Black Poetry : He Cried...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    He Cried


    He stood between me and morning’s sunrise

    Bowed head

    …Averted eyes

    ~ He wept

    His (un)kept clothing was nothing to laugh at
    Nor the fact that
    His unruly hair was all over his head
    Which led me to think that
    Sleepless nights
    And lover fights
    Were at the bottom of his
    Troubled life

    ~ He wept

    He committed his heart
    In search of his dream
    Offered up his soul
    ~ Not for material gains
    But for the joy it would bring

    And, it came

    In the briskness of early morning’s solitude
    He stood and cried
    Slumped and cried
    Prayed and cried
    Released his demons through his eyes
    And cried some more

    He stood between me and morning’s sunrise

    He stood like a tower
    In the midst of crumpled flowers
    That once was a garden
    That she started
    Way back when

    ~ When they were one

    Now that the fun of her was gone
    He stood alone
    Between me and my sunrise
    Red…swollen eyes

    I wondered why…He cried

    Then…the rains came

    The cleansing rains

    The healing rains

    Rains that make a man say
    ”I wanna go outside…in the rain”

    That kinda rain

    And like the man he is

    He stood up.

    He stood between me and morning’s sunrise

    I ignored the sounds nature made
    To gaze upon an unkept grave
    That had, somehow, escaped my view
    Giving me insight to the thoughts of you

    Your grief-stricken tears led you to words
    Mostly muffled sounds…barely heard
    Til a moment’s reprieve allowed you to speak
    You gathered your mind and emotions, clearly

    “Goodbye, my love” he quietly said
    Between gut-wrenching sobs, and a bobbing head
    He gathered his strength…cast a heavenward nod
    And placed his woes in the hands of God

    In the midst of the garden of flowers
    The fountain of pain
    The passion of love
    He could feel her (Presence)
    Which lessened the loss of her

    With the acknowledgement of God’s love
    Came inner peace

    With the acceptance of God’s will
    Came the strength to handle Hills
    Left to climb

    His tortured soul
    Cold…and unfeeling
    Reeling
    From the impact of loss
    Left him screaming
    why
    Why
    WHY?

    He stood between me and morning’s sunrise

    The wise in him
    Over run by (his) rage
    As each day
    Began a new chapter
    Of turmoil

    (His) plans foiled
    (His) life upheavaled
    He could not believe all
    He’s had to endure

    ~ After finding such happiness

    And, yet
    He was blessed

    He knew that

    He stood between me and morning’s sunrise

    ‘Til the tears abated
    And his pain faded (away)​
     
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    Oh my, this was so melancholy, Bro. Baller!

    I wanted to cry with him! (Where's my Kleenex?!)

    And, like him, I also felt a "release" at the end.

    ....very "cathartic."

    You are a great poetic story-teller, Bro. Baller. You just PULL the reader in. Your imagery is fantastic. The voice is of a matter-of-fact narrator yet also sympathetic; and the mood is somber and sad yet also "renewed" at the end.


    Perhaps my strong reaction to this piece is because of a few "meetings" such as this one with some sunrises, sunsets and moons in my own life.


    Well done......Made me wanna give the brotha a hug just to say, "I've been there too."
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man you really out did yaself here , this was da bomb !!!!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    my thanks to you for reading...

    things are trying to get out of me. i'm trying to give them a portal

    the river floweth
     
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