Black Poetry : Comparisons Are Inevitable—And Dangerous

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We sleep in crowded beds, bringing learned behaviors
    from lovers long past, techniques from names long forgotten.
    Illusion manipulates minds, making believe there is more,
    the grass appears greener, but it is just the other side.
    Inevitable comparison makes false judges,
    obscuring the strength in what is already present,
    measuring reality against illusion and partial truth.
    New faces invite another assessment, another starting point,
    another set of faults for dismissal, another set of values
    another opportunity to mislead our judgement.

    An invitation to comparison is an invitation to danger
    as human psyche resolves itself to the best-case scenario,
    creating 20/20 hindsight, presupposing positive results
    when truth says that retrospection only appears clearer
    because one disaster in romance does not preclude another.
    Each former lover comes to our next relationship.
    Knowingly or unknowingly, they reside in our minds
    and make comparisons of former loves to the current,
    and wreaking havoc in our relationships that are distinct,
    in the comparisons sight is lost that we are no longer there
    and we know the reason why, before we start to compare.

    Because of some shortcoming, we are not there,
    real or imagined flaws, either in them or ourselves.
    We left them or they left us for a reason and that reason
    is the truth we overlook whenever we make comparisons.
    The more we strain, the more illusive the illusion becomes
    until recognition slips through the door to our minds and
    discovers what is good for oneself and that which harms.

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    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OMG.. IM FLOORED.. THIS IS SO TRU.. I NEVER THOUGHT OF MAKING LOVE, ADN RELATIONSHIPS THAT WAY.. OLD TECHNIQUES ARE NEW TO THE NEXT.. AND WE WONDER WHY RELATIONSHIPS DONT WORK OUT.. :kiss2: THANKS FOR SHARING.
     
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    Well, I am quite taken by this also. Comparisons are inevitable, and if we can just stop ourselves right in the middle of those comparisons, and remember that these are two separate people and situations, perhaps the past can remain where it belongs...in the past. Thank you for these thoughts, brotha.
     
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    Thoght provoking piece to say the least.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man Ra...... this was on point and felt by comparison
     
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