Black Poetry : Dear Dawn... (SOULOFASISTA - Series)

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lord knows she could write
    a good 'kick in the
    conscious' letter...

    When conversations
    between us went sour
    or if they were
    muted by teen-aged
    "I think I'm grown"
    attitudes and
    runnin'-the-streets
    rebellion
    she would find the
    time to compose a
    "mother knows best"
    letter and leave it
    in those places around
    the house where she
    knew I'd be...

    I dreaded them,
    I absolutely deplored
    reading them

    Maybe I really knew
    what she was sayin'
    was going to be a
    repeat of what I was
    trying to avoid hearing
    from her... and, besides
    I already knew she
    was right! I was just
    mannish and didn't
    listen most of the time.

    These letters would
    have a way of
    penetrating through my
    eardrums
    making there way down
    through to the
    very core of my
    being ~~

    they always started with

    Dear Dawn

    as though she was
    writing to a close friend
    and not her daughter...

    Funny, now that I am
    older, I reflect on why
    I thought she was
    appealing to me in
    this way-- soft & serene

    In her letters
    she came across with
    a unique tone
    ...it was that of a
    mother who was not
    trying to be overbearing
    nor threatening...
    instead she'd say
    words that read
    with 'care' and
    'concern'

    I now can appreciate
    that I had a mother
    who cared so much--
    so much
    that she wasn't going
    to let our
    mom and daughter
    relationship go astray

    And now that
    she's gone I can
    only recall the
    firmness that melted
    in her voice as the
    ink lifted off of
    the page
    when
    I would open the
    envelope
    and begin to read
    just what mom
    had to say--

    Dear Dawn

    Her words held
    me hostage with
    a subtle sigh
    ... and there was
    that "momma language"
    that would beckon
    me to always
    "do right"





    (c) 2002 FINDING SO(u)LUTIONS
     
  2. GA_Sunshyne

    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    N2.


    i agree with Sherrie... "this IS beauty!

    & i'm sure that everyone who passes this page
    will be moved to re-evaluate or just plain ole
    evaluate their own relationship with their momma.

    thank you for sharing!!

    AlwaysLove.
    SunShyne~
     
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    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you are evolving, maybe you already did and I missed that episode, as a well rounded scribe...keep the cycle going...let it all loose and don't hold a **** thing back. Move the masses N2.

    blak
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rykah

    I'm definitely in agreement with you sis'!

    N2
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GA

    You're quite right... sometimes we need to re-evaluate our relationships with not only our mothers, but our fathers, siblings and others as well!


    Thanks for the read sistah friend!

    N2
     
  6. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak

    I think that "evolving" is a continual process...so even if you think you might have missed the 'episode' of evolution in me....keep reading cause I'm ever-changing brotha!

    :D

    Always :heart:
     
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