Byron Cornell Ford II

Rookie ((May 13th,1988- / New York)

Pryor To Richard - Poem by Byron Cornell Ford II

Pryor to Richard
I used to draw True Nigger Pictures
I used to speak True Nigger Scriptures
Pryor to Richard

Pryor to Richard
I never laughed at being black
I just accepted the facts
Pryor to Richard

Pryor to Richard
The word Nigger Hurt
It made me feel lower then dirt
Pryor to Richard

Pryor to Richard
I cried in detentions
I longed for Out of School Suspension
Pryor to Richard

Pryor to Richard
Niggas never showed much pride
We had yet to open our eyes
Pryor to Richard

Pryor to Richard
The Black Panthers were lost
Ain't show whitey whos the boss
Pryor to Richard

Then He came.......

Throwing 'Nigger' round like it was your name
Cussing and Fussing at Whites like he was insane
Putting all Racists to shame
What was going through his Brain?
What was going through his Veins?
The government gave it to us Richard ain't one to blame
He just had the fame
So he was 'wrong' for his addiction
Good Ol' Rick....He'd be quick 2 give that a flip
Saying There's no wrong in addiction
Just wrong in the one who inflicted

Pain 2 Comedy.....
His moms was a bust-down
His pops was a no show
His jokes all came from that info
Leave U like..
'Awwww shit what we in fo' '
Rick did it again
Better then any musician with a pen
Better then a Vet with any pet
Gave every living thing respect
Even Though Respect at first for Rick was hard 2 get
He still showed R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Came hard with his and made it look easy
Tellin' everyone I know yall mutha fuckas need me
Last words.....
'Can't a Ol' Nigger be let down easy? '

R.I.P. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III................

Comments about Pryor To Richard by Byron Cornell Ford II

  • (1/5/2006 11:38:00 AM)

    your use of urban slang and your grasp of hip-hop fundamentals is prominent, but i encourage you to dig deeper into your topics to find the poem. Richard Pryor drew heavily from his own life and experiences to entertain us. i believe that once you find the balance between book-sense and street-sense you could be an impressive poet.


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  • (1/3/2006 6:00:00 PM)

    Powerful, and a fitting tribute to one of my favorite comedians. I first saw him on TV thirty years ago and he was so funny I couldn't stop laughing. And this before he became famous, or is it infamous? A 10 from me.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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