Black Poetry : An Old Friend

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  1. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It was so good to see her again
    Though I remember her looking much different
    Back then she was beautiful, radient, and alive
    Before she became a slave to the pipe
    That was back in '85

    I remember that day 15 years ago
    Seeing her on the stoop of that infamous house
    It was then I decided to let out friendship go

    Playing skin flutes for a three dollar rock
    "Ain't no crack-head ho gonna be a friend of mine"
    With disgust I looked at her
    Jonesn' with no sorrow, no remorse
    How shallow my judgement from atop my high horse

    Over the years I'd hear this and that
    How dope dealin' pimps keep turning her out
    Boosting anything
    Busted time and time again
    Selling her body in front of her young children

    I never really was a friend
    Sadly, I think of that in shame
    For if I truly was a friend
    I would have tried to understand her pain

    Pretending now to be her friend
    Would be an insult to her survival without me
    She's alive, still kicking, doing her best
    One day at a time
    Passing life's test

    The best I can do is tell her now I can care
    Should I ever have a chance to do it all over again
    I'll not run and hide
    I'll stay and be a friend

    BE

    (c) Bruce H. Edwards, 1999
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE

    Thank you for this. You paint the picture so vividly, with your words. I can feel all your emotions here.

    Excellent, Poet!

    a
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I concurrr BRAVO

    excellent !!!!!!
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    these are words that speak volumes..so often we are guilty of doing just this and not looking at the "real picture"
    ..excellent..especially the words in the second last verse...

    K
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    HEY BE...................MAN

    I TOTALLY AGREE WIT THE REST
    MAN SUPER VIBE U SCRIBE :toast:
     
  6. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you paint the picture so well poet. I enjoyed this from start to finish.





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  7. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    B!

    This is strong--so strong--such compassion and understanding--an excellent piece with a piece of you and the world all in the sameplace at one time--loved it--Ra

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