Black Poetry : dedicated to the one I love

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    from..."The Woman In My Attic"


    don't you dare write another love poem
    for someone who don't really love you
    don't you waste a single drop of precious ink

    All I'm saying is just "think, girl.... think!!"

    I know...I know the imprint of his touch
    left a stain that covers your entire soul
    and ain't that just the way?

    in your head for months on end
    ....caint show thru, today...

    & you feel like every time you dip your pin
    in the smear still moist
    from the last time he was here...

    the longing in your words might ... what?
    pull him near?

    don't you dare write another sentence
    don't desecrate the alphabet with begging
    and pleading

    this once, keep your self respect... & deal with
    what you're needing

    my guess is, it ain't a man
    who first of all ain't yours, and
    won't be true....

    it's high time you show some self-respect
    write for the love of you


    Alyce (c)2002
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A well written piece to inspire a woman to love herself first. Then and only then will she attract the right man to love her right.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "the longing in your words might ... what?
    pull him near?"

    in total agreement with the others. first, and foremost, the knowledge...the love of self...that we might be better capable of loving another. however, we can never make--WILL--someone to love us. if it isn't from his heart to yours, it just ISN'T.

    "All I'm saying is just "think, girl.... think!!""


    as always, you intrigue me, Ms A.

    continue doing what you do.:)
     
  4. Bert

    Bert Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love the title. Very clever and so honest any way you read it. (and I read it every which way) You're just brilliant, Ms. A. There's more on the other side.

    Bert
     
  5. poeticdelight

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    mad props

    beautiful work Alyce!

    beautiful :)

    pd
     
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