Black Poetry : Funeral

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  1. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I attended a funeral today.
    I stood graveside and watched as
    they lowered a casket of marble into
    the ground.
    The ground...
    a gaping abyss of finality and for the first time
    in years I cried tears of happiness.
    I cried tears of relief and release.
    I finally relinquished my hold over him.

    The downpour around me began to let up...
    sunlight peeking from behind the clouds.
    A gentle breeze walks through the air.
    The smell of freedom and liberty.

    I watch as the pallbearers began to place dirt over the
    casket.
    I hear a faint pounding and beating...
    something right out of a "Tale Tell Heart."
    I step back and listen intently,
    I can hear the muffled screams of pain and horror.
    He's calling me and I can't help him.
    In fact he screams my name and I refuse to help him.

    I'm burying him alive and no feeling of
    remorse befalls me.
    I began to laugh. I throw my head back and my soul bubbles with
    laughter.
    Regardless of the puzzled glances on me, I walk away laughing
    with His arms around me.
    He leads me to the limo and I get in. We drive away and I never look back.

    Today I buried my old sinful man.
    Today I reveled in his pitiful cries for help;
    but I was too happy to see him lowered into the ground for good.
    Today I emerged, victorious and pure; walking in liberty and a
    new me.
    Today I drove away from my past with God next to me,
    and for the first time in a long time
    God embraced me deeply and I now what it truly
    feels like to be free.



    ~Copyright 2004
    "Son of the DayStar" Publishing
    "Poeta nascitur, non fit."
    ~The Poet is born, not made.
     
  2. Poetrymama

    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a very intense poem of excellent style. I can feel your reborn. feel's
    good, don't it?
     
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    This poem caused my heart to both feel sad and smile at the same time...and what a weird feeling that is. I can smile because I feel what you're feeling and to be free is bliss. thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us.
     
  4. PropheticNsyght

    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God is good! Yes it feels very good to be free and at ease!!!!
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much Queen. I'm glad you can feel where I'm coming from. I feel so free and reborn! God is good and I love him desperately.
     
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    This was masterfully crafted. I was already into the scene of the funeral, and then, pow, I realized it was a funeral of a different kind. Keep writing poet.
     
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    very deeply felt scribe here

    do hope you consider or decide on a membership here
    and support the community you love to enjoy and get
    all the benefits as a PREMIUM MEMBER !

    Da community need your support and help !!!
     
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    MrBlak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well...that turned out different at the end then what I though when it started. I like it. You are expressing anger towards a bad person by celebrating them being outta your life. Good job.
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much my darling. I appreciate you greatly as always
     
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    PropheticNsyght Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother Rich you are truly a blessing my man! Thank you so much for who you are!
     
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