Black Poetry : Ancient Clothes

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ancient Clothes


    A fire has raged through the village;
    left nothing in its wake:
    I find myself on the road, dazed,
    naked and ashamed, thinking:
    the Church will certainly condemn me
    for I am naked!
    Desperately I search for something
    to cover my nakedness, but nothing.
    Of the ancient clothes I had so proudly worn
    none had survived the flames.

    Then I looked around and saw
    the Church too had crumbled to the ground,
    so boldly I strode through the devastation
    and others followed suit:
    they shed their old, ragged, dirty clothes.

    And thus freed, we came to realize
    we were no longer ashamed of our bodies
    for they were the only real clothes
    we were meant to wear in love of life.

    And thus freed, we came to understand
    that clothing had been forced on us
    to hide imputed sin by frustrated gods
    who resented our innocence;
    who hated our love of life
    who cursed us and doomed us to die
    in the beginning.

    Hah! How fondly they had hoped
    We would never remember those days –
    but we are remembering;
    we are awakening.
     
  2. LISTERSCRIBIN'

    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wind...yes, very well written. i'm lovin' this scribe. it's powerful and i'm really lovin' the title, as well. i feel it. keep on scribin'. thank you for this piece.

    ~~~myndwaves~~~
     
  3. hi-wa

    hi-wa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    poet

    u make sO much sense to me.
    i fully dig where u came from with
    this scribe.

    thanx for helping me remeber.
    hw
     
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    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Still Stunned

    At the talent displayed hea. Looking for more...

    Reas
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow!!

    captured nin the essence of dis piece
    poet ya flowin into my mind :)
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WindWalker

    I love your gift of
    poetry-telling!

    Thank you for sharing this piece/peace...

    N2
     
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