Black Poetry : A Birthday And A Funeral

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Phenomenon, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Another birthday dies because of a father’s absence
    And the best eulogy is his anthems of apologies
    As the names of holidays hitchhike in the rain
    And he drives right passed them
    He’s only a stranger yet I still ask him
    Could he love me passed his selfishness
    As memories confiscate me to helpless tears of him not being here
    Always dancing to that rhythm of a dead-beat parent
    That beats constant through my ethnic background
    These majestic black kings of disappointment
    Join together in this free country’s movement
    Where they walk in a million man march of abandonment
    His semen spills into statistical reasons
    Of why today, women have to become fathers
    And I see young men bleed when, blood is thinner than water
    Birthday candles were spent in vain
    I repeated his name in nightly prayers
    Wondering why the white kids always had theirs
    Promises always died in large numbers
    As denial is swept under the vast sheet of bad streets
    Where another young black man lost his life
    And I hear their cries since he’s dead and I heard that the autopsy report read:
    Death by lack of a father figure and
    I wondered would that be my outcome
    A life driven astray by an incomplete family picture
    I ventured out into the wilderness of word of mouth
    That always talked about how our faces were just alike
    Therefore my actions will be the very epitome of his
    I’ll grow up to waste time, abuse my women, leave my children while
    Being given or sellin’ the very drugs that blackened his salvation
    Or be put in the situation where I’ll chance life everyday
    As society prays that fatherless sons don’t turn out gay
    They say the symptoms of being a fatherless victim is like HIV
    I won’t notice the virus until I’m old enough to see
    That his blood flows within me, but it pumps a different heart
    Different from those men who spread legs across miles
    Just to go that distance of enjoyment
    Never treasuring the unexpected beauty created in the same moment
    Once he made the biggest mistake of his life
    That’s when my life became his mistake
    But as I looked into my reflection, I never saw an accident in my eyes
    I only saw innocence, potential and ambition
    And behind that I saw the reflection of the man I was supposed to be
    A better man that hopefully I’ll grow to be
    As his history always tries lynching my future
    But to my many birthdays that died without him
    All I can say is Rest In Peace
    Because new ones will be replaced once I have my own children
    And I’ll be the reincarnation of his love that was never present
    Where I’m standing by my son like Jesus stands beside God in heaven
    And we’ll blow out those candles together, because you see
    They judged me by all the things they knew about him
    But they didn’t know that I could become a grown man without him

    Copyright 07
     
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    feeling all this here , so many face it and felt it as they all have passed
    this stage into growth
     
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    Poet, your words were gripping. You chose just the right words to make the reader wince. While I felt the ache, I also felt uplifted when you penned that the cycle will be broken, and that your future son won't ever know that pain. Great write.
     
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    Back to the top for some more love...
     
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    mistaliberator Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    alert real poetry

    tis is complete trurh this is the complete truth i would just love to put this on a tee shirt and be the light bearer of the message keep writing poet
     
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    :bowdown: The most highest praise don't top the Intellengence that runs through your being, I completely :bowdown: to your wisdom.
    Awesome write poet!!
     
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    Hey Phenomenon
    I can feel the disappointment and the pain in your words
    It does matter; their selfishness or shame should not keep them away
    Your poems tell me of a disappointment that is destroying our culture
    No one person should be both the Mom and the Dad, our children need balance and everyone should stand up and be 110% responsible.
    This is a great flow, (It do hurts deeply) I really know.
    Keep the ink flowing.Much love

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    yes i too have become a man

    despite this situation

    i know your pain

    and truimph

    up close and personal

    trust me
     
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