Black Poetry : Void of Ambition

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    when void of ambition
    too soon young girls
    become sexy ladies
    when void of ambition
    too soon young people
    begin making babies

    when void of ambition
    nothing matters but being cool
    there are no more dreams
    unimportant is school
    when void of ambition
    there is no discipline
    there are no rules

    when void of ambition
    one never looks up
    never trying to reach
    that distant star
    when void of ambition
    there is only complacency
    ever so happy to stay where you are

    when void of ambition
    there is no drive
    doing whatever
    just to stay alive
    when void of ambition
    so easy to do nothing
    like a bad card hand
    just give up and fold
    a **** shame
    at 16 years old

    BE
    (c) 2002
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad you penned this

    It is a very sad commentary on the cycle/circle of hopelessness that abounds in our families/communities...I see you've been making some very important observations about the true state of our union. At its foundation, the infrastructure is weak and weakening...no matter what the "statistics" say...

    Please continue to scribe us into awareness ~ reaching one somebody is still a good goal.

    Loved it, Bruce. Thank you

    alyce
     
  3. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lettered truth B and learning needed by me and mine
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poetry should be a mirror that a society can use to see both the strengths and flaws of it’s character, and you Poet have provided an excellent mirror.
     
  5. one_love

    one_love Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow

    That flowed real nice. Stay confident and then you'll find and strive for that ambition. It's within yourself. Nice scribe.
    One_Love
     
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