Black Poetry : DARK COMPLEXION

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  1. garlicsalt99

    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DARK COMPLEXION

    Hello black and beautiful woman with the complexion so smooth and sleek
    With skin smoother than the smoothest silks and satins, I’m compelled to speak
    And at some time refrain from the rhetoric others let loose
    Quoting clichés like the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
    Spurred to dialogue and conversation, careful not to blurt out suddenly
    Generating a verbal discourse just so that I can keep your company
    Getting a handle on who you are and what you’re all about
    Listening to anything peculiar that may or may no come out of your mouth
    I’ll admit to being drawn to your dermatological composite
    For it was the hook, the attraction and the gravity that would cause it -
    To present itself into a situation where by we could speak
    A chance to get to know you better and an opportunity to seek -
    Deeper truths as to who you are and what makes up your soul
    What about you is praise worthy so that I can extol -
    The beauty that I see of you, both outwardly and within
    Believing that your complexion is much deeper than the surface of your skin

    Hello dark and lovely woman, of me you have my attention
    One sided and undivided is my focus as I hold a great retention -
    Of the living, realistic portrait – the work of art before my eyes
    That has me engaged with a mind waged on a complexion to mesmerize
    Animated sculpture of chocolate who is a welcome distraction
    And like mere mortals held to earth by gravitational attraction
    My gaze is fixed on you and your movement … excuse me for staring
    I’m just so blessed to be in your company … thank you for sharing
    A serene sheen shines from your skin that isn’t to pronounced or too bold
    Which supports the statement everything hat glitters isn’t gold
    But what hasn’t been told is that there are things more valued and precious -
    Than gold and the like, with the rights and a greater potential to bless us
    Dear dark and darling damsel that dignifies daunting dormiciles
    Brightening up a room with simple shimmering smiles
    Brining levity to frowned facial expression, lifting depression and other dreary signs
    Brining a smile to the faces of others … including mine

    Hello night colored curiosity, dark and delicate like rich fertile soil
    With skin so smooth, looks like it’s been kissed with baby oil
    Marvelously ‘melon-ized’ by design to be cradled by the sun
    Colored by Eve herself and none else with a complexion that doesn’t come undone
    A welcome contrast to the background of real life and times
    Like the foreground of black ink to the background of a white page, I can see the lines -
    That are to be read and interpreted along with excerpts and such
    And tempting beauty that makes me want to reach out and touch
    Evening colored empress taking hold of my imagination
    Fixations on your chocolate covered form drives my fascination -
    To want to know who it is that invades my sight in the most welcoming way
    Compelling me to want to know more about you, whatever comes what may
    Dusk shaded darling with a depth that digs deep -
    To places only inhabited by the soul, and so keeps -
    An element of attraction that causes my mind to want to engage
    In the same manner of a curious interest in a book with the turning of each page

    Hello lovely lady with skin, dark as that of a plum
    With a personality just as sweet, repellant of gloom and glum
    Like the wind, I can’t definitively say where you came from
    But you seem to be more that just the total sum
    Of the parts of the whole that makes you who you are
    With varied experiences from a past in places both near and far
    With a story to be told and narrated in due time
    With a mind of your own, thinking outside of the usual paradigm
    Evening shade of subtle smoothness with skin dark and deliberate
    Whose presence is a message and your movements, a means to deliver it
    Speaking in inaudible tones that can be clearly heard
    … Getting your point across … without saying a word
    With a smile that shines bright with a light that makes one draw nigh
    Accenting the contrast of a dark, rich complexion that draws the attention to the eye
    My eyes are anchored to a piece of perfection
    Held captive by the beautiful curiosity with the dark complexion

    Written by: Charles
    © 2009
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Ahhh, Garlic, this is a beautiful ode to our dark sisters!

    You lifted them up and all Black women in every shade!

    LOVED THAT especially!

    You betta TELL IT!
     
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    Very Nice garlicsalt. :terrific:
    I like the talent you have with poetry and expression.
    Your flows are always great to read and enjoy.
    Keep flowing
     
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    Brother poet, your admiration was so genuinely exquisite, like gold ink etched on black parchment...wow!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    one and lovely...this was a sweet release to dark sistas abound
    hats off brother unto you for this one ......yesssssssssss!!!
     
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    I was always envious of my dark skinned cousins growing up
    with their glowing skin and shimmering undertones
    They just seemed to eminate shine and I was just pale as all outdoors LOL
    I think this is a BEAUTIFULLY done tribute to the dark skinned queen
    Props Gsalt :) :read:
     
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