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Anything Goes ( a part of reality )

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Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
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Georgia, Fulton


0 posted 01-13-2000 07:24 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

Emotionally, I wasn't feeling so well when I wrote this so, I hope that y'll can feel my emotions in this poem. I tried to create a better flow for my rhymes because, Liz made realize that they needed it. I hope y'll like the poem.

What a poverty-stricken year!
It's a year where you're either on the streets
begging for a dime,
or trouble-making and committing crimes.
In this money-driven world, where evil unfurls,
if you got dough, then anything goes.
Money is only illegal,
if you got caught by the right people.
Look at O.J. Simpson,
He only won his case because, he had enough money.
And today, he's still a big-shot celebrity,
while we still ponder about Nicole & Ronald Goldman.
These days, I'm tempted to be bad
because, there's plenty of things I wished I had
but I won't be because, I rather be a somebody, than a nobody.
My fellow sister and brothers,
need to stop putting down one another
because the only thing you get with that,
is a sharp knife in your back.
Times is so hard,
that criminals are turning themselves in
because, they're tired of commiting sins
and staying locked-up in prisons.
In prison, smoking and selling drugs,
depending on one another for love,
still goes, right under the man's nose
people, anything goes.
My brothers need God
because, these prisons are too overcrowded
and nobody's doing a damn thing about it!
Times I swear, is too getting too hard!
We need a change
because, too much brothers wearing stripes
and smoking too much crackpipes.
It's time for a new life!
In the streets, anything goes
because, capitalism is pimps and h*es.
And it's sad because, in this world of greed,
if you struggling or want more, then anything goes!




 Nathan
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Shirleeah Storey
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since 01-03-2000
Posts 73
Delaware


1 posted 01-13-2000 08:00 PM       View Profile for Shirleeah Storey   Email Shirleeah Storey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Shirleeah Storey

Nate,
This poem is the bomb. I can relate to everything your saying here.  It seem the more money you have, the more you get away with.  You lose all morals and virtue and they really don't care how they treat people. The flip side of it is once you have money, people you never seen before or when you were hard up, all of a sudden have their hands out. Maybe I'm bitter right now, but you are so on point. I definitely feel you on this one. Even more so today.
Anyway keep writing and bring forth that word. Your sista - Leah
Nate Dogg
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2 posted 01-13-2000 08:16 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you Shirleah, this is one of the reasons why I write poems. I want to reach out and touch people and I don't care if their white, black, hispanic, or any other race. As long as I've taught someone a value about life, I feel much better. You should channel that anger into a poem called, "Biter". I know that it would make a good one too. If you need to talk, you can email me or something because I like to talk to people who can relate to what I'm saying or someone who is a fan of my poetry. Thanks again!

 Nathan
Denise
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3 posted 01-13-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'The loveof money is the root of all evil.'  Just as true today as when this was written in the bible. Anyone with eyes can see it all around today. You have captured it well in your poem, Nate. Very sad, indeed.

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Rus Bowden
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since 01-13-2000
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4 posted 01-14-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Nathan,

Too true a muse put into verse.  Seems when not feeling well, the rose-colored glasses come off and you get down to it.  A pleasure to read.

In the streets, anything goes
because, capitalism is pimps and h*es.
And it's sad because, in this world of greed,
if you struggling or want more, then anything goes!


Rus

whiskey
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since 12-28-1999
Posts 1302
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5 posted 01-14-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Nate, This is so true the more money you have the more you can get away with its the way life works these days , great poem  
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 01-14-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nate,
Enjoyed the poem, Good paint, good passion and alot of truth. Sy
Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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7 posted 01-14-2000 11:15 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I really enjoy your work Nate..
You make me think in this one...
Great piece!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


Nate Dogg
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Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


8 posted 01-15-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you all for the comments. They've brought joy to my eyes.

 Nathan
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