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Black Boy Struggles

Updated on June 29, 2011

Black boy

Black boy struggles,

From the time he was conceives

he struggled to find his true identity

his mother knew that she couldn't afford

another mouth to feed,

however, being a dullard,

and her abilities to see,

a poor man struggles.

Strumpet the ghetto women

bring into this world so many sons,

only to be gun down by the project police,

Upon they release, back into society.

He was like a bargaining chip

Cash for guns,

more babies in the hood,

more welfare checks to collect.

She bargain with a black boy life,

third grade education,

lot of old fashion botheration

a continuation of a frustated life style

a Black child life expectancy

to survive in the neighborhood

wouldn't be good without a solid education

The system would forgets about him

Law-enforcement and the bang runner would enticed them

as they stomachs growls, from hunger,

they only concern is to eat

to be quick on their feet,

running to safety in the community,

where guns and drugs rules the streets,

where blood money, falls in the hands,

of the sheriff and his deputy ............

more corruption in the city.

The word on the blocks

is crooked cops.

They swear to serve and protect

however, it more like collecting and bargaining.

As the Hyena patrol; and gunned down those

innocent young black souls.








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTa31tSICTU

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      Frighteningly all too true -- beautifully written. Check out a book called "Makes Me Want To Holler" -- awesome

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      Chander Mehra 6 years ago from Delhi

      Stunningly true and extremely touching.

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      heart touching poem and i have never been to a country with coloured population so i really do not know what is scene there but reading your poem i do feel that there is lots of racism in your country.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Wow. Exceptionally written and thought-provoking. Voted up, up and away!

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      Chander Mehra 6 years ago from Delhi

      Hyenas eating their own intestines!

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      Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

      Love it! - kinda reminds me of that 'rap song' quite a while back called: "Don't push me cause I'm Close To The Edge." more added lyrics; ..."Its Like a Jungle Sometimes I wonder how I keep from going under."

      ...its a yes from me!

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Marie-AnneLeClerc thank you very much for commenting,i have to check out hap rap song,

      one love:

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Hello Chander, lol, I guess you known the meaning of that ... thank you for stopping,

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Dexter,fans, like you, give me that extra zesssst to write

      thank you for commenting.

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Sweetie1 (:) which country are you orginally from, where there is no multicultral people,

      thank for stopping by, and yes racism still linger on

      peace within,

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Teylina, I just love to send my message out in my work

      narrative speaking i usually refer to some of my write

      freestyle and all....

      peace!

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      Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjLHrhLVwzs

      Here is vid; friend from youtube - Enjoy!!!

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Marie .. I guess he was raping about our Newyork city

      and he capture the lifestyle so well... " I am so close to the edge myself(:) thank you for the video..

      Peace within...

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      Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

      Hello, yeah look sorry maybe I missed something- I think there is a division here - I somehow went on a other tangin that did tie in but now I realize that you were actually talking about something entirely different. - If this makes sense! -though still ties in with 'black' "racism" etc; Oh shucks, (embarrassed) -I promise I didn't mean to make this Soooo complicated. Though I will re-read poem & whilst I'm at it perhaps re-adjust my head. Cheers!

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Marie-AnneLeClerc nothing to be sorry about, this poem is about life in the ghetto, all ghetto, around the world, the struggle our children, have to endure, lot of multicultual family is also in the ghetto, but the title of this one "Black boy struggle, actually it does, reflect on one race.... it all about the struggle of the poor human race..."proverty is hell man....

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Marie listen to the words of Shadowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSTZf1yRmvU

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      Marie-AnneLeClerc 6 years ago

      Hey I have had a listen to this its great! Thanks, I really do feel for all this kind of stuff! Really hope and pray that it all comes to an End! Cheers - Love & Peace...

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks for the link to the song "Poverty is Hell". I appreciated that.

      I think that poverty can be beneficial in a way too in the sense that it encourages people to dream (or it should), like Shadow says in the song: people dream. And I think once dreams are formed, with work they can be turned into reality but like Bounty Killer says:

      "But a nuh lie, if yuh nuh try, well yuh nah go get nuh bligh

      All a look like yuh waan see bread drop from di sky" (I quoted him in my http://hubpages.com/hub/Poor-People, blog).

      Thanks for writing this and for the link to the song too. Cheers!

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Mr. Happy thank for stopping i click on the link but it no longer there... once again thank you for supporting my work it a blessing..

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      Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      lol that is so strange Mrs. Darknlovely ... indeed clicking on the link gets one nowhere but on the other hand that is an article I wrote last summer and it is still part of my collection of blogs. I found it by clicking on the "best" section of my profile page and scrolling to the right (or by clicking on the "more..." button).

      I think Hub-pages is having technical problems ... thank you for letting me know. All the best.

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      Emma 6 years ago from UK

      A mother's worst nightmare. Was a pleasure to read our work.

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      you are welcome to read my work anytime(:)

      one love

      Dark

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      Naomi's Banner 6 years ago from United States

      I could picture it with your words sad to say it happens all too much and we seem to be able to do nothing about it....or we turn the other way so not to see it! Great Hub! Thanks for reminding us of what we would prefer to forget!

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      A sad cycle that no matter how hard people try never seems to be broken. a powerful truthful write...voting up and up

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Naomi Banner,i lived it everyday, thank you for stopping by and commenting,

      one love

      Dark

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Nighttag a sad cycle indeed, thank you for reading my work.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Dark, this is so raw and true. You described it to the core. This is how it is growing up in the ghetto and first thing came to mind was the song by Tupac "Does Heaven Got A Ghetto" Great topic and great write.

      bella

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      thank you bellawritter23, I have to check your "book of poetry , as a former poetry lover, i know that you have some interesting poem in the book, '' once again thank you.

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Darknlovely3436.............I love your street poetry, gritty and oh so true. Keep up the great work!

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      ExoticHippieQueen , sometimes i love to say it like it is, raw, and to the point(:) that the way i am,

      thank you so much for reading and commenting,

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      Annie 9 days ago from NewYork

      Thinking of Father's Day ... Also thinking of the fatherless children in the hood and around the world....

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