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Warrior

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Surreptitiously approaching life enamored in Steele.
Subliminally;
Slithering like the serpent through the concaves of your mind…
Spitting venomously words of mutiny against back dropped throw-ups of:
Slicing, Searing, Scorching, Sharpeville Six. District Six. 666.
Pictures and Stories.
Naming it free will Suffocating at the hands of man.
Aiming to discover his Master plan.
Masonic secrets of fiction known to a brotherhood few
Standing in aisles & pews with praises and deference to each their own preference…
Salutations & Praises…Praying for Salvation
But chooses to remain undefined in true God nature.
Like fools used as tools in a game called Destruction of Natural World Order.
Reciting Penniless fortunes of fame, name & torture.
Ripping our souls from its roles with natural ease
&
Pleased at our display of infinite grandeur.
Natural prayers Sighed for more days all endlessly gray
Too quick to forget footsteps of error & regret.
While
Harmoniously Hormonally ill at ease like lions asleep with defeat:-
Binary vision flipped repeatedly; deceivingly.
Trying to breathe air unpolluted; yet convoluted into his mainframe.
News disguises; confuses & uses subversive methods to keep us from finding solutions that will truly free us.
Busta rhyming about anarchist affluent in our society.
Escaping our sobriety.
Foolishly blaming our deity.
Timing economy with no autonomy.
Powerless currencies of inadequate commodities.
Lyricist claiming no responsibility for life’s inequities; Love’s intricacies &
Cultivating Communities.
Thoughts of Producing:-
Instead we’re consuming; more tenants of the gospel of abusing.
Perusing strange ways of non verbal living.
Instead of Natural life of Learning, Breathing; Freeing.
Striving toward all Nations passing laws and legislature for eradicating poverty
Effectively & humanely.
Exonerating terms of oppression with new lessons of God given Capacity to do for self.
Strengthening individuality towards societal stability.
Contributing strong characters for Life. Love. & Happiness.

Nuances of freedom by medium of Hip Hop poetry in Motion as a weapon with choices for all futuristic souls who have voices who chooses to live freedom as a verb instead of
an adverb to life.

Natasha Tafari

Featured Poem:

Woes. Oes. Kroes.

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Woes. Oes. Kroes.
Jag my, slag my, wan my hare
Is geknoes.
Bles less stress, ma oekie goed
Genoegie.
Wat wil jy eintlik van my he?
Jy confuse my met die hare twak.
Ek verloor soema my plak.
Kinners skree wan is soe seer waanneer
Die kam soe daardeur trek.
Kopvel verbrand en die hele huis wat
Stink na die Wella.
Pella maak gebase op ie straighte van jou hare.
Skiet my af wan ek’s gebles of gekorrel, ma
Die mis en die rien laat my nie skarrel
Vi ‘n kerrier beg of ‘n swartsak ‘ie.
I’t bly op my kop soes ‘n mop,
Voel jy gerob wanna hulle advertise:
“Black like me hair straightener is naturally you.”
Vi wie try hulle om te fob?
Woes. Oes. Kroes.
My hare is geknoes.
Die original mopkop.

Natasha-Tafari

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Biography

Natasha Tafari considers herself a Hip Hop poet and is driven by her observance of life. She feels that artists serve as a medium of expressing the spiritual essence of life through various creative mediums. Poets express with Words, Expression and Resonance. Natasha Tafari is also a singer, songwriter, scriptwriter, emcee and events manager.

Natasha has organized her own events including Wordsworthsaying (2010), Hip hop custodians and Community jam. She has facilitated workshops at the Grahamstown festival, Artscape theatre in Cape Town and the Language commission. She has performed across venues in Cape Town including the Sparkling Women’s Gathering, WordsWorthSaying Raga’zzi, Verses and the former Badilisha’s Fireword Fridays.

Natasha Tafari

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Natasha-Tafari

Biography

Natasha Tafari considers herself a Hip Hop poet and is driven by her observance of life. She feels that artists serve as a medium of expressing the spiritual essence of life through various creative mediums. Poets express with Words, Expression and Resonance. Natasha Tafari is also a singer, songwriter, scriptwriter, emcee and events manager.

Natasha has organized her own events including Wordsworthsaying (2010), Hip hop custodians and Community jam. She has facilitated workshops at the Grahamstown festival, Artscape theatre in Cape Town and the Language commission. She has performed across venues in Cape Town including the Sparkling Women’s Gathering, WordsWorthSaying Raga’zzi, Verses and the former Badilisha’s Fireword Fridays.

