Black Poetry : avoidance...becoming

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  1. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...i ain't no poet, but i submit a piece of writing...
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    i was swallowed by...
    the very thing i avoided...
    most of my adult years, it seems

    it was my shark...
    my cliff
    my valley...
    my Bermuda triangle...

    i decided...
    sometime ago
    somewhere between the
    3rd new moon in february...
    in the odd year...two score
    ...when i didn't even know
    who i was becoming...

    ...so i decided what i would
    be...
    and how i would do...

    my existence concreted
    by a cold mind
    and a frozen heart
    ...heat deprivation...

    life...
    love...
    and the pursuit of happiness
    were all too far off...
    my arms could not reach...
    my fingers could not touch...
    my mind could not fathom...
    peace...joy...happiness...love

    one day in my life...
    some three score...odd
    i became overwhelmed...
    engulfed in my own
    situation of my deprivation...

    i became the gift of
    the object of my desires...
    i was warmth to the cold
    fire to the frozen...
    ...and i sledge hammered my concrete...
    existence...

    for what i wanted to be and
    would become
    was that which lay deep
    within my person...

    i was what i avoided
    so long ago...

    ...love...

    MsDLite (c) 11.01
     
  2. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms D

    Enjoyin the read
    as it took me back to me
    awakening to the reality of me
    discovering self is a wonderful thing....thanks


    Epiphany:heart:
     
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    Speak, Poetess,

    you took me on an odyssey, a journey most awesome through your words...and I watched you emerge, triumphant....as the love you are!

    Always refreshing to read you MsD!

    Thank you for this!

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    within

    once again u found whats there inside as u took me
    on ya ride up!! ...............lovin this sistah! glad to be
    reading u once more ..........thank u:) :heart:
     
  5. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After the third time reading this wonder....I saw all of the love that is you. As always, so good to see you again.
    BE
     
  6. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    tug of war...

    ...between
    desires <----> aversion/avoidance

    learning to seek what is inside...
    open to the possibilities that you
    are not what you think...
    but everything you desire...

    many thanks for just reading~
     
  7. Mr marion

    Mr marion Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you know what

    your poety is as beautiful as your smile.... I love you and your work....
    always looking forward to your energy.....
     
  8. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    luv you too...

    my brotha in poetry...
    Mr M~

    as we scribe
    we change lives
    we change
    our lives...

    po~e~try~
     
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    LOVE is a beautiful thing...

    as is the heart that i've come to know...that has looked in the mirror and seen the inner most you that came to be the dliteful one.:)

    {wait'n for turkey}

    NICE TO READ YOU AGAIN.
     
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