Black Poetry : Yo, help me understand (REVISED)

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  1. krazelyricks

    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo therapist
    I’m a thug girl, you know a girlie ain’t used to this
    Got so much on my mind that a girl can go insane with this
    Got so much buildup that sometimes I have to hold my fist
    To stop me from cursing and fighting, man I can’t hold this

    I just don’t understand
    If we were brought to this land
    Before the Japanese and Chinese, why we still treated like slaves in this land?
    Our black men can’t find jobs and are forced to work under a china man
    Cleaning the floors of their stores when they only RECENTLY came to this land
    We were promised land and a mule, never got it, yet they give them thousands when they come over to this land
    We were shackled and chained
    Given white names
    Told we were free, yet when we still tried to talk against them we were beat and hanged
    Yet they give them fifty thousand to buy land?
    Help me understand

    Why are we forced to live in projects?
    Looked down as rejects
    No college aspects
    And never talked to in the face direct
    They quick to take our jobs when we curse em’
    But what they fail to realize is a person like me ain’t scared to holla at em’
    It’s a lot of people with built up stress like me against em’
    We didn’t press charges when they murdered us
    My bad, pulverized us
    Well, help me understand why are we going through this?

    They say we’re black yet they get tans
    They say we’re uneducated yet “Ain’t” and “What’s up?” is in their vocabulary in their southern lands
    They not quick to give a black man a job but they will practically RUSH to fukk a black man
    They imitate our language and stand
    And they expect us to work under them again?
    What’s going on woman?

    Once we get a little money, buy a BMW or Mercedes
    They ride up on us in police cars and bike expecting us to have stolen it from a white lady
    That or a dealer who has to make a drop and make money
    But their faces look mighty stupid when they out we’re the CEO or United Air Way or President of BET
    Lord Save me
    Lady help me understand why when a black man kills a black man he gets five years
    When a white man kills a black man he only gets six years probation and a year
    But yet when a black man kills a white man he gets a life sentence and no probation for years
    That is what I fear

    Yo therapist help me understand
    Help me understand
    Help me understand
    Help me understand so I can be sane again
     
  2. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whats going on Krazelyricks? Did you finish the post or question?

    Nothing wrong with some thug in a life. Cause a thug knows how hold you at night. This is close to what Tupac said...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    what's up sis , the line of thuggish thoughts or the love
    of a thug can it be the mist of self ways ......express more.
     
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    Hi krazelyricks
    How you doing dear...
    feeling confusion in your line sis..
    Sending lots of love your way

    Peace and Love
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh, hahahaha, I was in a hurry and two lines were all that came out. LOL. I'm so sorry. I revised it and put the whole poem though. Here you all go. LOL.
     
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    Some things, even a therapist cannot help us to understand. It's enough to make all of us, a bit "unstable", life being so unfair. We can and should acknowledge all that has happened, and continues, to happen. But we also have to do our best to keep moving forward despite it all, for if we don't then we have lost all hope. Very thought provoking scribe. I could feel your frustration, and we all bear it and share it.
     
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    mentally throughout thinking and then not even
    a therapist pose the answers i can feel ya emotion
    erupting deep within seeking answers

    got me thinking
     
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    feeling this poem since do continue to flo on my sista.
     
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