Black Poetry : *'Twas The Night Before Christmas*

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  1. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    T'was the night before Christmas
    and all thru the world
    not a person was happy, with current events
    holiday tradition all money was spent
    as men sleep in boxes and children still wept
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    The war still goes on as bodies pile high
    while Bush prepares for Christmas, not
    blinking an eye
    And drugs in the street, poor people can't eat
    wondering how long, they can go with no heat
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    driving while black is the latest crime
    same time, same place...the same old tired lines
    Away from this madness, there is no escape
    corruption, dysfunction...is commonplace
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    The moon glimmered brightly on the
    new-fallen snow
    as cops gathered outside my window below
    when what to my wondering eyes should
    appear
    but a deadly drive by, someone's mother
    shedding tears
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    with all the misfortune in the world today
    its hard to be joyous on Christmas day
    a plunging economy, unemployment sky high
    morality vanishes, as we ponder questions to why?
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    world hunger!, selfish greed!
    racial hatred is underscored!
    H.i.v. is rampant, millions die!
    ???? where is the cure ????
    !!!! global poverty ignore !!!!
    *To the top of the mountains!*
    *to the valley low*
    ***God knows there is an answer***
    ~~~~~pray for us all ~~~~~
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    seasons witness the hurricane's force
    signs of the time approach with little choice
    hail from the sky, torrential rains fall
    raging tornados mark an obstacle course
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    Will it be over in the twinkling of an eye
    as we diffuse and tiptoe along life's route
    will we draw tolerance, for each other
    or continue to walk in destructive pursuit
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    The rich get richer, as the poor struggle
    to survive
    children hanging stockings made with
    old torn socks
    Christmas for them...sometimes rare
    sitting among the fireplace, bundled
    and scared
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    a sparkle in their eyes, they await
    Christmas morn
    excited....and hungry....they shiver
    trying to stay warm
    whisper and chatter...passing time
    hoping for a white winter storm
    Mom and dad in their room worried sick,
    about future bills, this day will bring
    stress encircling their head like a wreath
    cuddling close together, they settle
    to sleep trying not let distress spoil Christmas eve...
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    In Belair land, safe from care....the rich,
    plump with turkey, and caviar to spare
    proper in manners, pompous figureheads
    content in their conscience, there was no dread
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    They speak not a word, of the poor at heart
    suffering children, they have done their part
    stocking was full from ill-gotten gain,
    life has been good , when it pours it rains
    3 cheers to the rich..they proudly proclaim!
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    In this time of giving, and goodwill toward
    fellow man
    let us not forget....to give when we can,
    our hearts and mind is joyful this eve
    joining each other in the spirit of belief!
    *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
    !!! Merry Christmas to all and to all a !!!
    ~~~~~~~~~Good Night~~~~~~~~~~



    Note...We can all change this is clear....
    sharing and caring more than once
    a year.


    Epiphany(c)2001
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes

    i give my hand daily ........i feel ya
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bringing a new twist to that tale, having us peek into the windows of reality. High props to ya on this.
     
  4. LovesDestiny

    LovesDestiny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We are so complacent sometimes...it's a shame how "numb" we are to others misfortune and even raising our consciousness about current events and politics. Shame on us for taking a back seat!!!!! I agree that we should be "on top of our game" not just on Christmas but every day.

    Great write Epiphany!!!!
     
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    Wow sister dear!

    It seems this masterpiece slipped passed me. I'm glad it was dusted off and redisplayed, because it is a much deserving realistic write.

    Fantasticallydone!
    Your lil sis
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :bowdown: I bow to MAAT :bowdown:
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    tight flow!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    time of the season
     
  9. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my dear santress,,,

    you filled my ear with the cheer of gladness and rhime.

    other words- tight as hell.
     
  10. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    i agree

    alot of questions to be answered

    you covered so much

    we are blessed

    and we wish blessings on all

    yes sista brethren

    we all must do our part

    peace
     
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