Black Poetry : Gilding the Lily

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  1. PlayWitItPimp05

    PlayWitItPimp05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Gilding the Lily:
    (Another poetry-prose peace)

    A dedication to you

    Author: Lauren C. McGowan

    Looking upon your beautiful face,
    I decided to tell you a story you had never heard
    Just to see your spirit shine with pleasure
    So I began with a statement to open your ears and mind…

    “Love is the light that
    emphasized your beauty
    and scintillated your spirit
    in my humble eyes.
    Some say I was placed in my
    shoes before I could tie them.
    I say the higher power helped
    me learn how
    to ensure future success.
    People questioned my identity
    Marveled and mocked my sexuality –
    Noting that I found it before I really knew what “sex” means.
    Barely 15.
    A freshman in high school with soft, tender feet.
    But past lives had already created me.
    I knew I was destined to find you.

    So when I found you, one year later
    One year greater
    One year cautious
    One year heartbroken –
    Finally reaching all the pinnacles in order to
    appreciate your love for this lifetime.
    I saw you, and I knew you the first time
    God had sent you to me, and you came…
    Long brown hair with penetrating eyes to match…
    Even toffee complexion and perfectly full lips…
    Both our souls, reincarnate, breathed a sigh of relief
    Because they had finally met their match
    And for a while you made me chase you
    Two months and seventeen days to be exact
    And every day only strengthened my love for you
    Every day I discovered how simplicity is bliss
    And every day we learned together
    That ignorance is not bliss, only ignorance.

    After weathering the storm together
    You finally decided to destroy the façade
    And you opened your arms to me
    To let me love you.
    That same day,
    I told you that
    You were God’s gift to me
    That you were the foundation of my being
    And that if I had to
    Be a lesbian to love you
    So be it
    But you would be mines
    You are
    The purity in my heart
    The fruit of my soul
    The plenty in my thanksgiving
    And I praised the Lord for you
    And finally
    I tell you this now to show how my heart still beats
    And blood still runs
    Because of the joy that you
    Filtered into it.

    You shed light on the fact that
    Homosexuality is not a choice
    Not a decision made on a passing day
    But an essence
    A part of you that lies attached
    To the soulmate that your soul was made for…

    And I thank you, my love, for the lesson of a lifetime.”

    :heart: :heart: PLAY :heart: :heart:
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Some say I was placed in my
    shoes before I could tie them.
    I say the higher power helped
    me learn how
    to ensure future success."

    Just an example of the feathery lines that were floating across this piece. This was a beautifully written flow.
     
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    this was sweet...very nice dedication
    nice vibe...Peace
    Angel
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tru dat indeed this was awesomely written
    i know this sweetness so well too wow!!!
    very nice flow
     
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    Right or wrong a beautiful song!
     
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    NICE KID

    This flow is off tha hook. Brings back memories of me n my girl. Been a while since I saw a flow come from u. What a way to make a comeback. I reiterate, this is a really nice flow.
     
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    First you roped me in with the deep thoughts and the inspirational statements. Then that sweet, sweet ending. Sister girl, I love this piece. Thanks so much for gifting us with it. And so good to read you again. Much love and peace to you and yours. :heart: :heart:
     
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    Sista its so great to read you again...
    Watching your poetic growth is something wonderful to see
    I hope you wont be as sparse around these parts sista :)
    this is wonderful to see :)
     
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