Black Poetry : We In Trouble Now

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Heartbeat, May 2, 2001.

  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hablas español?
    You better
    Montezuma's revenge is not the water
    It's the re-taking of America
    Starting with Texas and California

    Even in Utah and Billings, Montana
    Phoenix, Cleveland, New York
    And the city of Savannah
    White folks scared
    Leaving cities in masses
    Hiding behind overpriced homes
    SUV's and Oakly Sunglasses
    But there is nowhere to run
    Nowhere to hide
    Stand up anywhere
    A hispanic person is by your side

    Doing the jobs no one else wants to do
    That don't fare well
    For Black folk like me and you
    While we playing ball, singing and dancing
    Millions of the latest minority
    Soon to be majority
    Are paying the price for advancing

    Lawmakers in Washington are very concerned
    Border patrols stretched too thin
    Ellis Island suddenly too small
    America is changing
    Where does that leave us?
    See the writing on the wall

    Not all ebony people are wasting away
    Many are quite serious with no time to play
    But not in the numbers we need to keep pace
    Are we falling behind yet another immigrant race?

    And while America keeps a keen eye south of the border
    Plans have not been scrapped for a new world order
    A world the "White Right" wants to somehow fix
    I'm here to tell you
    We are not in the mix
    But Brown and Yellow people
    Have nothing to fear
    As their numbers increase year after year

    Watch out now!

    BE
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE,

    Tell it brotha...we most def be in trouble fa sho!!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    Again, your ability to pinpoint our position/condition on the map of 'current events' is always on hit. Thank you for keeping it ever before us the way you do, lest we sink into complacency.

    The journalist in you is always calling the 'conscious party' into proactivity! :) We betta reckanize!

    Write on!

    A
     
  4. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey heart

    me habla spanglish.... You know you are correct in this piece. Im from Atlanta and my grandparents live in Albany,GA. I tell you every time I go visit I find myself looking at my brown brothas and sistas all ova the place. And you right cause they will work that $5 an hour job and you betta believe they got another one on the side. Where as some of us can't work a job unless it's paying $11 or more but you don't even have a ged so how in the hell you thank you gon make that kinda cheese.

    *you have stimulated my pearl on the real*

    One
     
  5. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aye papi ~

    Tu hablo espan'ol?

    Permita de mi sepa... con mi, es po quinta!
    Gracias amigo...

    I hear ya' like Austrian Crystal brotha!!
     
  6. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cancel the coffee
    I am awake
    I am awake

    gota have a plan
    a plan for today
    gota have a plan
    a plan to help us stay
    gota have a plan
    a plan for today
    gota have a plan maaaan
     
  7. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    for the update!! You spoke nothing but the truth. If only we would open our eyes.

    Some will crumble...
    some will fall...
    Others will over come all.
    But in a nation...prone to glory.
    Let us announce our soon to be won victory.
    See we are minority..
    mixed with minority...
    But in the governments eyes we are majority.
    IN the jails..in pregnancies
    In poverty and in sovereignty.
    And they bring others who work for free...
    don't worry..when they're work is done...
    30% is going back over seas.
    Not looking for the freedom...
    Just for the pay.
    Just do your best in the world...
    And every thing will be okay.
     
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