Black Poetry : TurtleDoved

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by YeshuJah, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If I had a house on a hill,
    a couple-a lakes in the valley
    and an endless array of bills
    would it matter?
    Don't know.
    Seems like the Israelis & Palestinains
    would still be fighting,
    races still be race hating,
    politicians still race baiting
    and every man,woman & child still
    faced with the question of why we all
    still dying.
    Would it make a difference?
    Jesus said don't worry about tomorrow,
    but is seems like tommorow is always
    weighing ni**ers down-
    First it was emancipation,
    then integration,
    now it's the daily ********
    of failed assimilation.
    Some days I feel as if I don't wannna
    work no mo'
    I feel as if I'm being robbed
    of time between the rising
    and setting of the sun for sure.
    but time for what?
    I realize that in this circle
    within a circle off in the middle
    of seemingly nowhere my place is miniscule,
    compounded by ignorance and its present rule
    in whose shadow a wise man is still a fool,
    and a man rich in possesions is but possesion's tool-
    this **** ain't cool.
    Really-
    the only thing I ought to be concerned
    about is how to love every being I encounter,
    but I'm constantly dogged by thoughts of
    which one uh these ni**rs is gonna
    beat me with that same number.
    Judas certailny took it to Jesus
    and even he on the cross wondered.
    I still ponder-
    If I say the devil is to blame
    yet accept that I gots decisions I ought
    to have made then who's playing
    whose game?
    The word says I gotta be born again,
    but my current experiences in life
    got me wondering why I should believe
    in life again-
    maybe its the hope factor,
    or the dope factor,
    or the fact that I ain't factored in
    the fact that the comforter is come.
    But if some are made vessels of honor
    and some vessels unto dishonor
    which path should I take
    while I navigate life's daily blunders?
    I asked myself these things
    while sitting in a house upon a hill
    I never set foot in & looking into a valley
    of lakes I may never swim in.
    Selah.
     
  2. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Question everything and learn something! Question nothing and learn nothing!

    You inner turmoil illustrated in this poem , is so relatable.
    And very debateable.
    But, if we question nothing, we learn nothing.
    And while questioning everything as mere mortals, we know we cannot know everything, question,question,question!!!!!!!!!
    For that is to know that there are answers.
    "There are no stupid questions!"
    Except the ones that go unasked!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    eternal Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There were definitely no stupid questions

    No we may never have the answers to everything,
    but it's good to ask so that others will seek the answers as well.
    You are never alone in your quest for true emancipation, something we we have not achieved yet.
    E
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ETERNAL, WE AGREE!

    This is a dialogue that I truly love , being a journalist
    and coming from an academic background, I love the fact
    that as writer's and poets we get to pose the questions
    that many people shy away from. And you are so correct
    in this "Piece/Peace" there were no Stupid questions the
    scribe is very thorough in his flow and it gives rise to
    more dialogue which can only lead to solutions!
    I love it when y'all feed my mind and my soul
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I GOTTA AGREE WIT DA REST .........TYGHT REAL FLOW HERE.....
     
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    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    msluciousb- Question everything and learn something... Well put. All I have is the question. Thanks for reading the verse. May we all find the answers we need when we need them most.

    Eternal- thank you also for reading the verse. I appreciate the time you took to respond.

    Rich- thank you.
     
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    LIKEWISE WIT BIGGER THANKZ ...........