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The evil that men do(part 1& cleaner version)

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Nate Dogg
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0 posted 12-18-1999 04:25 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 felt the pain from my heart as I wrote this and I can feel the pain now as I'm typing it. I would like to apologize to Passions for breaking a code of conduct. It will never happen again. I just had to get this poem on here again beacuse, it's very powerful and it showcases a lot of emotions.

I was a hard-headed kid from the start.
I had no disicpline and I had a black heart.
I was born to a family of five,
that struggled to strive and stay alive.
Born in a dysfunctional home,
my father stayed to seem me grown
but, when I turned eleven he was gone.
Sop without a father-figure,
life grew more vigor.
My grandaddy used to beat my grandmother but that was before my time
but, I still saw how it affected her mind.
She used to hide the bruises with make-up and told lies.
And she kept dark shades on to cover-up her eyes.
Angry after hearing this, I mastered the art of hatred.
It was so overwhelming that I couldn't overtake it.
I wished that my grandad wasn't dead
because, if he was still alive, I would take a hatchet and chop off his head.
Later on, I introverted
and wondered how life would be if things were perfect.
With no dad, my mom was all I had
but, she couldn't contain me
because, after I curse her out, she would run in her room and pray to God for help vainfully.
So with no one to scold me, I began to steal.
I got caught a few times but bust it
because, life for me is unjust, so forget it.
In 89' I remembered the night,
when I tried to bleach my skin so that my black behind could be white.
I hate my black skin
because in this white man world, being black is a sin.
God is white and i wanted to be white like him.
I felt that if I was white, I would have less problems.
I definitely wouldn't have to worry about racist cops like Mark Furman
because, those types are only out to get a black person.
So I think I'll seclude
and go to Catholic school,
and study under nuns so that I can become a Catholic fool,
because none these courts want none of us out
and none of these courts want to see us live like normal adults
Man, no wonder why my brothers take life for red and blue,
it's the evil that men do.

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1 posted 12-18-1999 04:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, this is overflowing with emotions. Chock full! It is a shame that racism exists in some people. It doesn't in all though. I believe the Furman's of the world are the minority. As far as God, well, God is a spirit, so He isn't black or white or yellow or brown! The bible even says He is not male nor female. So everyone can relate to 'Him' which is how He intended it! I like this version better than the one you posted before.


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on the threshold of a dream

2 posted 12-20-1999 09:17 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I didn't see the first version... but this one is full of powerful emotions... and my heart hurts for anyone who's seen and experienced so much hurt.
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Glen Hope, PA USA

3 posted 12-20-1999 10:08 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This is full of emotions and very powerful!
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