Black Poetry : A Graduate's Hymn...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    {Representing my baby}:

    Tomorrow…
    The sun will rise
    Hello’s and goodbyes
    Will sometimes ring hollow
    Still…
    It is the beginning of my days
    …the start of new ways

    {the rules have changed}

    Today…
    I stand at the threshold
    Of new beginnings
    Stepping away from my childhood

    {I look back}

    On my elementary years
    With fond memories and tears
    On my middle school years
    Of life’s transitions creating small fears
    On my high school years
    Of eventual growth through maturity pains
    Everyday wasn’t good
    But
    I’d do it again

    I stand at this doorway
    Leading to manhood
    I’ve earned the right
    My parents taught me good

    As I walk the walk
    Across eternity’s stage
    To collect my paper
    For the years I’ve gave

    I took a quiet moment
    …gave thanks to God
    For all things accomplished
    I even gave a nod
    To Moms and Pops
    Who’ve gotten me here
    From boyhood
    To man
    Helped me to overcome my fear

    When my walk was over
    I exhaled my peace
    Then breathe a sigh
    Of sweet release

    I stepped up to the plate
    For sustenance and care
    And graced the table
    With love that I share

    I walk into tomorrow
    With head held high
    I may not succeed
    But
    At least,
    I’ll try.

    I’m a graduate.

    RaShada Ball
    Baby baller
    Class of 2001
    15 May 2001
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    Congratulations Baller!

    :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    THANK U

    AS I TOOK THAT SAME LOOK BACK
    INTO THE PAST OF MY INNER BEINGS
    THANK U 4 TAKING ME BACK WHERE
    IT ALL STARTED
    CONGRAD........TO U MY BRUTHA.:D
     
  4. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    poeticd/$$RICHNE$$

    Thanks for the love my sistah and brutha. went to my baby's high school graduation on Tuesday. as proud as i was of him, i kept smiling as i thought...THANK GOD, THAT'S THE LAST ONE.:) now the real money spending begins...COLLEGE. but, hey, that's what parents are for...RIGHT?

    peace.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YES SIR INDEED

    BE GLAD WHEN MY LAST ONE GET THERE
    BUT YA RIGHT THATS WHAT WE R 4.
    I'M WISHING YA LITTLE ONE GOOD LUCK
    IN THE VENTURE OF
    LOVE
    LIFE
    &
    LIVING
    ITS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE OUR CHILDREN DO WELL
    MY HEART JUST SMILE .......YA GOTTA BE THE PROUDEST
    DAD ON EARTH:) :) :D
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Big Baller

    Congrats on the little one's graduation. If you start picking up cans now, you might be able to get some books and a few pencils. LOL!!!!! You know you got em this far, the sky's the limit. Again congrats to you and yours. I heard you were handing out scholarships, I have an 8 year old... we'll talk lata.


    One
     
  7. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks ZoRb...

    8 years old, eh.
    just think of the wonderful times you're gonna have between now and graduation.:) life is great...don'tcha think.

    and, hey...we can start a penny bank now. by grad day, we'll be set.

    peace.
     
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    I suppose u can say im the one one and only baby baller or baby boi as my father likes to call me im glad to know u held me in such high esteem dad well its ten yrs later and im just now going to college for computers like the pops. But only because i had to give him four handsome devils for grandsons first love u dad
     
  9. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    still handing out surprises, eh? you're worth every moment i've ever given...and those i didn't (sorry for those). handsome they are...though i'd leave off the devil part. but they are their father's sons.:) be good.
     
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