Black Poetry : where is the love ????

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  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    when i think
    i think of thoughts
    seldom taught
    to the present generation,
    i`m scratching my head
    and pacing. :thinking:

    wondering where we went wrong
    was it the words in a song?
    that turned sisas to hoes,
    and the brothas to
    who knows?

    where is the love

    we were once shown respect to project?
    the black hands of support
    now only choke each others necks.
    what made our brothers
    only want to murder each other?
    call women biitches all day,
    then go home and kiss mama

    where is the love?

    what made sisters
    start calling each other heifers?
    just because the next sister
    had more than her or lesser.
    that biiitch think she all that,
    that broad know she fat,
    what happened to just saying
    girl, you beautiful and black?
    and, did i miss a day in class
    in the days that past
    that said every sister
    will show all her assss?

    where is the love?

    i guess when your mama said
    a real woman leaves something
    to the imagination,
    sistas started to believe,
    F that !!!
    just make a brother wonder
    if it was real or a weave.

    maybe the love of herself
    sits on a shelf,
    next to the love and respect
    for her man
    can you help me understand?

    where is the love?

    yeah! i wonder what happened
    to the days before rappin`
    where brothers strived to do something
    besides smoking weed and cappin`
    when if a brother
    saw somebodys mother
    and helped her across the street
    there was no chance of
    red or blue clothes
    being the reason he is dead
    at her feet.

    where is love that once ran
    in the veins of the black man
    that instead of "nigggga you aint go be shyittt!"
    you`d hear "yeah brother, you can."
    where are the memories
    of brothers with father tendencies
    who didn`t pretend to be
    men
    whose actions showed it
    time and time
    again

    where is the love?

    i remember when an
    "i like you, do you like me?" note
    carried the weight of a diamond ring,
    now to let the next brother
    tell it
    i`m nothing if i dont
    bling! bling!
    now i`m less of a man
    without a couple grand
    in my hand
    but for every dollar i get
    there`s another brother
    trying to steal my shyiiit
    they said "god bless the child
    that has his own!"
    but it seems that
    all brothers need, is a bag of weed
    and a cellphone.

    some baggy jeans, a doo-rag,
    wife-beater, latest jersey or white tee,
    and a corner to stand on
    so they can talk trash
    to a brother like me.
    that tries to tell `em
    all this jealosy and hate
    amongst us needs to cease,
    and that its not about
    who has the most,
    but the ones who
    need the least.
    where is the love?
    where is the love?
    where is the love?
    where is the moafuckin love?

    hookup :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't know, hookup, don't know. But yea, it seems like we did make a wrong turn somewhere, when some of our young people seem to think all of this is ok. I like the way you laid this, you didn't preach, you just told it like it is.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up just don't have a clue as i pounder on this
    wondering what happen what went wrong so fast
    so quick da lost love we seek daily where is it is yet unknown
    deep mental piece
     
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    naujae Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is so tru and i love the flow
     
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    plainrhythm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and where is it? nice flow, really well done.

    much love.
    plainrhythm
     
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    mahoganyqueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    and that its not about
    who has the most,
    but the ones who
    need the least.


    That line stood out to me. I never thought about it that way. Thank you for helping to better my thought process. Nice flow.
     
  7. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    MmmmHmmmmm I wanna know i wanna know yanno smh
    but of course brotha if we knew all the answers we wouldnt truly know the lessons
    so may these lessons be learned soon enuff
    and again brotha you are non stop with the poetic mastermind goodness :)
     
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    agreed this healthy dose of reality is well appreciated where is the love?
     
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    You hooked this one Hookupman! Hitting them straight in the eye, gut and making those playing fools cry. This flow is off the chain. Full of truth in every refrain. Where is the love? :thinking:
     
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