Black Poetry : Heaven Cries...

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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
    heard a prayer being whispered
    by the breeze sliding by
    the birds stopped chirping
    and bowed their small heads
    quielty listening to every word
    that i said

    i was conversing with her spirit
    under the strength of the trees
    the comforting sunshine
    was evidence of her glory
    she heard me
    she heard every word that i said
    her body might be buried
    but her spirit wasn't dead

    her son was standing firm
    at the foot of her weather worn tomb
    releasing tears of pain
    from his eternal wound
    "i'm coming to join you mama
    and i'll be there soon
    kiss ma viola for me
    and make sure there is room

    "in just a few weeks
    i'll be a college graduate
    i can see you in heaven shouting
    i knew my baby could do it

    "truth be told
    i need to see you shout down here
    i miss your smile, hearing your voice
    miss having you near
    i miss your love, your hug
    and the good old days
    i wish you coud see your tata
    when he walks 'cross that stage

    "you believed in me
    even when i couldn't see how
    now my life's motivation
    is making sure you'd be proud
    i know you'd be in the stands
    shoutin' out loud
    but oh what i wouldn't give
    to hear you shoutin' right now

    "you got a grandbaby
    a cute little girl
    your baby done had a baby
    aint that the world
    i wish you could see her smile
    and hear her cute little laugh
    its hard to believe
    that 14 years have passed

    "me and grandmama
    have kinda lost touch
    i'm busy trying to save the world
    so we don't talk as much
    i still love her though
    lord knows she's my crutch
    every time i fell down
    grandmama was there picking me up"

    the more i spoke
    the slower the tears fell
    above my head dark clouds
    began to grumble and swell
    the winds starting howling
    at a much faster pace
    more and more glistening tears
    covered my face
    resting in peace no longer caught in the storm
    my mama was in heaven
    safe from all harm

    down here on earth
    i continue to stand strong
    heaven cries sometimes
    but the storms don't las long

    NittyGritt ReddClay (c) 2002
     
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    Nitty u done took us home wit dis one
    the depth of the spirit is forever ......
     
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    "EACH DAY"

    This was real nice; it almost made a tear fall. I know about the heaven cries, I lost my mother years ago, and my father last year.

    Very lovely piece in remembrance.... Thanks for the memories

    Be blessed
    Queen
    :)
     
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    LiLi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    awww...wow...

    truly loved reading this!
     
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    this places ME in the middle of both your pain and your joy
    THANKS FOR SHARING
     
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    Thank you so much for this piece. I have lost a lot of family this year, so this means a lot to me. Well done NittyGrit.
     
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