Black Poetry : A POET'S PAIN

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  1. afrostotle

    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :crying: May all who read find peace....One Love

    Constantly dancing a poets
    Dance… like a slave to the rhythm
    I- continuously scribe my thoughts
    Praying that sleepwalking minds
    Might awaken …
    Heed and… hear them!

    Reflecting In Black…
    Held captive…forced to backtrack
    Through haunts of When...
    Attempting to move
    Forward… A quest for answers
    And understanding
    Begins… in search of…
    Neither praise, Nor promise,
    Many restless nights I’ve…
    often pondered… while Soul- Searching I’ve…
    Day dreamed and wondered
    Why? …
    From the first moment
    Out of the womb…
    An unwelcome Surprise… wide- eyed
    This Child…Ripe to reap the inheritance
    Of strife as he…came to life
    In a crowded room
    Vying for love... 8 others
    3 brothers and… 5 ebony sisters
    The offspring of a fragile Queen
    And four delinquent misters
    His childhood arrested…
    Daily he digested the scorn of a
    Single mother’s rage…unable to fight back
    He...became disengaged…
    On the 14th Floor of a concrete cage…There…
    Amidst hard times on Chicago’s
    West- side he…Came of age

    Struggling to keep from having
    His capacity to dream contained
    Cast to the streets with shoeless feet
    Not… knowing if He was coming
    Or going or…How He would maintain and…
    Not fall prey to society’s game of…
    Keeping his fate the same as those
    Either… profiled and framed and…
    Not show fear while trying to
    Steer clear of… Disciples and Assault Rifles…
    Wayward aims…meet…tiny frames…lost…then…
    Found on the wall
    Amongst “Rest In Peace” names Still………
    He found a way…or did he?

    His peace of mind hides behind the memories of his bloodshot eyes
    thus, This painful scribe labors on with devotion…as…
    Truth struggles to free itself ...from the chokehold...
    Of raw emotion.

    Peace, Power, and Prosperity.

    By Afrostotle Turr`e


















     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    feeling all of dis and da pain of an poet
    flow on i'm listening
     
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    feeling ya
    flow on....
    nice write my brother
    peace
    angel
     
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    After reading this special piece I understand and at the same time encourage you to continue to express yourself for the heavenly stars are out there for you to grab hold of and really shine, thanks for sharing.

    Zen Master
     
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    That urge to write, from our ancestors pain, to present fleeting gain, introspective scribe.
     
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    :crying: ….what can I say
    except to re-affirm what I’ve always said
    you are my favorite…I make no qualms about it
    from the opening lines I was captured
    this veil of densely forested pain
    dropped down over my soul
    and for a moment…
    my eyes became your eyes
    and they cried…

    Reverence

    signed the ultimate Afrostotle Follower...Sage​
     
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    afrostotle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :cry: AngelicSage...The Icon should say all about where this came from:)
    Let's just shortly say that yesterday? WHHHEEEEW.....Thanks for the love, it was needed..and of course "Ditto"

    $$RICH$$.....Love the way you hold it down for "Tha Town"

    MZBLKANGEL....thanks for gracing such an unworthy mortal with wordz of wizdom....

    ZEN.....I'd really love to vibe with you on the ZEN tip one day...Holla at me.

    WATZINANAME:.....I been finding strength through you lately....I feel your wordz...One Love

    ask the creator to look out for my brother Mitchell.....His future consists of unfightable battles...which he must endure....give him strength....

    Peace Power, and Prosperity............
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gotta bring this gem back...
    writing like this is good
    for the third eye...blind
     
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    TRULY INSPIRATIONAL

    :wave: soul openin' so cleansin' got me remembrin' how life done treated the just unfair and processed our hearts like meat left to be stepped on by those on the street, but we rose with tears in our eyes.............cuz we knew we would survive.........................love yo flow love yo flow........love it!
     
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    afrostotle,

    reading and relating to "A Poet's Pain"

    May Our Creator
    Shed upon us Mercy
    As we move forward.... on through our destiny
    In it all is mission and like yours, mine's a test for me
    As we gather it all and replay it in po e try

    Peace and Blessings
     
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