Black Poetry : Bent

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  1. story

    story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bent



    What kind of shape is this…

    I’m bent over backwards
    And turned sideways looking
    I don’t think I can take anymore,
    The stench of this
    Once relationship
    Brings my soul to a boil
    While steam seeps out of my ears
    After all these years
    We’ve come to realize---
    That we’ve outgrown each other

    I heard you talk to her…

    And listening to a voice
    That used to harmonize with mine
    Speak love into another’s ear
    Has stretched my heart across the sky
    Lit me up like sundown on the fourth of July
    And pieces of me break into a billion more pieces
    Falling into the unknown---
    Seems like a circle of events…

    Love, argue, apologize, love---
    Love, argue, apologize, love…
    No break
    A continuous cycle
    Hitting the edges of pain
    On each round
    What kind of shape is this…
    My center hurts
    The core of me
    Is pouring out
    Orally---
    Sobs, I cry
    I die a little, but not completely
    It hurts
    Trying to run out of myself,
    Through the doors of my heart
    And down the hallways of my face
    Finally seeping through the cracks of my slightly ajar
    Corridor soul
    It’s a chore just living, trying to be whole
    And hold on upright position
    Life, it’s a mission

    Somebody straighten me out…
    (c)2000
    ~Story:eek:
     
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    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awwww Story, this piece spoke to me...love can definitely twist you up sometimes!
     
  3. story

    story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :) thanx...
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow! A very dramatical read.

    It tells the true story of many.
    I enjoy your work.

    Coco :heart:
     
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    i have a soft spot for bittersweet love
    and i know what you mean
    deja vu` and amnesia...
    thank you for sharing this!
    -7:spinstar:
     
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    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you covered the whole array of emotions here..when love doesn't work out but we're not willing to let it go..because the connection is still strong..long after the love is gone....

    K
     
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    YOU told the STORY of love and life and the hurt and pain that accompanies separating when the heart has decided to stay. i like the way you played this.

    one.
     
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    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is the STORY about love..as I read this piece I was suddeny gripped by fear when I read the line that the two lovers have outgrown each other...what happens when I spend all this time with somebody, only to wake up one day to realise that i have outgrown him?scary...thanks STORY...

    lo'
     
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    story Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ooo weee....i'm glad I touched something in you....thanks for the feedback...it's appreciated!
     
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