Black Poetry : A Woman My Age

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Gaylee, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A woman my age should know better
    than to lie in bed at night
    all afire

    It is a cool season this Autumn
    of my life

    time for slowing down
    reducing my strife
    limiting my vision to the things
    I can see

    grateful, when so many friends
    are already gone…just to “be”

    But I am not, dammit!
    I am Not done!
    I am Not ready for the setting sun
    or the coolness of Autumn

    I am still full of desire
    for the warmth of a man
    in my bed

    to set me afire

    Gaylee
     
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    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful and inspiring peace. "I am not done. I am not ready for the setting sun"

    Say it Gaylee...say that !

    BE
     
  3. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Girl...imagine feeling that way and his bum *** is laying right next you! Don't trip...sometimes it's better to be alone.
     
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    come on, redlady...cynicism doesn't become you.:)

    beautifully put, Gaylee...i'm loving what you've done with this PEACE.

    WELCOME.
     
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    Gaylee

    You know I'm smiling all over myself! :).... I love this peace, from the title to the last word... And I feel you completely.

    Please keep sharing, you speak fluent "poetry", my sista. :heart:

    alyce
     
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    story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this piece especially the ending...
     
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    Very enjoyable read!!!

    Reas
     
  8. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all for your very warm welcome and much appreciated feed back. Your words mean so much. I have been reading and enjoying you all for a while. You inspired me to write the first two pieces I've written since some of my children have been born and grown up. Now I hope I can continue and in some way measure up. :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dis was simply sweet and as lovely as they come
    ya not ready yet continue to enjoy have ya fun
    under the glow of sun............
     
  10. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now yours is a soft, poetic voice I'd like to hear more of...

    Welcome Miss Gaylee, I am all ears for any and everything a woman your age has to say. :)

    Bert
     
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