Quiet Poetry Lounge : ascension to peace

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by TotalView, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. TotalView

    TotalView Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i have been drawn out by fire
    my ashes lay still
    in a field of stalks and straw
    all that has not burned
    has been eaten or seared
    into a hard-baked clay
    and lies near a husk of corn

    soon a brisk wind will come
    and i will be scattered above
    the mountains and the moths
    where i will take the shape of stars
    and ascend beyond the clouds

    only then can i look back
    at the smoke that drifts east
    towards the horizon
    and at that part of me
    that lies near a husk of corn
    and know for sure
    i am not dead --
    only risen
     
  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .......Welcome back TotalView and thanks for providing the total view of cremation...

     
  3. TotalView

    TotalView Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cremation indeed. Sometimes it is necessary to burn off the old habits and past hurts in order to be born again and start anew.

    Brother Clyde, thank you for leaving words and for the welcome back. It feels good to be home.
     
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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Update!



    .......No problem TotalView, its a clean write and beautifully expressed...no way one can miss the meaning of gold being tried by the fire...Peace In my Friend and don't stay away so long:)

     
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    This was crisp -_-

    Welcome to the house of Destee. Stick around and drop some more, poet!

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
  6. TotalView

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    Thank you, Ikoro. I appreciate your words and welcome.

    Kiwanda
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    great work and awesome feel as i read this.
     
  8. TotalView

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    $$RICH$$ thank you for your comment. Nothing means more to me than to know a reader can feel a poem I wrote. You've made my day.

    Kiwanda
     
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    in appreciation of your talent

    ...i stand in wait. waiting for your next work of art.
     
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    No pressure here at all, baller. None. Nada. Zip. <biting my nails> Thank you for reading and leaving words.

    Totalview
     
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