Black Poetry : Flying With The Angels

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A little girl walks the street, wearing mismatched clothes
    Shoes too small for her baby feet, are pinching her tiny toes
    Long hair flying free, in a dirty tangled mess
    When she last ate, is anybodys' guess
    Just a little girl

    She wanders alone, all day on the street
    Begging for food, from the people she meets
    But they just ignore her, pretend she's not there
    Little girl learns the hard way, nobody cares
    And the hunger stays

    When the sun starts to set, the little one knows
    That back home to "hell", is where she has to go
    She still hasn't eaten, she still isn't clean
    And mama's there waiting, so drunk and so mean
    But home she goes

    Mama's lying on the couch, watching soaps on t.v
    Still in her nightgown, drinkin' straight shots of whiskey
    Two empty bottles, lay discarded on the floor
    Mama screams at the child to bring her one more
    So the child does

    Little girl brings the bottle, it accidentally slips
    Whiskey starts running, through her baby fingertips
    Mama goes beserk, starts screaming her abuse
    The girl tries to run, but it's just no use
    Her mama's too fast

    Mama reaches out, and grabs the tangled, dirty hair
    Jerks the little body, and throws it in the chair
    She lashes out with unclenched rage, beats baby black and blue
    Pounds her little body, with an energy renewed
    Til the rage passes

    The little one is lying there, her face a bloody mess
    Her little body broken, purple bruises on her chest
    Mama says she's sorry, but she really doesn't care
    She grabs another bottle and settles in her chair
    She feels no remorse

    Little girl in mismatched clothes, dirty tangled hair
    Draws her final baby breath and slumps down in her chair
    Big, brown eyes open wide, a smile on her face
    Baby's drifted off into, another time and place
    Flying with the angels

    (c) nfn 2001
     
  2. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bravo Poet!
     
  3. poeticdelight

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    Wuuuuuu!

    savior Kitana


    this was a powerful piece!


    pd
     
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    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kitana

    Your images are so real; they come alive as I read your words. I am astounded and....speechless!

    Excellent, Poet! Thank you! Thank you.

    a
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BE..I simply say, thank you for the applause

    pd..your comment made me smile..didn't mean to make you cry..thanks for feelin it..

    a...thank you for such positive comment...coming from you it's a huge compliment...

    K
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YES I AGREE WIT DA FAMILY

    U POSE A REAL TRUE LOVE IN YA VIBE
    AND TAKES ME THEIR TIME AFTER TIME
    THANK U:kiss:
     
  7. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich

    thank you..as always your comments are much appreciated and bring a smile to my face...

    K
     
  8. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Profound

    This is absolutely extraordinary. I am totally speechless...can you believe that. Words cannot that describe the trip my emotions took as I read your poem.
     
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    GYPSYMAN Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    kitana..............kitana..................kit..an...uh !!!

    ...........i am speechless...u r a talented lady....with a power 2 bring the truth...bring the pain..

    *meditating*

    g-man
     
  10. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Joyce...my humble thanx...your words tell me that you were able to see the picture as you read the words which is what my heart intended and hoped for...thank you for feeling it...

    G-man...thank you kind sir...for your positive comment and for appreciating the words I write...

    K
     
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