Black Poetry : Uganda? (what's that)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by tzevi1278, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. tzevi1278

    tzevi1278 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Half a million feet pound the street,
    but you don’t hear it.
    Rebel soldiers creep while they sleep,
    but you’re not near it.
    120,000 chased from their homes to roam alone,
    threatened by a force without a cause to call their own.
    Rebel leader Joseph Kony and his “Lord’s Resistence Army”
    use violence and intimidation to try and overthrow a country.
    Abducting children from the local villages,
    and forcing them to fight in the nightly pillages.
    Those who resisted would be beaten viciously,
    while the females would be raped and endure captivity.
    But hey,
    why would you care, I mean it’s not you or me,
    plus it’s not as interesting as the beef Game had with Fifty.
    That big tsunami thing, now that was really tragic,
    it was on the “news”
    and we were watching it like we were addicts.
    Come on,
    anything that comes on “TV” has to be important,
    over 220,000 people died and they’re still reporting.
    CNN could never miss a tragedy, that’s why they’re getting paid,
    but in Rwanda,
    a million died in like 100 days.
    Amazing isn’t it,
    America didn’t give two $hits,
    let them n1ggers die, we’re too busy saving endangered fish.
    I wrote this with the wish,
    that we would wake the fu#k up and notice,
    if we don’t help ourselves, no one else will and you know this.
    This conflict has been raging for [email protected] near eighteen years,
    so tell me when the he11 will my people in the west open their ears?
    Oh my bad,
    I already know, why did I even wonder?
    Most won’t give a [email protected] until the make “HOTEL UGANDA”

    Africa is in our hearts, yet we treat her like that distant cousin we don't call. we know she's there and we love her, but the love is rarely shown. get in touch with your roots, and pick up the phone and call your [email protected] cousin. what ever happened to the strength of family? honestly, that's all when have.
    Lyr1c



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    © Ramarla D. Rozier
    Kiastar inc. Krate Creations publishing
     
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    word up what a deep flip and tyte drop to reach the motherland.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    100 percent on point. Crazy tight drop and way to slam that message down. It's very sad, the ignoring of the situations.
     
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    I'm in a tizzy over our catatonic state... Poet, the power of your pen is in this genre.
     
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    You presented this in a way that can't be ignored. There is so much going on with our people that we don't know about, and like you said, when we do, do we care? Strong flow brotha.
     
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    speak dat truth brotha you have a potent pen :)
     
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    People love 2 talk, but when it's time 4 action, we recline with a drink in our hands watching Jerry Springer.

    Say it loud so the ones that don't wanna listen have 2.

    Nice.

    Peace.
     
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    wow!!!

    hiya poet, i am ugandan and this piece was so touching and so true... it is sad how it takes something like a huge selling box office hit movie to draw attention to what is going on right before our eyes... u my dear poet are reaching out and taking that step that so many other people are afraid to take... keep on using the power of your pen and rest assured that there are pple behind your very cause. much love and blessings!
     
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    nfinite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beyond a crazy tight flo, you put in words the message that underlined the events. Very nicely done brother, very nicely done. Through unity the community stregthens.
     
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