Black Poetry : Vision

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaz, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Every day I see my people overmedicated and fumbling through the fuzzy reality that the rest of us call life
    I try to understand but the truth is that in their medicated state they are neither friend or foe but neutral pawns in the game of life.
    To quote a poet
    “neutrality is for the weak and uncommitted”
    and a struggle cannot be carried forward by the weak and uncommitted as they laugh and play their life away not noticing the passage of days weeks and months
    I see them being herded into the middle and squeezed out the side not noticing their disappearing habitat as it once again becomes the “peoples pride”
    As the master plan of gentrification encroaches and spreads across this nation irregardless of the mayor or party affiliation the plan moves forward year after year house by house block by block and what once was
    is once more
    and even the neighborhoods that still seem the same are only that way for six to twelve month periods at a time and when the time comes whole neighborhoods will change hue overnight and the dazed dizzy red eyed neutralized foot soldier will once again disappear as if they never were
    to make a difference and forward the noble ideal of equality life’s harsh realities must be embraced cold turkey through the clear eyes of a purposed existence which fully embraces all of life’s realities not in ignorance but in wisdom and purpose of thought
    or we will once again find ourselves unprepared, a day late and a dollar short as we continue to chase yesterdays brass rings
    looking at life from the outside in begging once again please Massa let us in
    why the hell should he we saw the master plan even though we were not in on the planning process and it will definitely cost us times over what it should but we saw it coming and we still gonna miss the boat and find ourselves on the outside looking in beggin mass
    let us in
    communities that prosper
    prosper because they have vision and an implement able community supported plan
    and the community begins with you and me
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    and together we stand ......well felt poet !!
     
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    May your vision..
    become one vision for us all..
    before its too late.....Excellent Scribe Shaz...WOW!

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brilliant!!!! I hope the vision is contagious!!!

    Reas
     
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    shazzy.


    ...you know i'm diggin' this one, my friend!!

    & i gotz to agree with epip... "excellent scribe"!!

    itsallLove, chile!

    elayne.
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First thing I thought about was Harlem...you are so right. Good piece.
     
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    A soul deep piece.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Scribeaboutit! It helps.
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
  8. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have not been to Harlem but I am sure you are right, cause it is happining every where, it is like it is a virtual con......-you know!
    it's a Global thang and if we were not crabs in a barrel we would pool our reasources and at the very least keep what we got.

    coco
    Thank you for reading
     
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