Black Poetry : by now

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by daroc, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 16, 2004
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +36
    Where would we be by now

    Walking out
    You glanced
    Your eyes met mine with silence
    We both starred.
    Our first meeting
    You were alive, again.
    As your assumptions greeted confirmations
    I sat waiting for you to speak a word
    Slowly lingering from each movement of your tongue.
    You were alive, again.
    Breathing a different air.
    Next to mine
    We kissed with our breath.
    As we both said hello.
    Not once did your eyes stray.
    I was caught.

    We met minds on paper before this.
    Made love between lines
    Constrained and separated
    In different locations
    Yet intertwined
    We were selling our souls
    With each letter.
    Hoping to meet passion
    Face to face.

    Way before you licked
    The stamp.
    Sealed
    The envelope.
    Before you found my existence.
    And ascribed your thoughts in desperation
    For a voice.
    I know we crossed paths twice before.
    In another lifetime.
    Our souls just weren't present
    Our hearts weren't open
    Our minds had yet to greet each other
    With curiosity.
    Correctly
    Passionately
    Truthfully

    And where would we be
    If all things were different
    Woven on trust in the consistency of each movement
    Honesty has become a game of ask and tell
    Truth and dares are sealed within each anticipated letter
    And if left to long
    Ink grows fonder
    Throwing away "please don't write me" anymore
    Having scribed "I'm mad at you"
    a thousand times with my heart
    All because a holiday delayed our love.

    We, you and i
    Making pages echo
    So that others around read with envy
    a prize possession
    Everyone soaks in our beauty
    Mail time becomes literary orgy's
    That I don't mind.

    Let us drift to free space
    Travel the world through images and scents.
    My photographic memory
    Sealed within fragments
    For each day you have served
    Our love will last another
    Writing volumes
    Exchanging vowels and consonants
    We have created our own alphabet
    Dictated by emotions.

    But nothing compares to that single moment.
    When eyes touch
    Silence with presence
    Name to face
    Soul to soul
    We stood speechless
    For every letter wrote
    Now meant nothing.
    Yet everything.

    And so what If I could break you away
    For we have already spent time removing obstacles
    Ganesh like-
    Mentally
    Would things change?
    How would we vocalize our love?
    Giving life to letters, who now see death?
    Warm smiles met with envelopes
    Now greeted with hugs and hold me.
    What would we become?
    If the mail man quit delivering hope?
    And your ink ran out of motivation
    If things were so much different
    What's the chances we would be too.

    I'd rather things remain
    And I fall in love with the alphabet over and over
    Or have flashbacks of your smile
    How we crossed the universe
    To inhale next to each other.
    And with each silent moment
    I can feel you
    Next to me.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,177
    I'd rather things remain
    And I fall in love with the alphabet over and over
    Or have flashbacks of your smile
    How we crossed the universe
    To inhale next to each other.


    This was deep I love this piece and the heart that went into it ...very lovely sister
     
  3. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    12,660
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    somewhere ova da rainbow....
    Ratings:
    +219
    your posed this like perfect...i could feel your heart in this very well done
     
  4. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 16, 2004
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +36
    Thank you for reading and responding! Much love-
     
  5. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,759
    Likes Received:
    673
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    the near north
    Ratings:
    +836
    reminds me of a time...

    when "what if..." led to so many possibilities...and life's journey took me to fresh love...and everything i'd ever thought of, when i thought of love, was revealed to be during one winter's night dream.

    yes, sometimes it's best to leave things as they are...for changing them might detract from what was...forever destroying the tenderness that had grown so deep.

    THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL, MY SISTER.

    thank you.
     
  6. gogounited

    gogounited Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    354
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +358
    Wow!

    Dunno what else to say, but wow!
     
  7. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    53
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +55
    Peace daroc:
    You never dissappoint. This is a wonderful scribe.
    Feeln' you heart and soul on this one. It's amazing what a
    piece of mail can do.


    Much Luv & Peace,


    4EVER
     
  8. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,261
    Likes Received:
    206
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Somewhere between paradise and diaster
    Ratings:
    +229
    Wow felt the beat of your heart on this, this was crafted ever so wonderful with all emotion felt through ever line. :welldone:
     
  9. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    19,252
    Likes Received:
    5,505
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +5,560

    THIS was a MASTERPIECE! :bowdown:


    The most striking parts for me are in bold. But the whole of this is simply EXQUISITE.
     
  10. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 16, 2004
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +36
    thank you all