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Throwback Thursdays: Remembering Brooklyn

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 11:55 AM
Throwback Thursdays: Remembering Brooklyn

brooklyn sounds clash
a cadillac calabash
of rude bwoy noise
bang out bed-stuy blocks

nostrand is alive in summer

beef patties & ting
sing out hungry babies
black skin white tees
meet humid corners
to hustle poland springs

click clack the soundtrack
above the ave plays loudly
rumbling past nodding rastas
rocking redblack headwraps
proudly speaking to the babies

maybe this is the future
bruk-up color canvases spill
red on black on white on yellow
on the ave
everything looks new again


it's official. i miss it.

(on another note...anybody up for a cypher? i need to get my creativity flowing again. poetry or rhymes. feel free to post them in the comments & we can get it going)


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11 Response to 'Throwback Thursdays: Remembering Brooklyn'

  1. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147375020000#c114737507370666638'> Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:17:00 PM

    Cool, cool....
    I have the little piece that describes the day perfectly here in DC.


    The day is cool and misty like my mood.
    It is uncertain as to what lies ahead?
    My only sunshine is my faith in the creator
    and the possibility of a love supreme.


  2. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147376040000#c114737607137202144'> Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:34:00 PM

    Happy hour~

    Slight haze of Marlboro Light smoke looming
    Clear girls glancing and wishing...
    But dismissing the idea of tasting
    the darker embodiment of human existence
    Guitar grinds----heavy drums
    Lyrical tantrum
    reminiscent of 1988 New York
    Insecure smiles wrestling with
    spiritual progress
    Sipping on Long Island Ice Teas


  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147394400000#c114739442716218178'> Thursday, May 11, 2006 5:40:00 PM

    I feel you on this one. I often miss my "Back Home." But I'm happy where I'm at.


  4. bygpowis Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147405680000#c114740570181350498'> Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:48:00 PM

    going off the dread riff. rastas all over crown heights, flatlands, down church avenue an'all. brooklyn is something. labor day. labor day.


    On I-n-I crown are locks
    Some only Jah can open
    No one has dreaded my naps
    Is nature let loose

    I tire and tread roads your mind cannot

    Atop I-n-I is all life
    Twined like cloth

    That is why you stop and ask
    “How’d you do that?”

    Is I-n-I and Jah mystery
    We secrecy

    Jah mek me a beacon
    You must dread to see

    Is I-n-I and Jah secrecy
    We mystery
    How I-n-I do that?
    You reason for the seventh sign
    ‘Cause you see the father in a world set free

    And when you call I-n-I
    Is ‘cause you dread the truth of all I-n-I might be


  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147450800000#c114745082625966584'> Friday, May 12, 2006 9:20:00 AM

    SB: i see you. you always be making me want to go to DC. *smile*

    byg: that made me feel like i was listening to sizzla or richie spice. *smile*


  6. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147457580000#c114745763063502734'> Friday, May 12, 2006 11:13:00 AM

    (off S. bess)
    he darker embodiment of human existence
    Guitar grinds---

    guitars grind on rooftops
    breaking dance to string riffs
    the scene is song in motion
    oceans of words heard
    through cracked windows we live
    in between now and then
    wondering where to go
    when tomorrow dies
    slowly smoking trees
    exhaling memories

    (ok, that sucked lol).

    who got next?


  7. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147467420000#c114746742743749893'> Friday, May 12, 2006 1:57:00 PM

    ....listening to the sound of Go-Go bands on highlands pounding pavements with the happy feet

    GO GO GO!!!!! CHUCK
    BROWN = brown like my first kin
    frown on my first sin
    memories of Ice cream trucks, popcorn ladies and kool-aid icies while racing popsicle sticks along ghetto streams

    Have a great weekend! That's the best that I can do off the top. :) I like yours, by the way


  8. bygpowis Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147538880000#c114753893697924320'> Saturday, May 13, 2006 9:48:00 AM

    jah know music ah go and come
    dance flo where dey be shakin' pon
    is jah style dem be movin' on
    jah love where dem get it from

    man dance man vibe man flo man grind
    man wine man go man come man find
    man c melody in-na the midst-a time
    and she got jah love on her left behind

    jah music ah d-c go go
    fast track rap reggae or boglo
    pon jah bed dey be lovin' so slow
    (You finish the rhyme...)


  9. Cami Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147717320000#c114771734333657108'> Monday, May 15, 2006 11:22:00 AM

    That was great. Made me think about how I'd been missing home lately. Good stuff.


  10. Hummingbyrd Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147785780000#c114778581324523650'> Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:23:00 AM

    You don't nare thing about that nostrand jawn.

    You got nostalgic hunh!?!?!!?!


  11. Bygbaby Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/05/throwback-thursdays-remembering.html?showComment=1147846140000#c114784619122386521'> Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:09:00 PM

    I love Brookly & will be there in July haging out at Junior's & the Fulton St Mall!!! :->