Black Poetry : They Take (Ode to the children of the ghetto)

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  1. soulful2006

    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    They take away your individuality
    And give you a number
    To make you feel and seem
    Like you belong
    Not knowing that in this
    They do you an unnecessary wrong
    They put you in a class
    That is supposed to help you
    They label you slow because
    You don't learn things the way
    Other people do
    Giving you an excuse to accept defeat
    I won't allow it not so long as
    You are a part of me
    You will not wear a label
    You will not give in
    You will not turn to the streets
    To provide for yourself
    Before I see you turn to this
    I would entreat you to ask for help
    I will push you until I can
    No longer go
    I will fight for you
    So that you are able to grow
    Because before I let you hurt
    Yourself
    I would rather sacrifice myself
    Before I let you turn to the streets for wealth
    I would rather live in captivity
    Before I allow you to lose your oppurtunity
    To be free
    You are not a number
    You are my brother
    Whether you know it or not
    And before they take me
    Six feet under
    I will always feed the hunger
    To be brighter, better, and a person that is deeper
    Than those before
    You are the future
    And that won't change
    No matter what
    They Take
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Keep fighting the real fight! Nice poem Soulful :eek:
     
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    staying strong in the struggle is the key
    well done poetess...............................
     
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    Nice poem i liked it alot.
     
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    revolutionary movement going on in a piece of poetry that captures nothing that isn't meant to be captured without labeling a person that should have no label but the label of human, this was heard loud and clear, you should say it over the PA to the world, think about it...
     
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    The children are our future, and your poem is a great testament to that. Great piece.
     
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    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I myself am a child so I know how it feels to not have the direction you need. I was blessed enough toi come into thias blessing of higher knowledge at a young age so, I feel it is my duty to make sure my peers understand that we have the power to make us free. Regardless as to what they to tell us. I want to start somewthing beautiful with ny poeple at my side hopefully someone else wants to join in my fight to make my poeple's world bright.
     
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    great poem poet...
    this joint kept me captivated....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    soulful2006 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you I am always glad to have captivate someones mind with my words it gives a since of completion to a piece to nkow that it served its purpose.
     
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