Black Poetry : Bleak and Bliss

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bleak and Bliss

    On the slope of a hilltop,
    a steep mountain did drop
    down to the rapids of a river named Syn.

    Panic in the rain's roar
    plunged on its slanted floor.
    Bleak, on a horse of bones, galloped down the wind.

    Behind, Greed and Envy rode their palomino steeds
    with Wrath next to Lust, and Chaos in the night.
    To a town called Choice raced Bleak and his marauders
    'cross a moon, where horses shine skinless in the light.

    Daylight would be coming soon,
    sizzling hot the sand dunes.
    Faith, Hope and Charity waited dawn's lighted kiss.

    When their horses neighed a cry,
    Love and Justice looked to sky.
    On the first rays thrown from Sun like a fist, did gallop Bliss.

    Thru streaks of sultry, sizzling sand, his horse Sunlight burned red.
    Bliss waved a hand and beckoned with a blast of booming voice.
    Off the sand dune they did heed, self-propelled by hoofs of speed,
    to catch Sunlight's blistered-blaze, now bound for Choice.

    Flickering 'cross horizon stars
    betwixt the moonlight's beams and bars,
    Bleak and Bliss rode prairies 'til they reached a half-mile gap.

    Seeing Choice ahead, they tightened reins
    to clear the distant half-mile gain,
    and fearless jumped the chasm, all together, landing pat.

    Our human halves of Bleak and Bliss
    are flaws and strengths we would commit
    to reach a Choice that we must make
    requires always some Leap of Faith.

    HH
     
  2. Khasm13

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    great moral to the story...
    the choices that we make do put us in company with one of those horsemen...
    sometimes both at the same time...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    I admire those who's words are not just visually appealing but actually have the wheels in my head turning. Wonderful write.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This brings to mind going through a horrendous experience, and clinging on to the belief that in tomorrow, there is always hope. Your poems always bring brilliant visions and morals for us to savor. Great to read you again.
     
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    Brother surely this wisk deep in mind and leaves a moral visional maze
    to cling too for tomorrow by what is delt today awesome scribe HH
     
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    Hello Brotha Harry:

    I have not had the pleasure of reading you.
    A pleasure it is indeed. What a wonderful
    scribe and story .

    Much luv
     
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    NapturallyYours Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was a great story and beautifully told. I loved it from beginning to end and the personification of the emotions. What you wrote, is not easily done, let alone, done well, but you were amazing. Great Job!!

    Napturally
     
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    HH I LOVE THE CONTRAST IN YOUR WRITING I HAVE NOT SEEN SUCH TALENT EXPOSED THIS IS A GIFT FROM ABOVE JUST BEAUTIFUL

    MUCH MUCH LOVE SWEETTEE29
     
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    enjoyed the write harry. enjoyed it to the last drop.
     
  10. Harry Hyman

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    khasm - You're right. Choices often are made amidst positive, negative and conflicting sentiments. Glad you enjoyed. HH

    PhenomenalWoman - It's an honor to any poet who can get the wheels of a reader's head turning. Thanks a lot PW. Thanks for your words. HH

    Waz - If I can inspire just one, then I feel I've done the job. Thanks Waz. HH

    Rich - We all know that the Leap is coming. Question: Do we jump or do we
    hesitate and remain on the edge. Glad it was awesome for you . HH

    4EverLuv - Thanks 4EL. Hope it helps when most needed. HH

    Sweetee29 - Ahhhh! Schucks Sweetee. Now you got me teary blushin'.
    Where's my hanky ? Thanks so much Sweetee29. HH

    Nevar - Enjoyed your words to the last drop also. Thanks Nevar. HH
     
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