Black Poetry : TRIBUTE TO RICK JAMES

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Peace beloved, a brother I knew well...
    a Genius and Giant, now free from his shell.
    I remember when it was You and I...
    dancing the rhythm of life...
    Street Songs with Mary Jane...
    now you've gone to another plane.

    No one understood the turmoil or pain,
    the demons inside bordering on insane...
    and yet through the Fire and Desire,
    with soul our lives you flooded...
    testimony of your spirit, never Cold Blooded.

    She Was Only 17 and you weren't the blame,
    but I related to your words all the same.
    You left much too soon, and many confused...
    cause and effect of your lifestyle often abused.
    You weren't Mr. Policeman but a confessed Superfreak,
    a reflection of many, the strong and the weak.

    I remember when we were hanging on L Seven,
    just one step from hell and two from heaven.
    Hey bro, I've tears in my eyes...
    and in recollection I can only ask why ?...
    But no matter what they say,
    or how they bounce your name....
    I'll remember when it was You and I,
    my Brother Rick James.

    Love Ya.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    well done smoothly said
    of a great brutha we had
    as he now rest in peace
    into a comfort sleep
    no more stress or hearts
    to contest an icon singer
    his lovin memories will
    forever linger ...............
    he bustin out ! going home

    R.I.P
    Rick James
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a fine tribute, Keita. Yea, You and I was the jam back in the day, lol, still is. And his ballads with Tina Marie were awesome. I suppose his body was just tired. May he rest in peace.
     
  4. Alpha Male

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    Reply to Keita

    Keita ,Your sentiments are in alignment with mine
    Rick James was genius and should of had more time
    But now some souls will plant his soul and call him best
    We will all have our turn to sleep in this earth and feel his rest!

    Great poem you have made
    Now go and seize a great day


    Please show me some of your love
    Today read and reply to my thread
    " Dear Alpha Male, please help me, signed the slave from torment land"
    Please tell me about my skills, tell me if their weak
    or show nuff real----------Thank You


    If you read and replied once!
    Do it again, kick up a notch!----------Thank you
     
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    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very well put, we lost a true genius

    Listening to the radio
    but couldn't believe the words said,
    not Rick James, the Super-Freak, Mary Jane Man---
    dead??
    Oh no oh no--no more Fire or Desire,
    I had to pull over, my heart was wired.
    His scorpio laid ballads, glitter and braids
    all I can say is---We were blessed to have his prescence
     
  6. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    his memories will forever be
    as all his songs!!!
    he will be miss by many
    this was a tight tribute
    thanks for sharing with us
    Peace
    Angel
     
  7. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother Keita,

    Your gift amazes...
    The announcement of his death
    left me floored...it seemed so sudden
    but he left us with something
    so special..."the music of his soul"
    which will live on within all who
    listen closely...

    This was a wonderful tribute...
    Exceptionally Scribed...
     
  8. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for this, brothah. I was so sad yesterday when I heard the news. This is a lovely tribute. I know brothah Rick is in a good place.
     
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    Agreeing with all!!

    Outstanding piece Brother Keita!!!
     
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    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank for this tribute. It seems like the people of our childhoods are passing out of existance in droves. Let us keep their memories alive in our hearts. Good write.
     
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