Black Poetry : A novel review

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Words arranged in an array as pretty as a bouquet
    Yet so intense your thoughts run awry like a prey
    Anxious but cautiously peering into the ambiguity
    Marveling at the authors pure and simple ingenuity
    The juxtaposition of familiar and foreign draws you in
    Only to catch you off guard within the next bend
    A collage of reflection, introspection, and divine speculation
    Placing the twins, humanity & divinity, under the lens for inspection
    Premeated with expressions so true they could be angel breathed
    Riddled with messages as hard hitting as Satan's sword unsheathed
    Skilled as a blacksmith who knows just when to pull back from the fire
    The writer entices you to jump racial rhetoric barbed wire
    Yet the nudge isn't overbearing, more so daring you to look
    Tempting you to form your own version of gobbledygook
    Yet it's illumination shines brighter than simple color lines
    Into the complexities and idiosyncrasies of relational mines
    Epiphanies of past relationships almost jump off the page
    For only hindsight permits the luxury of looking into the mirage
    Just as you are acclimated to ebb and flow the stream changes direction
    So unexpectedly you almost feel blue balled as a wasted erection
    But nerves are settled as you eagerly fall into the new rhythm
    Amazed again at the originator precise tweaking of the algorithm
    Now hitting on bittersweet notes of unexpected commonality
    With interwoven message reminiscent of Aseop fables intentionality
    Nuggets of brilliance in which to live circumspectly by
    Yet not sugary sweet or chocked full of rainbows lies
    Intriguing lessons were interlaced in real ordinary lives
    Drama filled without crossing into the soap opera jives
    With reminders of our forgotten journey of perseverance
    Peeking back at our royal lineage and our recent severance
    A disseverance that has caused an deeply seated dysfunction
    So ingrained that normality is a marginalized injunction
    Putting under the microscope the self loathing syndrome
    Dissecting the deeply rooted hate that's been replicated into our chromosomes
    As if the roller coaster of emotional reflection is not sufficient
    The binary pair of ying and yang is interjected as a common coefficient
    Including exploration of "grass is greener" adage.
    Flipping the proverbial coin back and forth at every stage
    Even the final snippet leaves your mind tosed to and fro
    In need of a night cap for you've just been had by a lyrical pro
     
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    Lrae Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    snap, snap!
     
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    This is most enjoyable.
     
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