Black Poetry : YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE ME

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  1. turtle1

    turtle1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE ME
    CAUSE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT
    I'M GOING TO BE WHAT I WANT TO BE
    SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY
    PLAY HOW I WANT TO PLAY
    NOT FALLING INTO SOCIETY MIND GAMES
    DICTATING
    MY EVERY MOVE LIKE A FOOTBALL PLAY
    NOT RUNNING AROUND LIKE A ROBOT
    PRE-PROGRAMED
    THINKING EVERY THING THATS NOT SOCIETY APPROVED IS LOST
    NOT CAUGHT UP IN THE STINCH OF WHO, WHAT, WHEN, OR WHERE
    WHAT RACE GOT OVER ON WHAT RACE
    ALWAYS IN A WAR TO COMPARE
    WHITE PEOPLE DOWNING BLACK PEOPLE
    BLACK PEOPLE DOWNING WHITE PEOPLE
    HOW CAN A RACIST JUDGE A RACIST
    EXPLAIN THIS IF YOU CAN.......

    CAUSE SEE.......

    IN ORDER TO END RACISM YOU MUST BE NON-RACIST
    NOT AGAINST COLOR OF SKIN
    NOT AGAINST ORIGIN
    BUT YOU GOT HATE ON HATE ON HATE
    SO THERE IS NO BASIS
    NO COMMON LINE
    NO EQUAL GROUND
    TO NOT SELF CHECK IS SO UN-PROFOUND
    HOLDING ON TO ANGER AS A CRUTCH TO MOTIVATE
    THATS WHY OUR A-- BEHIND
    CAUSE WE DO NOT EDUCATE
    OR SOME THATS SO EDUCATED TILL THE'RE IGNORANT TO CHANGE
    USING BIG WORDS BUT STILL SAYING THE SAME OLD SAME......

    YET.......

    YOU WANT TO REJECT ME CAUSE OF WHAT I WEAR
    OR HOW I DO MY HAIR
    WHAT I CHOOSE TO PUT ON MY SKIN
    AND YOU HAVENT TOOK THE TIME TO LOOK DEEP WITHIN
    YOUR SELF THAT IS.........

    YEA YOU SOCIETY.........

    ALL UP IN MY KOOL-AID AND DON'T KNOW THE FLAVOR
    WHEN YOU GOT YOUR OWN ISSUES THAT YOU HIDE UNDER THE TABLE
    SO SAY WHAT YOU WANT

    I DON'T CARE

    JUDGE HOW I LIVE

    I DON'T CARE

    YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE ME
    CAUSE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT
    I'M GOING TO BE WHAT I WANT TO BE
    SOCIETY
    LET ME OPEN YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE
    A LITTLE TASTE OF REALITY
    CAUSE I'M NOT BOUT TO BE
    LOST WITHIN THE ENEMY
    OF POLITICS AND MASS CONFUSION
    CANDY COATED DREAMS
    AND FALSE ILLUSIONS...........

    IF YOU DON'T LIKE ME
    WELL
    BE ON YOUR WAY
    I'M NOT GOING TO CHANGE CAUSE OF WHAT SOCIETY SAY
    I GOT MY OWN BRAIN
    AND MY OWN MOUTH TO SPEAK
    SO SAY ALL YOU GOT TO SAY
    CAUSE I'M STILL GOING TO HIT THE STREET.....

    YOU REALY DON'T HAVE TO LIKE ME
    CAUSE WHEN IT REALY COMES DOWN TO IT
    I'M REALY GOING TO GOING TO BE WHAT I WANT TO BE
    AND SAY WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

    AND GUESS WHAT......

    I'M STILL GOING TO SLEEP GOOD AT THE END OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So...you can sleep good at night?...okay then, sleep on this :court: ...sorry, I had to get that hit in :laugh: ...
    That was a very profound piece and never the less on the money. It takes all kinds to make the world go round...
    Thanks Turtle for sharing this masterpiece with us...
    much luv to ya...queentswana
     
  3. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sho nuff sho nuff !!
    u said it all for me ...in this piece thankz
    lovin this here Turtle indeed ya da poet
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    oh you out done yaself on dis
    profound work my brother poet
    speak on
    flow on
    just do the dang thang
    poet of the week
    Peace
    Angel
     
  5. turtle1

    turtle1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks!!!!!!!

    [email protected]!!! :flamet: :driveby: :uzi:
    Naw, fo'real, thankx MBA, Rich, and Queen!!!!!! :wave:
    much love to ya!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. SensualReality

    SensualReality Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This pieace is so true flow on off the realness
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well now, poet of the week you put it out there on this one. When it comes down to it, no, no one has to like you, more important that you like yourself, and those that matter will dig ya too.
     
  8. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh yeah, now that's the place of power: the strength to be who you are and not worry about what others think. Great flow on this drop, to be sho.
     
  9. turtle1

    turtle1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
    MUCH LOVE TO YOU!!!!!!
    :thanks: ;)
     
  10. twision

    twision Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The message in this one screams through the words!
    Very tite poet of the week
    Keep em comin'

    PEACE AND LOVE
    TWISION
     
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