Black Poetry : For Mothers' Day - My mother/Myself

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by river, May 11, 2004.

  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    A mother begins a cycle
    Of which she is not the beginning
    But a recepient and a vessel
    Of eternities past and present

    I feel myself in her body
    Floating not walking
    With rhythmic poise
    My fingers find the gestures that are hers

    As a child I thought her wise
    Beautiful and Strong
    And the vision I had then
    Is the way that I feel now

    (excerpt from my autobiography)
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, river, isn't it something when you find yourself using the same phrases and gestures. This was such a real scribe.
     
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    indeed this was very well done
    when u can feel da warmth of her within
    makes it beautiful in bond
     
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    THEONE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NICE NICE NICE :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar:
     
  5. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Hi Family,

    Glad to be back thanks to sis Deepy. All this love is what's been missing.
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And believe me sista having u back is a reward within itself...I would Love to read the whole autobiography :)
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with Trin...and yes it's good to have you back. very nice poem and thanks for sharing with us.
     
  8. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Hey Trin and Swana,

    I will drop it soon. You know my policy is to read and reply to at least two before I post one.
     
  9. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    It's there. Ya'll go on over and see it.
     
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    this was beautifully insightful...

    and yes...the reflection that we ultimately see

    is often the one we expected,yet was...

    in many ways, unexpected...

    Loving this expression of lineage!
     
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