Drum (It's about time)

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  1. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    Drum (It's about time) - Shihan; Def Poet.

    it's about time...
    I was born with an African drum on the inside of my chest beating the inner lining of my rib cage,

    coloring my spirit with such passion

    I am forced to exhale a sigh

    so uninhibited , released from a truth found so deep within

    my spine shivers as if brushed with death

    I kid you not

    and I am humbled by it's presence

    See I know the alphabet is the blood that fills these veins

    cut me and I bleed scripture

    a misunderstood martyr

    slanging today's proverbs as tomorrows cliches

    so try not and hide behind your eyelids

    because your ears will still seek clarity

    And these poems

    continue to be written with a phantom hand

    I am nothing but a marionette dancing the puppeteers dance

    an untrained ballerina

    I tippy my toes see ²²²²²s live this life time balancing act

    walking the balance beam between black and human

    from black-black-blue black to high yellow

    so don't tell me you know the color of my pain

    when you don't even know my real first name



    shihan


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    Def Poet...
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  2. illpoetical

    illpoetical raising the bar everyday

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    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum, what's up I've been reading your posts and you seem to be very well versed in poetry and what not. I was wondering if you were self publishing your book or if you were working with an agent or whatever? I'm assuming you live in Cali somewhere if you are cool with Shihan. I'm a fan of the few performances I've seen of him (Def Poetry). I was intereseted in talking to you about some things because I'm working on a manuscript and wanted to see where you are in terms of putting out your book. I'm not a spoken word poet like alot of the poets that we see on tv. Well I don't want to have you reading this for hours I was just interested in talking about some things over email or whatever, if you don't want to that is fine. But thanks for reading this, if you do.

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  3. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    First, I don't know shihan like that. Our paths cross and we touch the same mics some nights. As far as a book? Most of the cats I know put them out themselves because there really isn't that huge a market for it.
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  4. *GeMiNeYeZ*

    *GeMiNeYeZ* ~§¤Sweet Shinobi¤§~

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    i like that poem alot...
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