Black Poetry : Glory Short

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    if it wasn’t for the moonshine
    Grandmamma couldn’t fake being happy
    she searches and drowns at the bottom of shot glasses
    but still can’t find the love of granddaddy

    Granddaddy is tired
    he’s been working all life long
    restitution won’t let him rest or retire
    he has to pay for what he did wrong
    he played in the streets
    and hustled past the streetlight's curfew
    now he's living his worst nightmare
    witnessing his children doing his dirt too

    if he wasn’t over 40 years old
    I’d say my daddy was an overgrown boy…its sad and painfully noticeable
    he's only consistent when playing all of his women
    like happy meal toys…they’re cheap…and disposable

    I was cursed from my birth to be a 2nd generation playa
    my lineage is my scarlet letter
    I try to be Christian and not engage in womanizing
    but with each failed relationship my game gets better

    I look my daughter in the eyes
    And vow to keep her from becoming a casualty of my drama
    “Princess your old man is doing better. I’m changing...I promise
    …please don’t judge me by what I did to your mama”

    despite all the alcohol
    Gradmama is wise beyond measure
    Grandaddy made his fare share of mistakes
    but at least he’s trying to get better

    daddy knows everything about nothing
    his ignorance shows in the woman he chases

    all have sinned and fallen short of His glory
    but I thank God for sparing us by his Grace

    NittyGritt (c) 2006
     
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    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Tough write
    well done

    I bet you in your words she will see your salvation

    Make a decision to not be a playa love

    the playa in you did not write this

    Awesome write

    Keep writing

    Keep living

    Find your place in the Sun


    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    I was cursed from my birth to be a 2nd generation playa
    my lineage is my scarlet letter
    I try to be Christian and not engage in womanizing
    but with each failed relationship my game gets better

    I look my daughter in the eyes
    And vow to keep her from becoming a casualty of my drama
    “Princess your old man is doing better. I’m changing...I promise
    …please don’t judge me by what I did to your mama”


    this is my life!!!**** i can relate so much...this was an ill peice man...really respect it....somethin i woulda wrote,along these lines...

    much love ,real rec real...1
     
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    sho nuff can relate to this joint big ups nitty
     
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    SmoovVerbiage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    no one is above short comings or
    the ability to over come them

    "all have sinned and fallen short of His glory
    but I thank God for sparing us by his Grace"

    I enjoyed the way you ended this piece
    it's like the light at the end of a dark tunel

    Thanks for sharing it with us

    SmoovV
     
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