Black Poetry : daymares

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  1. midnightsson

    midnightsson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DAYMARES

    They say silence is golden
    why am I not rich?
    I spend some dayz meeting people
    and going places
    that don’t exist

    (Only in my mind)
    most people say it’s silly
    and just a waste of time
    what then is living?

    No matter what path you take
    or how many different things you do
    what goals you accomplish, what bragging rights you gain
    what medals you’ve earned, it all ends the same
    everything will end when we draw our last breath
    doesn’t it make sense then, to use wisely the time you have left?
    Why fill your life with material objects
    that will mean nothing to you after you’re gone?

    Money doesn’t make the world go round
    Money makes the world go in circles
    I wonder why I don’t love money
    is it because money doesn’t love me?

    All I want is to be happy
    Money doesn’t buy happiness
    Money only provides you with a means to
    find replacements for happiness, something to
    distract you and make you forget
    you’re not really happy, meanwhile
    making you hollow on the inside

    Love makes me happy
    money doesn’t buy love
    money buys drugs and alcohol
    so you can find temporary comfort in the arms of another
    who’s trying to do the same thing as you
    Memories are the square root of happiness
    How can you make memories if you
    don’t remember the night before?


    If money doesn’t buy love or happiness
    why would I want more than I need?
    I only want enough
    to live comfortably
    money doesn’t make the man
    money makes the man forget
    what being a man is.

    Money and politics kill more people than
    death in itself
    Killing is a crime
    War is killing
    Politics start wars
    Is political war a good enough reason
    to take thousands of lives?
    How can we kill millions over land and resources
    that were never ours anyway?
    It doesn’t seem fair
    to haunt thousands of men the rest of their lives
    by friends they’ve lost and people they’ve murdered
    for Uncle Sam?
    He’s no family of mine!

    How can scientists tamper with nature?
    It’s not in my nature
    because it’s unnatural
    DNA cloning, genetic engineering
    the scariest part, people volunteering
    100 years ago, scientists would burn like a witch
    now they try to supercede God, how did things switch?
    With the splicing of a gene, we create mutations
    hideous beasts, that are not God’s creation
    honestly it scares me down in my soul.

    This world is too big for anyone to
    be alone
    Why then, am I
    alone?
    The sun is too big to not spare
    a ray of sunshine for me
    I’m a Gemini
    the twins
    meaning, I need a significant other to make me feel
    complete

    Everything I accomplish
    is rendered obsolete
    because I am not yet
    complete
    I am one part to a beautiful picture
    the other half I can’t wait to meet
    so I can finally feel
    complete.

    I am a tumultuous current
    hidden under a babbling brook,
    questions hang at the top of my mind
    like stalagmites lined up on a ceiling,
    My fiery passion threatens
    to burn through my frosty, cool exterior,
    A myriad of thunderous thoughts race through my mind
    like a raging river rushing through a deep, dark, cave:
    hidden from all, but those with the insight
    to look beyond the apparent calm
    into an abyss of affection, excitement, warmth, and loyalty

    I fear only light because
    light sobers the intoxication of imagination
    chases away dreams
    it casts shadows that deceive as they twist and deform
    light superimposes you with reality
    light shoos away the images of the world and people
    you conjured up, to escape from reality, when it gets
    too hard

    I trust only the night
    I see clearly only in the dark
    I listen to the loud sound of silence
    I speak better when I never open my mouth
    I understand more, when I am totally perplexed
    I live only when I die off to everything material
    I am in love
    I was in love
    I want to love
    be loved
    be happy

    Until the day my life, can with my dreams compare,
    I’ll live only for the night, and continue to have daymares.
    Derrick H.
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    welcome to the house

    preciate the perspective on Daymares:

    "Money and politics kill more people than
    death in itself
    Killing is a crime
    War is killing
    Politics start wars
    Is political war a good enough reason
    to take thousands of lives?
    How can we kill millions over land and resources
    that were never ours anyway?
    It doesn’t seem fair
    to haunt thousands of men the rest of their lives
    by friends they’ve lost and people they’ve murdered
    for Uncle Sam?
    He’s no family of mine!


    Uncle Sam my eye!!!! Again great read and welcome



    One
     
  5. midnightsson

    midnightsson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanx all for the warm welcome! i appreciate everything that was said!
     
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    Welcome Midnightsson...:wave:

    a thought-provoking read...thanx 4 sharing

    Epiphany :heart:
     
  7. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome Bro. I can see by your writings, that you are a welcomed addition to this forum. Personally, I rarely ever read poems this long because they always seem to be full of intense "babbling". However, this poem held my attention because of some of the things stated.

    Midnight...you brought some light. Thanks for sharing

    Joyce
     
  8. midnightsson

    midnightsson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you joyce, you don't know how much it means to hear you say that! i'm just glad i happened upon this site. i thought poetry was a dead art so i just write and write. nice to know some1 reads and appreciates it!
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome
    This was very insightful and I enjoyed reading it.
     
  10. poeticdelight

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    poet i'm loving your work

    "If money doesn’t buy love or happiness
    why would I want more than I need?
    I only want enough
    to live comfortably
    money doesn’t make the man
    money makes the man forget
    what being a man is."


    just wonderful-the devil is truly put to shame

    thanx for the message of inspiration

    pd :)