Black Poetry : We want to be like them

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  1. rapchild

    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We want to be like them
    But do we know what it took for them to be them
    And if you look close enough
    you would see even they don't want to be them
    The journey was rough, full of pot holes and very narrow
    a lot of right and left turns
    Why do you hate you?
    why do you hate me? why do you hate us?
    Something is definitely not right
    Because I am you,
    you are me and we are us
    This is my open letter to my generation,
    signed, sealed and delivered
    So if you still claim it didnt reach you
    then there's nothing left for us to discuss
    Go about your business, steal what you want to steal
    Take what you want to take
    Be who you want to be
    Discredit them for their brilliants
    Hate what and who you want to hate
    I won't tell you, you are making a mistake
    I wont try to stop you,
    you are at liberty to live your life
    the way you want
    even as a fake,
    a photo copy of the original image
    And even that you will have followers
    other people will still like to imitate that fake image
    Authenticity is cheap, at a very low rate
    but still lazy money cant afford
    They say we can still win the battle
    how? when we lost the war
    Education is the key
    but I don't see them trying to show us the door
    Salvation is key, Knowledge is power
    Wisdom is waiting for you to claim it
    I hope you understand

    To read more from me pls visit my blog theonortey.blogspot.com

    Thank You.​
     
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    The side of me that I hate
    Is you looking straight at me.
    Your poem is enlightening.
     
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    because you are my reflection. "you are me, I am you and we are us"
     
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    how well I can relate to ever word line and script leaves me speechless to the generation beyond
    awesome display !
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    YO $$RICH$$ MY MAN WAD UP!!! BEEN A MINUTE THIS IS THE FIRST PIECE IVE WRITTEN IN A LONG TIME. HOPE TO WRITE MORE. EXPERIENCING SOME THINGS RIGHT NOW BUT IS GOOD COS IS PREPARING ME FOR THE JOURNEY AHEAD THOUGH.

    MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND MY SIS CANDEESWEET.
     
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    whatever road one must journey go forth and be all that you are....your pen is strong thank you
    for letting me inside your space....keep moving brother your full dream ahead.....