Black Poetry : Dream Catcher

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  1. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dream Catcher

    Darkness falls
    And dreams
    Haunt my sleep
    Nightly

    Imagine lifeless bodies
    Until the eye can’t see anymore
    Women holding their children
    Only to be burned

    Massive graves
    Condemn my sleep
    Still smelling the sent
    Of the burning corpses

    I try to stay awake
    But exhaustion and fatigue
    Have me falling
    Asleep

    Horrors of my life
    Subdue me
    Giving me countless
    Images

    Of dead corpses
    Lying in the Somali heat
    Where Blood gushing out of them
    In to the sand

    These events
    Have me waking
    In a cold sweat
    Thus it begins

    The tossing
    The turning
    A restless slumber
    In the night

    At times they seem so real
    And emotions of regret
    Empower
    My being

    Bondage of life’s experiences
    Taunting my wellness
    From not resting like I should
    Daily

    Anger rules my life
    Like an Iron hand
    I try to overcome
    But it’s helpless

    Demons in my sleep
    Play on my thoughts
    Sub-consciously they beat me
    But still have not won

    Realizing that
    No matter what
    I will not be defeated
    I am a survivor

    Over coming wars
    A torn body
    Replaced knee cap
    Yet I walk

    Tumors and welts
    Forming in and on my body
    Being told that cancer is killing me
    Yet I still breathe

    I have won that battle
    Illness
    Sleepless nights
    Trying to beat my happiness

    Giving up is not an option
    I love the feel of air
    In my lungs
    Expanding contracting

    Like rhythms of congas
    In a salsa beat
    Making music
    Of life’s air

    I don’t give ****
    What people say
    My life is not theirs
    To explain

    So don’t come at me
    With countless bull****
    Life is hard enough
    When your dreams come to molest you

    Still standing proud
    Knowing who I am
    What I am
    A dream catcher

    One of God’s chosen few
    Traveling
    Breathing life back
    Into condemned lungs and meager existence

    And just think
    I go through this
    Every night
    I sleep
     
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    some how i feel i was there while all was being caught
    awesome scribe
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks fam, glad you could feel the pain....
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a true story so be ware.
     
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    Dreaming of a pain actually felt, whose life will emerge in your mind this night? I believe there are those who know other's pain. Thought provoking, and well written piece.
     
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    wow i felt the emotion in this piece. deeply felt from the soul. and um papi i know you got my message. so whats up wit dat!!!!!!!!:blowkiss:
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really been busy, have you checked my myspace page lately. the upcoming shows. Wow...

    Peace and poetry
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you everyone that has responded in the past and in the future. If you all get a chance go check out my site at www.myspace.com/defiantson
     
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