Black Poetry : Urban Gumbo

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by LadyBelle, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    On the surface
    The rain causes an inconvenience
    People forgot their umbrellas
    Taxis and buses
    Are the common mode
    At least for transportation
    Death is common
    And so are the street side
    Business parties being hosted
    By sista-girl
    For a twenty dollar tip
    Young men act old
    Old men act young
    And some men act like sista-girl
    For that twenty dollar tip
    Never the less
    The stars ain’t out tonight
    Instead
    They are replaced
    By neon lights
    Showing the quickest path to pleasurable death
    (Funny how the masses all think the same way)
    Pleasure and pain
    Mixed with a teaspoon of hope
    And a heaping cup of death
    Quickly add
    3 souls and 2 broken hearts
    Let simmer
    Pour over innocence and truth
    And let sit until darkened
    Wrap in a sour covering
    Of rules and regulations
    And sprinkle
    Of low self esteem
    Serve hot
    With a glass of patronizing history
    And
    You should be able
    To serve 3-4 generations
    With one batch
    Of this urban gumbo

    Author unknown:
     
  2. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi sweetie pie, Ms. LadyBelle....this here was deep...I can see that you are very "inside" this message here....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    the depth of this leaves da mind to soul search .....your words are heard through da vast of morrow
     
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    jus_dat_nice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i like the pictures this one created in my head
    I could clearly picture every syllable of what you were saying
    Wonderful job
     
  5. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    um

    in the crease with no grease
    can cause friction
    in a place called "Da Streets"

    well put poet
    yes it's hard but we keep pushing
     
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    This is FABULOUS!

    Oh, how I wish I knew who the poet was! I would love to read more of their work!

    Thank you for sharing this one, tho!

    Sadly, this is so true in so many "urban gumbos" from city to city.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen,

    This here, is some real poetry for your arse!
     
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    peace

    Very, very thought provoking!

    :toast:
     
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