Black Poetry : What's Happening To Poetry?

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  1. Shango

    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A long silence
    a deep wonder
    a hard puzzle
    now comes and settles
    on my mind.
    Flowing through
    the radio speakers
    I hear poetry
    lingering in a place
    that is known
    as an ill-ridden wasteland
    where poetry
    comes under attack
    by a deadly virus
    called ignorance.
    Broken homes,
    weak hearts,
    lost minds and dying spirits
    are haunted
    by it's presence,
    it's words
    pride themselves on killing
    any sign of consciousness
    to ensure it's victim
    remains in an encumbrance state
    where
    sistah souljahs
    are being replaced
    by Queen B's and lil kims
    masturbating
    on the intelligence
    of the young and the restless.
    Someone tell me
    what's happening to poetry?
    Whatever happen
    to the honor of being a poet?
    The sense of value
    seen to had faded out
    with african medallions
    and flat top haircuts
    into a non-existence.
    People who call themselves poets
    nolonger care about
    what seeds they plant.
    Whatever happen to the respect
    for the art?
    Someone please
    tell me what's happening to poetry?
     
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    serenti-poet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's still there just a little harder to find then it use to be :) nicely put very nice read
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    **** good point and good flow:)
     
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    sistah souljahs, are being replaced, by Queen B's and lil kims
    masturbating on the intelligence of the young and the restless.

    This is what is happening...but what they call poetry simply isn't.
    I feel u on this flow!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    poetically the scribe is kriscross into vibes of lustful
    wonders to construct the core of poetry
    but poetry lives within ...............tyte reality check
     
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    Shango Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you angelicsage for blessing me this evening with your warm spirit..........poetically the scribe you left behind brotha $$RICH$$..........I appreciate the like minds...........
     
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    Hi Shango..nice blend of now and then poet the mix is in the soul, some see it in the purse, feeling your flow..
    Peace
     
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    An excellent question, Poet!
     
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    Poetry evolves, recreating itself-

    Great Work, Shango!

    1poetsought ~
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It seems that poertry in its truest forms ...can be fouond right here....within THIS poem :) so long as scribes such as yourself are here to remind us all what poetry should be and where it came from .........
     
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