Black Poetry : Untitled Trouble

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  1. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now, I done been in some
    sticky situations
    but never like the I'm facin
    See the man put them red and blue light
    behind me
    and now I'm lookin' at incarceration--
    For a roach.
    Not the roach you see on your couch;
    the kind that gets lit, and
    smokes everybody out!!
    Now I'm cuffed and stuffed in the back seat,
    legs cramped to my belly prayin' to the Most High
    that they'll just release me.
    But no such luck, I was stuck and [email protected];
    payed out $$$1500 to be freed--
    on bond.
    A few weeks later after a caper with
    my court appointed officer of the law,
    the judge told me: $1000 fine,
    1 year probation, and if you smoke or drink,
    you goin' down for sho'!!
    That was December '03 and now
    I'm past month five;
    hittin' poetry spots, goin' to work
    stayin' busy, just to stay alive.
    And I'm somewhat true to my word
    drug and alcohol free;
    but with all the evil in my community....
    man that **** ain't easy!!
    I'm politically aware that the system
    don't care or even understand
    folks like me,
    we work hard at our jobs, raise a moral
    family, so what if we smoke
    a little w$$d.
    You would too if you was raised
    in the red, white, and blue, and your skin
    was Black;
    We're descendents of slaves, had to
    make our own way--
    AND STILL OWED 40 ACRES AND A MULE!!!!
    But instead we're given fu**ed up communities
    and white racist teachers in school--
    so we hussle.
    The CIA dropped some dope my way
    and these addicts will do anything for a hit....
    so I gotta get my cash, corporate america
    ain't hiring, so I gotta push my people in a pit.
    Yea, it's low-down but you prefer to punish instead
    of trying to understand.
    It ain't candy on Christmas
    it's mean mugs, fights, and busted dishes
    cuzz daddy is locked away!!
    So in order to relieve my pressure
    I roll up some earth and talk to God
    Our Father, who art in heaven
    please allow me to see 19+11.......

    unfinished....
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was raw diggin ya flow as always.....
    all we can do is keep our heads up
    for a new day shall come soon!!!!

    keep on keepin likes ya style!!!!

    Peace
    Angel
     
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    ...this piece was raw and real
    it's rare I have the opportunity to
    read poetry that isn't full of flowery
    metaphors and written to entertain...
    this piece defies the norm in its unabashed
    approach to truth about life at its best and its worst

    I loved this stanza...
    You are what I call a "Brave Poet"...
    Continue to raise your voice
    one never knows how their poetry/story
    may affect another life...

    Blaze on...
    Sage
     
  4. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I thank you for that Angel....had to see my PO this week so this was just one of the things that came to the surface :flame: :flame: :flame:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    da deep depth of dis one was strong
    and felt it that GODLY talk and prayer
    will get u their......i love ya creativity
     
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    This is a slice of real life, some make small mistakes and get caught, some make big mistakes and seem to fly free. This speaks of how life can seem so unfair some time, but how we have to keep on pushin anyway, to remain. Diggin your flow.
     
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    Poet do you know how POWERFUL REAL is?
    That is what you are and that is what this scribe IS?
    mmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I can only shake my head and stomp my feet SPEAK BROTHA SPEAK ^5
     
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