Black Poetry : Time Goes By

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  1. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People don't take the time out 2 smell the roses.
    Goin' through life thinkin' hope is hopeless.
    They exist in a world where everyone are drones.
    Spending so much time at work thay fail 2 make their houses homes.
    8 hour workdays, 2-3 hrs. in bumper to bumper traffic.
    U just heard over the radio that up ahead there's been an accident.

    Horns are blaring, tempers are flaring
    People glaring in their rearviews, angrily staring at U.
    Silently daring someone 2 make a move.
    And sometime people do.

    Finally U make it back 2 your domicile.
    Sniffing the air like a beast trying 2 detect the scent of a feast.
    But some of us ain't lucky enuf 2 have live in help.
    So we spend another hr. or 2 makin' dinner 4 ourself.
    Then there's another 45-60 minutes taken off 2 eat.
    15-20 more takin' a shower so U don't stink.
    Get out, get ready 4 bed, now it's time 2 chill.
    Roll a fatty, turn on the PS2 and increse the gaming skills.

    Before U know it, an hour's passed & U still gotta call your people.
    Cuz like in the Sims it's possible 2 lose the friends U don't speak 2.
    So U make some calls & set up a rendezvous 4 the weekend,
    Tryin' 2 keep the convos short so U have enuf time 4 sleepin'.
    Then U get in bed, under the covers & get all comfy & cozy,
    Your body starts 2 relaxe as your mind drifts cuz you're dozing.
    Thinking, yeah 6 hrs. is enuf time 2 rest up 4 tomorrow.
    D*mn!! I forgot 2 wash the dishes and iron my clothes!!!




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    time keeps on slip'n
    my bones feel old
    like da legs on scottie pippen
    oh ish...i forgot to call my peeps
    now they are trip'n
    but there is no time
    afta i start strip'n
    and use'n my cook'n mitten
    and sh*t'n
    cause public washrooms
    contain unholy moons
    gotta clean my room
    afta i spark da boom
    but you know that aint gonna happen
    cause its ten o'clock
    and it seems like i just got
    to da spot
    what da blood clot....

    man...you hit a nerve on this one dude...
    keep bless'n da page with ya insight
    and drop'n da mighty might
    thas hype
    peace
    khasm
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i likes da vibe from both yall...
    keep on doing what ya do...
    i enjoy you so much...:angel1:
     
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    it's so easy to slip into
    the complacency
    tryna get security
    established
    settled
    when suddenly you look up and
    life is too comfortable
    you limp along in a job that
    doesn't stir your passion but is
    good enough
    you can handle it without
    much challenge
    cause it is much easier to
    not take the risk than
    to dare to dream
    runnin around all the time
    without a few minutes to look inside
    the world is crazy and
    it's too easy to get
    caught up in the wheel of
    insanity
    to flow in other rivers
    besides your own


    You hit one of my main life issues too, Positive.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    All in a days work

    All you've done is capture the very essence of the madness. Good stuff indeed!
     
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    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice adds, y'all.

    I'm sayin' though, that's all we seem 2 do and we can't escape it.

    That's why I toke, 2 give me some me time. :smokin:
     
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    time goes fast
    it slips away
    yesterday it was a new year
    now it is the end of a old year
    where did it all go
    only 24 hours in a day
    do we need to add more days
    add more hours
    minute
    seconds
    LOL
    well that would just
    be more time
    that will
    past just as fast
    got to take time
    for the simple things
    before we for get
    what are the simple things...
    nice vibe off this scribe
    food for thought
    indeed
    Peace
     
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    this was so real...

    always "Slave to Time" and it's demands
    that suck the essence of life dry...
     
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    Doing It For Her

    isht, you ain't telling someone who don't know
    my days ain't filled watching grass grow
    i got this kid of his that ain't mine
    a nuclear family is not the design
    so from 5 am to 5 am whether weekdays or ends
    time for myself neva transcends
    at the first light the alarm begins blaring
    little eyes peering at me from bedside starin
    hungry looks, outta bed to cook
    then gather backpacks, lunches and books
    while i rush through a power shower
    at least it's Thursday, no, only Tuesday, why do i bother
    three more days of up before dawn
    how many more days, sigh and yawn
    shouting to turn off the tv
    stressing why i even earned those degrees
    my vocabulary begins and ends with no, and because i said
    not to mention, "gonna slap you upside yo head"
    catch my temper not her fault
    daddy ain't fit, mommy decided her life she had to jump start
    so its me and her and it ain't bad
    but looking at the life i chose, times is sad
    back and forth hating the drive
    wondering if i am doing enough to make her thrive
    i'd rather be at home when she gets off the bus
    but instead i rush through rushing traffic listening to radio discuss
    the decline of the american family and i laugh
    they're now speaking on my behalf
    and on that rare occasion when a sitter will stay past seven
    hanging with my girls feels like a little bit of heaven
    til i hear someone talk bout the five kids they got
    and how great they are, but i'm questioning the plot
    yeah oldest eight, watching his sister and little brother, nine weeks
    and in her face for answers i seek
    then i remember not everyone lives like me
    not everyone got opportunities, this is what i want my little one to see
    that hard work now only leads to hard work later
    and that nothing you can do will save ya
    you just got to keep perservering through
    hoping one day their dreams they will pursue
     
  10. PositiveMindset

    PositiveMindset Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When they say time is of the essence, they ain't lyin', huh?

    But we gotta do it 4 the little we's, so they can have it a little easier.

    Hopefully they'll learn from our mistakes and become owners instead of bosses.

    Thanks y'all, I'm glad 2 see U gettin' it off your minds.

    Keep pursuing.
     
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