Warrior

Enlarge poem

Surreptitiously approaching life enamored in Steele.
Subliminally;
Slithering like the serpent through the concaves of your mind…
Spitting venomously words of mutiny against back dropped throw-ups of:
Slicing, Searing, Scorching, Sharpeville Six. District Six. 666.
Pictures and Stories.
Naming it free will Suffocating at the hands of man.
Aiming to discover his Master plan.
Masonic secrets of fiction known to a brotherhood few
Standing in aisles & pews with praises and deference to each their own preference…
Salutations & Praises…Praying for Salvation
But chooses to remain undefined in true God nature.
Like fools used as tools in a game called Destruction of Natural World Order.
Reciting Penniless fortunes of fame, name & torture.
Ripping our souls from its roles with natural ease
&
Pleased at our display of infinite grandeur.
Natural prayers Sighed for more days all endlessly gray
Too quick to forget footsteps of error & regret.
While
Harmoniously Hormonally ill at ease like lions asleep with defeat:-
Binary vision flipped repeatedly; deceivingly.
Trying to breathe air unpolluted; yet convoluted into his mainframe.
News disguises; confuses & uses subversive methods to keep us from finding solutions that will truly free us.
Busta rhyming about anarchist affluent in our society.
Escaping our sobriety.
Foolishly blaming our deity.
Timing economy with no autonomy.
Powerless currencies of inadequate commodities.
Lyricist claiming no responsibility for life’s inequities; Love’s intricacies &
Cultivating Communities.
Thoughts of Producing:-
Instead we’re consuming; more tenants of the gospel of abusing.
Perusing strange ways of non verbal living.
Instead of Natural life of Learning, Breathing; Freeing.
Striving toward all Nations passing laws and legislature for eradicating poverty
Effectively & humanely.
Exonerating terms of oppression with new lessons of God given Capacity to do for self.
Strengthening individuality towards societal stability.
Contributing strong characters for Life. Love. & Happiness.

Nuances of freedom by medium of Hip Hop poetry in Motion as a weapon with choices for all futuristic souls who have voices who chooses to live freedom as a verb instead of
an adverb to life.

Featured Poem:

Woes. Oes. Kroes.

Enlarge poem

Woes. Oes. Kroes.
Jag my, slag my, wan my hare
Is geknoes.
Bles less stress, ma oekie goed
Genoegie.
Wat wil jy eintlik van my he?
Jy confuse my met die hare twak.
Ek verloor soema my plak.
Kinners skree wan is soe seer waanneer
Die kam soe daardeur trek.
Kopvel verbrand en die hele huis wat
Stink na die Wella.
Pella maak gebase op ie straighte van jou hare.
Skiet my af wan ek’s gebles of gekorrel, ma
Die mis en die rien laat my nie skarrel
Vi ‘n kerrier beg of ‘n swartsak ‘ie.
I’t bly op my kop soes ‘n mop,
Voel jy gerob wanna hulle advertise:
“Black like me hair straightener is naturally you.”
Vi wie try hulle om te fob?
Woes. Oes. Kroes.
My hare is geknoes.
Die original mopkop.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Warrior

Enlarge poem

Surreptitiously approaching life enamored in Steele.
Subliminally;
Slithering like the serpent through the concaves of your mind…
Spitting venomously words of mutiny against back dropped throw-ups of:
Slicing, Searing, Scorching, Sharpeville Six. District Six. 666.
Pictures and Stories.
Naming it free will Suffocating at the hands of man.
Aiming to discover his Master plan.
Masonic secrets of fiction known to a brotherhood few
Standing in aisles & pews with praises and deference to each their own preference…
Salutations & Praises…Praying for Salvation
But chooses to remain undefined in true God nature.
Like fools used as tools in a game called Destruction of Natural World Order.
Reciting Penniless fortunes of fame, name & torture.
Ripping our souls from its roles with natural ease
&
Pleased at our display of infinite grandeur.
Natural prayers Sighed for more days all endlessly gray
Too quick to forget footsteps of error & regret.
While
Harmoniously Hormonally ill at ease like lions asleep with defeat:-
Binary vision flipped repeatedly; deceivingly.
Trying to breathe air unpolluted; yet convoluted into his mainframe.
News disguises; confuses & uses subversive methods to keep us from finding solutions that will truly free us.
Busta rhyming about anarchist affluent in our society.
Escaping our sobriety.
Foolishly blaming our deity.
Timing economy with no autonomy.
Powerless currencies of inadequate commodities.
Lyricist claiming no responsibility for life’s inequities; Love’s intricacies &
Cultivating Communities.
Thoughts of Producing:-
Instead we’re consuming; more tenants of the gospel of abusing.
Perusing strange ways of non verbal living.
Instead of Natural life of Learning, Breathing; Freeing.
Striving toward all Nations passing laws and legislature for eradicating poverty
Effectively & humanely.
Exonerating terms of oppression with new lessons of God given Capacity to do for self.
Strengthening individuality towards societal stability.
Contributing strong characters for Life. Love. & Happiness.

Nuances of freedom by medium of Hip Hop poetry in Motion as a weapon with choices for all futuristic souls who have voices who chooses to live freedom as a verb instead of
an adverb to life.

Comments

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