Black Poetry : Confusion

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  1. midnightsson

    midnightsson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The world holds much in store, much joy, much sorrow
    sometimes the ONLY thing I have to look forward to is tomorrow
    the promise of a new day...is not really a promise to everyone
    sometimes people go to sleep, not knowing they’ve seen their last sun
    heaven and hell, right and wrong, and all that’s in between
    life should be more simple, but that’s not the way it seems
    I make it harder on myself, by making the wrong decisions
    and being alive and alone, makes living...... a contradiction
    I’m inflicting inner anguish on myself, by not letting go of the past
    I wasn’t ready to become a father, but the future turned to the present so fast
    I feel like im lost, floating on the wind like pollen grains
    an empty soul with an empty heart, just attached to a first and last name
    I feel confused about things I see, how can men hit women in anger?
    How can women for some cash, spread their legs to a stranger?
    How can drug dealers go to sleep, knowing their money is tainted?
    How can so many people desire wealth, when that happiness is a picture that’s painted?
    When did the world become over run, with people who don’t believe,
    I’m a sinner but I feel God’s presence...it’s in every breath we breathe
    I think that’s my square root to hope, to get things right with him
    if I don’t, my chances for true peace and joy, are more than a little slim
    I’ve searched in solitude, and I’ve searched among my friends
    I’m looking for it constantly, till I find it, my search won’t end
    I’ve searched in the arms of women, I’ve searched on the basketball court
    I’ve looked in all the wrong places, and have gotten a negative report
    I’ve searched in movies, and I’ve searched for peace in books
    I’m running out of ideas, for more places to look
    but I think I knew exactly where to find it all this time
    I just felt I couldn’t live a life for God, so I put it in the back of my mind
    I don’t know what to do, I’m afloat without an oar or paddle
    I’m riding a wave of confusion so large and deep, I think I need a saddle
    I’ve been this way too long, my mind feels so tired and drained
    I just hope I can change my life and break free of these chains
    My mental canvas is full of abstract drawings, that reflect my confusion with society
    I used to hide my feelings in drugs, but now I want to take on life with sobriety

    Derrick H.
     
  2. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    time must be surely runing out
    we all seem to be a lot more introspective and resolved of purpose
    this is truly a deep read and we appreciate you for sharing such deep thoughts that we all share
     
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    Derrick, this is a monumental work! That's what the world is today... You are not alone, many are confused over the path that so called civilization has taken. GREAT WORK!

    1poetsought ~
     
  4. midnightsson

    midnightsson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you shaz...and thank you poet....it's selfish but im glad im not alone :)
     
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    i love your work!

    keep writing abd sharing with us poet

    we need this!

    one

    pd

    :heart:
     
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    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Very profound and so much depth.
    it is in the mapping through confusion
    that others may find the way.
    So much wisdom here poet!
    Peace to ya!
     
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    Feeling the passion and eloquent emotion in this soul baring flow. Thank you for sharing.
     
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