Black Poetry : afrAID

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm sorry
    if i haven't lived up to your expectations
    ...your perceptions
    of who you think i should be
    i'm afraid
    i've spent a lifetime
    thinking of ME
    ...only ME
    i've had no practice
    ...no preparation
    for what being WE
    would bring

    what if i fail?

    what if WE slaps ME in the face
    and ego can't take it
    what if id can't fake it

    i'm afraid

    afraid of heartbreak
    and rejection
    ...neglection
    and all the arguments
    that's sure to come

    we've already had some

    ...afraid that short term bliss
    will lead to long term distress
    i wish i could see what tomorrow holds
    i just don't know how long US will be
    don't you see

    i'm afraid

    afraid of the pain
    that accompanies the fall
    and all the bitterness
    that some of us hold on to

    i'm sure you could handle it
    but what do you want me to do

    i'm afraid

    it may not make sense to you
    ...may not be in character
    with the WHO you perceive ME to be
    but that doesn't change
    the fear that resides in ME
    ...the panic
    that swells up in ME
    everytime ME thinks of WE
    or US
    or all the rest
    of what a couple should be

    i'm afraid of these things

    help me

    please.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this reminds me of

    this lady whom was not ready yet.....
    man ya bring something out of the
    truth here
     
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    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    as much as we'd like life to offer us guarantees of how things will turn out...it does not...

    so all we can do, is think in terms of us/we and hope that the love/respect and care we give, is enough to keep the flame burning...

    K
     
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    "FEAR THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY"!

    I know what you mean.
    I know how you feel.
    None of us know what is
    really for real.
    The fact of the matter is
    the only way to know is
    you can't get there without
    going and don't leave until
    ya go!
    I read a book once that helped
    me with this phenom; "Feel the Fear
    and Do it anyway!"
    I am glad I did!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i never realize it before...

    but, now that i'm available--after being married for twenty/twenty-five years--i'm finding that it's not as easy to get into relationships. i used the term AFRAID in the context that i'm intolerant of actions that i'm unwilling to deal with. i've been told that i should accept women as they are...and not try to change them into who i want them to be. I DON'T. instead, i walk away from anything that i'm unwilling to deal with. AFRAID...NO. just intolerant.
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let Him haiku you...

    I will pray to God.
    If you will embrace His peace...
    Love overcomes fear.
     
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    Baller......

    One of the things about the poetry
    from a man, that I enjoy so much is
    you get to peek into his mind and
    understand a bit.. what goes on.
    As a woman, sometimes I
    wonder how a man really feels
    about certain situations.
    I thank you for being honest
    enough to share this.....


    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Joyce...

    thanks for haiku'ing me. i have always/will always embrace HIS peace and his love.:) being the grandson of a Baptist minister, i learned early to get the true meaning HIS WORD...and not what others say/interpret IT to mean. in doing so, i understood HIS peace--the peace that comes with knowing/accepting/acknowledging HIM and HIS love.

    e....please, remember that what's written on the page isn't necessarily what's in the hearts or minds of men...at least, not in the REAL world. the imagination isn't limited by the imperfections surrounding us...i.e. hatred, jealousy, flirtatious men/women set on destroying love relationships JUST BECAUSE, and the dollar. the imagination allows us to look beyond all those things and see a REALITY that we would like to see...

    as for this piece,
    i'm afraid of sweet, wonderful
    beautiful women
    like you
    who
    touch my soul with a thought
    and my heart, with a smile:)

    thanks for the read.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller,

    I think........ I know where you are coming from. When we get older and have been through a long term relationship...don't know if we want or have the time to tolerate certain undesirable personalities or behavior. Nice read. Thanks.

    Madd Sistahly Love.
    CCBSKYN
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you've got it, coco...

    but then, we've always been there...together.

    THANKS.
     
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