Quiet Poetry Lounge : For My Sister

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by jazzymoonchild, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So I watched this couple,
    complex in their simplicity
    relate to one another

    He is talking
    she listens
    with her whole body
    Eyes firmly planted on him
    legs crossed, and hands folded
    in her lap


    She talks
    He is engrossed in his plate
    never looking her way
    contributing feigned grumbles
    like uh huh and wow
    to throw her off the
    highly wafting scent of
    disinterest

    I watch them

    She sighs when she thinks
    no one is looking
    but everyone sees
    He is getting his needs met
    that is the type of woman she is
    Attentive, yet her agenda
    has been orphaned

    Her dream she has buried
    until he feels like breathing
    life back into its nostrils

    Seven years as his girlfriend
    and lady
    a few spent as his roommate
    and babysitter to his daughter

    yet, what has it gotten her?
    -- a pillow worn from the
    corrosive salt of tears

    The family's children call him uncle,
    yet he is of no relation
    and out of state relatives
    all ask the question....
    When?

    When is that man going to marry
    you since we've all met him
    and when, when
    will we stop seeing your frustration
    at the news of another engagement
    and when, when
    dear sister,
    will you stop trying
    to sell yourself the idea
    ....that it don't matter anymore?

    So I wrote this for my sister...
    hoping she will hear me
    since she has silenced
    her own voice.

    Precious sister
    no need to be dismayed
    I can't replace your man
    but I can offer friendship
    stop snugglin and settling'
    if this isn't what you want

    Reach with your arms
    and full heart
    and strive for your purpose
    and a love destined

    It's there
    it's there, dear sister
    with your name on it



    jazzymoonchild, copyright @ July 2004​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was awesomely beautiful keep flowing wow!!
     
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    The love for thy Sister.
    It's so hard to watch them
    sacrifice so much and receive
    such little in return! :cry:

    I hope this humble jesture
    restores her strength to
    live for self!

    Deeply felt and beautifully layed!!!!
     
  4. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much Rich and PurpleMoons. I can only be there for her. She's older than me, so as the baby sister I can only wish the best for her.
     
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    Intelligent flow here, Funny whaty one see's from the outside at times. :coffee:
     
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    The baby sister, but still capable of seeing what she will not. This was heartfelt, as I know you will continue to be there for her, no matter what.
     
  7. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Python and Watz. I appreciate that.
     
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    [email protected] Jazzy, you really do have a way with words.
    I felt this to my core and my :heart: goes out to you for articulating it and her for experiencing it.

    I rarely if ever give suggestions cause they say the worst vice is advice...but I'm foregoing that principle here.

    I'm suggesting you put this piece on a nice font...
    find some nice colorful declaritive paper...
    laminate this blickee...
    and hand each of them a copy as you sit across from them while they read...
    And then don't say anything just ...walk away... :grin:
     
  9. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :love: Awwww, 7th! You know I love you. Thank you so much for always giving me a kind word. You make me spin. :spin: She doesn't even know that I wrote it. I want to give it to her, and may when the opportunity is right. It will fall on deaf ears with him. But I will keep you posted. :fairy:
     
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    da*n, felt like you witnessed a scene with everyone of my own sisters (and self) at some point in our lives. every word dripped of the wisdom you only get by looking in instead of out.
     
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