Black Poetry : This what happen when you locked up for 20 years

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You start off on the top but now you rock bottom
    The same people that had ya back, you call but neva get em
    you were a legend but once you caught, you a stranger to em
    The money they owe you is paid in full, you nothing to em
    Your girl that held you down, told lies, now turns and fukk em'
    Money talks, and behind bars you got none, so you can't do nothin to em'
    The one friend you had behind bars was transferred, its like you neva knew him
    you broke, comminsary zero, and you pray to God "get em'"

    But this is what happens when you locked up for 20 years
    The money gone and your down friends ain't never there
    They smile, say they got you, until the money gone
    And in the end you always left standing alone

    year one, year two, year three and four are a breeze
    But by five you're like a stranger to your own family
    They ain't seen you in so long that you ain't even your son's daddy
    He was months when you went in only saw pictures recently
    Your baby mama done switched and slept with the enemy
    Now your son's brother has blood by this dummy
    You heard that your mama died but you couldn't go to the funeral cause you in the hold for fightin over money
    It saddened you but at least you still got daddy
    but what's the used of that cause you been disowned baby

    But this is what happens when you locked up for 20 years
    The money gone and your down friends ain't never there
    They smile, say they got you, until the money gone
    And in the end you always left standing alone

    You turn to a gang trying to fit in
    But one by one they are killed and
    It's only you in the cut left standing
    You baby mama finally comes up to the jail but by then your baby is 10
    She only comes because her other baby daddy was killed in a drive by shooting
    You tell her what's on your books and give what you have
    She frowns but baby doing time there is only so much that you can give
    You start feeling like less of a man so you turn to God and become save
    In the scriptures it says trouble don't last always so be brave
    God never puts more on you than you can bare so cry in your cell every day

    But this is what happens when you locked up for 20 years
    The money gone and your down friends ain't never there
    They smile, say they got you, until the money gone
    And in the end you always left standing alone

    YOU ALWAYS LEFT ALONE!!!!!
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Krazylyricks, you always know how to tell the real story, cause sugar coating it won't help anybody. I appreciate the way you pinpoint the harsh truth, and it's great to read you again poetess.
     
  3. Desert Storm

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    Too TRUE

    TOO TRUE.

    Make it Plain.

    I see you beauty in every stroke of ya pen. Thank you for this write. I feel this.

    Desert.Storm
     
  4. BrandNewMe

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    In twenty years so much is now gone.
    I really don't know any more to say.
    Because you have scribe the start of this person time
    to the point of here and now. So we all much turn to God,
    and speak as a witness so other will not take that path

    Peace To You

     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deep thoughts sis , this piece defind a heavy state of mind
    write on sis tell it like it is ................da truth
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes yes yes very on point

    people don't realize it

    20 years is a long time but yet a very short time

    in some cases it's a lifetime

    things change time moves on

    and so do people

    one day it's all good the next day ???

    feeling you here poet all the way

    and i know this story up close and personal

    peace
     
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    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    that is a slick piece deep in thought i really enjoyed
    7.5/10
     
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