Black Poetry : To many of my peeps in the hood

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes you got to
    be tired of being tired
    tired of being tired
    of being tired
    of being so **** tired
    and get up off yo ***
    and get some rest
    and act....

    before another young
    child gets killed
    gets killed gets killed
    gets killed killed
    in the hood
    not by those wearing white
    hoods but ******* in
    the hood
    that act...up

    get yo *** up and get some rest
    rest yo *** up because
    we don't have time to race
    time to race time to race
    time to race
    race...is an issue
    of the hood that
    red don't like blue
    and black don't like black
    because of the difference of
    hues...

    get yo *** up
    and stop being tired of
    being tired
    and reacting
    reacting reacting
    AFTER another life is lost

    dead flowers can't
    inhale the exhalations
    of stale rally cries
    locked in your *** until
    the garden is stepped on

    get some rest.

    (c) 2003 blakverb "off the top" thinking
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's right brother... when, when, when will we rest in peace?
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Feeling you Verb..

    So thru the eyes of the generation now. They see that they were failed somehow. So the frustration builds and turns and spills on me.

    You can't talk with the youth of today. Stay out of my business. They don't care what you say. Stay out of my life. My solution is blast the truth. Don't you know you don't know the youth. Of this land, carrying the hand of our children. Drugs is the base. Guns are the rule. Both combined turns a genius into a fool.

    So sweep the streets like a water truck could. Coming thru like a bug abatement truck would. I think there was something more than bug spray. Causing the turn of decay. Can't be real.

    The country does research on flowers and plants. Going to the moon. Sex life of ants. But there is no money to give mental health. Change a few ghetto's into someplace with more wealth.

    Looking out of fish bowl lens. Seeing all the world spin. Without you. Water getting low. To much air you know will kill the fish. So they splish and splash.. splurge and slash fighting each other for the thing that sustains life. Money.
     
  4. gempis

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    Whoa, this is so deep and so very very on point. We get into the most trouble by not doing a [email protected] thing, whether it's about saving neighborhoods, children or our health. It kills me. I appreciate this work, blakverb.
     
  5. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    loved this one blak, it was deep we need to get this message through.
    much love,
    -story
     
  6. Da1whoownslife

    Da1whoownslife Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was too dayum good..... The truth needs to be heard today..
    Nicely done.......
     
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    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it do makes one
    heart become heavy
    powerful scribe
    Peace
     
  8. Khasm13

    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    this was some fire...
    i hear you brah...
    and i agree...word
    glad to see you round these
    parts again...
    peace
    khasm
     
  9. true love

    true love Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was very tight...straight to the point...profound...much love for this.
     
  10. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Strong wisdom...with a strong flow
    wrapped in the profundity of
    true insight...of the circumstances
    of black society, today in the hood

    this was real....thank you for this!
     
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