Black Poetry : Around Madelyn's Table

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the three of us sat
    around the
    table in her kitchen
    the air smelled of
    cinnamon and lemons
    and it was warm...
    so warm
    I didn't realize
    until all the noise
    died down
    that it was coming
    from the good vibes
    not the fireplace

    our daughters were
    all in the back room
    giggling, swinging that
    delicate pendulum
    place between
    little girls and young women
    watching music videos....

    my son, quietly, almost
    reverently soaking
    in their merriment...
    praying that he
    wouldn't be dismissed
    from their inner sanctum...

    in the outer room, in muted tones
    that would rise to shrieks of
    uncontrollable laughter
    over steaming cups of tea...
    madelyn talked about fiercely
    loving her marty
    debra confessed her deep
    cravings for her daryl
    and I...
    well, I sang & danced around
    the blessings
    of the natural gifts of

    ... mine....

    it was most definitely a
    "gurrrrrrrrl, SHARE!!" time

    I enjoyed the way we three
    could be
    free to be
    decently indiscreet
    discreetly indecent
    speaking perfect
    innuendo
    double entendre
    through pursed lips &
    clinched teeth, throwing
    words high over adolescent
    heads....never touching
    down on
    under-aged ears...

    just in case a nosey
    one was trying to hear...

    saying things inside
    of things unsaid...


    madelyn's cottage
    in the mountains is
    made for bright afternoons
    that tend to leave the
    snow unmelted
    but not the heart

    I watched the sun
    begin to set, and
    lost my will to leave

    not afraid of the
    coming night
    or the long drive home

    not worried about missing
    my girls as they
    stay two more nights
    without me

    not concerned about
    anyone pacing the
    foothills, waiting
    for my return

    ..just wasn't ready to
    leave this certain
    comfort
    this beauty
    I hadn't felt
    in many, many
    months
    since madelyn
    moved away

    so the three of us
    sat around the table
    in her kitchen, the air
    smelled of cinnamon
    and lemons

    and it was so warm...


    Alyce (c) 2001
     
  2. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    alyce, now see you and the english language have a lil' somethin' going on. this was lovely. keep on writin' queen.

    blak
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    O' my

    like wow!! gurlllllll
    just da three so uplifting and free
    speaking in vibes of sistahly love
    verb is ryght u most def on som'em !!
    love dis piece of beauty:heart:
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sustah A

    Now, let me return these words 2 u ......

    I C U .

    And in this piece I felt like the observer sitting right there just as an invisible guest watching all of the activities going on inside that cottage.... I too can feel the warmth....

    Thanks for puttin' on the tea! I needed this!!

    N2
     
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    Alyce,

    It's true. I can visualize it too. This is a very nice piece.

    Madd Sistahly Love
    CCBSKYN :heart:
     
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    "....the natural gifts of mine"

    An awesome and beautiful description of a parents loving view of their child. Thank you Poet.

    BE
     
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    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :angel1: You have such a way with words...

    Everytime I read something of yours it transports my mind body and soul to a very good place. Your talent simply amazes me.
     
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