Black Poetry : Breaking Free… Speaking

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  1. afroprincess

    afroprincess Active Member MEMBER

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    Breaking Free… Speaking
    By: Afroprincess

    I walk alone
    Staring through people like stone
    Stomping out the life I once lived
    Taking back the things I used to give
    You made me laugh… and cry
    Now I’m wishing these feelings would just die

    I walk around with my head held down
    Not hearing any kind of sound
    When the trouble began I was sure we’d make it through
    But the truth is you stayed you while my mind grew

    I began to wonder and ask questions
    And you…you decided to hurt me in order to teach a lesson
    Growth of the mind
    Stifled and left behind

    Crimes committed against myself
    Hopes and Dreams sat gathering dust on the shelf
    I never spoke out, never screamed my peace
    Instead I took the hurt and used it internally
    Determined to make my mind decease

    Lips move with no words
    Wounds from your words left gaping
    Gasp for air
    Give us some proof your still here

    Speak.
    Speak your peace!
    Scream!!
    Tear away the seams that wouldn’t allow your voice to leave!
    You control you
    Words spoken have never been more true

    Love should be cherished with devotion
    Speak ladies speak
    For your words are the only way to set a change in motion
    So speak my sisters speak


    ***This poem was written for my sisters who have it so hard in relationships. I see so many girls at my job that just let people walk all over them; people meaning family, friends, and significant others. It hurts my heart to see them lose respect for themselves and develop negative opinions of people. It's almost like for some of my girls I see their hearts hardening and the trust just disappearing. Mmm, anyway I hope you all like it.***
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Have we not mirrors in our home ?
    stop at it and look in, next time you're alone
    Take a real good look..then take this to heart,
    From that image in the mirror, you'll never part.
    If you don't love "YOU"
    no one else will...
    that seems to be a bitter pill.
    Take time for YourSelf...and Meditate
    bring in the ship, before it's too late​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed i feel you here , it can be heart breaking to see another
    low self and lose self esteem .
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sometimes we have to build up to speaking up for ourselves. What starts out as a whisper, can build to be a voice to be reckoned with. Keep giving us words to ponder poet.
     
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    Beautiful, beautifully sad that is.

    Loving it, touching stuff. Thank you for sharing, Afroprincess.

    Big up Queentswana!

    ~Ikoro
     
  6. Sweet baby_face

    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I loved yr honesty.
    I feel u on this.
    Very nice drop.
     
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