Black Poetry : asleep

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  1. theDynasty1979

    theDynasty1979 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i guess i was asleep.
    how else can i explain?
    staying through all the pain
    all the lonely nights
    rambunctious fights
    after broken ribs and blackend eyes.

    i didn't want to wake up.
    i don't want to see this intimate stranger
    my savior; my danger
    my heart; my soul;
    either i'll love him until he's gone
    or until my body turns cold.

    it must have been a dream-
    but which part? when we were in love or in hate?
    i had to skip a chapter; had to wake up late
    cause this can't be my bloody lip;
    my broken jaw; my tooth that's chipped.
    tell me you didn't do this;

    i must have hallucinated while i was unconscious.

    cause i woke up on the bathroom floor
    half dead half buried under the door
    i sat up, tried to move, see if i could
    and now i've started to remember what i never understood
    that you could come home tonight with flowers and a smile
    or you could come in drunk and be "*****hs gone wild"
    i could take my chances either way
    pack up and dip; or clean up and stay
    i could spend the rest of my life runnin lookin over my shoulder
    worry and fear turnin me colder and colder
    wait for you to hunt me down like a beast;
    i feared all those things when i was asleep.

    but i woke up this morning.
    and i'll tell you why.
    the thought of you killing me ain't as bad
    as, "what if i never die?"

    ten, twenty, thirty more years?
    fifty, sixty, still shedding tears?
    old and crippled from your fists and feet?
    **** that,
    I'D RATHER LEAVE AND LET YOU TRY KILLIN ME.
    --Ms.Dy
    (we all have a choice-even under the gun. you can look him in the eye- or try to run. you can die screaming, or you can die quiet. i choose to go on both feet activating a riot. even though for years it's what i seemed to do- I WILL NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU!!!!!!)
    *copywrite 6/1998 alw.
     
  2. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Man I feel the pain this for real :grouphug: if this is you, may all blessings be on you
     
  3. PurpleMoons

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    tyte scribe! sometimes we are asleep, but hopefully we all wake-up. feeling here!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes well felt ......dis here was like a reality check
    we seem to be asleep yet we wake up in time
     
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