Black Poetry : Eternal Brothers (I & II)

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  1. Nahshon

    Nahshon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    (I)

    I be life
    I am that first breath each day you take
    I am the true love you'll never foresake
    You see me as flowers in full bloom
    And that stirring within the womb.
    Flying as birds in sky
    Or an eternal spirit that never dies
    I be Life
    Though days with me may put you to the test
    A good nights sleep can release a little stress.
    I bring you the sighs of relief
    While keeping it real in the streets
    I am the sounds of heartbeat drums
    I am that garbage-digging bum
    I am the scent good and bad
    I am both the best and worst sex you've ever had
    I am that itch that you scratched into a sore
    I am all these and more
    For I am Life
    I will continue on
    Even when you think it can be totally destroyed
    A part of me still lives on
    So live me, love me, whether in victory or defeat
    Live long and prosper cause life is never complete.


    (II)

    If you be life
    Then I be your brother death
    you make them exhale
    I'll take their final breath
    You may be the bird that sings or sang
    I'm the dark side to the light the yin to the yang
    Though many will think of me as just the end
    I tell you this very day, I AM Life's best friend
    To some I am that well known power that causes fear
    To others I am the ending of the suffering they can no longer bare
    After my brother has given you to me, for the that final change
    I'll stop your body, but my brother allows your spirit to remain
    I (Death) may only answer the questions my brother (Life) has given
    So when time comes, I'll release you from your fleshly prison
    So do not fear me, when your time comes to expire
    Show your true strength and embrace the fire
    An unending game where only Life & Death can win
    You may think life is just the beginning
    But I think Life is how Death begins.
    So do not fear me just because of my rep
    You never know, you just may come to appreciate Life’s little brother Death.
     
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    say it loud my brutha of flow
    Man.....dis was str8 awesome
     
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    i liked this exploration of opposites..you expressed the dichotomy clearly and succinctly. excellent work...
     
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    I am glad you could appreciate my thoughts...
     
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    indeed ur well felt
     
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    Nahshon, Life and Death ain't for nothing
    It's all about the rest that's coming...

    Thanks for sharing this NYC Urban Peace!
     
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    Thank you 1poetsought~...It was my pleasure to share this poem...
     
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