Black Poetry : Coquina Shells

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the tropical south
    I sat and watched
    a brilliant
    blak snake
    as he slithered
    his way into
    my reef
    that lay just
    below the coral line

    I loved that snake ~
    we were copasetic...
    Feeling ... fine --
    Everything was
    ~~ everything
    ...or so it seemed

    Until I listened
    more closely to
    the rumble of
    waves that carried a
    liquid sound to my heart
    as I swallowed sea
    salted tears

    I heard all of the
    echoes of that snake's
    love lies through
    the soft whispers
    of colorful
    coquina shells
    when I held them close
    to my heartbroken ears

    And suddenly t(I)des
    washed you away
    from the sands
    of my time

    As ... I could now
    see and hear just
    how shallow
    your ocean really was

    All of this I learned
    by listening
    to the true sounds of
    coquina shells that
    told snake tales

    The brilliance of
    the blak Coral Snake
    had then become dull
    and he'd gotten tangled
    in my reef ~~

    ...that same blak snake
    no longer leaves an
    impression on the
    coral beachfront
    of my mind



    (c) 2001 SOULOFASISTA
     
  2. alyce

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    ohhhhh N2!

    such a tale rich with tropical imagery ~ and the strong message of the beguiling ways of the serpent...

    brava, sis!

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  3. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was beguiled by that same...

    serpant Alyce! :lol: Thank you sista for feelin' the tropical beach vibez of this piece!!
     
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    A nice view!

    I caught and flash of something else here--it blurred past my eyes, but it did not go undetected--beneath the waves something else stirred--Amun-Ra


    Writers! Learn how to use letters to tell a story. Come over and read an example--Amun-Ra

    http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php3?threadid=1504
     
  5. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey now....

    tell me what you see Amun-ra! :lol:
    Sounds like you were onto something, but you didn't finish...

    Thanks for the read brotha!
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ouch!!

    N2.

    you brought it dis tyme sistah dear... but did you

    have to come so hard!?? :)... Oh Well!... it just be

    dat way sometymes... keepdoinyourthang!

    AlwaysPeace...
    SunShyne~
     
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    LISTERSCRIBIN' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    quite nyce, dear poetess. quite nyce....keep on scribin', gurl.
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sista GA....

    You know those snakes come with beautiful colors...but when they become dull ~~ well, ****, you know what I'm talkin' bout sista friend!! :lol:

    You right, it just be's like dat shomtymez... like we say, "come right, or move around"!!

    One :heart: my sis'
     
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    Lister~

    Why thank ya' ma!
     
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    Hmmm...very nice N2...very nice!!!

    :heart:
    GQ
     
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