Black Poetry : WHAT'S GOING ON?

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Marvin asked what's going on
    in nineteen seventy,
    a 3,000 year old question
    that's been buggin me...
    What happened, who pulled
    the veil over our eyes,
    as we've journied this
    3,000 year old demise?

    Corrupted like a chess game
    that done lost its' rook,
    deceived and co-opted
    by someone else's books.
    As I stand before you
    reciting this story,
    but I'm just a shell
    of our original glory.

    For I'm an extension
    of those once enslaved,
    no longer running laws,
    commerce or trade.
    I don't govern science,
    economics or nations,
    and I surely don't control
    our childrens' education.

    Yet now before you
    proudly I stand,
    perpetrating a fraud
    about I'm a black man...
    when every week
    and each and every day,
    I go to my enemy
    to earn my pay.
    Thinking there's a way
    for me to compete,
    when we don't even grow
    the food that we eat...

    And so I'll sleep
    just to rise with the dawn,
    and Marvin Gayes question
    of what's going on?
    And thou Malcolm and Garvey
    among those in our past,
    had the answer to the question
    that Marvin once asked...
    When will the phoenix
    rise up from the ashes,
    and the answers they gave
    seep down to the masses?
     
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    one day we shall ova come the maze
    and see what's really going on !!!!

    tyte drop
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't know who has the answer, but when you put it that way brotha, and that is pretty much what it comes down to, what a crying shame. Strong dose of truth.
     
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    The answre is in the people.

    If we keep accepting life as it is handed 2 us, this will be a neverending question.

    Nice piece.
     
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    within the answer lays..very deep thought flow enjoyed the vibe flow on...Angel
     
  6. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    either we end the question or we end first.
     
  7. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What is going on??!
     
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