Black Poetry : Crimes of the Heart

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  1. deepgrrl

    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is a crime to let love dissipate
    To squander love’s potential
    To dictate
    the why’s and how’s and who’s of love
    To get or give the blues for love
    We whore away the blessed energy
    of the man/woman synergy
    That yin yang thang
    That we long for
    and cry after in our sleep…
    Black love is a concept
    we kick around
    Like some africanic hackey sack
    While we sling our rhymes
    Our soulful couplets about coupling
    Confusing consciouness with copulation
    Getting mind phucked in the process
    We spew and call it flow
    We flow but we are afraid of fluids,
    of the fluidity that love demands
    Comic in our karmic epiphanies
    We talk the talk and make words sing
    But fail to give our lovers wings
    So we remain earthbound and aching
    And the universe weeps
    For us
    For how often we get it wrong
    How the brothers run and the sisters cling
    How we clutch and claw at every thing
    And so refuse to fly.
    Desperation takes root
    The air is ionized with envy
    Hairs stand on end
    And the metalic taste of jealousy pools beneath our tongue.
    Graveyard love is what Sister Toni called it…
    Graveyard love.
    We beat hearts into submission and stake our claim
    Love can be killed… but cannot be tamed,
    And so….we are guilty of murder.
    In the name of love
    we commit crimes of passion
    that leave us bruised confused and solitary
    We fashion
    a prison
    out of our lost and longing loneliness
    And on its walls we sketch
    the face of the brother
    who crawled beneath our skin
    The sister who stole our breath
    And left us in airless exile.
    And so
    Each day we rise with nameless yearning
    Praying we’ve grown wiser through the lessons we’re learning
    Searching the eyes of those we meet
    Looking for that one who will make us complete
    And each lingering gaze holds an unspoken plea…
    Are you the love that will set my heart free?
     
  2. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ****...this is...whoo!
    i can't even put it into words, all i can say is bravo!

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOH GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRL!
    You bout to preach up in here...
    Them that knoweth floweth
    And them that don't know....well they just
    think real slow!
    BLESSINGS ON YA HOUSE!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    hold it down ya on track wit dis reality check preach on sistah
    wooooooweeeeee!!!!!
     
  5. deepgrrl

    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Learning how to hold onto love without choking the life out of it is the lesson of a lifetime. I'm just a student who's trying to do her homework!
    Thanks to all of you for the love. This site is such a safe and supportive space! I'm honored to dwell among you. Peace and blessings to my fellow poets.
     
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    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    god bless and do yo homework ma...

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    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ah, Grasshopper! When the student is ready, the teacher will come! ;)
     
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    mmph...let me go, i'm late for class...lol

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    Yeah deepgrrl...everythang erybody else said!!!

    Oh yeah, it was mos' def a kewl piece of writing!!!

    Tight, Tight, Tight!!!!!!

    :heart:
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    deepgrrl Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just flowing lazily down the stream of inspiration all of you wonderful writers have provided for me. Thanks for the thumbs up, GQ.

    deepgrrl
     
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