Black Poetry : Tired!

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  1. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tired

    I’m Tried of bureaucrats controlling me.
    Taking my tax dollars telling me that I have to send my loved one to fight a war the same war I’m fighting against in my back yard.
    The war we started when we initiated
    Retaliated cause we had a small boo-boo slapped on a band-aid and repair our
    K-need-s like big bullies we ran
    And hitting Raheem for his lunch money
    Made him stand in free lunch lines as we stripped him of his
    Integrity

    I’m tried of being the bully
    I’m tried of loopholes with silly clauses
    Cause
    Miss-emancipation with silly niggro’s killing each other on 2x2 blocks
    Baggy jeans
    Crack fiens
    Ghetto Gold
    Sliver hoops
    Hoochie girls
    Yo baby’
    Raping’
    Put 5 on dis man you got twamp the block is hot
    Ghetto birds float for fun like misguided missiles
    Launched on small villages
    No way out of my concrete jungle
    I’m tried of accepting with out a head nod of thank you or some type of appreciation do you have what it takes to create wishy-washy decisions please.
    I beg of you come to some type of concrete conclusion
    End my sentence and start again
    I’m tried of the homeless men who run from
    The “normal” people, to flip out to realize
    “We can help”
    One foot in the grave the other straddling
    The fence
    I’m tried of being ignored by women
    Because they’re not sure what to do with me
    I don’t fit the mold I am not in the box
    Looking through the box
    On top of the box and
    And somewhere close to the box
    I am tried of being the
    Only one who’s sees truth for what it is
    I am tried of being the last in line
    Because my last name starts
    With the letter “W” but the first to die in
    Movies, on street corners in books
    In schools and on the job TORN
    Thorn in my side stick up my spin
    Prunes in my prune juice
    I ‘m tried of bureaucrats telling me
    What I need to do for the honor of my country
    A country that forgot I was a person
    When I came home from war world 1, 2, 3,
    Injected me with hepatitis to see if I was like the king of the titans
    History
    I am tried of history white me out like a simple edit mistake
    Do you know if it wasn’t for me?
    We would have mathematics
    I got tried of carrying my cowry shells
    So I broke them into section and label them numbers
    Un
    Duex
    Tre’
    Uno
    Dos
    Trece
    (American Sign Language or point to the audience)
    Human calculator I became
    I’m tried
    My feet hurt my dawgs is barking
    Up the wrong sap tree
    I got stuck and the earth became my cushion
    I am tried of this
    Writing about my trouble and my sorrows
    I am tried of explaining my queerness to you
    Did you have to “come out” of the proverbial closet?
    When you know you like Jane and you kissed her
    For the first time and your dad said son this is for you
    This is your right
    **** you and your heterosexual right;
    I can be in and out….
     
  2. Aaliyahmonet

    Aaliyahmonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a type flow! Keep it up Exodus:)

    Aaliyahmonet
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u hit home and brings da truth
    indeed i'm tired of da black on black wars
    in our own space we face self destructional
    massive maze i feel ya
     
  4. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Um, my all the things you have said here. WOW, taking time to ponder it all. Some from the world to your neighborhood to your own home and closet. WOW, this was so full!
     
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