Black Poetry : An Old Poem...

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  1. afroprincess

    afroprincess Active Member MEMBER

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    ****Hey everybody, been awhile since I've basked in the glow of everyone here. But I found this poem that I wrote a few years ago and immediately thought to share it with you all. I hope you like it, I think I love it more now than I did when I first wrote it.****

    Eighteen Years to Internal Peace
    By: afroprincess

    Eighteen years of confusion
    Eighteen years of searching
    For my life’s entirety
    I have fought to find me
    But every time I think it’s me I find
    It turns into just another rhyme

    Eighteen years of fight
    Eighteen years of stress
    I have beat fists and words with my heart
    I have heard words that should never fall upon a child’s ears
    I’ve always kept a special little piece of myself set apart
    For reality is cruel at times and it’s always feeding the tears

    Eighteen years of nervous energy
    Eighteen years of wanting clarity
    I have wondered about the purpose of life
    Is it a journey or nothing more than a single handed fight with a knife
    For all I seem to do is duck and dodge it’s blade of fury
    All the while Life stands there laughing it up at my hearts weary

    Eighteen years of pathetic excuses
    Eighteen years of proving I’m useless
    At life’s beginning everyone fawned over me
    Smiling and saying what a sight I was to see
    Beauty pageants and talent shows, were thrust upon my young soul
    Never once did he ask about my personal goal
    To be a teacher, doctor or nurse could have been my choice
    But up on those platforms I didn’t have a voice
    I was to be cute and dance
    Ignore my internal circumstance

    Eighteen years, three months, and some days
    And I’m finally finding my way
    Stepping down from the crazy demand
    Their desires for my life no longer will I fan
    I settled my own heartache and pain
    But don’t worry; it’s no longer you that I blame
    Why?
    Because after eighteen years, three months, and some days later
    I have found peace internally
     
  2. Ikoro

    Ikoro Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    My sister, my dear, cherished, Divine Sister.

    This was moving. This was true. This was real.

    I want to see more Sisters going through what you write. This poem has my full respect and admiration, and so, consequently, do you.

    I pray your journey since you wrote this has only Enlightened you futher.

    Keep marching, Queen. The world is yours.

    One.

    ~Ikoro
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    love the flow of truth and reality inside this piece of art
     
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