Black Poetry : a letter question....

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ARE YOU LONELY...BY CHOICE?

    {From a lost member of the lonely hearts club}
    To all the lonely people

    {i know i'm not the only one who feels this way}

    with all the lonely people in the world
    {YES...THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH LONELY PEOPLE}
    why can't man meet woman...boy meet girl

    is it because it is better to be lonely than fall in love with one who only meet some of your requirements
    who's not 5'10 and luscious
    who's not stacked like the shyznik
    who's not a runway model with awesome chedda

    you follow

    are we lonely
    ...by choice

    as i listen to the voice of the hundreds of lonely people
    i realize
    it DOESN'T have to be this way

    BUT there are so many issues
    ...so much drama tied up in the life of a forty year old mama
    {going on sixteen}
    you know what i mean

    i ask again

    are we lonely
    ...by choice

    or, did we not make the cut of betty sue
    or billy joe

    did they not know
    they were sentencing us to a life of loneliness
    if only their requirements weren't just so...so...
    i don't know
    maybe love is something i need to know more of

    i'm the lost and lonely boy
    charter member of the lonely hearts club
    with only the walls to keep me company
    ...imagination and television takes care of me

    are you lonely

    are you filled with the emptiness that fills me
    a void of darkness that consumes me

    are you

    are you afraid to venture beyond
    the territory where lonely hearts should be
    are you not free to go wherever you please
    look at me
    trapped in a world of turmoil and disgust
    afraid to trust
    ...to love
    filled with lust
    but partitioned away
    ...compartmentalized in a 2 by 2 box
    just outside the circle of decency
    watching the clock
    {tick tock.}

    are you afraid

    when there are so many who long for love
    can we not find any with the disposition we've dreamt of

    are we lonely by choice

    as i listen to the voices of the lonely hearts
    i realize
    it is a choice to be lonely
    {or not}

    are you lonely
    ...by choice?
     
  2. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ummmm

    i have a friend and she was telling me that she can't find a good man. I asked her what her definition of a good man was. she said he has to have a 6 figure salary, drive a luxury car, have his own house, no children, he can't smoke, he has to be 6 feet tall, good hair (what ever that is), be fine as hell, can't have a beer belly and blah blah blah she went on.

    So I looked at my 5 foot tall, still in college, making payments on her car, apartment living, not no where near to making 6 figures (yet), coupon clippin, non- smokin, sometime working out sistafried and asked her exactly what in the hell was she gone bring to the relationship if she found this mystery man????

    Her mouth fell open and as she tried to well I can... and then I have... her way around my question, she went back and started to look at her list she had composed and she then realized that she was lonley because she had eliminated some good brothaz from that crazy *** list of hers.





    ME
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    amazing...

    how many people do that to themselves. NO...I'M NOT THE EXCEPTION.

    we sometimes pray for a good partner but when GOD sends her/him to us, we're too busy checking out our LIST to see them. still, i ask...ARE WE LONELY BY CHOICE?:)

    THANKS for the response, Zorbi.

    i'm ready for that village walk now.
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller

    you know me and you been walking for a while now:x: . And to add something else maybe we are lonely by our own doing. Like you said we get who God sends to us yet we want them to fit into a certain box so we set out to change them.


    ***that's me holding your hand***


    One
     
  5. MsDLite

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    requirements...

    i remember this word...
    seeing it
    hearing it
    understanding it is the
    finality of our desires
    that ultimately keep us imprisioned
    in our lonliness...

    yet...love will continue to
    grow...and find its destination...
    to you...

    are you lonely by choice?

    good question~
     
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    Baller

    I absolutely loved this peice! it forces you to ? your own integrity ya know? Thanks for sharing this flow.

    Madd Respect
    Reas
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Zorbi...

    we are lonely by our own doing...THANKS for holding my hand.:)

    MsD...sometimes, it's our requirements, that keeps us from knowing the JOY we were meant to know. There's nothing wrong with having STANDARDS...however, when those standards get in the way of our happiness...don't start blaming others.

    Reas...THANKS for the love. now that SERIOUS BRUTHAZ are getting into this REQUIREMENTS game--and not just settling for a PEAR SHAPED ***--we're beginning to understand the WOMAN. the MENTAL is a wonderful thing to see, don't you think.

    THANKS FOR THE LOVE, Y'ALL.
     
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    This is certainly something to think about. Lonliness occurs on many levels. I find the most interesting one being those who are lonely who are attached and surrounded by loved ones. Life sure does laugh at those of us who try and firgue this all out.
    Nice scribe Baller.

    BE
     
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    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ultimately...

    standards = requirements...
    the two words take on the
    same meaning...

    but, alas...we have choices...

    and, i must agree with BE...
    many are lonely and surrounded
    attached...
    by/to (a) "loved" one(s)...

    eye opening~
     
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    Nia Maishani Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Digging you, baller

    But...

    The line between "too many/stringent requirements" and "reasonable standards" seems apparently thin,
    is it not?

    Good to know I'm not the only one grappling with the issue.

    Signed,

    Lonely by choice (I think)
     
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