Black Poetry : Where I'm from

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  1. SupaUgly

    SupaUgly Member MEMBER

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    Where I’m from

    Where I’m from we search for answers we cannot find

    Like will I ever escape this place

    Or be forced into a life of crime

    Where I’m from you either sell drugs or fall victim to drugs

    It’s tough love

    I didn’t remember kisses and hugs

    Where I’m from you had to fight just to make down the street

    The gang bangers could smell fear and would separate the strong from the

    weak

    If you weren’t an athlete chances are you’re a casualty

    Seeing your child on channel three

    Would drive you to insanity


    Where I’m from it seems like the cops didn’t care

    But maybe in reality the cops where just as scared

    The media has called me a thug, a criminal or crazy

    But I didn’t ask for this to life

    This is what you gave me

    And killing off my own kind is another form of slavery

    Will we ever be free

    Where I’m from
     
  2. iwannabe

    iwannabe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Man that was hot, foreal. You have a way with words. it flowed perfectly and the first like...4 lines rilly grabbed me. Because thats usually where i decide to keep reading a poem or not. nice.
     
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    indeed the inner hood .....but one make it wit wisdomize knowledge
    i feel this and hit this same space
     
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    bigdrizzle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excellent write
     
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    Wisdom7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this, because one sees the reality of that life with the anger removed :roll: . It's like u can't hear someone when they're screaming at u, but ur willing to listen when the delivery is smooth. Great peice!
     
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    where are you from?

    all hoods in Da United States of America
    all have the same problems
    and yours is no different from mine
    mine just might have more people

    this piece well written poet
    this is the type of work that should be required reading in all libraries across america
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "The media has called me a thug, a criminal or crazy

    But I didn’t ask for this to life

    This is what you gave me

    And killing off my own kind is another form of slavery

    Will we ever be free"


    so tru brutha so tru....dang...u laid it all out in this poem...loved the flow, very powerful

    keep the flow goin :wave:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You didn't ask to be placed in that space, but there you are given such difficult choices. The reader is driven to think what one would do in this reality. Right on point poet.
     
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