Black Poetry : Dog Tales

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  1. PoeticManifesta

    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Time break me down and yet the walls around my mind say solid
    People try and break me down and yet my heart goes out to them
    My mother try and raise me up and yet i still struggle to walk on my own
    My father try and be the model of the man i want in my life and yet he always fails
    My sister looks up to me eyes glistening with curiosity.. she keeps me going
    My brother Raymond looks at me.. eyes empty; soul bare. He keeps me praying
    My brother Derek looks at me with envy he lets me know im doing something right.
    My brother Desmond looks at me and he wants to be nothing.. boy has no darn clue. But he says he wants to be famous.. he keeps me nervous.
    I come home to a place of my own.. full of MY furniture.. look at MY backsplash in my kitchen that i put up MYself... it keeps me humble.
    All these things keep me..
    locked up..
    caged..
    with no where to go or turn.
    But when i kick my shoes off..
    and lay on MY couch..
    two little dogs weighing 30 pounds total come and jump on my chest...
    tails wagging... eyes curious..
    ready to play..
    Foxxi Cleopatra.. the diva.. the FOX! Shaft! The jack russell.. the MAN!
    With everyone else requiring me to push myself harder to achieve, these little furballs only want me to put down the food and water.
    They expect nothing more.. and yet the sheer smile on my face makes them overjoyed.
    THEY KEEP ME SANE!

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  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    This was palpably poignant.

    Your musings and concerns for your family and the unconditional love of your dogs......well, as long as you got food and water, that is! (lol)


    Nice piece!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I can relate and feel ya ......we have to stay sane by something
    happy to read ya sis miss u much
     
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    it was good to read you again sister :)
    but ummm where are you these days? lol
    i reckon the occassional picture is fine lol :) but i hope all is well with you :)
     
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