BRONX RHAPSODY
IN RED, BLUE, & WHITE

by January 7, 2009 0 comments

Dark songs sung in the ghetto sky,
private lyrics, eerie beats,

a Bronx rhapsody sweeping across
the winter dreamscape,

&

screeching seagulls swooping down
on the multicolored landscape,

sailing across the seething waste land
in The Boogie Down Bronx,

a cornucopia of raw emotions,
trapped in a Bronx rhapsody

in red, blue, & white
in The Boogie Down

&

reverberating rhythms sweeping
across the South Bronx,

hip hop beats swooping down,
blood gushing from the crimson sky,

&

ghetto folks singing the blues or listening to
D.J. Clive Kool Herc Campbell,

Creator of Hip Hop,

&

Hip Hop emerged in the South Bronx,
in a Bronx rhapsody

in red, blue, & white
in The Boogie Down

where the Bloods wear red,
the Crips wear blue,

&

dreamers wear pristine white
until they’re shot dead in a

186 or 187 (murder or homicide).

Dark songs sung in the ghetto sky,
reverberating beats in The Boogie Down,

seagulls descending, gunshots flying,

&

Hip Hop gave birth to a Bronx rhapsody,
a red rhapsody of blood,

a blue rhapsody of despair and soul death,
a white rhapsody of hope and dreams,

&

ghetto folks buried the dead in a white coffin
for eternal rest.

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