Black Poetry : Discovering the hunger

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  1. lovealexandria

    lovealexandria Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    DISCOVERING THE HUNGER
    Night after night
    You lie awake
    You can’t sleep
    So you eat a slice of cake
    Tastes so good so sweet
    Yet your lips still want something to eat

    So you warm a glass of milk
    And read a good book cover to cover
    You love every color every sound
    That the author’s words throw down
    And it tastes so good so sweet
    Yet your lips still want something to eat

    You throw on your favorite artist
    And listen to something soft
    and try to sleep
    The more you listen to the rhymes the more
    The hunger grows
    And two and three CDs later
    You’re starving
    And your lips cry for something
    So good so sweet

    Unable to fill your hunger
    You lie with words in your head
    And they won’t let you sleep
    And you decide
    That those words have to come out
    So you can get some peace
    So there you sit
    With pen and paper
    Not sure what your supposed to do
    But you know your starving
    And these words disturb your sleep

    So you let the words flow
    And the rhymes you can’t control
    But the hunger is so intense
    Your fingers cramp
    And your mind explodes
    But you don’t stop
    It tastes so good so sweet
    Just as quick as it came
    It’s gone
    The hunger that tortured your soul
    Is done

    You sit wondering why
    Remembering every word
    Of them you dream about
    The sweet words of
    Langston Hughes, Edgar Poe, Emily Dickenson, Nikki Giovanni
    Remembering how they made you feel
    Remember cry after cry

    By only god’s design and
    Knowing you can’t deny that
    YOU
    Where borne to write.
    And it tastes so good so sweet
    And it feels right.
     
  2. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was beautiful, love alexandria!

    Oh, yes! I like you, feel that I was born to write, a hunger sensation like no other. Nothing can fill me, like written expressed word.

    You know....I have often told myself, that if my house was on fire, that I would grab my journals that I have written in for many years, for they are the most sacred things I own. They know everything about me. My heart and soul live there, and so do ideas for poems and flows....

    great job, and thanks!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I know this all so well i keep a massive deep hunger and love feeding da soul
    great write
     
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    free2b_me Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    SWEET

    SO NICE, SO SWEET
    GIVE ME A PEN AND PAD
    SO I CAN EAT..


    I LIKE THIS,
    LOVE ALEXANDRA, KEEP ON EATIN :welldone:
     
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    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW.. this is something special

    lovealexandria

    Welcome to Destee
    I am so glad you chose to share your talent with us.
    This flow is a pleasure to read.

    :spinstar::spinstar:You have captured the essence of poetry:spinstar::spinstar:
     
  6. jus_dat_nice

    jus_dat_nice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    you hit the nail on the head with this one lovealexandria
    it brings me back to the countless nights where i just couldn't sleep until i got that last verse out
    thank you for this one
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    what you have here is the essence of poetry

    and you excentuate it well

    and yes

    :hearthis:IT DOES TASTE GOOD!

    and feels right
     
  8. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hands down

    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    that was the shiznit baby!
     
  9. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gots to get that right on...



    I know that's right... I have felt like that many of nights.


    Thanks for penning it like you know it, poet!


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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