Quiet Poetry Lounge : ***** YOU ECONOMY! We're through!

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Phenomenon, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    American Economy, we really need to talk
    Because this **** just isn’t working out
    I used to be so in love with your land of the free
    A misconception that intrigued me as you pleaded equality
    But I guess I was just infatuated with your nice looks
    They said just give you time to grow out of this global immaturity
    But I’ve given your love way too many chances
    Demanded better treatment with constitutional advice
    So while I waited on the progress that you promised me,
    I only witnessed the envy and competition you stored in your eyes
    Remember when you lied and said you’d keep me secure
    Well I remember when you’d leave me
    For man-made policies that teaches money can save your soul
    I’m leaving you because of your selfishness
    You promised that our children wouldn’t get left behind
    But all you did was constantly desert us
    So where’s the surplus in that?
    I thought this was a relationship
    Not a crooked ownership
    Where I’m covered in your dirty fingerprints of
    Income, wages, taxes, and profits
    American debt, keeps my face wet in tears and broken ambitions
    But you said you’d protect me
    Racially motivated, and politically orchestrated
    I don’t want your **** American dream anymore
    If all it involves is leaving people out
    And I hate this taste in my mouth
    Left from your kisses of capitalism
    ***** your father big business
    And I never liked your mother’s monopoly
    I could smell the infidelity of old rich white men
    Handling your sweet stocks with their long corporate ladders
    While people in my community struggled to feed their children
    I remember when you told me education was a priority
    But that diplomatic bull**** was just another lie
    Because teachers are harder to find in these times
    Since you don’t want to pay them for feeding our future
    I looked at you differently
    When you claimed poverty was just a part of nature
    Embraced in your arms of an inverse compatibility
    Where as you increase, I decrease
    Or as you decrease, my lifeline still goes down
    I found where you left your conscience
    It’s in the audience of poor families
    In the tears of many who spend years trying to make ends meet
    Raped by national banks, courts and prison systems
    I even failed in the source of my religion
    You had me praying to dead presidents
    Instead of to the savior who died for me but
    Why can’t our relationship be like it used to be
    You know, before 9/11, when Clinton was president and
    When unemployment wasn’t a big problem and
    When gas was just a dollar and some change
    Oh, I remember those days
    We weren’t the best couple, but we were okay
    So you can keep your star bucks, Wal-Marts, and subways
    But I want all my **** back
    I want all of my receipts for wasted time
    Subtract every tax and pay me back with interest
    I want all of the sweat
    That I poured for working two sorry *** jobs
    Where I still got paid that joke called minimum wage
    I want all of the tears my mother spilled for you
    And the payment for life where young black men killed for you
    I also want all of the blood my ancestors lost for building you
    Working fields and houses just to maintain in you
    As their own people were sold and slain in you
    American Economy, you and me are over
    Because now I understand
    That no matter how much I supply and you demand
    This relationship just isn’t healthy
    Because you made me pay for a freedom
    That you promised me was free
    So I don’t trust you anymore
    And you should know that in any relationship
    Trust is everything
     
  2. AgAbus

    AgAbus Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww
    i'm right there with you!!!! Thank you!
     
  3. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dayum you have said a mouthful right there and i definitely can feel you for sure. Keeep speaking the truth
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    without a doubt i can relate for this american concept is laid false
    what seem free is where we paid the cost
    to the society massa known as da boss
    i know what you mean here big time fo real u said it all here ...
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Most of our paychecks are already accounted for before they even hit the bank, just can't seem to catch up, guess we're not supposed to. Straight talk, do your thing poet.
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea trust is everything

    it's even harder to find nowadays

    poet i FELT THIS

    TO THE BONE

    money and the lack of it will get us ALL killed

    lol
     
  7. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    glad u ended it

    .. ended bad hugh...

    we can jump um! :lol:

    like the way u made it a relationship....... very creative..

    feelin this!
     
  8. PLATINUMILLITY1

    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Trust Ourselves to
    Rebuild In Unity
    Rebuild In Love
    Rebuild In Strength

    Rebuilld With Me
    I Rebuild With You
    I rebuild The Truth
    We rebuild Our Youth
    We Rebuild The Tree

    The Economy won one Battle
    But our Souls have not Lost
    We dont wage war.
    We wage the Cost
    We revive the Lost
    We bring back for all of what we've fought!
     
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