Black Poetry : Heavy are the clouds

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  1. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I live where my dreams
    are anthracite passages
    on a birdsong filled day
    filtering the majestic verse
    with scenes trapped within
    my closed eyes.

    I live where my eyes
    evict iron leaves from the
    ducts of weeping trees
    and I sink from the
    weight of reality...I
    wonder who said it
    wasn't heavy

    heavy are the clouds
    that weigh down the sky that
    hangs me in a cobalt blue
    noose before nightfall
    and encrusting my face in
    stars burnt out from
    overdosing on trying
    to hard to find a smile
    that has vacated the premises
    for whatever the reason...

    there has to be a reason
    why within my demarcated
    existence ,bound by
    Plymouth Avenue and
    Broadway, exists one season
    "immorality"
    prostitutes, drugs, and thugs
    drug fronts, strawberry stunts,
    and drunks...trying to sell
    me a technicolor dream in
    a brown 40 ounce bag

    I have these dreams
    manufactured in my mind
    that I wish I could sell
    myself...today...maybe tomorrow
    before I have shelves
    full of what could have been/
    with an expiration date
    of one week from four days
    ago...

    (c)2001 blakverb
     
  2. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Blak

    I'll raise my glass to this piece .... I see the same thing that you see...and yes, I too, "sink from the weight of reality" ... (but I would have pointed out Lake Street & Chicago Avenue as well as Plymouth & Broadway) :lol:

    I love the view from shown through your beautiful almond eyes!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    like N2 said

    I see what u see in this piece..............:)
     
  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    you deep man loved the message here dun'

    yo check out my piece pt. 3 - Street Doctrine i wrote with the knowledge that not alot of people would understand what i'm talking about

    every time i read your work my respect for you grows
    yes you are a deliverer in my opinion


    >DSSNY<

    we don't not write for feeble minds
    we a person reads our work they need some sort of understanding
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    N2, $$RICH$$, and DSSNY

    thanks fam for the words

    blak
     
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