Black Poetry : To Mommy, To Daddy (too many children are in this situation)

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To Mommy: where is daddy?
    To Daddy: why aren't you with Mommy?
    To vision: where are you daddy? The kids say you're in jail.
    sometimes mommy says you're not...well... I can't
    say those words.
    To Mommy: Do you think I'm pretty? why don't you tell me?
    To Daddy: Why don't you hug me? What is that funny smell
    from that weird shaped cigarette? Why are MY eyes
    red?
    To Mommy: Why is that the Johnson kids have new clothes and
    I have to wear Julius'?
    To Daddy: Why can't I have a playstation2?
    TO Mommy: Why haven't you taught me how to spell my name?
    Why do you let me watch BET videos all the time?
    To Daddy: Would you be mad if I dressed like those ladies?
    To Mommy: Where is daddy? Why don't he call?
    To vision: Where are you daddy? I'm tired of crying and
    praying for you to come? are you really in jail?
    To Mommy: Is there really a GOD? If so why don't he
    give you a job?
    To Daddy: Why do carry a gun? What's that funny looking
    white thing in that itty-bitty vile? Why do these
    funny looking people keep knocking at the back
    door?
    To Mommy: Why are your nails pretty and you hair pretty and
    my stomach empty? and little man's diaper dirty?
    To Daddy: Why are those black people on television always
    smiling, they got big ole teeth. They always bein'
    funny, where are the doctors and lawyers. My
    teacher said I could be anything I want to be.
    To Mommy: What are you?
    To Daddy: What are you?
    To Daddy: Why are those white men knocking at the door?
    They have pretty shiny things on their chest.
    They have a gun too...can I have one?
    TO Mommy: Where are those white men with the shiny things
    on their chest taking daddy?
    Child crying: daddy, daddy, daddy, where they takin' you?
    you said we would go to the park tommorow?
    To Mommy: Can you raise a boy to be a man? I want to be a
    man.
    To Mommy: Why do I have to cook, clean clothes, and watch
    lil' man? you didn't make daddy do it.
    To Mommy: I want to be a man.
    To Mommy: Why aren't you answering me. Why aren't you
    answering me?

    (time passes)

    the judge: you are hereby sentenced to life in prison.

    To Mommy: Why are you crying now Mom? Go get my sister off
    the corner save one of us...please...and tell her
    to put on some real clothes.

    To Daddy: I'll see you where doves don't fly.

    (crying)

    (c) 2001 blakverb off da top thinkin'
     
  2. 8th wonder

    8th wonder Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    not alone....

    ~many tears~

    8th!
     
  3. GQ

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    Applause....

    And the Oscar for best original thinkin' "off da top" goes to:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BLAKVERB~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Tight, tighter, tightest!!!

    Respect
    GQ
     
  4. MapleXtract

    MapleXtract Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL- Agreeing with, my flirt, GQ...

    Did I, ever, tell you how deep you are? My lawd, the things you do with those verbals...
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Maple, GQ, and 8th - I've come across too many kids in similar situations. It's some sad s***. Anyway thanks for the comps, ya'll the best.

    one love, blak
     
  6. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    BlakVerb ... feeling you on this one
    sad indeed ... tyte peace Bruh Man

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    serenti-poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so sad yet so beautifully expressed I'm glad I came across this one
     
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    So sad and yet, so true. Keep flowin on blackverb
     
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    man...this piece gave me chills
    and open my eyes like doors
    cause the questions asked
    are at our(black folks) messed up core...

    ****...i agree with gq
    this piece is ill for off the top
    whoa...
    peace
    khasm
     
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