than me and from another clan.
    When he sees me he sticks out his hand.


    He lives here in this land of plenty.
    He never changes his tone and demeanor.
    Even when he expresses a fault that be.
    He is always there for me.

    He tells the truth no matter the issue.
    He knows you can't always be the winner.

    I want to be like him.

    This life is melting down to be a social cancer.
    It eats away at our nature.
    He sees things as they should be
    and I see them as they ought.

    We agree the things we each do see.
    Is the same in any form it is sold.
    We can't give up.

    Something’s wrong and I know that it’s taken.
    Life has to have more than this.
    It has much to offer to all.

    It speaks to me and I know this.
    Its essence is stolen from those who knew how.
    To use it and taken by those who don’t.

    I don’t think it is our nature to kill.
    So why are we doing it. Don’t!

    Don’t be simple and follow the crowd.
    They will lead you off a soul rotten cliff.
    They will listen while you scream out loud.
    But they won’t answer.

    They are busy buying more souls
    for the taking and strife.
    I know there has to be more than this.
    I know there is more to this life.
     
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    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great piece, its always a pleasure to read your works!!!
     
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    This was awfully thought provoking Hodee. And when we follow the crowd and don't listen to our inner stirrings, there tends to be this knot at the pit of one's stomach tellin us that this is inderently wrong. I hear ya brotha poet, tight drop.
     
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    Well done HODEE, we are of like minds!
     
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    man i'm beside u here on dis
    it speaks to me so deep
    very very well said & done brutha HODEE
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice hodee
    and i agree
    much much more
    if we would see
     
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    Is there more to life than this? ...well, yes and no. Of course there's more to life than this present state, if we collectively seek to return to "what was" ..other than that, we will continue to ask: "is there more to life than this?" ....and without a doubt, presue ...death.
    Instead of shooting the "8" ball in the pocket :pool: ...it better serves us...if we bring it out.
    I like your lay-out Hodee...we gotta stop the madness.
     
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    this piece makes me think..you posed this in a way the reader can feel and see likes this vibe..

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    how long will we be blind to the truth dis was so on point had to dip again!!!
    tyte man fo real
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    TheOne, Watz, 1Poet, $$RICH$$, Deepy, Queentswana, MzBlk what a audience. Oh what the heck. You all are great I told you so. Thanks again for reading this flow.

    EYES WIDE SHUT! Or should they be OPEN when danger comes?

    " Life has to have more than this.
    It has much to offer to all.

    It speaks to me and I know this."

    I'm not feeling the wave and rhyme I need and that I like. I'm not going to check out yet. Cause there is more to life. If I wake up tomorrow I will check on the progress. Things done today will surface another day. So I won’t think immediate satisfaction happens all the time. Going shopping helps me temporarily get thru stuff. Making love confirms I’m alive what a rush. But these are both temporary things that last only a few hours. To get the rush I yearn in life I would have to repeat the process every hour. It's those silent lonely times when things are tough. I’ll carry a noise maker to break the hush. Get out meet some people. Say how do you do. Strike up a conversation it will confirm some things for me. Get active in some issues that help my fellow man. I just won't sit thinking I have a boring life, I’m going to play the cards that are in my hand.

    Life does speak to me. I will open up and hear. Look around take in the sounds and talk about the things I fear.

    What the hell are we fighting for? Things close to us are on top of us poor. People in the grip of time. Keeping silent shouldn't be our line. Code of silence is the crime. Turn on the light make those ****-roaches run wins out over time. Conflict is what they keep stirred up. Around the world in this world it hurts. Touching neighbors at their door. If death is what were afraid of. Why not say so and make it a priority to conquer. We all have. One life. One ride. One time.
     
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