Black Poetry : For the Life of Me

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  1. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If I was honest, and I’m not,
    I would admit that my life, at best,
    is a bad short story and at its worst,
    Beowulf in the original Middle English.

    I am tired of society’s rules
    and their pious groveling artificiality,
    especially those concerning possessions.
    Obsession with possession decays
    lives and ruins the chance for happiness.

    Possessions make captives of us all.
    To possess is to capture or to imprison.
    Still, no person can own another person,
    just as I can’t hold the air although it is there,
    I have no authority over it. It does as it does
    and it is as it is, air the ultimate freedom word.

    A superstitious society has usurped natures’ way
    and taken what is natural and turned it into
    black and white, good and evil and right and wrong,
    building fences around the things in this world
    here for our enjoyment, pleasure and understanding.


    Now, things that once frightened me
    no longer have that power, but are boring
    inevitabilities that I couldn’t and wouldn’t
    do anything about although I am not yet prepared.
    The inevitable will come soon enough
    but I have no desire to invite it to dinner.
    This is just the natural cycle of things.

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  2. Derrick Jay

    Derrick Jay Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes...so very true. when you finally break away from being that person "with something to lose" you find that you've been free all along and everything is interconnected as well as interrelated...

    tight as per usual Ra...

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
  3. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    U R Right

    When you got nothing to loose--you have the ultimate freedom--losingyour life is not a gamble, it is a surety--it will come regardless of the protections we might take--so, live--and don't let your possession own you--Ra

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    as Christ said "one's life does not consist of the things he possesses."

    loved this one to def..
    jh.
     
  5. Amun-Ra

    Amun-Ra Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tis True

    Sometimesour possession own us instead of the other way around--they control us or the quest to get them controls us--either way, we bvecome slaves to possessions and captives to those things that will fade--Ra

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    and all those material possessions do not keep us warm on a cold night, or kiss our tears away...we all need to realise that our stay is temporary and there is no guarantee of tomorrow..so therefore we should not waste it...

    you always give us something to think about..

    K
     
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    When Stop and Think

    This chasing after goals is commendable because it means we have aspirations, but when we lose sight of the things that are most precious, such as being free, then we have missed the point. That means being free from the affects of dogma, ritual and superstitious as well as Stevie Wonder says, when we believe in things that we don't understand--then we suffer--and we don't have that much time--relax, enjoy and be free--Ra

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