Black Poetry : Down Side Of Love

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  1. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Theres been many lovely things said about love...​

    but...what about the....​


    Down Side Of Love

    ...Its
    r a i n i n g
    the lack of sun
    on this day
    give way to windstorms
    I'm not feelin you today
    that gentle breeze
    that sweeps thru me
    when you say...I love you
    its ....fleeting
    fresh air is stagnant
    when my heart is blue
    some days
    I don't know U
    that gentle U
    that once move my heart & soul
    as first time lover's do
    sometimes...
    you miss the forest
    for the trees
    and subtle hints
    drifts pass you easily
    all you have to do is see...me
    delve deeper than
    the slippery surface
    of tale-tell tears
    &
    sexual pleasure
    just...listen to
    my innuendos you neglect to hear
    you use to know me
    show me
    in your moods of spontaneity
    when a unexpected kiss
    told me
    I was the apple in your eyes
    did you forget how
    to render a little tenderness
    perhaps an unexpected
    surprise?
    .
    just because...

    ~without me asking you to~

    I still want to touch your nakedness
    sense your vulnerability
    can't
    ...you
    feel
    ...the
    need
    ... in
    me?
    a need to be pleased
    by the man you use to be
    love is lonely here
    since
    you
    been
    gone

    ....and lately

    you
    have
    become
    a
    ghost
    in
    our
    home

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    The tales of down side of love is a twist effect of upswing love
    i felt the whole scribe and know of such love so well .
    you expressed it to it's core thank u for reminding me this side of love
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    but there is still a tender side to me..

    ...a side i want you always to see
    would never leave you...completely
    i mean...wherever you go, i'll be
    as long as you promise to hold onto me
    don't let me
    sink into the oblivion of the down side of love
    and all the things i've ever thought of
    that spells the end to the reality of us
    please trust
    that tomorrow will always hold a place for you
    within the deepest depths of this ebony hue
    and every time you think of leaving me
    remember, i love you, aren't just words to me
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yea there's been alot of this lately

    i hate to see that
    but i love to see you
    glad you see you back poet
    i asked your sista about you
    did she tell you i said Hi!

    your pieces touches a cord

    I FEEL YOU TOTALLY

    i wish didn't have to be (you know some being a ghost in a relationship)

    WELCOME BACK:great:
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Anyone who...

    has every felt love slowly slipping away can feel the longing in this expression
    to keep the upside of love's connection from disconnecting any farther.

    I felt this soul deep… it seems your pen is as golden as ever!



    Love you Sis!
    Coco:heart:
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    Down Side Of Love






    Truly, a necessary evil, epiphany, bearing the two(2) sides to every coin, and someone has to do it, who better than, Epiphany, exquisitely done!

     
  7. Harry Hyman

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    epiphany - When two people begin the slide on the Downside of Love, often they have taken each other for granted. One has forgotten the intimate hug, the spontaneous kiss, the unexpected surprise. And it boomerangs off the other with feelings of neglect. It's a recognition that often eludes us. Thanks for the reminder epiphany and may it save one union from oblivion. Nice work. Namyh
     
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    A classic coming from a queen among queens
     
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    You got me with "ghost in our home" *sigh*
    Too too true
    unfortunately
    but thats just the way it happens at times :read:
    I am THRILLED to be reading you again sister :)
     
  10. epiphany

    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $Rich$, oftentimes a man/woman get lost in the daily grind of kids, work
    and limited time and if they don't find a way to keep the fires smoldering
    like it use to.....this happens. The beautiful thing about love is its foundation
    is there and if it means enough....love conquers all.

    Thanx for reading and responding. It does my heart good to see your name.

    You are always giving love, so I know you know.

    ******
    Now see, thats the kinda of tenderness I speak of
    how can a woman not respond to these beautiful words
    whispered to her....you feel me, Baller.

    And I appreciate the flow and reading me...thank u.


    ******
    You're right, Soja. It means a lot to know my poetry has found a
    place in that soulful cord of yours. It is sad, when you become a ghost
    ...its pretty bad.

    I so appreciate your kind words, when I'm at Destee's I know I can sit
    back & relax and be inspired by great poetry and family....

    its good to be back...thanx for tuning in with me and the read.

    PS....she certainly did tell me, did she tell you my reply?

    I said.....Hi Soja ! Hope you're doing fine?
    ******

    Coco,

    I am an incurable romantic so I always have beautiful things to say about love...you know this.
    I am a believer in soul mates and that love eventually finds you...when you're truly ready for it.

    But, I challenged myself to reach into that place where some have forgotten
    and the pain of loneliness and disconnect is all too real.

    Its time to put the iron back in the fire.
    The positive and negative of love is always souldeep.

    Thanx for feelin me on this piece.

    Ditto:heart:

    ******
    Clyde,

    Welcome my new friend....

    You're right there are two sides to every coin and tho I brought the downside of love
    I do so much better with the romantic, tender and sweet side.

    I can't help it...its the romantic in me.

    I appreciate you reading & responding...thank u.


    ******
    Harry Hyman...you say,

    When two people begin the slide on the Downside of Love, often they have taken each other for granted

    I say...

    You're right and the beauty of communicating honestly goes a long
    way to clear up any misconceptions....if you care.

    you say...

    may it save one union from oblivion

    I say...

    Its one of the reasons...I write.

    I so appreciate your reading and responding...so I thank u.

    ******
    Bishop, Oh Bishop...

    Seeing your name in my piece is refreshing.
    and your sweet words....well you know.....

    you humble me.

    Thank u, for reading me.

    ******
    Too too true
    unfortunately
    but thats just the way it happens at times


    It does....you just have to let him know.

    Thanx gurlfriend, I appreciate the sentiment and the read.


    Again thanx, my fellow poets. :hearts1:


    epiphany:heart:
     
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