Black Poetry : Heaven Cried...on Mother's Day

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i put my hands in the dirt
    and felt the earth cry
    i heard a prayer being whispered
    by the breeze floating by
    the birds stopped chirping
    and bowed their small heads
    as the reverently listened
    to every word that I said

    i was conversing with her spirit
    under the strength of tall trees
    the comforting sunshine
    was evidence of her glory
    ...she heard
    she heard every word that I said
    her body may have been buried
    but her spirit wasn't dead

    as i knelt down to get closer
    to the foot of her grave
    i was hoping that my emptiness inside
    would go away
    i was just as lonely as she was
    with no tombstone for a friend
    with no artificial flowers
    swaying in the wind

    i told her of my apologies
    for not visiting often
    its not that i didn't want to see her
    i just didn't want to
    remember her in a coffin

    i asked her if heaven
    was as good as they say
    i felt convicted in my spirit
    she said "son don't be that way"
    i was bitter

    and upset with the man they call God
    bitter for feeling broken
    and trying not to fall apart

    disgusted for using flowers
    as a token of love
    when all i really wanted
    was to give my mama a hug

    all i really wanted
    was a chance to be held
    i didn't want her up there in heaven
    i didn't want me down here in hell
    i wanted her to be there friday
    when her granddaughter graduates
    i wanted her to see me
    walk with my degree across the stage

    i wanted her to baby sit
    and come over to my house
    so i could delve into her wisdom
    to see what life was about

    i wanted to remember her face
    without the need for photographs
    i wanted her to be in my present
    and not just part of my past

    i asked the lord
    to spare my soul
    as I tried to earn my crown
    i asked him to tell my mama
    to look down
    from heaven
    and smile
    for me

    mama
    I just hope you're proud
    of me

    smile
    for me

    mama
    i just hope you're proud
    of me

    the more I spoke
    the slower the tears fell
    the dark clouds above my head
    began to grumble and swell
    the winds started howling
    at a much faster pace
    as more and more tears
    smothered my face

    resting in peace
    no longer caught in the storm
    my mama is up in heaven
    safe from all harm

    down here on this earth
    i try my best to stand strong
    heaven cries sometimes
    but the storms don't last long
     
  2. Bluewater

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    hi
    This is a wonderf flow of thoughts
    and I thank you for sharing.
    You have many strong points in this flow
    that touched my heart. Because I was caught in a storm
    not to long ago. Your poem brings peace to the heart and mind
    of those who Mom is in heaven.
    Now
    Smiling with warmth upon us
    Peace and much love
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    awesome piece poet...
    Next time you pass a beautiful rose...Smile, ...watch it close, and you'll see it smile back.
    Much love and Peace!
     
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    I'm sure that the earth felt your words, for they appeared to come from your heart of hearts. No one wants a loving mom to leave their side, and I am sure, she felt every word. This touched me so, poet.
     
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    feeling all of this .......Mother's day splash !!!
     
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    I feel many poets here at Destee. I relate in part because I'm human, but for the most part, because iItoo am a poet. It's not very often though when the feelings go pass, me feeling it, to the point where my soul shakes and tears fall from my eyes. You poet have done that.As I read this write I tried hard to fight the tears that were falling. This poem went pass my realm of understanding and spoke directly to my soul. My mother is not deceased but somehow, you took me on this journey with you. On a day like today, Mother's Day, I am happy you did, because while feeling the joy of others is very important in this life, feeling the pain of others is what will allow us to cross the bridge of eternity.
    So in addition to telling you that this was a beautiful write, I add a heartfelt Thank you, for allowing me to feel the feelings that I feel right now.
    Bless!
     
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    A very heartfelt piece, Nitty. I felt every word....


    epiphany:heart:
     
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