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by xicanopoet
Jul 21, 2011

Chicanismo

I used to cruise a lowrider
A firme ’63 Bel Air
Everything was original
Except the hydros
I even took the pilgrimage
To Espanola, New Mexico
The lowrider capital of the world
And I got...

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by Chyna
Jul 20, 2011

                                   Question

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by Shaka_Buddhakan
Jul 19, 2011

My first memory is watching the rain trace root systems on the windowpane while listening to my father beating my sister.
Well, technically, she's my half sister.
The sound wasn't unusual. Raised voices and hidden violence; Must be...

Hi!

My name is Liz Jones, and I am a Poet, Writer and Success Educator that resides in Long Beach, California.

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by momolina
Jul 17, 2011

 

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by momolina
Jul 17, 2011

 

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by momolina
Jul 17, 2011

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by momolina
Jul 17, 2011

Its hot.  I am in the shade and still baking, still waiting for R(i)TA the patron saint of desperate, lost causes.  She stays busy in this city that care forgot.  

 

My head sags, soaked in the steam rising from...

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by Urban Voodoo
Jul 17, 2011

Hello. My name is Micheaux Fortson. I go by the trade name UrbanVoodoo. I am a Spoken Word Artist from Inglewood California by way of New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been writing for most of my life although in my early years I was often in some...

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by yanatha
Jul 17, 2011

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by jordanmichaelg
Jul 17, 2011

Death Of Dreams                                      ...

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by lilphelon
Jul 16, 2011

“Disappear” 

Christian and Ryan, January 1st 2006, gone but not forgotten,

it was the day them baby boys had to go home to...

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by lilphelon
Jul 16, 2011

DE-construsted!  Destructive!  My world’s stuck crumblin’,

It’s crushed in, I wish these walls would combust with this day sucked in,

...

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by lilphelon
Jul 16, 2011

 

Concealed n' confined, compressed with time, locked up and convicted of a sensless crime.

Now comprised of the night this moonlit hustla is compelled to find, a conspicuous enlightened mindful eye on why or just a sign.

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by Jay McElroy
Jul 16, 2011

He walked in

Sat down, head down

Back row bump on MY log

Silently defying me