Black Poetry : ET, The Phone # You've Just Dialed is not in Service

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Another alien on the planet
    somehow born not of this realm
    too much energy stirring within
    to amaze, enhance, and overwhelm

    Before learning the ways of this world
    Limitless was how the sky was viewed
    Brilliant square peg didn't fit into any round hole,
    and did not want to be forced, screwed, or skewed

    Some sort of assimilation is necessary
    to be able to function on any plane with humanity
    Neither receptively or expressively fluent in the language
    such a barrier nearly drove the poor soul to insanity

    No place to hang one's hat, or find one's heart
    Tired of being alienated at home
    Is this nomad supposed to ever belong?
    Or destined to forever roam?
     
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    I think we all go through that time of finding your own identity and it's hard when society tries to force you to assimilate and conform. Maybe we were all ETs at one point, or at least felt like one. Everyone just wanted to feel like they belong while being who they are. Creative perspective!
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    destined to forever roam?

    great question

    conformity? another great question

    what are you conforming to?

    you came from another place with this one poet

    i had to check the authors' name twice on this one
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    True Phenomenon. And when we do relish our unique shine, often the luster doesn't get the chance to shine for all that it's worth. Thank you poet.
    Not so much conforming, as I'm taking note of square holes, where ever I find them. Sometimes you just have to bring it differently So'ja. Thank you much brother.
     
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    AgAbus Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ahhh after reading this wonderful piece mami...
    I'm reminded of this scripture, John 17:14-15 'we are in the world but not of it...' in reference to us existing on this earthly plain but it not being our origin or ancestry. HE is...and that is comforting. I truly dig this piece my sister.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And I am diggin your response AgAbus, thank you for appreciating this vibe.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    wow it's funny how we get lost in it and then to move out is like
    idol wild...i like this piece
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hopefully, our explorations will draw us even closer to self. Thank you Rich.
     
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    Had to read this one, ONE MO'GAIN! LOL
    thank you so much for your love on my work and YOU
    are the ish honey! Know that!:SuN017:
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AgAbus, I truly appreciate talent, and you are chock full of it. Thanks a million for the compliment poet.
     
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