Black Poetry : Cleopatra’s Denial of Her Nile

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  1. Tha-Emissary

    Tha-Emissary Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I must admit I am jealous
    I know to whom you belong
    And Pharaoh is a lucky man
    However, it pains me more
    To her you and not him tell me
    That you’re untouchable!
    Yes I understand,
    Can read between the fine lines of the scribe’s papyrus reed
    I too can decipher the hieroglyphs of your body’s language
    Do you not know
    I’ve read them to myself many moons ago
    Comprehending my fated destiny
    When your hug was replaced with a handshake
    When the meeting of eyes was
    Substituted for a slight nod of your golden tiara upon your passing me
    Yet how come you still continue
    To fool with me
    Continue to fool with death!
    You of all people
    Should know that our love is Forbidden
    Does Pharaoh’s decree not say,
    To like me is bad and
    To love me is sin
    Must you stilll coin me your Sinbad?
    Because I am the one who is capable of pillaging your vessel
    Traversing your every delicate deck yet still
    Having the mercy to leave your beautiful riches and booty intact
    So that Pharaoh won’t know of your affairs
    Yes you are delusional Cleopatra!
    The doe caught between ragging bucks
    Faced with the dilemma of which to choose and which to slaughter
    Must I settle this matter for you?
    Here, take this very blade from my hand
    Complete our ancestor’s ancient ritual to cease all this turmoil
    Mummify me, if you will
    Cut out my eyes so that I may never see you
    Cut out my tongue so that I may never speak to you
    Cut out my heart so that it may never beat life for you
    Alas cut out my brain so that it will never think of you
    Then place them on the shelves of Pharaoh’s tomb
    Without embalming fluids so that they will rot away
    Be forgotten like the key thrust into the lake of burning fire
    So why is it that you drop the blade my love?
    Why do you say you don’t want to hurt me?
    When you already have
    What’s another cut?
    Or is it that you have been weighed and found wanting of
    The man greater than Pharaoh
    A man whom originates from your same tribe
    A man who calleth upon the rain in the form of slow dances
    To quench your desert’s thirst for love
    A man who can make you come
    Flooding your Kalahari with an Oasis of wetlands
    Showing you all the beauty of Egypt
    The Great pyramids, Sphinx, and a streaming Nile flowing into
    A great paradise
    You won’t admit,
    You still long for.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done poet !
     
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    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW...I truly felt this

    deeply erotic khemetic tale of
    dangerously defiant & forbidden love...
    Thank you for sharing this peice Poet.
    I loved it ! :hearts3:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm with Akilah here, this was awesome. A majestic saga of a forbidden love that can only be sampled, not fully tasted. Do flow on....
     
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    re:Cleopatra

    This is a very unique poem of longing and loving.
     
  6. nevar

    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    im loving this style when are you gonna grace us with some more. flo on poet.
     
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    wow....speechless...off to find more poems by you. don't know what I'll do if this is the only one here.

    would love to vibe off you sometime. hit me up.
     
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    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
    Wow!!!!
    This was amazing.
    U had me hanging on yr every word.
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was absolutely amazing!
    It had passion,fear,love,romance,pain,pleasures,desires and the weakness of the heart,mind body and soul!
    Wonderful write poet,wonderful:love: :love: :love:
     
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