Black Poetry : "Home" (sequel to "Tha' Hill)

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  1. cherryblossom

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    (Sequel to "Tha' Hill) http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?p=611125#post611125

    When I think of "Home"
    I think of a place where there's
    Lost souls and dreams deferred
    Of forgotten goals and weary wishes
    I think of love's hope and family ties
    Of struggling copes and sad goodbyes

    But, if I went back there
    Would I feel the same?
    Could I even for a moment's pleasure
    Recapture and reclaim
    What once shaped me?

    I've haven't even been back since '83
    But, I've been told by friends still there
    That no longer does it wear
    The same face:
    The corner store is long gone
    And all the pool halls and cafes
    Have been replaced
    With better businesses... even a DAY CARE!
    Today, there is almost nothing to compare
    To back then
    And, don't get me wrong.
    I'm happy for the improvements
    But, if I go back,
    Will the upgrades cause seismic movements
    Within me?
    A culture shock
    Between what I see and what used to be?

    But the PJs where I lived are still standing
    And my childhood memories are demanding
    Of recollections long buried..

    But, if I knocked on the door of # 704
    And introduced myself,
    I wonder if they'd let me in
    Silently praying that my soul not be cancered
    As I explained to whomever answered
    That I used to live there so long ago...

    This apartment was the place
    Where with boys, I first fell "in-like"
    From where my brothers
    Taught me how to ride a bike
    And when I tumbled,
    My skinned knees brought woeful tears
    And now, for over 30 years
    The place where my mother's smile and laughter still sears
    Where I remember her releasing a hard-day's breath
    And just as vividly, the hospital's notice of her death
    Where I recall the ghosts of Christmases past
    Of sharing, caring and of her giving us her last
    So that I or a sibling could have something nice
    Yes, I wonder if I went back.... would the visit suffice
    To satisfy my fantasy...

    Well, "Never-Never Land"
    Truly has no map or chart
    But, I know in my heart
    Even if they'd let me in
    I can never go HOME again
     
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    I hear ya sis........great sequel
     
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    When I think of HOME

    When I think of HOME
    It is because I KNOW of paradise

    Where the heat of the Divine Mind
    Melts a cold heart of ice

    When I think of HOME
    I know I'm not alone

    Where men are men
    And woman act grown

    There is not one lie to stand on
    Because Truth is all that exist

    Liars can't catch up to the real
    Because they aren't even honest

    with themself about how they really feel

    Innocence is for the upliftment
    Liars will hold themselves accountable and live their lies

    In the dark

    Tenacity can be stupidity
    When destruction is the itent of you reality

    peace
    peace
     
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