Black Poetry : Constellations

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  1. Sassysammy

    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Constellations

    One night while searching for inspiration,
    I fled to a roof top and threw my head toward the heavens,
    You see, it was Polaris that drew me but the gourd that reminded me of my history,
    On that hill admiring Morpheus, Old Man Gnosis tapped me on my shoulder began whispering,

    They say the heroes and heroines and the beast they slayed are up there,
    In the heavens,
    Adorned for all of time in the constellations,
    The question is not where they are now but how they got there in the first place,
    Head up my child; peer into the bold darkness class is now in session,
    And you’d be a wise soul to take heed to these lessons.

    Over yonder lies the Milky Way,
    Only there today because a boy was too big for his britches,
    Took his papas sun chariot, lost control n scorched the sky,
    Zeus struck him down to save the earth,
    His father was left mourning his foolish son’s death.

    And there three stars in a row form Orion’s belt,
    Great hunter extraordinaire surrounded by his hunting dogs Canis Minor and major,
    Hubris, caused the self proclaimed unbeatable to be killed by mini Scorpius.

    To the north Cassiopeia reminds ya never to become to vain,
    Or an Andromeda chained to rocks of despair you will become,
    And not always will a Perseus be there to save you from yourself, undo what was done.

    Instead my child aspire to be like Aries or laboring Hercules,
    Helping save people from their unfortunate circumstances,
    But never, never forget that all of us are humbled by possessing an Achilles heel.


    Old Man Knowledge spun these tales saying that the inevitable will prevail
    Because the fates had graphed it into the stars,
    And the answers they did not disguise instead they granted free will the paths taken you decide.

    Cause they say the heroes and heroines and the beast they slayed are up there,
    In the heavens,
    Their triumphs and defeats constant reminders to humans,
    In the Constellations.
     
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    HANDS DOWN

    very, very celestial and grecian flow with latin overtone and resemblance of a true zodiacus from kemet
    mythical mastery of the mind intertwined with starplay and adventure
    i feel you space cadet, keep exploring! wahed

    shuga shane aka abdul quduws
     
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    Hi Sassysammy
    You do indeed have a old soul
    I enoyed your poem
    and the way it flowed, and how
    it places the reader in a relax mode.
    Very cool
    Wonderful wonderful indeed.
    Keeping it coming

    Peace~N~Love
     
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    Like Bluewater, I enjoyed the very calm vibe of this poem. Your descriptive verses took us there, as though we were on that roof as well.
     
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    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I appreciate the love and the read fellow poets , just had one of those nights
     
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    yes the power is there

    and here

    you capture this in a way

    a unique way from your vision

    i like when i read work that can take me "there"

    is this did that

    peace poet
     
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