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Posted by : cj on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 02:35 PM
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A Shitty Poem

Know anybody who
steady talks shit,
but don’t ever
do shit ‘cause
they ain’t ‘bout shit
and don’t really
want shit?

Always cryin’
and shit ‘bout
how they ain’t
got shit, ain’t never
had shit, always
in need of shit,
but no one ever
gives ‘em shit.

Can’t trust they
ass for shit ‘cause
they always on shit.
Forever plottin’
slick shit. Caught up
in some bullshit
over some dumb
shit that wasn’t
even worth shit.

Won’t ever work
for shit. Don’t even
own shit. Then wanna
talk shit ‘bout somebody
else’s shit. Comes to the
party and don’t even
bring shit. Eats, drinks
and smokes up shit.
Constantly begs
and borrows shit.
Never gives back shit.

Refuses to read shit.
Let alone vote for shit.
Barely even knows shit.
Forget about learnin’ shit.
Then wanna run shit.
That’s some real sick shit.


Multi-Tasking Overachiever

From Big House to the boardroom
From SUV to the slave ship
I multi-task and overachieve
with my baby on my hip

I gits up in da mawnin’
while Missy Ann is still yawnin’
All day long I picks cotton
while Massa treats my man rotten
Cain’t take no mo’ of this rape
Tonight I plans to escape
I’ll make that northbound trip
with my baby on my hip

All dolled up in Chanel
I’m giving Wall Street hell
Making big business deals
in my new Prada heels
Yes, my dear, I’m the boss
and I do pay the cost
Signing checks and pink slips
with my baby on my hip

I’m a fly ghetto queen
Facial expression is mean
Rockin’ weave and capris
Bringin’ yo’ man to his knees
Honey, I takes care of mine
by getting’ down on the grind
And if you trip, I’ll bust yo’ lip
with my baby on my hip

I’m a fiery poet y
todos ustedes know it
I give it all that I’ve got
to keep this microphone hot
African heart, Latin soul
Inglés con Español
I pops my yang real flip
con mi bebé on my hip

From Big House to the boardroom
From SUV to the slaveship
I multi-task and overachieve
with my baby on my hip


Price Tag

One arm
One leg
This is the cost
of two corrupt elections
while he remains the boss

One eye
One tooth
This is the toll
as a sado-masochistic
democracy loses its soul

Hate, Love and Charity
rise as tsunami waves recede
Sickness, Death and Poverty
each brought a storm from Pandora’s box
and laid them at Haiti’s door
As her hand stretched toward
the Statue of Liberty
Bigotry blew out the torch

One heart
One mind
This is the fine
as every child
gets left behind

One you
One me
This is the fee
for anti-social security
while public record is
now what used to be
one’s precious personal identity

Water, fire, earthquake,
landslide and avalanche
Mother Nature’s hormones rage
as personification brings
the Book of Revelations
live, uncensored and in 3D
off the page

One liberty
One life
This must be paid
to pursue a happiness
eternally mislaid


Note: As an artist, Karla Armour is known as FyreMouff. She was instructed by the late Paul Carroll at UIC of which she is an alumnus with a B.A. in English (Writing). After a ten-year hiatus from the creative process, she returned to the poetry scene by joining EarCandy, Inc in April 2004.

 
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