Black Poetry : A Woman Named Poem (repost)

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  1. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I want you to meet a woman.
    Her name is Poem.
    She's been broken
    In many places.
    She was once upheld
    By the masses,
    But then she felled
    From their graces.

    I was introduced to her
    By a faithful Friend.
    He desired that I would
    Let her become
    An intimate part of me.
    At the beginning,
    Her every rhyme
    Had a line enclosed.
    Then she matured and desired
    To be free in verse.

    But many said,
    "Ah, she is not Poem.
    She is Prose in stanzas."
    Whatever she was or is,
    She is still poetic in
    Style and rhythm as she
    Slowly unbuttons my soul.
    I love her
    Though she avoids me at times...
    Pouting, then hiding
    Behind Writer's block.

    One night, she ran through my mind
    Wearing a metaphor dress.
    She teased me to the point where I
    Had to stop what I was doing.
    She was fast, but I was quick.
    I caught her with my pen
    And laid her down on paper.
    I loved her beyond the physical
    As she enthralled me
    With her spiritual.

    She is free verse...she is rhyme,
    Evoking deep emotions each time.
    She is democracy birthed from theocracy.
    She must be devled into
    To be understood.
    Meditated upon before
    She is found to be good.

    She is not mine's alone.
    There are others she love,
    When she is gone.
    Yet, I am not alone you see,
    For she leaves with me,three friends...
    Wisdom, Peace and Understanding.

    Wisdom has been my faithful eyes,
    Helping me to avoid life's pitfalls.
    She lays on the pages of my bible,
    Inviting me to come and absorb her.
    I believe Peace and Understanding
    Are more than friends,
    Because I have seen them kiss.
    They are beyond
    My mind's explanation.

    Soon, I shall see Poem again.
    For now, I shall wonder where she is.
    Maybe, she's with you.
    If she is upon your mind as
    Fluid on your brain,
    Then drain her with your pen.
    But I warn you,
    She will laugh at every attempt
    To drain her completely.
    She can be loved...
    But she will never be conquered.


    Joyce Rogers (c) Copyright 2002
     
  2. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :welldone: :welldone: this poem is :welldone: :welldone:

    BEAUTIFUL​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ahhhh! yes mis POEM the same woman that took my soul deeply
    and make me a mold of her image this was outstanding and beautiful
    grade A+ AWESOMELY .........thank you for reminding me of a sweet love.
     
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    A description of poetry, using the metaphor of an illusive love that cannot be captured, just borrowed for a time. The creativity of this flow was fantastic. You should be quite proud of this well sculptured piece.
     
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    WELL DONE

    Very Well Done this peice gave me peace and exceeded my poetic expectations. I loved this one it was beautiful. :terrific:
     
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    Thats right, those last two lines says it all. Most can have a profound respect for the art. And i do call it art, because it is like painting with words

    Very impressive write
    keep the flow going
     
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    so beautifully laid out to canvas i had to visit again
     
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    awwwwww yes awesome flowing to Poetry love the vibe.....
    beautiful piece of work..Peace Angel
     
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    i loved this to the uttermost, Joyce, once again you have overflown poetry's bowl, with blessings, words, rhythm, movement, and above all STYLE, your own style, continue in all that you do, let your works speak for you as much as you do...............this write was loud and clear :hearthis: . long time no write......... :D
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wonderful joyce...
    loving, descriptive, demanding, announcing..sensual, aggressive..
    so many wonderful "ings" flowing....
    wonderful
     
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