Black Poetry : Harlem Time

Heartbeat

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Had to be there everyday
Among the blackness
Digging the uniqueness
Tight bell-bottoms
Afro picks
Bright Dashikis
Gil-Scott Heron
Incense sticks

“A” train
Up town
The original Chocolate City
“El-Dogs” for players
Life very gritty
But always very pretty

Survival a means to test your wit
Downtown Negroes just didn’t fit
Harlem was beautiful
Harlem was an attitude
Obtained and perfected
By more than a few
My corner of the world
132nd Street and Lenox Avenue

In Harlem
I always smiled
Breathing in the atmosphere
Maybe because
On some street corner
You too were smiling
You were there

BE
 

DymePlaya2g

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Apr 14, 2001
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See...

I knew there was a reason why i wanted to live in Harlem...u painted a vivid picture...was diggin the rhyme...

LOVE&RESPECT
DP2G :D
 

$$RICH$$

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NOW BE............

I LOVED DES SECOND COMING
OF
BRONX TALES
IN HARLEM NIGHT
THOSE DAYZ ON DA STREETS
AVE,,,,,, CORNER SINGING DA BLUES
LOVE IT BE............:toast:
 

wildflower7

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maryland
Occupation
motherhood
harlem...

it was always my dream
to live in new york alone
for a summer in my early twenties
but i never did...
then i used to fantasize
about how i woulda been
a part of the harlem renaissance
somehow if i were born at that time...
thank you for this cool-*** tribute!
-7 :spinstar:
 

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