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I gave you power (part one)

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Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
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Georgia, Fulton


0 posted 12-15-1999 01:10 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg


I was as usual inspired by one of my favorite songs so, here it goes. It's about me explaining the life of a dollar-bill from it's perspective.


I've been through some good and bad days.
People use me to pay.
I've been used the wrong way
so, I release my anger and frustrations on this day.
My body has seen a lot of bad things happen.
I've seen bank robberies, drugs, and pocketbook snatching.
I make people greedy.
When people don't have enough of me,
they start copying me.
People stick me in ATM machines to save me.
I'm light, crisp, and green.
I laugh at the way you humans feign over me.
I mean what can I do?
I just sit still and just take over you!
I make the rich ones greedier and greedier,
while the poor ones are needier and needier.
Not suprisingly,
people have risked their lives in pursuit of me.
I've been used in wars.
I've turned once-decent women into wh+res.
They sell their bodies for me,
so that they can satisfy their needs.
If I had the power, I would destroy myself completely.
Maybe, people will treat one another more equally.
here won't be noone to feel bad,
about the lack thereof or don't have.
there won't be noone to feel small
because, of not having it all.
Happiness, I sing.
Failures, I bring.
It hurts me to see,
people killing each other over me.
I mean, I'm not that important.
Life is more important.
And when people start to realize this,
the world will be filled with less bliss.



 Nathan
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Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


1 posted 12-15-1999 01:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Imagination reigns
Reader gains
Wisdom wends
From poet's pen
Very fine
Words sublime
Liz
Seymour Tabin
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since 07-07-99
Posts 32119
Tamarac Fla


2 posted 12-15-1999 01:39 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nate,
The words from lizzy
Should bring you to a tizzy,
Your poem is fine
Just keep your pen busy.
Denise
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3 posted 12-15-1999 11:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, the love of money is the root of all evil.  

 Denise


cooljust
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4 posted 12-15-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for cooljust   Email cooljust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cooljust

Deep! and right on point
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