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NOT REALLY BLACK? ( POEM )

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YOU’RE NOT REALLY BLACK

MY WHITE FRIEND TOLD ME JUST LIKE THAT

I DID NOT GET ANGRY

I DID NOT GET UPSET

I JUST ASKED HIM COULD HE PLEASE CLARIFY THAT?

HE RESPONDED WITH WHAT HE BELIEVED TO BE HIS EDUCATED FACTS:

“LISTEN DAWG YOUR MAMA IS A SOCIAL WORKER AND YOUR PAPA IS A RETIRED BUSINESS MAN FROM GHANA

YOU’RE IN COLLEGE AND YOU DON’T SPEAK THAT GHETTO STREET SMACK LIKE AMERICAN BLACKS, SO I DON’T CONSIDER YOU BLACK. ”

WHAT WENT THROUGH MY HEAD WAS DAMN

MY FRIEND IS SADLY MISTAKEN AND ACTUALLY BELIEVES HIS COMMENTS ARE A COMPLIMENT

I REPLIED: “WELL DAWG MAYBE YOU GOT SOME BAD INFORMATION

BUT THE BLACK NEGROID RACE IS NOT A WHITE AMERICAN GHETTO CREATION”

IN FACT WE HAVE CREATED SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST CIVILIZATIONS FROM THE ANCIENT ABYSSIANA AND NUBIAN (KUSH) DYNASTIES IN EAST AFRICA TO THE MORE MODERN ASANTE IN THE WEST

SO WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS A COMPLIMENT, WAS A BLATANT FORM OF DISRESPECT

BUT I WILL NOT HOLD IT AGAINST YOU

AT LEAST NOT YET

YOU SEE

I KNOW YOU LIKE ME WERE RAISED WATCHING MTV AND B.E.T

BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE IS WHAT IS ON MOST GANGSTER RAP CDs IS JUST SOME FARFETCHED STUDIO HOOD FANTASY

BECAUSE IN ACTUALITY THAT “BLING-BLING” HENNESSY BOTTLE “POPPIN”, THUG-LIFE LIFESTYLE , IS ABOUT A THOUSAND MILES AWAY FROM REALITY

SO DON’T GET ME MISUNDERSTOOD

I GREW UP IN THE HOOD

BUT I LEFT DETROIT AS SOON AS I COULD TO GET MY PAPA AND MAMA IN DETROIT

OUT OF THE HOOD AND TO GET MY FAMILY IN GHANA LIVING LIKE THEY SHOULD

I AM GOING TO NEED TO MAKE SOME BLING-BLING AND BECAUSE I CAN’T DO A LOT OF THE BLACK GUY STEREOTYPES

LIKE PLAY BASKETBALL, RAP OR SING

I WILL HAVE TO MAKE MY GREEN BY EARNING MY UNIVERSITY BUSINESS DEGREE

BECAUSE I DON’T LIKE THE THUG-LIFE INSURANCE POLICY!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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MR. IDEALIST (POEM)

EVERY MAN SHOULD STRIVE TO BE IDEALISTIC

BUT AS A MEN

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT OUR IDEALS

AND LEAVE THE FAIRY TALES FOR THE PART OF THE SPECIES THAT WEARS HIGH HEELS

ESPECIALLY FOR BLACK MALES

SINCE UNARMED BLACK MEN ARE THE MAIN ONES BEING KILLED!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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TAKE MY GUNS, TAKE MY LIBERTY! (POEM )

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WE NEED TO TAKE YOUR GUNS

THE GOVERNMENT SAID SO INNOCENTLY

SO SAFE AND WITHOUT VIOLENT CRIME SOCIETY WILL BE

WE WILL PROTECT YOU AND ENSURE YOUR SAFETY

THE GOVERNMENT POLICY PEDDLERS SAID TO MY FELLOW AMERICANS AND ME

YOUR TAXES WILL NOT GO UP

YOUR UPGRADED SECURITY IS ALMOST FREE

THE ONLY THING WE MUST DEMAND FROM THEE

IS THE MEAGER FEE

THAT WILL ONLY CONSIST OF YOUR PERSONAL LIBERTY!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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MOM IS GOD! (POEM )

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I KNOW THERE IS A GOD

I HAVE SEEN HER WITH MY OWN EYES

I KNOW SHE IS GOD

BECAUSE SHE GAVE ME LIFE

WHEN SHE PUSHED ME THOUGH HER THIGHS!

– LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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THE DREADED DRAKE HOTEL:(POEM)

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WORKING THE FRONT DOOR AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL

TOURISTS SAY TO ME ALL THE TIME

THIS IS SUCH A LOVELY HOTEL

I SAY TO THEM

THAT IS BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WORK HERE

IF YOU DID IT WOULD BE YOUR PERSONAL HELL!

– LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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THE RENT IS PAST DUE :(POEM)

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND C.E.Os STEAL MY MONEY

IT’S SO MESSED UP

I ALMOST WANT TO LAUGH

BUT THE RENT IS A WEEK PAST DUE AND I HAVE NO MONEY

MY LIFE SO FAR HAS BEEN A JOKE BUT IT’S NOT FUNNY!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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THE CORRUPT RICH (POEM)

LOSING EVERYTHING

THE POOR TO THE CORRUPT RICH

YET THEY CONTINUE TO VOTE FOR THEM

THE UNDERCLASS VOTING FOR RICH REPUBLICANS

IS LIKE FLIES EATING SHIT, EVEN THOUGH THEY HATE THE AFTER TASTE OF IT

YET THEY BLAME A HALF-BLACK PRESIDENT FOR THEIR MISFORTUNES, MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL UNDERSTAND THIS?
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-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA:DIVIDED WE STAND?! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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ROMAN EMPIRE BY ANOTHER NAME:(POEM)

GREAT BRITAIN

THE ONLY THING ABOUT HER THAT IS GREAT

IS HER NAME

YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR MVP

NEOCOLONIALISM IS YOUR GAME

YOU ARE THE ROMAN EMPIRE, JUST UNDER A MORE MODERN NAME

BUT DO NOT GET TOO EXCITED AND HOLD YOUR HEAD TOO HIGH

HOLLAND, FRANCE, USA, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, ITALY, TURKEY, CHINA, ETC. YOU ARE GUILTY OF DOING THE EXACT SAMETHING

LIKE A GOLD DIGGING WHORE, YOU DO NOT SEEM TO BE CAPABLE OF FEELING SHAME FOR ALL THE HORRORS YOU’VE CAUSED

NOTHING BUT HEARTBREAK , DEATH, DESTRUCTION AND PAIN IS THE REMNANTS OF YOUR REIGN!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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MY BIG BROTHER!(POEM)

MY BIG BROTHER

ME AND HIM ARE CLOSER THAN THE CLOSEST LOVERS

SINCE WE WERE KIDS

HE HAD MY BACK THROUGH A BUNDLE OF STRUGGLES

SO WHO NEEDS A GUARDIAN ANGEL WHEN YOU HAVE NONE OTHER THAN THE BEST BIG OLDER BROTHER!image

– LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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FROM THE GUTTER TO THE PROMISELAND:(POEM)

THE GUTTER IS WHERE I STAND, THE PROMISE LAND IS WHERE I STRIVE TO BE

WITH A MIND FULL OF HOPES AND DREAMS

THAT I WANT TO MAKE REAL AND NOT JUST FANTASY

MY FOREFATHERS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., MALCOLM X, KWAME NKRUMAH AND JERRY RAWLINGS, DECADES AGO FOUGHT FOR MY PEOPLE AND ME

BUT ALL I SEE IN THE STREETS IS THUGGERY AND GREED

EVEN IF I CAN’T SAVE ALL MY PEOPLE

I WILL MAKE SURE MY FOUR FATHERS DREAMS LIVE THROUGH ME

WE HAVE COME FROM THE SLAVE HOUSE, THE COLONIAL MASTER’S HOUSE, THE CRACKHOUSE AND NOW THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE

AND STILL I GET PROFILED BY COPS AND SECURITY WHEN I LEAVE MY HOUSE

EVEN THOUGH I WORK SMART AND STUDY LIKE AN INTELLECTUAL SPARTAN, YET SOCIETY STILL LOOKS AT ME JUST LIKE ANOTHER TRAYVON MARTIN

JUST LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BLACK MAN TO SHOOT, WALKING WHILE BLACK I GUESS WILL BE THEIR EXCUSE!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

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POLI-TICS:(POEM)

THE POPULOUS IS BEING SUCKED DRY BY BLOOD SUCKING CREATURES

FROM THE ROMAN COLISEUM TO THE FOOTBALL STADIUM BLEACHERS

WE ARE BEING SOLD A LIE, LIKE KEANU REEVES IN THE MATRIX FEATURE!image

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND? ! A COLLECTION OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL POETRY
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE