Black Poetry : FATHER, I NEVER GOT A CHANCE

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  1. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Father:


    I never got a chance to say thank you
    The only understanding that I ever had
    Of a father was the the one installed thru the condition

    I never realized that I was being father'd
    And never realized the magnitude of
    The physic ability we share
    And my own ability to actualize for myself

    The oppression of the walls that I lived within
    Never occurred to me to be a part of my existence
    Because in my mind I was always with you

    I call the pawn of my conception by his first name
    His americanized, western given slave name
    But I had a father in you
    And one that was so loving that through anger I've learned to

    forgive

    So I live

    They say that a child can't be raised with an absent father
    And when my heart churned for something to define and call dad
    Your spirit came and you fathered me through the love of your

    Emotion

    Your devotion

    As the tears swell in my eyes all I can say is thank you
    Thank you for being you
    And helping me find me

    At least I have a picture in my mind
    of
    What a father is meant to be.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    :bowdown:

    What a cathartic tribute!


    To differentiate like this between a biological and the man your retrospect sees as deserving of being called "Dad" is so powerful!

    The writer as well as the reader is enriched by this piece.
     
  3. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Ma'at Hotep

    Sister CB:

    I had to look cathartic up :lol:

    thank you for sharing your understanding... i was hoping not to insight any pain because my heart felt so in a state of peace really as u stated it was overwhelmingly enriching to write

    thank you and much love
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow, sis that's very deep, I love the laid-out of your love untarnished!! I :bowdown: to greatness.
    love you
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Ma'at Hotep

    Sister Queentswana

    I love you too!!!
     
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    o'my wow this was heavy and deeply posed sis
     
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    this was sweet! thanks for writing about your dad. with all due respect to mothers; i think that dads dont get enough praise, biological or otherwise. i love it!!!
     
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