Quiet Poetry Lounge : awakening

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alter, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. alter

    alter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i want to wake up in another world sometimes
    to open my eyes and see things differently
    the cares of daily life sift through thought like autumn leaves
    leaving whispering reminders of summers long past
    voices echo in empty spaces
    corners of consciousness reach out for love
    then fall back in painful disappointment
    to await another day's coming

    how can i live my life when my mind is constantly thinking
    of things and people from my past
    or cares and worries of the future
    is it possible to see clearly when the compass of my thoughts
    is spinning out of control
    when my vision is blurred by thoughts of her
    and wistful fantasies of what might have been or what could be
    if only things had gone or do go a different way

    who is to tell what possibilities are to be followed
    which path to choose out of the myriad choices
    that confront me on the daily
    my emotions confound clarity
    and a moment's anger can lead to a day's worth of regret
    and then it's gone
    and another day has come
    another chance to move into the light and release the darkness
    that fell when i chose to go down the lesser path
    knowing full well where that road would lead me

    words of wisdom stumble across my tongue
    tripping and falling in hopeless disarray
    as i try to erase the scribbled writings of a lifetime
    and create a new way of thinking in place of the old
    experience has no place in this way of looking at reality
    what was past must remain undeniably so
    what is future must be left to fate and circumstance
    what is now must be cherished and experienced to the fullest
    what is love must be loved with all of my heart

    perhaps if i truly attempt to live my life in this way
    i will wake up to a new kind of living
    and my eyes will see the world with new colors
    unimagined and beautiful beyond my wildest imagination
    i yearn for this day with all of my being
    and know that the choice is mine to make
    the choice to leave behind the shadow of myself
    and carry forth the essence of who i am
    recreating myself anew with each moment
    regardless of what is to come

    maybe then this haze of mediocrity that covers my eyes
    will be pierced by the glory of truth
    and a long and winding path of dismay
    will end in joyous discovery
    my heart swells to think of it
    awakening every synapse in visceral awareness of the possibilities
    before i return to my chosen path
    and dress myself in lesser garments of muted clarity

    tommorrow must be different or it will not come
    for it will then be a repetition of today
    and of yesterday and all the days past
    the lessons that have battered my soul without remorse
    a daunting reminder that what is done cannot be undone
    but also a prescient recognition that
    tommorrow is a new day and that the world will be different
    if only i am too
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i ask for another and here it goes....speechless sum what
    but your piece is very moving...

    tommorrow must be different or it will not come
    for it will then be a repetition of today
    and of yesterday and all the yesterdays past

    so true...

    i enjoyed it stuck on every last word
    posed very well A+...much love..thanks for sharing...:angel1:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    u enter the mental here ....love this scribe
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what was past must remain undeniably so
    what is future must be left to fate and circumstance
    what is now must be cherished and experienced to the fullest
    what is love must be loved with all of my heart

    Oh, but if we all could live this way daily. This was very intense.
     
  5. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i love your flows...
    where you at
    MIA well i brought this back
    its one of your best
    Peace
    Angel
     
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