Black Poetry : A Prince Is Born

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The room was filled with neighbors
    Women of the "Third Walk"
    Each wanting a role in the event
    Wanting to do something...anything
    A few of their children also faught for viewing space
    Pleading to be held up high so better they could see
    My 22 year old mother giving birth to me

    No one owned a car
    The hospital six blocks away
    "Mz Edwards having her baby"
    Echoed throughout the project
    That cold December day

    I remember resting so peaceful
    In my warm amniotic surroundings
    Floating
    Happy in my mother's womb of warmth and love
    So unaware of the poverty awaiting me
    Unlearned and unafraid
    Alive but not born
    I remember the warmth...how it should be

    Suddenly I turned
    I was a bit dizzy as blood rushed to my head
    My head feeling cooler than the rest of me
    I felt something I would later know to be air
    Why was she pushing me from within her?
    Her screams told me I had to leave
    She had no choice
    Nor did I

    Ten fingers beneath me
    I lay in someone's hands
    My face covered with red, gray, and clear fluids
    I could not see
    I smelled liquor
    Liquor that was rinsed over a knife
    Born with project intuition
    I felt someone approaching
    The knife was for me

    Newly defiant
    I did not cry
    I knew I was cut
    Gone from my mother
    Was I now free?
    An angry black baby boy
    Where is my warmth?
    Who are you lady?
    All of ya'll get off of me
    Why you looking at me?

    Then another pair of hands took me from a stranger
    The hands of my mother
    I now felt like Jesus, safe in his manger
    In these hands
    I felt so much better
    But still out of sorts

    Who is making all of this noise
    I still felt people bending over wanting to see
    Deciding if my mother's husband was the real Daddy
    After awhile the noise quieted down
    I felt dark bronze colored eyes smiling on me
    And through the tiniest of slits
    Hers was the first face I would see
    All the warmth suddenly returned

    In that instant
    I knew love
    I knew I would never feel neglect
    I was her prince
    For that day
    The Prince of the project

    BE

    (c) 2000
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    BE.........

    u keep flowin' love coz
    I feel the depth of ya wisdom
    on each line u scribe and vibe :toast:
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    This is so wild...and I love it!

    N2
     
  4. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you, sir....

    have done it (again)! I'm in that zone where heartache and wonder kiss each other. Out of the projects came a prince...destined to be King.

    Speak.

    a
     
  5. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow, this piece is quite nyce, poet.
     
  6. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    scenes here, my brotha

    strong!

    thanks

    BRB
     
  7. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, Mr. Beat

    A Prince was born, and from all I've come to know, he's become a true King.

    Loved this one. P

    SWT
     
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