Black Poetry : While it's still free (full version)

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  1. Auset353

    Auset353 Member MEMBER

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    © Nikkea "Auset" Lewis 2004
    While it's still free...

    Let me leave you with this
    my words
    because they will be taken away shortly
    hidden behind closed doors
    and abolished behind treachorus endevours
    Excuse me in advance
    Because I want to whisper in your ear
    Some words while they are still free

    They say we can say what we want to say
    If that's a fact then why do they bolt our mouthes shut?
    Close down our facilities and quiet our leaders
    How did you hear about that movement they say
    As they come to you with guns exposed and cocked
    You speak languages that are past their understanding
    They want to get to know you
    So what do they do
    The put a tax on this
    freedom they tax our speech

    So what now?
    Give up, strive or fight?
    How about keep going, strive fight and think
    If there is one thing they can't take away is our
    Ability to think?
    Or can they

    While it's still free
    Listen to me
    That voice in the back of your head is haunting
    It's about to get real real soon
    Are you ready
    Soon it will not be free

    Speech...

    I've been branded with ethnicity
    Brown skin, deep brown skin
    Brown eyes with highlights of tan
    Sun kissed features
    And hair drenchened in the wealth of the nile

    I have ancestors whom were queens and kings
    Before slaves and share croppers
    We were the goverment, the keepers of the land
    And now we can't even blink

    Let alone speak to the masses about mass destruction
    Let alone speak to our children and teach them our tongue
    Let alone speak to the youth and encourage their hearts
    Let alone speak to our spouses and brand their support

    No, our minds are freshly filtered and
    Soon they will be intergrated with technology
    Filled with animosity of the land
    Holding tight the heart of many future kings and queens

    Now we are players and pimps
    Pushers and dealers
    Prostitues and loose booty mommas
    Daddy where are you going with all that loot

    Not to the bank, you don't know where the butter is
    You are looking for the bread
    And I will be shut up from democracy before I am allowed
    To steer you in the direction of fate

    While it's still free
    Let me hum in your ear some negro spirituals
    let it rest in your heart
    Because soon it will not be free

    Speech.....
     
  2. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is mad deep.....so much to contemplate from this piece. Very nicely done.
     
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    I for one hear you...loud and clear...you don't have to tell me twice. That was deep and very true. But yes...they can take away our minds, it's been done to so many of us...and still on a HIGH rise. Thanks for bringing this out...
     
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    To think of those things that have been taken away without us truly realizing it, much food for thought, and a well written scribe.
     
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    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Auset

    Lovin' this drop it was very deep...
    flow on sistah:wave:
     
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    awesome flowing and well felt just make one think of
    all within tyte keep flowing
     
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    i hear you on this joint...
    very nice...and very tru
    if left up to who?

    big brother that is....
    one love
    khasm
     
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    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: :hot: ALL right now, Id love to here this one live! VERY VERY NICE
     
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    this was some
    deep food for thought
    so much taken...
    we never know what
    will be taken next...
    will we even notice it
    when it's gone...
    or until it costs us to
    re-discover it...
    Deep scribe...
    Great Read!
     
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