Black Poetry : embrace fear

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  1. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've been living without fear for too long
    for such a while that
    I only just realized it's been gone
    this place
    it's full of safety and certainty
    the river that runs through it is complacency
    the lull is seductive because
    everything is risk-free
    then there's the matter of
    a bit of waste still left in my house
    I pushed it to the back of the closet
    have been singing loudly when it
    tries to let me know it's there
    but now this safe place is
    smothering me and the
    ooze from the closet has started to creep
    fear appears
    like a rekindled memory
    it rises
    up past my knees
    squeezing my chest
    sometimes I can't breathe
    oh this is what you get
    when you don't deal
    it's time to live
    it's time to be free
    it's time to be real
    it's time to be
    fear will be a friend
    a means to an end
    push me on
    help me mend
    I want to see the glory of
    what lies behind it
    god help me
    I'm going to find it
     
  2. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Everyone should take heed of that message. I feel that one. Nice poem. :teach:
     
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    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this speaks so loud
    i understand flow on
    i love the vibe of this
    peace my sister peace
    :angel1:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Fear is a tough challenger, but a strong soul always wins...tight scribe.
     
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    yes yes yes
    wonderful encouraging flow :)
    liking this one
    flow
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    gempis, l really love your spirit...

    an insane fan of yours :D
    jh.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    kente417mojo, it means a lot that you can feel me. Thanks so much for the support.

    My sister mzblk, you are always there with love for me, girl, and I truly truly appreciate that. Bless you.

    Thank you, watz, for the compliment and tha love. You are a cool one.

    Bluewater, peace to you too, sister! I love your lovin spirit...thank you.

    j'hiah, much love to you, brother, now and always. The love you've always shown me warms my heart. I am a huge fan of yours as well, ya know.

    Thanks, fam.

    :D
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sometimes we need that...
    struggle with fear to make
    us seek closure as well as
    reach for something greater...
    but I always love your smooth
    style...it draws me in...entirely
    *****Praise******
    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
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    Lost and Found

    Baby, :luv: it's ALL good!
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You just say that now!

    Brang it then...Nice flow so much depth and emotion!
    Love the way you present your subject matter.

    Blessings on Your House! :grouphug: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
     
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