Black Poetry : Day late, dollar short

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    pen and men
    have something in common
    with no paper or pad
    no mom or a dad
    they keep their emotions in

    but still i write

    using rhymes as my grind
    to touch heaven and earth
    with a confession for the ghetto
    and everyone in the dirt

    scripting from the soul
    with my eyes closed
    transparency colors me
    my words are stained glass windows

    my soul is see through
    clearly connected to regular people
    far from heaven sent
    but relevant
    trying to give them something to look up to

    because even in the darkest space
    my Father gives us grace
    may not always see his face
    but if we could
    would we need faith

    but the God I’ve found
    seems hidden from them
    behind Heaven's doors
    with no hole to peep in
    so they hang outside
    sinking deeper in sin
    graduating from unbelief
    to full blown transgressions

    quarantined way down there
    close enough to hell to be scared
    but too far from the fire
    to convert complaints into prayers
    so they talk about God
    as if He’s not there

    Jesus Christ!

    excuse me for sounding irreverent
    but auntie needs evidence
    that life can get better than this
    give her a sign
    with dollar amounts
    let faith translate
    into bank a account
    that can make ends meet
    before the rent check bounces

    ups and downs are an everyday sport
    but life ain't fun and games no more
    empower me Lord
    to hold down the fort
    sooner than a day late
    longer than a dollar short

    amen
     
  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Oh, this was beautiful!

    This read like a humble prayer yet at the same time it was like all up in Jesus' face saying, "Now, Look Man, I'm standing on your promises!...Come on wit' da come on!" (lol)

    Well, not THAT bold but kinda. (smile)

    But, I sincerely loved it! Fabulous piece!

    And my prayers go up with yours.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    This piece is awesome love it to the fullest
     
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    Sometimes, the pen

    is the only expression to release
    the sorrow of day to day living.

    Cause writing breathes life
    into your soul.

    At times it seems too dang hard to bear...

    So I just write!


    I likes how you write, Nitty. Well done!



    e:heart:
     
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