Black Poetry : Black Love

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  1. Chaclit1

    Chaclit1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I could write a poem about black berries bursting after midnight.
    I could describe salty, sweaty, caramel, cocoa, toffee colored skin.
    I could tell you tasty stories of full, juicy lips sucking
    and kissing wet and sweet.
    I could tell you about rough, weathered hands
    tracing sensuous circles that send shivers giggling up the skin.
    I could write it all down.

    But I wouldn’t be true unless I also wrote about daddies
    disappearing after the juice of the berry was no long a wet spot.
    I need to also tell you about bodies that birthed a nation,
    being silenced by a backhand slap,
    And I can’t ignore b!tche$ and ho's replacing Sistas and Queens
    when the lights are no longer down low
    Or bedroom eyes that have read the writing
    between more than it’s share of thighs.
    I could write it all down.

    But I still would not have told you anything about True Black Love.
    By experience,
    I’m an expert on when it’s missing and what it’s not.
    So when you look at me with those shaded thoughts
    lurking in your eyes,
    Realize!
    I know that it’s not love you want to put between my thighs.
    And you can’t have me without my story!
    Without its juices, a berry’s just a prune.
    If I buy your tired lines from now on,
    I purchase only a one-time use.
    If you truly want more,
    accept it’ll take more than a night for me to trust in you.
    Even at my peak I will not lie and say it’s yours
    when you want to know whose it is.

    You see I have thought I`d found Black Love,
    then woken up on the other side of the moon,
    with love’s absence bursting my bubble and reality coming too soon.
    Those mornings
    I live a thousand years and packed them into one.
    I took baths in tubs of my tears
    to drown foolish evidence while its scent lingered on.
    I have been blue, yellow, red, orange, green, purple and brown
    within the blackness of my skin.
    I have eaten bitter words and sour dreams
    when I hungered for that other passion deep within.

    Yes, I could write a poem filled with fiery intensity.
    Spell out just what I want, what for me it needs to be.
    But there is no formula to Black Love,
    no exact way to get it right.
    Still there would be no promise that’s what we’d find within the night.
    That gamble I can handle.
    That’s not the issue I’m trying to explore.
    It’s the disguise, lies and faking and then the sneaking out once more.
    Don’t hide behind the words Black Love
    if you don’t know what it means.
    If you know and do not want that,
    give me the choice to stay or leave.
    I might still want to tangle with you, even for one night.
    You may not have been my choice either for a long-term firefight.
    As long as we both know what we’re seeing
    when the clothes are on the floor.
    tomorrow I will call you an experience as I smile
    and walk you to the door.

    Now I’m not just talking about one-night stands,
    though you can see they have their place.
    This is about more that a sneak peak.
    It’s also for those desiring a long-term look.
    Then too you must come correct if you’re stepping to me
    ---who has witnessed delusions of Black Love
    in all its woes and pseudo victories.
    I`d rather be single, die barren and all alone
    than to let you ***** with my mind
    and have me shed more tears after you’re gone.
    I`d rather keep my midnight Black Love
    as a yet unfulfilled distant dream,
    buy batteries and not be deluded about why this love
    the sun can never see.

    My Black Love will only be reaped after it’s been fermenting over time.
    In its maturity it will bear precious fruit,
    but it will get there like the finest wine.
    So though I’m wiser, I haven’t grown up
    even as I write these words.
    I know one day I`ll make a home,
    find peace with a soul that mates with my own, f
    or my skin is still chocolate, my berry is still ripe.
    I like those encounters, but
    I also look to starting fires that burn for more than just one night.
    So if you’ve got a flame
    that can outlast the rising of the sun,
    we can talk about True Black Love,
    Other Passions,
    Other Ways to make me Cum!!!!
     
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    welcome welcome welcome !!!!

    awesome scribing tyte drop love ya flava & style
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    Wow, this was a masterfully written piece. The passionate imagery and word play invites us to take a look at what the intent should and should not be. A big hello and welcome to destee. I'm waiting to hear more from you.
     
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    Thought this one could use a little more love. Back up to the top....
     
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    I love your exploration of the subject. This is very smooth. Please keep it up.
     
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    I enjoyed reading this, Thank you
     
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    Absolutely Awesome... :toast:

    Welcome Poet... :wave:
    What an entrance and this piece
    with all it's glowingly deep revelation
    about what "Black Love" is all about
    I was caught between the lines...

    Be sure to read our poetic etiquette guidelines
    and show love to your fellow poets as it
    is shown to you...And

    I would love to hear this on the open mic...
    on Friday Night Throwdown...
    Please consider joining us...This was an Awesome Flow!

    Join us on the Open Mic


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  8. triniti424

    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :eeek: wow oh my my my....

    WELCOME CHACLIT :wave: :wave: :wave:

    This was :jawdrop: Thank you sista watz for the bring back smh I cant believe this

    gem was passed over...actually *giggles* thas the dynamics of the poetry board for ya lol

    but BELIEVE me this deserves to be an anthem on SEVERAL poetry forums lol to :teach:

    and be :read: ova and ova and ova and :read: ova :look:
     
  9. jazzymoonchild

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    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

    Sista, this was incredible! Absolutely. I loved the line "Without the juice, a berry's just a prune." That struck me right between the eyes. I agree with one of the previous posts, I'd love to hear this on the mike. Peace and blessings. I look forward to more. :wave:
     
  10. who~is~she

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    this is my new motto....much love on this drop

    p.s. you should read "Im Denied?" by positiveMindset
     
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