Quiet Poetry Lounge : Hopeful...Hopefully

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by MzBlkAngel, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Falling down on her knees
    As he lift his hands in praise
    As the tears run
    Black river flow
    And a rainbow shows
    The past present and future
    The fire comes and the pain
    Rips through her
    And the sorrow covers his heart
    A soul on high as his spirit lifts
    The darkness of this world
    Begins to show light
    Trying to survive
    Why oh why is this world
    The way it is
    Praying wishing and yearning
    Is it wrong or right
    Or is it just because…
    All she has been given
    Seems to place her in a loop
    Trying to maintain
    Looking in her son's eyes
    Praying for her daughter to strive
    Wishing the world would change
    As the cold takes hold
    Her tears run like a river
    And look at the vision in his eye
    Living paycheck to paycheck
    Hard to pay a bill and buy food
    A tear runs from his eyes
    Trying to keep a roof over his family
    As the rain pours
    Hoping that the world will change
    Praying that one day
    Our people will see the light
    As we pull they take away
    We can bring each other up
    Stop putting each other down
    Calling names and begin loving

    For we will rise…It may not be easy
    But you start with one and pass it along
    And the chain reaction can start…and then
    Hear the world sing…within unity and peace is made
    It may not be easy....but its a system of a start

    (C) 2004
    Black souls of Poetry
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Your description here of a family looking to each other in pain and in strength, was quite moving. Well written scribe blkangel.
     
  3. gempis

    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This really touches me, angel. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very nicely done sista love the way your pen scribes
    thankz for sharing this piece.
     
  5. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful piece, I enjoyed reading this and how well I know the scene.
     
  6. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *Applause* my sister
    Beautiful message...
    you've conveyed here.

    Very nice!
     
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