Black Poetry : Clarifiying the truth

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by phenomenalwoman, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I’m speaking to you
    In a language I thought you understood
    To my knowledge the English language
    Has not made any significant changes
    To justify
    The apparent language barrier between us
    I’ve always had your back
    Yet you seem content to make a fool of me
    I still cringe at the thought of me
    Cringing at the thought of you
    No matter what you choose to believe
    I do love you
    You say I’ve left you
    But I have been in the same place
    I’ve always been
    The place where you have to pay to play
    To fight to win
    AND KEEP
    A good woman
    The place where I was your trophy

    Remember when
    We were not wise in our eyes
    We feared the Lord
    And shunned evil
    I remember…

    I do admit
    I’ve made a few detours along the way
    Prostituted myself
    For the supposed wealth of your love
    Emptied my pockets for the allotment of you
    Working for the money
    Not letting the money work for me
    You may choose not to accept it
    But I know you haven’t gone too far
    For now my door is closed
    Nevertheless
    Anticipate your return
    You will always be mine
    I’m only down for you
    Brotha
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's called ...the countdown
    Numbers don't count-down, they should .."Add-up"
    feeling ya drop sis.
     
  3. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Flo on Poetess!!!!
    Really feeln' this drop.

    Much Luv
     
  4. phenomenalwoman

    phenomenalwoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I woke up with this on my heart the other day, I can't really explain it. Most time when I wake up like that its because of something I have been thinking about...in anycase thanks for reading Queentswana and 4EVERLUV
     
  5. SmoovVerbiage

    SmoovVerbiage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the last verse reminds me of a favorite song of mine by Heather Headley entitled, "in my mind" Sometimes certain circumstanses may cause us to part ways with the one we love, yet faith in a reconciliation keeps them apart of us.

    nice write. thanks for sharing with us


    SmoovV
    aka Cocobutterskyn
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    DANG

    I LOVE THIS PART:

    I do admit
    I’ve made a few detours along the way
    Prostituted myself
    For the supposed wealth of your love

    But do you really have to spell it out for a brotha
    he is very lucky and doesn't even realize

    let him read and tell him I SAID to step up to the plate and get his ish together
    our black women need us

    you're giving your all and you need reciprocation

    also you didn't pre-judge anyone
    i responded to their anger of the majority
     
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