Black Poetry : he never said saving our lives would be easy

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  1. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    challenges confront me
    with ease
    it’s drink, it’s drug it’s profanity
    it’s sexuality
    that breaks commandments
    and those challenges
    weaken me to the point of submission
    challenges are like placing your conscience on auto pilot
    throwing yourself into abandon

    who doesn’t like
    hot sex on a friday night w/a buzz on
    listening to music or being worked up first by
    your favorite pornographic fantasy
    --- who doesn’t like the “rush” of meeting in a
    hotel room while the newness of flesh and the
    sweat of chocolate skin against yellow thighs
    creep like tentacles into your mental and make you high
    who doesn’t
    want to feel that release

    or would I rather trade it for the
    spongebob christmas special
    sitting on the couch saying no to a child for the 8th time that
    he cannot have another piece of candy, or he will get sick
    but it’s now 9:00 and your spouse hasn’t hit
    key to lock
    and when he does come in the door
    instead of a hug you smell smoke and vapors and his eyes are glazed
    do you see how easy it would be to trade
    trade…trade…for sin
    morality can be a drag

    and just when I’m feelin’ like livin’ in purity
    might not be for me
    when I’ve gone to bible study on a wednesday night
    and shaken the reverend’s hand and said while smiling good stuff brother man
    and he says, “thank you for saying that” you stop and wonder
    do I have a purpose or
    is my purpose actually salvation or could I be saving him…
    and when my confidence seems slim
    you walk in the door early
    sober
    and it’s not even 8:00 and you say
    let’s hang Christmas lights outside
    and that just tells me that
    submission
    is for a reason
    and nothing comes without giving up something
    so I hold on longer
    and thank my lord, cause he never said that saving
    our lives would be easy
     
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    BaduX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Im feeling this one...i can relate...
    GOD BLESS :fairy:
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW

    :jawdrop: Breathless to the end . . .

    You spoke in sylaables my younglife understands. You are right about the entire thing. I love the twist you put on the end and how he comes home and how you are saving him and how this is never easy. You are a real Woman, holding it down for her family.
     
  4. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    randee - you liked this? thank you, i'm so happy you could relate!
    baduX - thanks for the blessings on this piece.
     
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    triniti424 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Finding the true values in life is a task indeed my sista and you word it so well :)
     
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    krazelyricks Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oh yes.......this is tyte....I'm truly feelin this.....Redlady comes with another masterpiece......you know I love this piece girl
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    say it sistah RED wow !!!
     
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    oh see you went there...
    nice drop...
    speak girl..... :angel1:
     
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    Alpha Male Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Re: TO redlady

    A religous poem that I liked alot!
    Good man you have with eyes not at all bloodshot
    Continue to submit to Him and your Lord
    In heaven you'll see your name on a billboard
     
  10. redlady

    redlady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thank you all for replying to this piece. Often times a person cannot get with a spiritual flow...so I am hesitant to "go there" but when you're feeling it...you're feeling it. Thanks again.
     
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