Black Poetry : Birth, Suffering, Death, & Rebirth---(Samsara)

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Back alley silhouette/
    it pinpoints the marketplace
    and its lack of sympathy//
    I gave you a dollar/
    you gave it to Sam
    on the corner, a bourbon
    shell of a man
    in seven layers of
    clothing (dressed not
    for warmth, but for
    invisibility)//
    You are a
    three layered
    version, ten years
    away//
    I was your
    soup kitchen saviour/
    I was the black girl
    in a inner city shelter
    where we shared
    cigarettes and a can
    of Mr. Pibb/
    talked about politics--
    and I didn't ask//
    Corner window office,
    culmination of
    two divorces and three
    kids you see on
    commercialized holidays
    only//
    You've got a love
    affair with a
    16-hour workday/
    a sordid passion for the
    corporate ladder
    (and the human squeal of
    it rungs)//
    Rhinestone Cowboy
    in Ralph Lauren; with
    a skyscraper billboard
    of dirty flesh and open
    air on the other side
    of the horizon//
    I was your black
    stripper queen/ peek
    show number 5/ the
    pile of sex and
    reciprocal action with a
    thousand faces,
    including your own//
    Blood and chocolate
    on your shirt/ parting
    consolation gifts from
    a mother in stage two
    of drunken decision
    making//
    The mid term
    was a violent pass
    or fail exam/ She passed,
    you failed to look
    like anything but your
    father//
    I was the red
    skirted black juvenille/
    the first girlfriend/ we
    held hands and you
    saw God in the city lines//
    We kissed fingers and
    watched as Jesus gave
    us the "thumbs up"//
    I was Greek god
    counterpart waitress
    on Tuesdays confession
    priest/
    African American
    nurse ... cage of your
    first lover... shell of dying
    daughter
    Sam
    sara

    repeats.

    I was.





    *cogitating*?? :)

    (c) 2002 FINDING SO(u)LUTIONS
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    NOW N2

    dis had me jumppin' and thinking
    i loved it through & through..........talk to me again :heart: :eek:
     
  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$

    Good 2 see that you were able to connect with this piece brotha....as you say, "it had you jumpin' & thinkin" :)

    This piece really is synonomous with the title... which is the meaning of the word Samsara.

    Thanks for the read!

    Always :heart:

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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sam who? Samsara? that sounds like some androgenous person from India. Here I go off to the dictionary cause you took a left and I anticipated a right...I'll be back...you know I'm trippin'

    but this is tight.......


    blak (searching)
     
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    Rashad Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very Good!

    This piece shows the talent you have.
    Loved this piece.
    Thank you for the read.:)
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL @ Blak

    You know you too crazy! :lol: You know how we do it boo, gots to live inside Websters to find all things new!!


    You are partially correct when you indicated India... Samsara is a term used in when referral to the cycle that is repeated and is believed by followers of Hinduism & Buddism, hence Birth, Suffering, Death, & Rebirth.


    Much :heart: thanks for posing the questions Verb!


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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak

    :confused: :confused: Are you still searchin'?? Hit me with a private mail/email/ or heck, just call me. I'm still at work.


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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey sistah frynd.... thanks for the read, and where ya' been?! :D

    Glad you enjoyed this piece.... (oh, and now you do know what the word is...."samsara") :D


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    this piece was off the hook i felt like it was a play taking me through several scenes. i'm looking forward to seeing some more, oh yeah the flow was tight :D

    check out my latest "Do I know?"

    quest
    greatmindsgreatworkgreatpeople
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey, thank you for affirming my ability to capture you as a reader on this piece :)

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    N2
     
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