Black Poetry : For My "only human" Husband...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by ShadeeLadee, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. ShadeeLadee

    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have to thank that special woman in my life for helping me see the light about men and women, love and marriage..it doesn't come clear until you're faced with reality. And you understand what's most important. This is for my man.


    You taught me the other side of love
    and now I know too much

    It was easier when I was younger
    When I could feel, that beauty just
    came because I existed
    Maybe it was my upbringing
    that unconditional love that
    I couldn't break down, no matter
    how hard I tried

    Unconditional loving~
    Did it make me stronger? I don't FEEL
    stronger right now...
    Why didn't it make me strong?
    And if I am not strong enough
    to love you unconditionally now...
    then what good was being loved
    that way?

    Don't I have enough?
    Don't I care enough?
    No, I'm not talking to you
    But when you come home tomorrow
    the woman you left behind
    will be gone...
    Not because she wanted to dessert you
    but it's clear that she can't stay

    That last convo was awful
    and I could feel another presence
    on your end of the phone

    and I began to see all the reasons
    why the boys and I couldn't join
    you overseas...

    Why did you have to be
    so predictable? My mother wrote
    this story...my father tried to warn me

    But you're messing with a 'survivor'...
    I got the streets running in my veins...and I'm gonna
    work this thang...I'm gonna be down for
    mines...

    Being wife and mother made me get soft...
    having this house gave me security, stability...
    and maybe I should be grateful; but I ain't
    feelin grateful right now

    yeah, you showed me the other side of love
    and when you come home tomorrow

    another woman will be here waiting
    welcoming home her military man with open arms
    and loving him unconditionally



    SWT
     
  2. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice

    Feelin the spirit of Unconditional Love
    To it's extreme!
    Thanks
    Desert Storm
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    so often

    we work in the 'blind' of our emotions...and lessons learned well are taught by experience. I've found it is usually through the pain that we are open to hear a word of guidance as we seek the arms of comfort. And we understand we must be willing to forgive as we would want to be forgiven.

    For we all are very human, and deserving of unconditional love.

    Love this piece, Miss Ladee. Thank you for sharing.

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    HUMMMM!!

    I'VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD
    VERY NICE TOUCH OF LOVE
    YET SIT BACK LISTEN WAIT
    AND TAKE IT ALL IN STRIDE
    BUT DO FLOW ON ............PLEASE!;)
     
  5. bassaman

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    Ms. Ladee

    Listen well to the words of the wise. You cannot lose by giving unconditional love. Wisdom tells you whether you should stay or not. Staying in unhealthy situation is not an example of unconditional loving. Sometimes leaving is the best way to show this love.

    Only you can know ~ but listen to him, watch him, keep loving him.

    You got it going on more than you know, Shadee one.

    peace

    ciao
     
  6. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    boy

    somebody in trouble
    somebody don't realize what they have at home but they about to find out

    GOOD LUCK get yours girl

    DSSNY
     
  7. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i love your release in this poem...
    i too was taught to love unconditionally
    and i really don't know how to love
    any other way
    BUT
    that doesn't always mean that you
    should just accept someone treating
    you or doing you any old way....
    keep it in prayer and let God guide you
    to your decisions....
    -7:spinstar:
     
  8. Afridancr

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    this was deeply felt sis

    you know what's best for you...pray and fast and wait for a word from God...

    all you have to do is listen and you'll get your answer...Listen to that man if/when he returns...you'll know what to do

    much :heart:
    and strength sistah

    Aminata
     
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