Black Poetry : you know.

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by baller, Mar 9, 2002.

  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i sat down to write one disturbing day
    my mental was fuddled...didn't know what to say

    i thought of the mass appeal
    the young ones feel
    toward hip hop...and keeping it real

    "back in the day" seems so long ago
    when heartfelt emotions were the way to flow
    Smokey Robinson sent me cruisin' down a thirty feet cove
    while Marvin Gaye made me dig real deep into my soul

    although you get a stirring of that, today
    hip hop speaks from the streets
    that's just not my way

    talk'n ******* and ho's
    and nines to the dome
    they're just in it to win it
    ...had to leave it alone

    li'l kiddies on the block
    living up to the hype
    hard core on the streets
    selling death by moon light

    inglewood wasn't Da Hood
    'til rap made it so
    walked the streets of long beach
    'til Snoop started yelling, YO'.

    got generation next growing up to be hard
    becoming chalk outlines on concrete shards

    bling bling is the game
    the only one they know
    street knowledge makes them HOLLA
    when they're loaded with gold
    white
    yellow
    platinum
    doesn't matter to them
    fresh gear and a hoopdy
    on twenty inch rims

    it all spells success
    coz they can't see none betta
    2-Pac is their idol
    in them...he'll live foreva

    i sat down to write
    and whadaya know
    started smelling the river
    so, i continued the flow.

    you know.
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Chu Kno :) This is a mighty fine read baller :)

    Yes, things aren't like they used to be!!

    N2 :)
     
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    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a very good read!
     
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    Euphoria Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Great work as usual baller. I totally agree with the sentiment.
    *Emma*
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS Peeps...

    actually, i don't blame RAP for anything. i blame the ones who're trying to live up to a SONG...to prove their man/womanhood.

    REAL.

    thanks for reading me.
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller, yes you are right. i like the flow of this piece. keep on scribin', as i continue to read you.
     
  7. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there's a lot to be said for "back in the day"..
    things were simpler then..nicer..safer..

    K
     
  8. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lister...thanks for reading.:)

    Kitana...there is PEACE along the memory stream as we reflect back on the good, ole days...even though the good ole days weren't so good back then. still, we remember the good and disgard the bad...remembering the good times we think we had. YES, i'm glad i grew up during that gentler time. THANKS.