Black Poetry : Bridge On Sugar Hill

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there is a one-way road
    and up ahead, stretched between
    here and there, the bridge

    it is said that
    the ghosts of people's
    pasts wander
    back and forth across it

    the moment
    you stepped foot
    on it

    your soul got stole...

    unassuming, unremarkable
    the bridge is a simple
    rickety wooden thing
    ...and very old
    with the lushest, thickest
    ivy growth its only boast
    along its rails

    just a country bridge
    county of Jefferson
    township of Smithfield
    city of Birmingham,
    state of Alabama

    and she is haunted

    but the road always
    lured the traveling
    stranger...

    towns folk never
    go across by night
    something made you
    just uneasy thinking
    what you might see

    things buried
    things dark
    things forgotten
    ...in your own reflection
    in the dark waters below

    and there were two
    who heard tell
    of the bridge's powers
    but they knew
    their love would
    protect them

    so they went across
    at sunset...

    and were never seen
    again

    cept for their reflections
    kissing
    in the dark waters below


    Alyce, (c) 2001
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    stolen souls...

    there are so many BRIDGES out there. over looked in their simplicity. yet, deadly in its touch. i like this flow. do what you do, storyteller.
     
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    Mz Alyce...

    You are a poet in the rare form, your wisdom inspires.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ANOTHER MASTERPIECE IN DA MAKINGS

    DEAR POETESS YA RUMBLING THROUGH
    YA WISDOM BANK MAKING CHECKS
    GURL I LOVE THIS ONE HOW IT REACH
    OUT & TOUCH AS IT LEAVES CHILLS
    OF THE DARKEN LOST SOUL UNFOLD......MO MO MO !!!!!
    PART 2 WILL U ...............?:D
     
  5. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are indeed the 'BRIDGE'

    ...and this piece is monumental on so many levels. They have disappeared at sunset..but who can doubt their exisence...the reflections of love shimmering under sun across the waters.
    There in the shadows, they will always kiss on bridges...and remember that together...they ventured into the unknown...with the promise of love

    Such a beautiful peace A...

    Changing winds brushed against my face with this one

    :heart:
     
  6. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Poets

    thank you...all of you for responding...this one means alot.

    (and Cindy, gurrrrrrlllllll.....go head and break it allaway deeeoown!)

    :wink:

    a
     
  7. James Eta

    James Eta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Agreeing

    with all that's been said....

    you are most definitely the Bridge between the real and the ideal....and you take us across so well, we can't see the difference after reading you.

    Keep it coming like you do.


    J
     
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    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms A, Ms A , Ms A

    only you can depict such a picture , this peice makes me want to visit
    "county of Jefferson
    township of Smithfield
    city of Birmingham,
    state of Alabama "

    just to peer down into the misty water to catch a glimpse ...of love .....
    :heart:
     
  9. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This one

    spoke of a double meaning for me...
    hauntingly beautiful and well displayed as always...

    K
     
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    :jawdrop: this one iz it......

    no matter how dark, mythical, or eerie the bridge the light and perfection of love will allow our passage (to life). even in the absence of flesh the spirit of love will remain seeing "reflections kissing in the dark waters below." this is the overcoming power in love which leaves an indelible more arresting "marking" than any darkness could leave.

    i could go on, but i'm not that analytical.

    this says more than a lot.

    truly you are the best at this.

    jh.
     
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