Black Poetry : Don't Let fear Become A Factor

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (I had to change this flow. Sometimes experiences will do that to you)

    I started walking through
    a "majestical" paradise
    strolling through a storybook
    wonderland created to entice
    As I got half way through my trek
    the scenery no longer looked so nice
    The cardinals and blue jays singing so
    sweetly soaring so high in the sky
    suddenly became mummified, plunging
    to their deaths, their last breaths were high
    pitched shrieks piercing my ears. I turned
    away from this morbid sight only to see
    a garden of lilies and daffodils, hues of magenta
    sapphire and buttercup yellow were smiling at me
    all at once the petals began to melt, turning into a green
    ooze that reeked of a cross between vomit and cat pee
    Gagging i ran into a swarm of butterflies
    translucent, pastel wings peacefully fluttering
    suddenly, the insects transformed into maggots, slimy
    and festering, turning into flies, I tossed and turned muttering
    No more! No more! Please release me from this madness!
    And I awoke from this dream gasping for air, frightened and
    perplexed at first, but after pondering a bit, filled with sadness.
    I deduced that any Eden, no matter how wondrous can
    be changed into Hell if fear is allowed to take over gladness.
    Fear will destroy anything and everything in it's path...
    if we let it...
    I pray to God I won't live
    to regret it,
    this fear... has got a hold of you, is trying to
    to latch onto me and is trying to simply destroy
    all that we could possibly be.
    I'm fighting like hell not to let it, can't you see?
    But you need to join in this fight wholeheartedly.
    And together we'll defeat this fear, and live triumphantly.
    Making that paradise a reality, embracing eternally.
    I'll be damned if I allow this fear to become a factor in me.
     
  2. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Waz- I am definitely feeling your defiance of Fear which is defeated by Truth through Knowledge. The more you know, the less you fear. The chains that grip Man's thoughts and the images used to enforce them like soldiers are devastating weapons in the hands of Fear. But on the battlefield for the mind of Man, Knowledge is the laser that slices the links of Ignorance one by one and that makes Fear stagger. And when Knowledge emits its own piercing Light dissolving false images even thru the blackes smoke of War, that makes Fear cringe. And then in that somber, silent stillness after battle, the pulse of Knowledge can be felt resurrecting the Truth and that makes Fear vanish. Thanks Waz, you got me all worked up. HH
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Harry Hyman, your responses tend to read like poetry. So true, with knowledge comes truth, and truth plays a large part in ridding self of fear, even when it's not the truth that you want to hear. Thank you poet.
    Yes, Madd that dream seemed like it would have a fairy tale ending, but it was not that sort of dream. Thank you for your response.
     
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    AHMOSE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As I read this piece sister Watz once again you have this reader thinking and following along with the picture that you have painted on my mind. Keep them coming sister thanks for sharing.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Godssoulja for letting me know that this picture was painted such that you could journey along. Appreciated.
     
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    fear factor can do that
    but life will allow u to move pass it
    i feel you on this splash sis.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Glad to know you could feel it Rich, takes work to get past fear though, doesn't it? Thank you brotha, appreciated.
     
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    Hi Sister Watz
    I really enjoy reading this poem sis
    so crazy how fear can play a factor
    in our lives
    wonderful scribe sis

    Peace
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, Blue it's crazy how fear can play such a huge factor in our lives but alas, it can and does. Thank you sista.
     
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