Black Poetry : ELIZABETH... A Watz & Queent Poetic Realization...

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    watzinaname

    Elizabeth...
    How you've changed during the years,
    Some say that you're just boring, but one
    shouldn't take to heart all that one hears..

    You'll always own part of my heart,
    for in you I found home, so that's a given
    first half of my childhood was you,
    long before those other places I was livin

    Lived downtown on Magnolia, kickball was fun
    til the ball went flying into the garden next door
    My favorite teacher at School 20 was Miss Able
    and I think Pimpeos was the name of the corner store

    My mother cooked greens and chicken at Miss Inez'
    restaurant, and pressed hair at the beauty shop Uptown,
    I'd make some change sometimes by helping to clean up,
    put some coins into the jukebox and grooved to some Motown

    Met one of my best friends on Court St. in Elizabeth
    She became my daughter's Godmother
    The last thing I ever thought was that I'd have
    the pleasure of encountering yet another...

    One more good friend, a different home skillet
    I allowed my gut instincts to simply lead me
    to ask some more questions, and found out there
    was a deeper reason I always admired :spinstar:Sista Queent:spinstar:

    I am still so astonished, don't quite know what to say
    the world gets smaller and smaller each and every day...


    QueenTswana

    Born and raised on Bond & Third,
    the happiest, noisest kids you ever heard.
    It brings me joy to think of those times,
    in the backyard playing..a bunch of small minds.

    My Great grandma walked me to school everyday,
    at school #20 the school grounds we play.
    Home from school, straight to the store,
    a little storefront sitting across from our door.

    Then there were the bullies on the block,
    chasing us home, with sticks and rocks.
    Several years, growing up in this town,
    wonder if all my friends still around?
    The Tucker's, The Pryors..wow to many to name,
    I wonder do they still look the same?

    Cutting across the field to the grocery spot,
    even had relatives that lived across the lot,
    and a whole bunch of memories, I never forgot.

    Mom cleaned houses, to keep food on the table,
    even did odd jobs..when she was able.
    Elizabeth is the place, where my heart grew,
    and from time to time..I think of you.

    but..

    Back to reality of today...
    there's one more thing I'm compelled to say.
    Awhile ago, I stepped in this site..
    it was such a pleasure and a delite,
    to feel a connection the first moment I came,
    I found my dear homie...it's :spinstar:Watzinaname:spinstar: .
    ps.
    "Yeah, it's a very, very small whirl in this world,
    and I'm quite honored that we landed in the same corner of the world"
     
  2. 4EVERLUV

    4EVERLUV Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    QueenTswana & watzinaname:

    Now this was truely a treat!!!!!:)
    2 of my favorite poets and people.
    This piece had tears of heart felt joy rolling down my eyes
    and such a hugh smile on my face. It touched me in so
    many ways as I can so relate to the bond. What a friendship....
    Sistas this was so very beautiful from the beginning to the end.


    :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific: :terrific:

    Much luv to you both
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was so so def and on point i enjoyed y'all joint wow ! watz & Queent
     
  4. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Awww that was sweet of you to say 4EvaLuv. It was quite touching for us too. We so appreciate your response, thank you.
    Happy you enjoyed Rich, thank you for your support on this.

    This is becoming a habit queent, these collabs I mean, but not one that I want to break. Always a joy to write with you sis.
     
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    wow that is incredible and as they say, so very small a world

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    4EVER
    Much thanks to you sis.
    We certainly appreciate the love that you never fail to give.
    $RICH$
    You have always been our backbone ..much love.
    Patrice
    Yeah, the Great, Great big old world...is smaller than we know, thanks for the love

    :spinstar: It's always been a pleasure and comfort working side by side with Watzinaname:spinstar:
    We have always been connected and didn't know why..til lately.
    love you Watz
     
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    This is Wonderful.
    Incredible.
    I enjoyed reading this.
    Keep it up sistahs, UNITY is what it is.
    Peace
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's uncanny, isn't it PatriceCQueen. Thank you for your response.
    Gotta clasp unity's hand whenever you can, thank you so much Ibrahim.
     
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    i loved the connection you two make here

    and this read so well
    it felt like a was ready a movie script it was so real

    why because it is REAL

    peace

    poets

    beautiful beautiful collab
     
  10. GrandHustle

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    OutstanDing!

    Lovely collaboration sistas :)
     
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