Black Poetry : for my daughter (2)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by theDynasty1979, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. theDynasty1979

    theDynasty1979 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i saw my daughter for the first time today
    and the fear was beating down my spine.
    i had no idea she knew who i was
    if she was even aware that she's mine.

    i tossed all night in the thought of explaining
    the choices i had to make
    and the biggest "what-if" that crossed my mind-
    what if i'd made a mistake?

    what if she didn't feel wanted and loved?
    what if she felt thrown away?
    what if she wanted to tell me she hates me?
    what if she wanted to stay?

    the knock on the door came like a cannon
    reverbrating in my head
    i walked to the door like i'd never seen it before;
    my feet suddenly weighted like lead.

    i considered hiding like i wasn''t home
    but i steeled myself and turned the knob slow
    she could love me;she could hate me; she could curse me now
    but she had a right at least to know.

    i opened the door unready for it all
    and there was this perfect brown angel face
    i stared down at my ten year old daughter and cried;
    she lifted her arms to embrace.

    she opened her mouth to speak hello
    and the words never seemed to stop flowing
    it was a little mini-me and she took my breath
    her eyes full of forgiving and knowing.

    they kept the name i gave to her
    respected my last wish to her from the first day
    she understood why i chose 'Butterfly'-
    because to love her i had to give her away.

    it never mattered that i was only fourteen
    that i had nothing, that i was wild in the streets
    she dismissed all that with a wave of her hand;
    and told me all she wanted was to know me.

    where i expected to see confusion, anger, and scorn
    i found something much more revealing;
    i had expected to answer to her someday;
    but it was she who provided the healing.



    the awkward moment never came;
    she just wanted to hear my voice;
    i know she will never come back again
    but i still found my peace;
    i know i made the right choice.

    7/05/03- this is happiness i have never met before- peace- Ms.Dy
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed u did ...this was awesome
    ya skillz be off da hook
     
  3. SwtT

    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...this was a tyte flow.....off the chain n im glad that in your :heart:., you know that you made that right choice :) Peace n Blessings to you!!!!!!
     
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    Sweet reunion. I like this flow.
     
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