Black Poetry : A Pearl

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Cindy, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I sat down to write
    And found I was wordless/dutiful
    From the promise I made to you
    To remain silent

    You
    Who condemned my joy
    Took my words
    And made them foul

    Made me wordless
    My pearls fell through my hands
    And rolled away
    Faster than I could chase them

    I prayed for my gift to return
    So now I wake in the night
    Words coming together like
    Freight trains colliding

    Then I prayed for sleep
    And upon rising
    Forgot all
    Except my promise to you

    With life coming undone
    I find that my pearls
    Are but just a few things
    That have slipped through my fingers
     
  2. Poetrymama

    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Re: Pearl

    Very Nice. :hi:
     
  3. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :crying: indeed sister
    this was so beautiful
    in all its pain
    "yeah...I think we've been hangin out at the same hotel"
    the imagery of the pearls falling and rolling away
    nearly had me in tears
    aaah...my sister, I pray for brighter days
    for the both of us...
    Sending you some hugs...
    despite your discontent
    ...you can still write some awesome poetry

    Love you...
    Sage
     
  4. AHMOSE

    AHMOSE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now this is a piece that I can relate to. I find myself forgetting so much that I want to say that I carry a note book and a pen were every I go. So when it hits me I wont let it slip away.

    You have hit us with this piece thanks for sharing.
     
  5. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not even the sadness that you described can destroy pearls of wisdom. I felt the sadness in this well written write poet. You have been missed.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done poetress
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very nice!...like 1 big metaphor this was..nice to read some more of ya work cindy...keep it goin love!
     
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    This is a great flow Cindy
    Some things we keep silent. Some we never forget. Let no one take your voice. Continue to share your pearls.
     
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    Hi and welcome back home,
    We have missed your pen, please don't be a stranger
    this piece is beautiful, I felt it deeply
     
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    Cindy, everytime you bless us with your work, I realize how much I've missed it. Don't stay away so long sister girl.
     
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