Quiet Poetry Lounge : what if...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by baller, Jun 26, 2001.

  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what if the sun didn't shine
    and it rained all the time
    and everyone was unkind
    because the sun didn't shine

    what if your hopes had fallen through
    and your dreams...never came true
    it seemed that all things bad just happened to you
    because your hopes had fallen through

    what if you won a million bucks
    and thought, "****...bless the luck"
    and just like that you become a smuck
    is that because you have the bucks?

    hmmm

    what if you met this wonderful girl
    told her you'd love to show her the world
    gave her diamonds and glamourous pearls
    showed her love 'coz she was your girl
    remembered that store in which you've seen
    wonderful jewelry...yes, beautiful rings
    you went out to buy her clothing and things
    but returned to find she wasn't your queen
    there in your bed, she lay with another
    a bald headed, muscular, dark-skinned brotha
    so busy were they...she and her lover
    that they didn't bother to go through the trouble
    of locking the door
    or, going else where
    their tryst wasn't planned
    or they didn't care
    you stand in the door,
    thinking: "this isn't fair"
    "how dare you do this
    you scandalous mare"

    what if

    hmmmm.

    what if the "nine" was under your belt
    combining courage with the rage you felt
    you caress the pearl handle as your inhabitions melt
    you carefully take aim...as she slowly knelt
    naked...by the bed...where her lover sat
    "****, babygurl, did you think about that?"

    "i thought we'd be done by the time you got back
    ...thought we had time. didn't know how to act
    you don't have to do this
    we could walk out the door
    take my ****
    just leave
    won't be bothering you no mo'"

    "you should have done that
    instead of laying in my bed
    can't let the brutha leave
    without a cap in his head
    as for you, sistah gurl
    remember what yo' mamma once said
    'it's tacky to use your lover's phone
    it's deadly to use your lover's bed'"

    remember that?

    hmmmmm.

    what it?
     
  2. Afridancr

    Afridancr Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this piece...

    baller this has definately got a sistah thinking 'what if'!! Just a little something to remind those that there are consequenses to pay when you do dirt.:eek:

    So glad I'm a good girl!!!:rolleyes:

    ~things that make you go hmmmm...?~
     
  3. dnommo

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    tight scribe...thanks for the chance to read from the wondrous works of baller...
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Speechless!!!!!!





    One
     
  5. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    whoa!!

    makes you think.

    deep thought, nice flow.

    jh.
     
  6. Jyntlbreez

    Jyntlbreez Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What If?

    I say this poem is as equally thought provoking as is hair raising!!
    (when's" What If" part II coming...I wanna know what he did!)
    Nice scribe!
    Jyntl
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks y'all...

    sometimes we're caught up in the middle of things that shouldn't happen...but **** happens, so whadaya do?

    Jyntl...

    what if

    he thought for a moment
    as the flood gates opened
    ...listened
    one last time
    to sanity's last offering
    and let those two
    simply walk out the door
    no lingering thoughts
    no headaches
    no more

    what if

    sanity was wiser
    than the anger he felt
    and the ice
    that was his heart
    began to slowly melt
    and the realization that the path
    he started to walk
    led down that one-way street
    all his life he had fought

    what if

    he simply smiled
    and said
    "**** happens to me"
    turned around and walked away
    and let the two of them leave

    what if?

    YOU KNOW HOW IT BE.:)
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well done and well said. Thanks for this reminder about respect, lack of respect, lust, rage and consequence.

    BE
     
  9. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As you

    Continue to teach...I continue to learn. Thanks for this scribe......