Black Poetry : What Happened To The Passion?

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  1. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What happened to the passion
    that used to be
    seen in most eyes
    as we struggled to be free
    When Malcom could ignite
    cause our blood to rush
    and Martin, with a word
    the multitude would hush
    I wonder where the passion went
    when we had a cause
    Did our passion go in peace
    with the passing of some laws
    Has the flame of our passion
    been blown out by drugs
    Or was our passion stolen
    by some European thugs
    What happened to the passion
    that once prevailed
    even though you knew
    protest meant jail
    Was our passion checked
    at the door with our coats
    Or was our passion strangled
    by the gold round our throats
    When we marched for freedom
    what was it for
    To give it all back
    at the designer store?
    What happened to the passion
    in our neighborhood
    what happened to our quest
    for the common good
    What happened, can you tell me
    please explain
    Did our passion leave
    on a west bound train
    Or has that one eyed Lucifer
    called the TV screen
    sucked our passion into it
    drained us clean
    I wonder where our passion went
    does anyone know
    If you find it please tell me
    cause I miss it so...
     
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    :blush: 7th, I'm a fan, indeed
     
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    likes ya style
    feelin ya on this
    flow on head poet
    ....Angel
     
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    Bravo! This is tight and so true with it's potent and smooth delivery :teach:
     
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    Loved the message, the honest vibe, the tempo....this was an excellent flow.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    str8 tyte drop here 7thpoet
     
  7. 7thPoet

    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i appreciate the love...and i'm feelin' this family
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    7thPoet

    WELCOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.....

    I see you've made yourself comfortable. :D That's wonderful.

    Nice drop...laid it out right. Very important question asked in this piece. I've wondered about OUR passion myself.

    :thanks: for sharing your provocative thoughts with us.

    :toast:
     
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    I have wondered these same things too, 7th, but you dropped this so very well. Very poignant and beautiful release.
     
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    7thPoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the kind words. i'm grateful for the love
     
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