Black Poetry : WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED...THE ANSWER

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "I weep because we sleep"

    Destiny hidden away in
    the lost and found
    Tired of searching so he’s
    Heading uptown
    Street corner bound
    The jungle's scary so he’s
    packin extra pounds
    Head down
    A mean mug frown
    Trigger-happy attitude tightly wound
    Deafening sounds
    No prize in this fight
    yet fifteen rounds
    Skin brown
    Heavenly bound
    Into the light
    Bones rigored tight
    as chalk outlines the ground

    Still dawning Massa’s chains
    The neighborhood’s pain
    Blocks stalked with
    glocks guard false real estate claims
    Drugs on brains
    Direct exchange
    Sinister smiles behind
    white gold selling souls for material gains
    Chasing wealth
    while spiritual health
    Remains un-maintained
    Short-lived reign
    Destiny takes aim
    Caught in the crossfire
    Involuntarily retired from the game
    Bagged remains
    Sun soaked children
    of the struggle
    cloaked in crimson stains
     
  2. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Powerful message with an incredible savvy to boot! Definate reading pleasure, let it rip poet:spinstar:

    :shades:

    :picture:
     
  3. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Humble thanks Sista...all across this land WE, as a people are eating our young. Definately an abomination. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    Peace Power and Prosperity to you Sista SpicyBrown...
     
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    I weep for the fact, that we're in a deep sleep,
    yes, with our souls...they manage to keep.

    The old is going ...the young is so lost...
    It's been 300 years, yet we still pay the cost.

    Massa, pat my head, ...kick me in the @ss
    ain't that's how it's always been in the past?

    Hey, we can't stop the fight, or get off track,
    yeah...we got to retrieve our babies back!


    Excellent drop poet, I :bowdown: to MAAT
     
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    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AWESOME SCRIBE POET!!!! And your rhyme scheme was fierce.

    Much Luv
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    While some stand back and just shake their heads at our youth, you pen the real reasons for the chaos. This was potent, and is powerful spoken, I'll bet. Enjoyed the flowback from queent.
     
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    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey, we can't stop the fight, or get off track,
    yeah...we got to retrieve our babies back!




    Sistah....We are blessed when we acknowledge a voice such as yours. In addition to "Retrieving our babies back"... We as BM must begin to better assist our Women in the child Rearing DUTIES...

    Thank you for the wizdom...
    One Love
     
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    King...
    Ain't no stopping us now!
    ..yall on the move and believe this:
    Your Queens, will always be...
    "The wind beneath your wings"​
     
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