Black Poetry : 2 am

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by mizdee2002, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i hear a drum beating in my chest
    each night
    when i lay awake
    at 2 am.
    i feel each
    thump
    & beat
    & ting
    the drum of my ancestors
    beating out my heart’s rhythm
    primal and real
    as four hundred years of bondage
    i wait for my king
    the black man
    to free himself from the
    shackles
    of misogyny
    & distrust
    & abuse
    & abandonment
    & self loathing
    i wait for my him to answer
    and my drum beats
    thump
    & beat
    & ting
    to be his friend
    & his lover
    & to build him
    not to tear him down
    to love him
    & live with him forever
    thump
    & beat
    & ting
    the deep blue,
    midnight blue sound of the kettle drum
    in my chest sings all of my life’s stories
    so that he will know
    even before he comes
    that i can’t take anymore heart break
    thump
    & beat
    & ting
    i wait each night for him to hear
    & i know with all certainty
    that he will follow the sound of my drum
    & come to me.
     
  2. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love that "Thump" and "Beat" and "Ting"!
    This poem just says so much. You've displayed
    much creativity and talent in this piece. Keep it up sis!!
    :)
     
  3. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank u dani... my sista

    dee
     
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    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    if i could tranform. transition through metamorphasis. be remade. i would want to be a drum. or maybe a stick? but definatley a part of making putting the "th" in thump. poetically.

    keep the flow.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    banggin da beat......

    sis da thump of the drum beats sweetly nightly
    after 2..........lovin what u do:D
     
  6. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank u kla & $RICH$ for your poetic praise. the luv is genuinely and equally felt and returned.


    dee:kiss:
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WoW!

    **** Ms you on to sumth'n!
    Tyte piece poet!
    Much Luv!
     
  8. mizdee2002

    mizdee2002 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank u brutha for the kind kind words.

    dee :heart:
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    mizdee

    You displayin' yo' skillz sistah.... keep em' flowin'.... I'm into this piece sistah friend!!


    N2
     
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    Mizdee

    Outstanding Scribe!

    Poetically Turn'd Out!
    CCBSKYN :heart: