Black Poetry : When we used to Break dance

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  1. UniverSouL

    UniverSouL Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When we used to break dance
    on street blocks back in the days
    Life seemed to not to slip away
    or be taken away from us so fast

    Those glorious times of our past
    bring me beautiful memories of our
    communities living in peace and
    tranquility, instead of pain and misery

    When we used to break dance we
    advanced towards elevation
    Sacred was our creation
    that brought about progress-full
    nations of black people

    Memories of break dance groups
    battling for supremacy outshine
    the negativity and chaos of
    ghetto streets
    Instead of wars with weapons
    we used to go at it with the magic
    and rhythm of our hands and feet

    We used to pop, lock and
    top rock, while a boom box
    blasted the classic Planet Rock
    Nonstop we flexed on linoleum
    and card board
    Never getting violent and
    on one accord
    Way before guns and
    drugs floored our existence

    When we used to break dance
    We were a happier and livelier people
    Free of the evil that now plagues our
    society

    Before we began to slang crack
    and buss gats
    We wore shirts with our names
    on the back
    The glory of getting’ busy was
    where it was truly at

    I remember back then when
    we brothas acted more like kin
    and never sought revenge when
    we didn’t win
    We took it like men knowing
    that the next day it was on again

    When those days came to an end
    our progress began to descend
    Now look at the position we’re in

    UniverSouL
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    When we used to break dance
    on street blocks back in the days
    Life seemed to not to slip away
    or be taken away from us so fast

    Those glorious times of our past
    bring me beautiful memories of our
    communities living in peace and
    tranquility, instead of pain and misery

    When we used to break dance we
    advanced towards elevation
    Sacred was our creation
    that brought about progress-full
    nations of black people

    Memories of break dance groups
    battling for supremacy outshine
    the negativity and chaos of
    ghetto streets
    Instead of wars with weapons
    we used to go at it with the magic
    and rhythm of our hands and feet

    We used to pop, lock and
    top rock, while a boom box
    blasted the classic Planet Rock
    Nonstop we flexed on linoleum
    and card board
    Never getting violent and
    on one accord
    Way before guns and
    drugs floored our existence

    When we used to break dance
    We were a happier and livelier people
    Free of the evil that now plagues our
    society

    Before we began to slang crack
    and buss gats
    We wore shirts with our names
    on the back
    The glory of getting’ busy was
    where it was truly at

    I remember back then when
    we brothas acted more like kin
    and never sought revenge when
    we didn’t win
    We took it like men knowing
    that the next day it was on again

    When those days came to an end
    our progress began to descend
    Now look at the position we’re in

    UniverSouL
    All rights reserved
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was very much on point
    yes i remember the yesteryears
    the breakdancing groups or some call there gang
    battle in the yards , alleyway in full spin fancy foot work
    and arm play but today it's all drugs and gun play
    what every happen to the way it was???
    tyte flow
     
  3. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very very tyte...
     
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    the_story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    loved it...
    much love,
    -story
     
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    yes i remember the yesteryears
    tight flow
     
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    this was tyte......reminds me of my bf when he used to break. much love to ya :)
     
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    this brought back a lotta great memories, UniverSoul, and I thankya for that. when I was younger, kids in school got into fistfights - not gun fights. *sigh*
     
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    Thanks everybody for your comments about my piece.

    Those yesteryears were the days. It was so peace-full and progress-full back then. Those memories are touching and theraputic.

    We need to head back to living such a way.

    Peace and Love to you all,
    Soul
     
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    "We used to pop, lock and
    top rock, while a boom box
    blasted the classic Planet Rock
    Nonstop we flexed on linoleum
    and card board
    Never getting violent and
    on one accord"

    man son...
    you hit me hard with this one...

    doing windmill spins
    in circles
    to get da head nod and da grin
    word...
    peace
    khasm
     
  10. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    flashbaaaaaaaaaaak....and two snaps for this one

    Every weekend, breakdancing teams from every side of the
    city would gather in peace to put it down....my favorite movie
    back in the day was "Beatstreet"...love me some "Lee", those
    were the good ol' days

    it does make you wonder....... how we got to where we are
    this was nice trip back and on point with the reality check, real
     
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