Black Poetry : An Offering Of Friends: Happy Birthday Alyce

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what can I give you for your birthday, when we have exchanged priceless gifts already...like HANDS holding we have formed a bond of friendship to complete the perfect motion of a circle...

    YVETTE

    toffee brown-skinned, black girl
    hands that twist tropical
    and tame French braids
    in 1972,
    she will smile at you,
    help you to do the 'new math'
    and you will keep the formula
    for hopscotch and laughter with you always,
    should you ever have to re-visit
    the first grade

    NURIA

    a lesbian jigsaw, puzzling and aMAZEing
    missing pieces and incomplete home
    works hard to catch your 'fast ball',
    spits just like you do
    in perfectly old leather baseball gloves
    she says:
    "It's okay to be a 'tom-boy' if you want to"
    skateboards with you after school
    even when it is raining
    you ask questions
    beyond sixth grade imaginings today
    about
    'born'......
    'becoming'...........
    and 'turning'....................

    NADIA DI,GIOVANNI ....."THE GREAT"

    is she
    who was
    is was
    she sings "SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW"
    seventh grade, spring concert
    applause.....applause......applause.....
    you cry every time she puts that dress on
    white knee high socks
    stuffed with vibrating whole notes
    and other surprises
    and you never knew Italy
    could sound so beautiful
    amongst a chorus of Canadian munchkins
    in the Land Of Oz

    MAXINE

    stirs your secrets
    with her long legs
    in your mother's worn out,, zinc, washtub
    she will sponge you down
    with the truth about bath water
    and baptize you with her faith
    then quilt you a healing blanket
    sewn with love beads from
    England, Canada and Jamaica
    and sips her 'Earl Grey' tea
    with her right pinky in the air
    tell you to wrap up your salty skin
    before the coming of changing seasons

    BRIDGETTE

    will touch you like feathers
    slow dancing with air
    walks softly while you lay sleeping,
    listens knowingly
    to the uneven sounds
    of you,
    breathing
    and shakes you gently,
    out of nightmares
    closet monsters tongue-kiss
    in darkness
    she stands before you
    until sun
    then hides you
    in a place so deep inside of her
    that only God
    may find you there


    Happy Birthday, dear friend....and know that there will always be room for you inside the circle

    Hunter
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  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love this piece, Sista A...it grows more special each time I read it. I suppose I can't object today (you can feel how I'm lookin atcha right now, cain'tcha?). So, I'll just say "thank you, my dear friend", for this sweet "PDA", on my day.

    :heart: :heart:

    Bridgette A.
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Happy B-Day Alyce

    And many more!

    Reas
     
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    and what a wonderful gift this was for her, belle!
    happy birthday, Alyce!
    i knew we clicked for more than one reason...
    -7:spinstar:
     
  5. poeticdelight

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    i didn't know

    here goes the birthday song


    HADDY BIRD-DAY 2 U HADDY BIRD-DAY 2 U HADDY BIRD-DAY DEAR ALYCE :D

    happy birthday to u :)

    :birthday:

    :birthday:

    :birthday:

    :birthday:

    :birthday: :party: :party: :party: :party: :birthday: :party:

    :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: i don't drink


    so i'll drink fruit punch :lol:

    happy birthday girl :birthday:
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    happy B-day

    from a fan
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    much happiness for you, Ms A.:)

    Huntress...this was beautiful.
     
  8. N2urSoul

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    Simply marvelous & no better an offering could be done Hunter, this is terrific ... :)


    Happy birthday Sustah Alyce :birthday:


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