Black Poetry : Forty-fied (who I am)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ~ inspired by a French Creole proverb, "dites moi qui vous aimez, et je dirai vous etes", and my upcoming birthday~


    I am standing

    between spiritual verses,
    images of my journey pass before my mind's eye,
    this road, so many years long, feels
    like only a moment has passed between
    then and now
    my former selves unite with me
    at once as I look backward

    and I see surreal scenes
    in technicolor of who I was
    and the many I pretended to be
    I can feel the colors now, radiant
    yellows/oranges brightly lit hues,
    and bathe again in crimsons,
    purples, blacks & blues

    my path, long, winding, and strewn with bits of
    broken glass, overlaid with fallen
    eucalyptus branches, overlaid again
    with field stones, perfected the soles
    of my bare feet...

    and love adorned my way with willow
    trees, daisies, roses, morning glories,
    soft mossy shoulders upon which I laid
    while the wind moaned my lovers' songs,
    perfecting the naked desire of my soul...

    I am kneeling

    on my road, feeling the familiar
    splitting of my flesh as new scars reopen
    old wounds on my knees, tasting hot,
    salty tears of joy/pain/thanksgiving
    pouring down my face

    I join hands with who I was
    & who I've come to be ~

    looking forward

    and behold
    a sacred secret unveil the meaning
    of its former mystery

    the Spirit asks a single question
    of every one of me

    ~"tell me whom you love, and I'll
    tell you who you are"~

    in obedience, I bow

    and answer silently

    Alyce, 2001
     
  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Ohhhh Alyce ...

    in just a few lines you've allowed me to travel
    a lifetime with you ... painting the picture so eloquently
    that anyone who reads would swear you were talking
    about their road ... my road ... wishing you many
    more birthdays, many more views of the road "we've"
    traveled ...

    :birthday:

    Happy Birthday Sis

    Destee
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you!

    Destee, you think of EVERYTHING! :)
    Sherykah, I'm being selfish, but I hope the rainy day is soon coming. :)

    A
     
  4. belahni

    belahni Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    did I tell you

    that your poetry reeks of raw, robust, real, raucus, sex?! No matter WHAT you scribe, the sensuality seeps through, dripping so lusciously from your pen.

    Perhaps I've said too much here. I just simply love your work, my sista. You make a brotha's heart glad.
    Happy Birthday.

    B
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Loving the flow
    and Happy B-Day
    :wave:
     
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    Girl you gonna make me call you up and sing Happy Birthday to you....This one here is a classic....deep and introspective.......Truly you are at one with the flow.

    :birthday:
     
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    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to the Queen,Happy Birthday to you.

    This one was tight!!!

    Wishin you nothing but LOVE...

    Watcher ;)
     
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    saleem Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    Because the Goddess of Beauty smiled on you the day you were born; you shall never wear the ravages of time on your person, or in your soul.

    You are "Hasana"

    Stay well,

    S
     
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    ShadeeLadee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Had to bring this one back.... in honor of your day Ms. Mama A...

    :heart: :):) :heart:

    S~M
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    all snap!! ALYCE i late but here

    my sis my sis u really open my eyes up wit dis masterpiece
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN w/luv :) :kiss:
    :jumping: :wave: :spin: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :birthday: :angel1: :party: :wave: :star: :jumping:
    another year gone by
     
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