Quiet Poetry Lounge : Gather Together

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by toylin, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With the summertime sunshine
    Blazing in the sky
    The ancestor angels sending
    Golden rays from the heavens
    To kiss our paths and guide
    Our way
    We shall all
    Gather together in our name
    To learn from the past
    Those who stand above us
    Come before us
    And stand behind us
    For the times that we may fall
    To shape the future for those
    Unborn or simply too young
    To understand
    That a celebration of the present
    Is what Spirit commands
    We shall all gather together
    In our name
    For gather we must
    At the river on dry land
    To share dreams of yet to come
    Or memories of days long past
    With our roots deep in the earth
    Our branches stretching far and wide
    You are in me and I
    Am part of you
    As the wise ones once said
    And I will say the same
    Gather together in my name
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such rich images here, of us standing together and holding hands like branches of a tree, bonding and growing like strong roots. Tight drop here.
     
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    I am a new member and this is my first time making a post! I have enjoyed the site and in the future plan to become a premium member.

    I really enjoyed your poem the words felt like you were speaking directly to me. Keep up the good work, can't wait to read another one from you!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nice scribe sistah love dis one
     
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    that was beautifully said, it's so peaceful and serene

    keep the flow goin
     
  6. toylin

    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ironically, I actually wrote this for my family reunion, but I have come to realize that it can be used to describe all Black people. After all, we are a family of sorts, are we not? Thanks for the love. :wave:
     
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    This is just a beautiful piece of work, toylin
     
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    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well, I certainly feel honored that you would use your first post to speak about my poem. Welcome, and thank you.
     
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    toylin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I thank y'all from the bottom of my heart.
     
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    Someone is shining! Oh, its you, Poet of the Week!! Much love, Toylin. I liked this
     
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