Black Poetry : Addicted

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  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    for months of mondays i waited
    tuesdays nearing, I anticipated
    and then every other tuesday went by
    and on Wednesday mornings i would sigh
    another two weeks worth of writing would die
    sit crumpled in the corner of my lonely mind
    where all written words seemed to be left behind
    then i realized it was a poetic crime
    to chain my words and essence in solitude
    solely because i'm afraid to let my thoughts run nude
    and then the first Tuesday of this month came
    emotionally charged i was set aflame
    wasting a minute i called ahead
    making sure that poetry was still read
    once my answer was confirmed
    my knee knocking only affirmed
    the level of fear i needed to conquer
    so internally my confidence i started to conjure
    and by the time i walked through the door
    i was nowhere near ready to take the floor
    my palms were sweating, my heart did pound
    thinking of the topics i was going to expound
    thoughts and truths i have never shared
    but my reaction to the attention i was unprepared:
    ADDICTED after only reading one
    thats it people, look what you have spun,
    my guard dropped, my words spilled forth
    never felt like my words were worth
    pretty lights, attention and a microphone
    (i liked it so much I may get one for home)
    and the different styles of the three that read
    personalties shined through as inhibitions were shed
    many more tuesdays i could see ahead
    beth was correct in her e-mail, i was not mislead
    a supportive and comforting tight knit group
    but, two more weeks i would have to recoup
    before i could feed this addiction again
    and much to my chagrin
    thoughts of bringing my mouth to the mic
    holding others captive i began to like
    the attention, not to mention the spotlight
    so, after all these years
    of holding onto this fear
    i only needed to drive five short blocks
    and open my pandora's box
    to those who were willing to embrace
    it only took one time to become addicted to this place
    so all virgins heed this warning
    this place attaches to your soul sudddenly
    and without warning
     
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    Sounds like you have been workin an open mic. Go with that flow. This is a contagious addiction.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    whoaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
    dis here drop was heavy
    flow on
     
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    likes this drop
    nice vibe
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the words, performed at my 1st open mic this Tuesday and loved every minute of it, after the initial shock and trauma ended!!! With your love and support here I was pushed to move forward and present some of these pieces. THANKS for your help, all of you.
     
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    Sister...I'm so proud of you...

    Btw...I did the same...:wink:


    and now I have huge network of poets I socialize with,
    ever other Saturday...as well as traveling and our "Big" events
    every few months, where all the poets come together from
    all over the state...and surrounding states

    I'm loving it...So I know how you feel... :book:

    It's not just poetry anymore...it's "Performance Art"...
     
  7. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sage - it was the most amazing experience, i left feeling high and internally healed, I had had an emotional day and needed some sort of release. Just to hear others read and then get up and perform my own stuff was pretty amazing. Truly, thanks for your support, this whole time. It has been a pretty terrific ride here and its just begun.
     
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    Randee,
    "Addicted" is definitely "dope"
    The flow and the message got and kept my attention
    me....hittin, and trippin'
    that is.........Definitely enjoyed...........................
    Peace and Blessings
     
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    sister, this is a straight tight drop!!! wish I could hear ya read live. :shades:
     
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    Very cool Randee. You definately have our attention, why not share it with others as well. Congradulations. :hot:
     
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