Quiet Poetry Lounge : because i wanted to write--

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  1. KentuckianKween

    KentuckianKween Active Member MEMBER

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    hey yall... before i get to the poem at hand, i wanna run through a quit intro of the wonder that is me :D i'm kweenie... i'm 19 from louisville, kentucky... sophomore in college... real kool & easy goin'... um... i guess that's it. i'm a poetry head & i'm lookin forward to readin er'body pieces & seein what yall about... so... that's me... and without further ado... there's a lil sumthin called "because i wanted to write"

    *ahem*

    because i wanted to write
    he cleared his entire night
    just for me
    said if he had to
    he’d hand pick and kill a tree
    and make me a canvas
    with the same hands
    he used to pray the night before.
    he welcomed hell
    and gave me all his tomorrows
    gave me his eternity
    and guaranteed each day that follows
    pledged me all of his happiness
    and robbed me of his sorrows
    all because
    i wanted to write.

    because i wanted to write
    he gave his mind as a battleground
    said i needed a spiritual space
    to lay my words down
    said his temple was the perfect place
    for the lyrical showdown
    he took my hands
    but i pushed him away
    said he’d only interrupt my word play
    so i sat alone for the rest of that day
    all because
    i wanted to write


    so i wrote
    and i wrote
    and i laced my life
    in verbal exposition
    talkin bout they way i felt
    in the face of opposition
    talkin bout tryin to find myself
    in the face of what was missin
    askin why it was
    that in the reflection of life
    i was stuck with no reflection
    as i wrote he watched me silently
    with no conviction
    just watchin me
    watchin
    me
    he was just... watchin... me...
    and if i fell
    i know he woulda caught me
    but then i paid no mind
    the only sight i had was hind
    and as i flew i never knew
    that his hands held me the whole time
    thought i saw him reach for me
    but
    i kept my eyes closed
    and reached for myself
    as opposed to his soul
    all because
    i wanted to write

    after the battle he stood before me
    like some pinnacle of need
    like some lost king
    like some new breed of
    wanton, salty lust nazi
    and for me he awaits
    at some sultry Auschwitz's gate
    when the war was over
    and the final shots fired
    i forgave the hands that held me
    and in his arms aspired
    to put him in my place
    and lace him in my words
    put his grace inside a vase
    and flower him in my verbs
    i wrote for him
    read for him
    and sang him to sleep
    gave him my soul, my spirit,
    and my secrets to keep
    i stepped off my queenly throne
    and now pride myself in being meek

    all because
    i wanted to write.


    peace, yall... feel free to respond & tell me sumthin bout yourselves :)
     
  2. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This piece was incredibly intriguing and skillfully painted. I thought I understood it completely at first but my limited intuition and insight recognizes that just like a fine piece of art I must view it again for further insight.
    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Greetings Love's Favorite Son welcomes you...Looking forward to reading more.
     
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    thepoetsean Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    u r by far

    a wonder
    a force to be reckoned with...

    and so very deserving of a

    welcome with open arms...

    you are here
    you are home
    here--
    take my chair

    set a spell
    and let ya pen explode
    between those little blue lines

    write qween
    write.

    sean
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    such a beautiful introduction
    please make yourself at home
    koolaide in da fridge and some
    family members have stashed
    cookies away ... i'm sure they'll
    share :)

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  6. KentuckianKween

    KentuckianKween Active Member MEMBER

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    thanks for the welcome and kind words, fam... *muah!* to all...

    --kweenie
     
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    because you wanted to write...

    i was blessed with the flava
    of the kentuckianKween
    and the love my FATHER gave her
    as she shared her soul
    heart and mind
    for all to see
    she wanted to write
    instead
    she painted a portrait for me

    THANK YOU.

    i be baller
    from down mississippi way
    chicago born
    but i'll leave that for another day
    living in the rockies
    a place they call the springs
    just checking the flava
    of you
    my kentuckianKween.

    WELCOME TO DESTEE'S PLAYGROUND:)

    peace&manyblessings.
     
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