Black Poetry : You Came to Me

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  1. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You came to me…
    Said you need to get on your feet…
    Asked me for a G
    So you can get some weed…

    Picture dhat…
    How you figure your pockets are gonna get phat
    How you figure that dough won’t go…
    When you get picked up by the Po…lice

    Now what you gonna do…
    Can you still get on your feet?
    Or you just can’t wait to get back on the street
    ….Just to sell some more weed….

    You said no one will hire you..
    And jobs keep firing you…
    You came to me for a hook up…
    And you had me fuked up…

    But I looked out…got you job
    At my job…something small
    But surely good….With yo background…
    But you got caught…smoking urb in the bathroom…

    And to whom…
    Do they look down upon…
    I’m the one…
    Because I referred you…
    But you came to me..
    And as a sista…
    I looked out for you…
    Only for you to *** me too….

    I ask, “Are you sure you want to get on your feet?
    Or this air that you’re just blowing me.”
    And you say, “Naw…I just prefer easy street….and I can make more money standing on the street
    rather than sweeping the street.”

    So there I say. “True dhat B. So why did you come to me.”

    I’m trying to help you do right
    But you continue to do wrong…
    Then you come running back to me…
    Sing the same old song…
    I know your background…
    I know who you hang around…
    Half in jail half on the way in…
    Tell me…When will you let this malice
    This vindictive conviction of life in this society…
    Release its hold on you…
    Because I know you came to me…
    But obviously..I can’t help thee…
     
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    feeling you on this Shaneak
    tyte peace Sis

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Gurl!!!!

    Isn't that the truth!! Especially somebody hooked on drugs,they want to be helped but they don't,they want to drag you down with them when they need some help or some more money for dope. I guess when you're strung out on drugs you don't care,especially when your habits down on you.Sis,keep yo head up,you did all you can,and that's all that matters. I understand where you're coming from. You're a sweet sistah soldier. (Smilin) Love your poetry gurl,I can surely relate!

    Desert Storm
     
  4. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks!!

    Destee: Thank you...I"m glad you like it.

    Desert Storm: I'm glad you're feeling me...but I wasn't referring to drug addiction...i was referring to selling. I have some old friend back home who hussle and well every now again they want me to front them some many to help them out...and well. It doesn't get them anywhere. I have once or twice but they smoke it up before they even make a profit...but yet they still want a sista to help them out. I don't knock for their choice in living...but if I try to accept your way and help and you still fail...and then i try to change your way and make your way legit...honest... and you still fail. I find a problem...and to that its on you..and if you really want to be better than what you are. Basically, you can't help someone who doesn't want to help themselves.

    * Contentment is a drug addiction within itself.
     
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    GQ Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sha,

    Dug and still diggin' this vibe!!!

    Tight no doubt!!!

    Peace
    GQ
     
  6. shaneak

    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you

    I bow down to my fellow poeteers. thank you all!!! :)
     
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    powerful...

    i am feelin this piece...cuz I have reference points...gimme more!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word !!!!!
    often it take the twist in paths like this here....
    flow head uppin dis one
     
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    Much as we may try to help someone, they have to come to the point where they truly want to be helped. Sadly, I've seen this type of thing happen.
     
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