Black Poetry : When I Got You

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by PurpleMoons, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    Who needs whitey, when I got you
    With a lash of your tongue you beat me down
    My character torn and used

    Massah says I'm posed ta be pickin cottn'
    I sah betta hurry befoe' the sun goes down
    Ifa I lay acros' the field, a whippin issah bound
    Now massah ain't kar' less
    I sah work til my finga's bled
    Massah want me controlled and hisa repetashun fed

    Who needs whitey, when I got you

    I sah tried hard to escape my massah's point of view
    I sah slid down an got myseth a sip of Massah's brew
    Massah camma creepin and whip me fo' that too
    I sah try to learn ta read
    gotta book I sah found at skhool
    as soon as I sah miss a word
    My sah massah called me fool

    Who needs whitey when I got you
    you preach the words of unity and freedom
    Somehow the definition was misconstrued
    Objective is to bash me down in everything I do
    It did'nt matter when I gave my last to you
    and it did'nt matter when I almost died to
    keep your a** in shcool
    It did'nt matter when I dropped my needs to support you
    Somehow you keep havesting that Massa's point of view
    Every time I take a step futhur up the ladder
    My massah, I see in you

    Who needs whitey when I got you!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wake-up!!!!!! Come on out!!!!!! Freedom begins in you!!!
     
  2. the_story

    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    uh oh purple, im diggin dis poetry forreal, lovin ya style....
    :heart:
    -story
     
  3. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's what's up...freedom starts somewhere. I like the way you posed this piece...I like where you took it...keep scribing and I'll keep reading.
     
  4. twision

    twision Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh YEAH
    This is creativity!!!!!
    I'm like Queentswana
    Loved where you went with it!


    VERY NICE SCRIBIN'

    PEACE AND LOVE
    twision
     
  5. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OO, now this makes the point hard core. Purple, I been in a relationship like this and I'm really feelin ya. Nice breakdown.
     
  6. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    HEY Princess! I love when you stop in!

    Hi Queen! Your love is much appreciated!

    Twision I've been all up in your drops! Talk about creativity, You got it going on!

    Ah Gempis! Something about when you stop in makes me feel so connected and not alone!

    Thank you fam.
    Your luv always
    brightens the day!
     
  7. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My goodness, I love the way you put this, yes, nothing like being whipped by your own people.
     
  8. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    (waving) Hi sister Watz!
    Sometimes our people
    no not what they do!

    Thank you for the love! :wave:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    my my my !
    sistah u took me back 100 years
    and felt the twist and this was
    so deeply created wow !!!
    i'm in a maze from da depth of ya pen
     
  10. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lovin ya flow
    very creative
    deep drop
    likes
    Peace
    :angel1: