Black Poetry : Wouldn't it be nice?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Mahoganee, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Mahoganee

    Mahoganee Active Member MEMBER

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    *Dedicated to the honey, milk chocolate, caramel, paper bag colored race*

    Wouldn't it be nice if unemployment lines weren't so long,
    and wouldn't it be nice if hypochondriac's would begin to sing a new song?
    Wouldn't it be nice if wefare systems were not being abused,
    and if our young sistas were not looking for lust and simply being used?
    And if our young brothas thought with their minds rather than with their
    d***s and took care of all these babies produced by one night flicks?

    Wouldn't it be nice if correctional facilities were not filled to the top
    and if half the drugs wern't put out by crooked cops,
    cops that push these evils and whispered pipe dreams
    to the future inmate number 12-984-13.
    Talkin to his baby mamas through a plexi-glass frame,
    can't even tell you his baby girl's name.
    All his mother can do is sigh
    because she doesn't have any tears left to cry.
    His whole family has been put to shame,
    his whole life shot to hell because he wanted
    a "piece of the game."

    Wouldn't it be nice if us black folks stepped up and a new day we began,
    rather than always talkin about being held back by the "man",
    dwelling on the past Ku Klux Klan,
    wishin for a change, but too scared to take a stand.
    Yeah, it would be nice if we started taking responsibility for our own actions
    and decided to point ourselves in a new direction.
    A direction destined for the top, slowing down if we must, but never daring to stop.
    Leaving behind a life of violence and drugs.
    Ladies daring to dream beyond high priced clothes and a "paid" thug.
    Wanting more than than an asymmetrical hair design,
    seeing the truth rather than being internally blind.

    Teaching our kids about the importance of education
    and how imperative it is for the sustainment of a nation,
    rather than teaching them how to rap to a T.I song
    and how to dance like the video girls on BET, MT-V and VH1.
    Wouldn't it be nice if we stood...ONE race united,
    together this generational curse we will fight it, we will break it. For I claim it in advance, we will win.
    We are the chosen race of women and men.
    My black people, wouldn't it be nice to finally get ova,
    stand singing and prainsing an even stronger Jehovah.
    Forcing people to rewrite statistics, scratching us off the top of the list.
    We exert BLACK PRIDE with our fist- held high.
    Shouting with voices of bliss that we continued to strive
    and through a laborious journey filled with tears and pain we HAVE arrived.

    My black people....wouldn't it be nice?
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome welcome welcome !!!!!!
    it would be nice to make that stand
    from da pride of colored woman & man
    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the house of peace & respect
    welcome to the family as i bless dis from above
    word up & welcome
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi mahoganee and welcome to "Home" on the range
    Yes it would be nice...infact, it would be wonderful to see and be who we really are.
    nice drop, it's needed, thanks
     
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    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sistah Poet...

    While I blink away the tears in my eyes....
    words truly escape me.... Such a beautiful
    vision of possibilities you have scribed... Let us
    all strive to make it a reality !!!

    Much Peace !
     
  5. ladyafrika

    ladyafrika Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    a real nice way to come out
    no doubt you did ya thang on that one
    welcome to destee
    keep on keepin' on

    once again real nice post
    and a real tight concept
    'cause on the real...it would be nice!!!

    :climb: to tha top!!!
     
  6. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes it would be nice, actually it would be devine. Wonderfully written scribe with a great message, and I thank you for bringing it to us. Welcome to Destee, waiting to hear more from you.
     
  7. Mahoganee

    Mahoganee Active Member MEMBER

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    Ahhhh...home sweet home! I really like the atmosphere here. Thanks everybody for the love...I'm kinda new to this. I just had to express what was on my mind, and I will definately be posting again. :spin:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    your home .........continue on express and feel the warmth of love here .
    Peace & blessin wit Harmony......
     
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    AHMOSE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This poem is so nice
    I had to read it twice
    Some much needed advice
    directed to those wanna be men of mice
    If this poem was reality it would be nice!

    I can dig it....
     
  10. Poetrymama

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    re:Nice

    Yes, it would. You are very talented with the verse. :dance:
     
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