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TFP 2016 Updated!

Political poetry

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by bow35, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. bow35

    bow35 Vertical

    Three artworks
     

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  2. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    I can't do any better than Rage Against The Machine

    Come on, although ya try to discredit
    Ya still never edit
    The needle, I'll thread it
    Radically poetic
    Standin' with the fury that they had in '66
    And like E-Double I'm mad
    Still knee-deep in the system's shit

    Hoover, he was a body remover
    I'll give ya a dose
    But it'll never come close
    To the rage built up inside of me
    Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy
    Movements come and movements go
    Leaders speak, movements cease
    When their heads are flown
    Cause all these punks
    Got bullets in their heads
    Departments of police, the judges, the feds
    Networks at work, keepin' people calm
    You know they went after King
    When he spoke out on Vietnam
    He turned the power to the have-nots
    And then came the shot

    Yeah!

    Yeah, back in this
    Wit' poetry, my mind I flex
    Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin' dat finesse
    Whadda I got to, whadda I got to do to wake ya up
    To shake ya up, to break the structure up
    Cause blood still flows in the gutter
    I'm like takin' photos
    Mad boy kicks open the shutter
    Set the groove
    Then stick and move like I was Cassius
    Rep the stutter step
    Then bomb a left upon the fascists
    Yea, the several federal men
    Who pulled schemes on the dream
    And put it to an end
    Ya better beware
    Of retribution with mind war
    20/20 visions and murals with metaphors
    Networks at work, keepin' people calm
    Ya know they murdered X
    And tried to blame it on Islam
    He turned the power to the have-nots
    And then came the shot
    Ugh!

    What was the price on his head?
    What was the price on his head!

    I think I heard a shot
    I think I heard a shot
    I think I heard a shot
    I think I heard a shot
    I think I heard a shot

    I think I heard, I think I heard a shot
    He may be a real contender for this position should he
    Abandon his supposed obedience to white liberal doctrine
    Of non-violence and embrace black nationalism'
    Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to
    Pinpoint potential trouble-makers and neutralize them,
    Neutralize them, neutralize them'
    Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
    Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
    How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow

     
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  3. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    Gill Scott-Heron

    You will not be able to stay home, brother.
    You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
    You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and
    Skip out for beer during commercials,
    Because the revolution will not be televised.
    The revolution will not be televised.
    The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
    In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
    The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
    Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
    Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
    Hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
    The revolution will not be televised.
    The revolution will not be brought to you by the
    Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
    Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
    The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
    The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
    The revolution will not make you look five pounds
    Thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.
    There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
    Pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
    Or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
    NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
    Or report from 29 districts.
    The revolution will not be televised.
    There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
    Brothers in the instant replay.
    There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
    Brothers in the instant replay.
    There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
    Run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
    There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
    Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
    Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
    For just the proper occasion.
    Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
    Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
    Women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
    Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
    Will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
    The revolution will not be televised.
    There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
    News and no pictures of hairy armed women
    Liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
    The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
    Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
    Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
    The revolution will not be televised.
    The revolution will not be right back
    After a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
    You will not have to worry about a dove in your
    Bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
    The revolution will not go better with Coke.
    The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
    The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.
    The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
    Will not be televised, will not be televised.
    The revolution will be no re-run brothers,
    The revolution will be live.
     
  4. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Tulsa
    @Bow35 I am sorry but have no idea what your post means. Can you explain it to me? The unlearned one?