Black Poetry : Family (for years of pain)

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  1. Queen_of_Spades

    Queen_of_Spades Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Family

    Family

    People seem to use that word so loosely nowadays

    I remember when it used to mean something...


    Folks sticking with each other
    Through good times
    But especially
    When times are bad

    I remember when it used to symbolize something...

    A safe haven
    A comfort zone
    A place you could come to
    Even when troubles seemed heavy
    You seemed to know
    You’d be all right
    Because you were with…

    Family.

    But now it seems to mean nothing.


    You have to watch more than your front
    But your sides and your back
    All sides of you seem to be under attack.

    What you thought was a home
    Was really just a house
    With old decrepit artifacts
    Lying about
    Along with food
    Becoming green with mold
    And rats heartily feasting
    On the remnants….

    Of a soul deceived
    By gleaming smiles
    Telling you that they love you
    And you are welcomed anytime…

    But

    The moment you are going
    Through something rough
    They are nowhere to be seen
    Just a lingering of dust
    From when they take flight
    Or the moment
    Slight misunderstandings occur
    Their ears are closed
    Not wanting to hear words

    And

    It’s amazing how quick
    Folks make snap judgments
    Taking on duties and responsibilities
    That isn’t part of their roles

    To go from loving you
    To not giving a ****

    Yeah but I guess that’s how
    Family do you nowadays


    Now I am reminded
    Why long ago
    I decided to become an outcast
    And not let others too close…

    After my mother told me
    She wish she had aborted me
    After my father left
    Thought I was in his way
    Of getting ahead
    After I was disrespected
    For not being like the rest
    After those who said they were my friends
    Stabbed me in the back and the chest

    I now retransform my soul
    To become chillier than the Arctic Cold
    And put out the light
    So that darkness can take a hold…

    Family…

    Sorry….

    I just don’t fit the mold

    So I will just accept my fate
    And continue to walk alone.


    © October 2002
     
  2. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Queen, I'm sorry that you had such a bad experience with family, but you are here with the Destee family and I hope that counts for something...we love you.
     
  3. OmoObatala

    OmoObatala Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well I feel that pain and the joy all at the same time!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed family bond is da key to many happiness
    we share da pain together
     
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    Twofish Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lifelong lessons of which you speak I also have learned
    ones who are supposed to be your backbone leave you burned
    as a result, we often find it's so hard to trust again
    but I believe 'family' also comes in the form of friends
    these people who are not "required" to love me but they do
    and over some of my own blood are more loyal and true
    I hope you also find or know some folks who feel likewise
    let those ones be your FAMILY, it's a good compromise

    Blessings and Greetings!

    2fish
     
  6. INFAMOUS

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    This is an eye opening piece
     
  7. poeticdelight

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    girl you said it in this piece

    keep writin

    pd

    :)
     
  8. Queen_of_Spades

    Queen_of_Spades Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks

    Thanks all of you for peeping....
     
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    LURK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a real true and real interestin piece...
    thanx for such an embracin read...
    i always said:
    "family ties sow a family 2getha
    but one scissor can make a cut sooo deep,
    that family ties are now broken......"---da crooked one


    ya touched me wit this one girl........
     
  10. Queen_of_Spades

    Queen_of_Spades Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks a whole lot..sorry I haven't been back in a while but I have to get my second wind back....
     
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