Black Poetry : A Glory Short of Grace

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Canadian Mist has its benefits
    like helping Grandmamma fake being happy
    she searches the bottom of each lonely bottle
    trying to find the love of granddaddy

    a worn out face tells his age
    Granddaddy worked all life long
    the unpaid debt that karma collects
    are taxing his heart and fixed income
    he played in them streets far too long
    forsaking family and curfew
    now his worst nightmare haunts him with guilt
    because his sons are rolling stones too

    grown in age, but not in ways
    lust proceeds his brain
    daddy’s committed to playing with woman
    and doesn’t see a reason to change
    ill-gotten gain leads to generations of pain
    one child after the other
    my heart is still tender
    'cause i distinctly remember
    how he did the same wrong
    to my mother

    she drank her addiction because love was missing
    but Grandmamma is wise beyond measure
    despite the alcohol, she loved us all
    and that will stay with me forever
    Granddaddy made his mistakes
    and has penance to make
    but at least he's trying to do better

    no excuses for day, but this is reality
    he's making the best of nothing
    he's with the same woman today
    so he's come a long way
    and who am i to judge him

    truth be told
    i love these folks
    more than words can say it
    the moral of the story
    we fall short of God's glory
    but i'm glad He spared us
    with His grace
    (c) 2010
     
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    hey welcome back nice write nittyG
     
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    Beautiful!

    Your writings are ALWAYS deep and I ALWAYS enjoy sinking into them!



    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:dance:
     
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    This was an extremely poignant testimony of forgiveness.

    Very well done and said.
     
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