Black Poetry : What's up with this? why?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by blakverb, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why is it easier to get a gun than a job?
    a forty ounce cheaper than equivalent fresh juice?
    Why is it that the NAACP still maintains that name
    I have never been "colored" but African so who
    are they advancin'? And to be the devils advocate
    if I was "colored" in the fifties, the sixties
    why have all the signs that read "colored" this and
    "colored" that been removed (in most regions) yet,
    they're still a "National" association
    "Associating themselves with the
    Advancement of "COLORED" People? I thought the
    P.C. term is "African-American."
    Why is it that we know we've been brainwashed
    yet refuse to start the rinse cycle and be
    done with this indoctrination set down by
    the "Fathers" of this nation / and if the heavenly
    father's son was black what does that make
    the founders of this nation before the effects
    of weather on bodily features?
    Cause we know Civilization began in AFRICA? and since
    we know that why do so many claim their roots
    are in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York
    or some other MEtropolis and not AFRICA
    those who deny will cry in the end cause they
    will be orphaned in US and A(merica) /
    Why is it that we complain about "the man" and
    denounce "the man" anad say it's because of "the man"
    things are not so? don't we know that he who
    does not respect him/herself gets no respect from anyone else...
    and if healing starts from within,
    we are in the heart of most cities you know,
    IN-NER city, how can the world be sane
    when it's insides are rotten? Not all the
    people but the situation: drugs, guns,
    dysfunction times the horizon...oh yeah,
    why do some want to go to WAR with
    their own brother yet not with Uncle Sam
    (Hmmmm, there goes that brainwashing thing again)
    about the IN-justices that destroy US
    Why do so many know yet walk in the shadows
    with hushed mouths? From the upper income bracket
    to the poverty line. And who's to say that you
    are not below that line if your mind is poor
    in regards to who you are. Money buys you things
    not sanity not assurance of who you really are,
    but, who are we? Other than the "tenth"
    largest nation in the world in regards to our income
    and GDP? You read it right...if blak folks were
    a sovereign nation we would be the "tenth" largest
    in the world...but Tommy and Donna and Gucci and
    Prada and Ralph and Nike and Pelle Pelle and NAutica
    has got our pockets in knots and our money in their
    trust funds for their kids...but what about ours?
    Why are so many content with a JOB? So they can run
    around for someone else's dream? We all sleep?
    So live what you dream...Why don't you hear from
    the Michael Jordans (mind coopted), Quincy Jones (mind
    coopted), Robert Johnsons (mind bought and sold, oh
    yeah and coopted), and Kwesi's (mind ? NAACP) when it
    comes to Mumia Abu-Jamal but I got to look at
    Bob Dylan and "others" speak to get the brother
    out...we all should be "OUT" raged about our
    condition we as a whole cut our own throats
    and the man done put up his rope
    cause he knows this...Willie Lynch is a bad mother...
    shut yo' mouth...but our kids can't open their
    mouths and sing the black national anthem, but, a
    tricked daddy ja ruled *** shakin' anthem flows
    from their mouths as if they're POETS? why?

    (some black folk need a melanin check)

    (c) 2001 blakverb off da top thinkin'
     
  2. GQ

    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WoW!!!!!

    BlakVerb,

    Bravissimo!!!!

    Ya mental is most def untouchable!!!! Ya scored big with this deep and thought provoking piece of knowledge of what it means to be/act/live {uncolored} (get my meaning???).

    Keep hittin' us up with ya words ~ ya be like a book that feeds hungry minds!!!

    Outstanding "Afro-Americanesque" psyche!!!

    Respect
    GQ
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak~

    You's a BAD MAN!!
    (and in more wayz than one...
    das fo **** sho'!!
    Glad you evoked the surmounting
    questions in this piece regarding
    our african-american community at
    large and in the broader sense of the words
    "african american community"
    - Sounds like you may be a younger
    version of Dr. Cornell West!!
    Whoa--!
    Talking about "nihilistic" issues
    and other items pertaining to our own demise!
    Have I ever told you that
    you
    are
    PoSiTiVeLy
    DEEP!
    Please feel free to continue to
    saturate me with your blackness...
    because it's oh-so
    Afro-cen'triq of you!!
    :)
    Stay regular -blakman...
     
  4. Ms_MochaB

    Ms_MochaB Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such Wisdom ...

    I'm NOT sad ... I'm just shakin' my head at the wisdom shown through your words ...
    Someone said your bad, in essence, you are~ But I must say you are GOOD ... Good at expounding on the gift that is within you ... share ... and when you don't feel like it share some more ... and in your sharing of wisdom we will understand and seek to find answers to the reasons WHY.
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GQ, N2 ,and MsMocha (those are three of the tightest name around!!!) thank ya'kk for the comps. Ya'll know a blak man luvs it.

    one love, blak
     
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  7. Street So'ja

    Street So'ja Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very

    nice, verb
    it's all part of the


    GAME

    some of us understand

    some of us don't
     
  8. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So'ja - you are mos def right. It's part of the game some overstand some don't it's our jobs as scribes to teach 'em.

    $$RICH$$ - thanks for the wings bro.

    peace bros and one love, blak
     
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